Monday, 25 March 2013

Review: Ellis Faas Milky Lips in Coral Pink L205

I've got a bit of a thing for lip products.  And sometimes, I just get a bit fixated on finding the perfect shade of whatever colour I've decided I don't have enough of.  That's what led me to buy this Ellis Faas Milky Lips - I'm on the hunt for the perfect mid pink.  Unfortunately, this stuff isn't a mid pink at all - I've been mislead by internet swatches, where it looks like a lovely neutral mid pink.

It is, unfortunately, coral pink.  Which leans quite orange on my cool toned pale skin.  Anyway, the shiny packaging contains a brush tip, and it is the type of brush you load up by twisting the bottom of the pen until a dot of product comes out of the brush.  

 Applied, it's slighly less orange and more peachy neutral, but it's still less pink than I'd hoped.  I now wish I'd ordered L203, Plum, instead.  But hey, life's about experimentation, right?

Colour aside, I quite like the Milky Lips texture - it's supposed to be between a full on lipstick and a sheer gloss.  It has a lovely semi matte finish, with a creamy feeling on the lips, and it can be layered so you can wear it sheer or more pigmented.  It also feels pretty weightless on the lips, although the lightness in the texture does mean it needs to be reapplied every two or three hours.

One final comment.  I know the whole world went nuts for Ellis Faas when her products were first released in the UK, and that it's still seen as a deservedly luxe range worth every penny of the high end price tag.  I don't really get it, though - the products are nice enough, the shades don't really stand out for me, and I think that the long pointy format doesn't lend itself to portability.

Anyway, if you'd like to try Ellis Faas' Milky Lips, you'll find them at BeautyBay, where they cost £22 each.

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