Thanks to LondonMakeupGirl, I’ve finally managed to get my hands on the much-coveted Creamy Eyes 105 and Blush in 302. Both the Blushes and Creamy Eyes come housed in the slim pens that you see above.
I’ll start by talking about the Creamy Eyes in 105. When the cap to the pen is removed, it reveals the brush through which product is dispensed.
To release the product, you need to twist up the pen at the end. To get the pen going when it’s new, you’ll have to turn the bottom of the pen a few times to start the product flowing (but be sure to pause every time you do it so you don’t release too much). After the initial use, you will need between two and four clicks from the pen to dispense the product, depending on how much product you want and hence, how heavy the you want the application to be. If you stop using the pen for a few days, you will need quite a few ‘clicks’ to get the product flowing again. Also, you will need to wash the brush regularly to stop it becoming unhygenic.
The eyeshadow comes out of the pen in liquid form, and is very pigmented as you can see in the photo above. It also blends out very easily:
I just love the colour. Not only is the product very easy to work with, but the colour is an incredibly flattering brown with mauve undertone. Every time I apply this I can’t believe how good it makes my eyes look. The good news is, once your product is in the brush, it is very quick to apply. I just apply the colour all over the lid and a little into the crease, then blend out with a 224. I also apply some on the lower lash line. I also love this product because it means I don’t have to apply eyeliner.
I like to do one eye at a time as once this product sets, it doesn’t budge. I do use a primer underneath, but only because I have extrememly oily eyelids. I think many people would just be able to put on the eyeshadow and go. I’m also impressed that the product on my lower lashline doesn’t run.
I was actually caught in the rain a few days ago, and whilst I was towel drying my hair I noticed that my 105 had not shifted at all.
You can see from the photo above that the applicator for the Blush in 302 is a doe-foot rather than a brush. I find dispensing the product a little trickier than the Creamy Eyes, as I always seem to end up with too much or too little. The same principle applies when you first get it: you need to twist it up a few times (pausing after each twist) to get the product flowing, and then it’s just a simple matter of a few clicks to dispense the product on a daily basis.
This blush is very pigmented, so be aware that you only need the tiniest amount.
I find that it blends out effortlessly, and is one of the most beautiful, natural blushes I’ve ever used. If you’ve ever used NARS Orgasm and not been impressed by the glitter, this may be the alternative you’ve been looking for. It also lasts all day, no problems. It really is a fantastic thing to see that your blush looks the same in the morning as it does in the evening.
So here is my Ellis Faas face:
All I’ve added is my Dior Amber Diamond Highlighter to just under the brows and cheekbones, a combination of Barry M 129 Lip Paint with Chanel ‘Unity’ Glossimer over the top, and CoverGirl Lashblast. And no eyeliner! Wonders will never cease.
To watch the great Lisa Eldridge apply and talk about the Creamy Eyes 105 and Blush in 302, click here. You’ll notice that all her pens are primed and ready to go, but you get a true sense of the colour and what the products are like to work with. She also discusses other products in the Ellis Faas range.
I really, really love this range, and I can’t wait to buy more. Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes 105 ($52) and Blush 302 ($58) are available from Mecca Cosmetics, but don’t forget that the Ellis Faas website ships internationally too, which works out to be cheaper than Australian prices (even with shipping).