Ellis Faas Eyeliner E501 and Eye Lights in E303

I was sent the Ellis Faas Eyeliner in E501 (black) and Eye Lights in E303 to try out.  I am a huge fan of Ellis Faas cosmetics, but I haven’t tried their eyeliner or Eyelights before, so I was really excited to see what these products could do.  Both are housed in the standard Ellis Faas ‘click pen’ packaging:

The tip of the eyeliner is just the right size for me: not so small that I make a wobbly line, but not so big that I don’t have enough precision with the product:

The Eye Lights E303 liquid eyeshadow has the usual Ellis Faas brush on the end:

Ellis Faas Eye Eyeliner E501 and Eye Lights E303 swatched:

Just beautiful.

As usual, the quality of these Ellis Faas products is outstanding.  The Eye Lights E303 is a colour that is so easy to fall in love with: it’s an irridescent golden-bronze colour which doesn’t lean too yellow on my skin.  The black eyeliner is seriously, seriously black. It dries quickly and still shows the same depth of colour after it has dried on the lid.

On the eye, the Eye Lights E303 looks just as impressive:


To apply, I dab the liquid eyeshadow onto the lid with the applicator, then blend out the crease further with a MAC 224. I also run the colour under the lower lash line with the applicator.  This liquid eye shadow feels more ‘wet’ on the eye than the Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes eye shadow, but that sensation disappears within around five seconds. I find I can also apply other powder and liquid shadows over the top of the Eye Lights E303 very smoothly and without disrupting the colour underneath. It makes a very good base indeed.

What I really enjoy about this – and all – Ellis Faas shadows, is that they absolutely to not move during the day.  This is a huge victory for me, because my eye makeup has such a habit of travelling downward during the day that touching up with cotton buds has become a way of life. Even after the use of an eye primer and CoverGirl Lash Blast (waterproof), I can see eye products start to move by early afternoon. The fact that this eyeshadow stays put all day (albeit with Too Faced Shadow Insurance underneath) is fantastic.

The Eyeliner in E501, as you can see in the photos below, is very black when applied to the eye.  I find it very easy to get both a thin and a thick line from the brush, and the eyeliner – like the eyeshadow – does not move all day:

My manner of using this liner is the same as using any other liner, except the product comes from within the brush.

To apply, I click the pen and dab off product onto the back of my hand, making sure the brush is evenly saturated with liner.  I then jam the product right down into my lashline without being too precise.  It’s after this that I perfect the line and the flick.  There’s a certain satisfaction in applying eyeliner that is so black, precise, and waterproof, and I enjoy the way it looks with the Eye Lights E303 here. It’s a really impressive product, and I love that I can get right down into the lashline with the brush, and doing a flick with this pen is incredibly easy.  I love using it for retro looks because the liquid liner is so rich, matte, and black.

However, the notorious Ellis Faas packaging has to be mentioned.  The click pens are currently being redesigned, but in the mean time I will say if you use the pens every day, I don’t find that dispensing the product is such a problem, but if you leave the pens for a few days then try to use them, you will have to work a bit to get the product going.

I quite like the Eyelights E303 and Eyeliner E501 for a more casual look…

…but I also enjoy wearing this eye look as a modern twist on a retro look…

…I even like this eye look with an orange-red lip in stead of a more ‘traditional’ red…


I love the high quality of both the eyeshadow and eyeliner, and I love the fact that they both look superb and stay all day, through any weather.

Ellis Faas Eyeliner E501 (USD $38) and Eye Lights in E303 (USD $42) are both available from the Ellis Faas website. Eye Lights E303 can also be purchased from Mecca Cosmetics in Australia for AUD $52.

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22 Responses to Ellis Faas Eyeliner E501 and Eye Lights in E303

  1. cclarebear says:

    Oh, those look gorgeous!!! Want want want.

  2. Dempeaux says:

    @Cclearbear They’re so beautiful – I’m impressed with the effect every time I apply them :)

  3. Jen W says:

    Love! I tried the Ellis silver eye light at Mecca and it’s also amazing.

    You look great in both reds- what are they? (you know I was going to ask right?)

  4. Dempeaux says:

    @Jen Oh I love the look of the silver too! Actually, truth be told, I love the look of all of them (except the green – I’m not much of a green person). The lilac looks stunning.

    Haha! I should have written up the reds in the post for you! The first one is Illamasqua ‘Box’ and the second is Dolce and Gabanna Sheer Shine in #130 :)

  5. ki says:

    I love the second lippie! :D and the eye light looks stunning on you :)

  6. Dempeaux says:

    @ki Thankyou! The Eye Light such an intense colour – like applying molten metal. I’m going to try and wear that second lippie more often. I’ve been a bit unsure about it up until now, but I think I’m starting to like it :)

  7. Oh I love anything that’s longwear I have issues with my make-up going walkabouts too. Will check out the Eye lights when I’m in Mecca next and have a play

  8. Dempeaux says:

    @MeMyBestAndI It’s such a relief to wear products that really stay put! :)

  9. Beautiful! That eyeliner is so impressive and I honestly didn’t realise there was an eyeliner in their range. Do they do other colours do you know? I’m really looking forward to a revamp of the packaging. I do love the Ellis Faas colours and textures.

  10. Emily says:

    I love that gorgeous gold on you. It looks amazing!

  11. Dempeaux says:

    @Jane They do a lovely brown which I’m keen to get my hands on too. I think it would be a great colour for you and I :)

  12. Dempeaux says:

    @Emily Thankyou! :)

  13. olivia says:

    I like that eyeshadow color! Simple yet dresses the eyes up without looking too over the top! Goes well with the lips too! Sooo Pretty!

  14. Dempeaux says:

    @Olivia Thankyou! I really enjoy this colour, and I love the way it goes with the red :)

  15. GlossQueen says:

    Gorgeous! I haven’t had any luck with Ellis Faas products, the click brushes just don’t seem to work for me, but I really think I need that eye liner.

  16. Dempeaux says:

    @GlossQueen Yes, there’s a real knack to using those brushes. That eyeliner is awesome though :)

  17. Oo love this – if you can get a thick and a thin line easily with the eyeliner then that is a fabulous result because I find this so tricky! I use Avon eye liner in a pencil that gives me more control, but I would be very tempted to buy this. Love your lip colour here too!

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  18. Dempeaux says:

    @StyleOnTheCouch I use a Lancome pencil when I’m in a hurry, but I love the look of this jet black eyeliner. So glam!

  19. Stacey says:

    Oh, so pretty, particularly the eyeliner *GRABBY HANDS*

  20. Dempeaux says:

    @Stacey Haha! Love that eyeliner, and I love the fact that it doesn’t move!

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