Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ellis Faas Glazed Lips L307
I dislike lip gloss, but the Ellis Faas Glazed Lips ($35) formula feels more like a liquid lipstick that has plenty of shine. Advertised as providing an "ultra-wet, long-lasting burst of color," the finish still lets my own lip pigment shine through. I definitely found that level of shine in L309 (clear) from the Summer Set (also sold individually), and also with L302, which is an outright brown pigment that I occasionally use to tone down too-cool lipsticks. L303 (a deep rose) is, without doubt, one of my favorite lip products of all time. This review, however, is on the color known only as L307, whose color appears as melon, like a splash of fresh cantaloupe-watermelon juice on the lips warmed by the sun.
As with the other Ellis Faas brush dispensers (described and shown here), you just click to load the pen and apply straight to the lips using the attached brush. Color stays put for a few hours, and it fades evenly. While the more deeply pigmented colors, like L303 leave behind a stain, L307 did not stain on my lips. It also did not feather or smear or migrate.
Glazed Lips are unscented and contain plant seed oils, Vitamins E and C, and omega fatty acids. The texture is gorgeous silky goodness, never sticky or goopy, though your hair will stick if the wind blows it across your mouth. It's just the nature of the beast.
Bottom line: Glazed Lips have quickly become my favorite of the three formulas, and best of all, Ellis Faas lip and eye products are now sold at sephora.com.
All pictures mine