My birthday treat to myself was a trip to Liberty to have a look around the Le Metier de Beaute counter, and play with the Ellis Faas eyeshadows. I love me some Ellis Faas, and I was delighted when I discovered that she’s recently introduced a new range of shadows to go alongside her Milky and Creamy shadows (you can see my post about those here). Most people know that the Ellis Faas range is based on shades found in the human body, but the shades in the new “Ellis Eyes Lights” range are metallics and duochromes, and were inspired by silver shimmers. They’re beautiful, and they had my name written all over them:
How could I resist? Yes, yes, my name is Louise, but most people call me Luce – only my mum and my boss really call me Louise! I bought two. I had to. Shades E304 – a shimmering metallic lilac and E305, a reddish-brown with a beautiful green duochrome. Here’s the swatches:
See how the colours change depending on the angle? Simply gorgeous. Housed in the signature Ellis Faas bullet applicators, these have a brush tip for an easy application. The swatches above have been applied quite heavily to show them in their full glory.
Applied more sheerly to the eye, here’s how the brown E305 looks:
I’ve added a touch of a darker brown in the crease, and along the upper lash area, but this is just one coat that I’ve sheered out a little with my fingertips towards the socket line. The green flash is far more visible in the flesh. The shadows do dry quickly so you have work quite quickly, but they are long lasting, and hard wearing, and will last a full work day without wearing off.
This is how the shadows look in the full context of my face:
Do you own any Ellis Faas?