Hot Lips launch by ELLIS FAAS At Liberty London

Lip are a focal point in many advertisements, as well as mirror reflections, and from early on we start paying attention to that part of our face. Today I trotted to Liberty London Heritage Suite to meet the veritable make-up Maestra Ellis Faas, as she presented new addition to the already extensive ELLIS FAAS make-up collection, called Hot Lips.


This non-greasy, yet incredibly vibrant lip formula, which doesn’t leave lips feeling heavy or dry, is packed with pigments and comes in nine versatile shapes for you to choose from:

L401 (Bright Red), L402 (Bright Orange), L403 (Bright Fuchsia), L404 (Fluo Pink), L405 (Bright Coral)
L406 (Rose Violet), L407 (Deep Pink), L408 (Baby Pink), L409 (Pink Nude)

Ellis is one of those make-up artists who doesn’t preach or tell you things as if she knows you better than you do, instead she has an incredibly naughty laugh, a self-depreciating manner and will help your explore the products in order to make you look like the better version of yourself. She takes inspiration in technical capabilities and textures, while also relying on her years of make-up artistry experience. With this product she wanted it to be bright and very wearable, without complicating your make-up routine. When you apply hot lips you need to massage it in a little and then build it up, if you want an even more intense burst of colour with megawatt intensity.


When you are trying make-up, especially foundation, Ellis advises to apply three shades on your jaw line, blend it in and then go outside, in to proper light in order to see the end result before committing to a specific shade or product.

Ellis is also refreshingly honest when it comes to make-up and brands and says that when you do catwalk or editorials, one can never stick with just one brand, instead you use different brands and products in order to achieve a perfect result that will make the impact. When it comes to ELLIS FAAS make-up Ellis believes in classic, not trendy colours, so you won’t see any catwalk looks replicated in her products. Instead you will find a variety of shades that can accentuate your best features.


I was lucky to try a few shades of Hot Lips today with ELLIS FAAS make-up artist (such fun to have your lips painted with a lip brush and then dash to Ellis to seek her reaction)and we both agreed that 406 is the perfect shade for me during the day, with the 408 not far behind.


Hot Lips contain castor seed oil and a hint of vanilla and are quite long-lasting-even when I arrived back home my lip color looked as fresh, as when it was originally applied. And when even women look at you on the train with the appraising look in their eyes, you know that you are doing something right with your make-up. Yay to HOT LIPS !

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The only red is ELLIS FAAS RED campaign

Autumn, for me, signifies the perfect transition of seasons, from the heat of the summer and palpable, zesty energy to a slower, cooler pace of life accompanied by beautiful changes in the foliage and the smell of bonfires in the air. We start dressing up warmer and the make-up that looked flirty and fun in the summer looks a little out of place in the autumn, so my dear readers, why don’t we talk about red lipstick, notably the ones from ELLIS FAAS?


There are many shades and brands out there to choose from but I invite you to indulge in the colour and texture choices from ELLIS FAAS RED on this occasion.


To actually get classically rich, red lips isn’t as easy as one might think, as most lipsticks tend to have multi-layered pigments and don’t give a ‘clear’ red tone. Ellis created her make-up based on the natural, ‘human colours’. Each one of us is unique and that is what inspires Ellis when she creates products for her brand. ELLIS RED is a universal collection, which can enhance the beauty of each woman and light up her individuality. You can choose from three textures: the luscious, classic Creamy Lips, the lighter texture Milky Lips and the non-sticky gloss Glazed Lips. You now probably think that you are faced with a tricky choice, but smile, as ELLIS is a woman and she knows that most of us don’t have the time to dwell at the make-up counter and ponder whether a specific lipstick shade suits you or not. Let me introduce you to the Ellis Red Set which contains Ellis Red in each of the three textures and retails at a very tempting price.


Ellis Red is the best example of our Human Colours concept and therefore suitable for any style, age or skin tone. The additional benefit is that the lip pens have a cool design, won’t break or ruin your bag.


Creamy Lips, shade L101: this ELLIS red creates a soft, velvety lip with an exacting emphasis. I prefer to apply this one (it has a firm, sponge like applicator) to the contour of my mouth and then fill the lip in.


Glazed Lips, shade L301: this lipstick gives you an intensive, ‘wet’ lip look, while remaining light in texture but with great staying power (it has a brush applicator). It’s a startling orangey red that you can easily wear during the day without appearing too vampy. It contains Tocotrienol (an anti-oxidant and a component of Vitamin B), as well as Vitamin C, Omega 3 & 6 to help protect the delicate lip area.


Milky Lips, shade L201: this lipstick gives you glossy coverage with a high pigment colour. What is particularly great about this lipstick is that it feels great on your lips and works well for those women who don’t particularly like the feel of the lipstick on their lips. It moisturises the lips, so you can also apply it with your finger, smudging it from the centre of the lips along the lip line (or you can rely on its brush head to do an exacting job). This particular shade is a berry rich red but you can apply it lightly or create a richer red for the evening.


So in one set you have three different textures of red lipsticks, each allowing you to create a different make-up look, to suit a mood, an occasion or just your desire to experiment without doing anything drastic. To get you in the mood to enjoy red lips-if I am completely honest I wasn’t always comfortable with red lips, as sometimes, if the shade is wrong for you, it can make your features appear harsh and make you feel completely out of your comfort zone. Ellis and her team created this great video aptly titled The Only Red is ELLIS Red,  which inspires bravery and creativity at the same time:

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Thanksgiving treat from ELLIS FAAS

Creativity knows no boundaries and that is one of the reasons why I love ELLIS FAAS make-up so much. Ellis goes where no one ventured before, putting together incredible visuals and formulas that enhance our natural beauty ( by concentrating on the colours that are already present in our skin ).


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