Ellis Faas • Hot Lips L402 • Review

I rarely remain amazed by a product i haven’t used yet. With the Ellis Faas Hot Lips, it was love at first “swatch”. The moment i tried this liquid lipstick on my hand, before putting it on my lips, my jaw dropped.

I never, like ever, tried something so pigmented! A few drops go a very long way!

This is how the product looks like:

sparkleoflight sparkle of light ellis faas ellisfaas holders hot lips hotlips l402 l 402 review swatch silver“Hot Lips is Ellis’ latest revolutionary texture for the lips. Because it’s absolutely packed with pigment, you’ll only need a tiny bit of the non-greasy Hot Lips to add vibrant colour. Hot Lips are extremely longwearing, without the risk of drying out your lips. A little goes a very long way! All Ellis Lips products are suitable for every skin tone, age and style. Paraben-free. Non-sticky. No animal testing”.

sparkleoflight sparkle of light ellis faas ellisfaas holders hot lips hotlips l402 l 402 review swatch adThe product comes in a pretty pink box and i got three colours. The whole range consists of nine shades.

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In this post, i want to focus on the shade L-402, a pretty bold and bright, but wearable, orange shade.

I’ve never been a great fan of orange on the lips, but, since i have this, i ‘m wearing orange quite a lot and i must say that i’m liking it a lot on me.

Colour Description

This is how the product looks like swatched:

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W/O Flash

I applied the tiniest amount and look how saturated it is! I’d define this as a varnish, because it’s the creamiest and most pigmented lipstick I ever tried.

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W/ Flash

It slides on like a dream, it’s not sticky at all, it does not smell and, on me, stays on for hours. I don’t feel it and, after 5 hours, i still have it on. After 3 or 4 hours it starts to become less varnish-like and gets creamier. Your lips remain bright and soft. It doesn’t dry out your lips.

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On the left, it’s lightly dabbed. On the right, fully applied.

As you can see above, the less product you apply and the more orange it shows. If you fully apply it, it’s almost a red with an orange undertone, obviously.

When you remove it, it does not stain.

And, great thing, is that it’s parabens free!

Packaging

The packaging is avant-garde. As you can tell, it looks like a futuristic pen. It’s definitely different from what you’re used to see in beauty stores and i like this aspect!

It’s polished, sleek and chrome-plated.

sparkleoflight sparkle of light ellis faas ellisfaas holders hot lips hotlips l402 l 402 review swatch penThe product comes out from a sponge/felt-tip. It provides an accurate application of the product.

sparkleoflight sparkle of light ellis faas ellisfaas holders hot lips hotlips l402 l 402 review swatch tip detailWhen you turn the base of the product, it comes out of this tip. Don’t turn it too much. Remember that you need a tiny amount per use.

sparkleoflight sparkle of light ellis faas ellisfaas holders hot lips hotlips l402 l 402 review swatch swatchesThere’s a whole great concept behind this packaging.

“As a professional makeup artist, Ellis keeps her makeup kits meticulously organised. But, as for many of the rest of us, her handbag was a jumble of her favourite products — just finding the lipstick she was looking for took longer than applying it. When Ellis first envisioned her own brand of makeup, she vowed to solve “the handbag jumble”. Her solution is now two-fold: the Ellis Holder and the Ellis Clips”.

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Availability

sparkleoflight sparkle of light ellis faas ellisfaas holders hot lips hotlips l402 l 402 review swatch rangeIt’s available worldwide. Check the Ellis Faas website, where you can directly purchase your items and also find all the online sellers and stores nation by nation.

Price

27 €/ 23£ /35$

Who is Ellis Faas?

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“Vogue Paris cited Ellis Faas as “one of the most influential make-up artists of her time”. And indeed, she has worked with the world’s most pre-eminent fashion designers, photographers, stylists, hairdressers and models. Ellis’ work has been published on the covers of the world’s best-known fashion magazines. Additionally, Ellis has worked for make-up brands, such as Clinique, Lancôme and MAC Cosmetics – and she was asked by L’Oréal to create a make-up line for their skin care brand, Biotherm. After the contract with L’Oréal ended in 2007, the way was paved for her to create her own brand: ELLIS FAAS”.

If you’re into makeup, you should know her. If you don’t, check her work out. It’s amazing!

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