Ellis Faas Cosmetics


Post by Val the Cookie Queen


Ellis Faas was born and raised in the Netherlands. She gave up professional photography to concentrate on her obsession and infatuation with make-up. Her biography makes for fascinating reading on www.ellisfaas.com.

As I wrote “Lipstick, Perfume and Pop Heroes: A True Story” I had no idea I would be back a year later having discovered the perfect red from a cosmetic house in Amsterdam, setting of the original post. Red lipstick junkies are on permanent lookout for new reds. How many times do we come home with a new red to find out that it looks pretty much the same as the others?

Ellis Faas Cosmetics

Red Lipsticks for One & All

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I stumbled across Ellis Faas Cosmetics in Milan at the Esxence. (I have since found out that a number of my friends do know of the company but I was not familiar with it.) Immediately drawn to the red lipstick on the display, I grabbed one to try. Angelique, representing Ellis Faas explained to me why their Ellis Reds signature colour is different. The red is based on the natural colour of blood she informed me. Theory being that it will then match everyone´s skin colour. We all have the same blood, right? I grabbed a couple of samples to take home.

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What can I say? The colour is absolutely fabulous. I squeezed a couple of drops out of the sample onto my
daughter´s hand and asked what she thought of it. “It looks like blood.” she said. Clearly we are onto a winnner here.

There are three textures of the Ellis Red. Creamy Lips, which has pretty much the feel of a normal lipstick. Milky Lips, which has a much lighter texture and is more of a lip stain. (This is what I have as samples and it needs to be applied sparingly preferably with a lip brush.) Great if you don´t care for the feel of lipstick on your lips. And the Glazed Lips, a highly pigmented, but non-sticky gloss. I have all three and cannot recommend them highly enough. Anyone who believes that red is not for them should give the Ellis Red a try.

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The packaging is very sleek and stylish.. I was however warned to be careful of too much product coming out of the tube and then possibly drying out. It works by turning in clicks the bottom of the silver tube. I really took time with that and did it very slowly, patiently waiting for the product to squeeze out onto the brush or sponge applicator. It took me ten minutes and about thirty small clicks. I dispense only enough product for an application and then put the lid back on. Next time I go to use it I give it couple of clicks again and apply. Works just fine. If you do it impatiently you will end up with a ton of product though so be aware.

How stunning is the Ellis Red red? Stunning enough that I asked the company to send me some samples so that I could share them with you. I have ten x 2 samples of the Ellis Red Milky Lips to give away below. Many thanks to Ellis Faas Cosmetics in beautiful Amsterdam.

Red will change your life you know?

Red Bussis.

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Ellis Faas Cosmetics GIVEAWAY

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This week we will have 10 winners who will receive:
2 x samples of the Ellis Red Milky Lips 
P&H Worldwide



Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged. Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know.

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Please tell us if you are already a red lipstick junkie or scared spitless of the colour?



Entries Close Thursday 12th May 2016 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by random.org
The winner will have till Monday 16th May 2016 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

32 comments on “Ellis Faas Cosmetics

  1. Jaybee says:

    Now that’s a gorgeous red! A real smoocher! I tend to buy more muted colour lipsticks, but I’d love to find the right red. Thank you for the giveaway! Follow by email. 🙂

  2. farawayspices says:

    I LOVE red lipstick (and perfumes)!
    I follow APJ on Bloglovin

  3. Holly says:

    Hi Val! I’m in the scared spitless camp! What a weenie, right? No idea what that’s about, really.
    I follow by email.
    Big hug,
    Holly xo

  4. AnnieA says:

    I still wear red lipstick but usually mixed with balm nowadays. (Reading the blog)

  5. willa says:

    Ellis Faas also makes really good foundations and concealers. Amongst the best on the market. I’m guilty of hoarding red lipsticks. Email.

  6. Sue Mills says:

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to try this! I follow APJ by email.

    I admit to being scared spitless of red, at least in lipstick, but I would love to become confident in wearing it.

    Mmmmwwwahhh! Even air kisses must be better in red!

  7. Tara says:

    Unlike you Val, I don’t have the fabulous lips required for red lipstick. I wish If I did I’d order the Eliis Fass Red like a shot. It really is unique. How interesting to learn about the blood concept behind it. It actually works!
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  8. Izzie A. says:

    Love some of her eye shadows! And red is my signature colour. You can never have too many. Follow by email.

  9. Bernadette Winfield-Gray says:

    Thanks for your interesting post Val.I love red and wear it daily. For the past ten years my spectacles have been 50 per cent red. Red lipstick needs careful application, not a rushed swipe, but it imbues confidence. A bit like shoes (and yes, I own red pairs): one can never have too many beautiful shoes. I follow APJ via email.

  10. Jason Williams says:

    That is one sublime Red, haven’t worn red in over 25 years since Guerlain’s Nasturtium teamed with Black Raybans!. Have heard a lot re Ellis Faas from girlfriends, mainly re packaging!, esp the Skin Veil. Please include me in draw, I follow by email???

  11. ArdentE says:

    I follow by email. I am always a little nervous about wearing red lipstick, but if I could find the perfect one I would definitely wear it. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  12. Azar says:

    Hi Val,

    Loved this post! But DNEM as I prefer thick lipsticks. The “creamy” version is probably what I would go for. The colors on the site look great.

    I have one red lipstick that I love and so many that just don’t work for me. “Tomato” and is (was) from a cheap stenciled brand in a chunky pencil that is no longer available…

    Azar xxx

  13. Latai says:

    Red lipstick junkie 4eva!!! I’m always on the search for the ‘perfect’ blue based red! But we all know there is no such thing as perfect but let’s just go along with it to make me feel better 😉
    Nars dragon girl, Mac ruby woo, Tom ford cherry lush, Chanel, Revlon and l’oreal, hourglass icon.. Oh my search is ongoing! 😀 funny enough though I haven’t tried any of Ellis faas line that Mecca sells. But a red lip inspired by blood.. Ohhh sounds right up my alley! 🙂
    Thanks for making this giveaway available for us 🙂
    I follow by WordPress, bloglovin and email too I think xxx

  14. Ceil says:

    I love a good red lippie! Hard to find the right formula and color together. I also love Ellis Faas! I follow by email.

  15. Vanessa says:

    I can now manage red lipstick if it is a warm red stain / worn off gloss OR a blend of red and a nude on top. Must avoid cool reds at all costs. Also, with thin lips and being of a certain age, it is very easy for me to pull Cruella de Vil. I am not even sure the colour of my own blood suits me, haha. Maybe that is why I called it ‘green stuff’ as a kid. No, actually, it was because I was scared spitless of *blood*.

    That all said, I remain ever curious about this nonpareil of lippies, the perfect red.

    I follow by looking in my own blog sidebar – APJ comes to the top every time someone posts. 😉
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  16. ElizabethC says:

    I love red lipstick!You can throw on a completely casual look and once you’ve added red lipstick – suddenly the look is sophisticated! Really, I love all lipsticks – they are always such a fun treat. Thank you for the drawing! I follow by email 🙂

  17. Caroline says:

    Not much of a makeup person overall, BUT I never leave the house without an application of blue-based red lipstick. The ladies who are scared just haven’t found the right shade yet! Follow by email.

  18. M. says:

    Hi, I follow via email / WordPress

    & I love red lips !! I think they’re sexy 😉

  19. Neva says:

    I’ve heard only praise about Ellis Faas cosmetics but I was not able to try anything out so far. Red lipstick always looks glamorous to me so I wear it only when I feel glamorous, which means not too often but I always have one red lipstick in stock. I prefer the glossy versions and I’d love to try the ones you write about. Thanks for the opportunity.
    I follow APJ by email.

  20. Tatiana says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin’ and by email. I love red lipstick and am always looking for another one to become the perfect one. Too many of my favorite reds have been discontinued. Why a cosmetic company would discontinue a red lipstick is beyond me.

  21. pats133 says:

    Hi Val – since i have decided to go down the ‘au natural’ grey hair look i am struggling to find the right ‘red’ lipstick and you wouldn’t believe how many lipsticks i have brought home to try – most of them are not ‘just right’ so i have been melting and mixing! I’ve always admired your beautiful lipstick colour and must ask what it is? Ellis Faas red lips look really chique – would love to try this one out. cheers for the chance.

  22. pats133 says:

    oops – sorry – i follow by email and fb.

  23. RuthF says:

    I’d love to be able to pull off this type of red but up to now I’ve been a total scaredy cat! I’d love to give it a go, thanks so much for asking for samples to give away! I follow by email.

  24. poodle says:

    DNEM I am a total lipstick junkie. Always searching for the perfect red, pink, whatever.

  25. Caro says:

    Nothing says I Mean Business like a really good red lipstick. This one is gorgeous & worth further investigations..

    I’m following by email

  26. I never sign up for anything, but you look so freaking awesome with your platinum locks and your red lipstick, that I just have to give this a go!! Um. I follow APJ on my email. And I am scared Spitless of wearing such a killer red lipstick. Oh well. Here goes nothing!!

  27. Nik R says:

    I love red lipsticks! They can be cool, classy, sexy, retro…and so many other things.

    I follow via email.

  28. Laurels says:

    Gosh, that red looks gorgeous in the photos. I tend to save the red lipstick for “fancy” occasions, but why? I follow with Bloglovin.

  29. empliau says:

    Hi Val – I am a red lipstick coward. I have a couple muted/very soft reds and I never wear them. Maybe it’s time to go big? I follow by e-mail.

  30. Nemo says:

    I don’t normally wear much make up at all, let alone red lipstick. However, those hues are gorgeous and maybe I should get outside of my comfort zone a bit? 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway, I follow by email!

  31. lena says:

    I definitely qualify as a red lipstick junkie – always searching for that even-more-perfect shade. I’m hopeless at doing eye makeup, blush, etc, so it’s also a great way to look sort of put together without doing much. Plus without colour on my lips I look a bit cadaverous. (Really. I’m not kidding) 🙂

    Thanks so much for the draw; I follow by email.

  32. Trish W says:

    I love a red lipstick & red lip stain – its amazing how many reds there are! I have a few but always looking for more.
    I follow by email

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