Saturday, May 7, 2011

Product Review; "Ellis Faas Skin Veil Pen"

While browsing the cosmetic brands at SpaceNK in Soho, my first impression on the line of Ellis Faas products was that they were lined up like a chambered round of bullets. Then the sales girl mentioned that all the packaging was designed after the shape and structure of bullets... interesting.

The Ellis Faas Skin Veil Pen, though weapon-like in appearance, has all the characteristics you'd expect from similar pen-like units (aside from the hint of danger) but with some useful attributes not so common. For one, you can remove and refill the foundation cartridge once it's been used up making it easy to clean the attached brush without creating unnecessary waste. The cap is more secure than I've been accustomed to as well, so there's no worry about it coming undone in your travel bag.

Designed for all over the face, this medium-full coverage foundation is lightweight but dries down to a powdery finish. I anticipated something a bit silkier but the coverage makes up for what it lacks in texture. Under photographic conditions, it's ideal, makes for an easy product to manipulate and is undetectable but in daylight it seems a bit off. If you don't match up the tone perfectly, it tends to read really fake under conditions around the city like sunlight, overhead lighting and other not too flattering situations.

Best used over moisturizer I slightly prefer it in conjunction with a cream highlighter, blushes or anything else with a bit of a creamy finish so it doesn't lock up. If it's left too dry without the aide of a lubricant, you'll have a hard time getting it to perform well. Ironically, the same can be said of a chamber of bullets.

Ellis Faas Skin Veil Pen; $65.00

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