Ellis Faas • Concealer • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have tried 20+ different undereye concealers, and still, I can't resist a good hype, so I simply had to try this one when I discovered that Ellis Faas makeup was available from Beautybay. Well, it has received very good rating, but I am not totally satisfied. I fair an neutral (leaning cool, around N13 (lighter than MAC NW15), and bought the lightest colour, which supposedly is neutral in tone. However, I found it slightly too yellow, while I prefer my undereye concealers to be slightly pinky, because of its brightening properties. The texture is really light and pigmented, comparable to Guerlain Precious Light concealer, which is my HG concealer for the undereye area. But in contrast to Precious Light, this one doesn't dry down/set on me, and even with powder, I find that it creases quite badly within few minutes. I will probably use it now and then, and be annoyed that I bought it...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I bought this in the lightest shade on Sephora's website, 201, and it ended up being too light for my nc15 skin (under eye area). I loved the formula, so I made the color work by mixing it with a darker concealer (armani corrector). The two main issues I have with this product is that 1.) TERRIBLE packaging. The clicker pen is so inconsistent in terms of how much product comes out, I would get so frustrated and just dread using the product. 2) there is very little product in the packaging for the price. I'm trying By Terry next.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So far, this has been a great product. The concealer is pretty much perfect for my skin - tone wise. I love how light it is and how it does really well at covering blemishes.
HOWEVER... the packaging is appalling! It comes in a twist pen style and it seems that I have to keep twisting it for any product to come out. Sometimes I twist it for a very long time and nothing comes out despite being new.
There's been a lot of reviewers saying some pens are faulty, but mine looks fine... just not much product being released from it. If Ellis Faas changes the packaging, I might reconsider buying it.
It's quite pricy and you don't get very much for your buck.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
This concealer is totally awesome! It looks 100% like skin (undetectable in texture and colour), yet skin that is incredibly smooth and healthily radiant (not a sparkle fest). It's long wearing (7ish hours), and has pretty much full coverage which is amazing considering how undetectable it is. Great for undereye and acne; and no ingredients will break you out/irritate your skin :). It's also a great price considering the quality! I also love the packaging - it's sleek and pretty ^_^! I definitely think they sorted the packaging out; as product comes out fine; quickly and in a good amount. HG!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this in s202 tho i think s201 would have worked too. The colour is somehow really weird and looked sooo dark i was, again sure that it'd never look good on me. But it turned out to blend into my skin quite well. But another weird thing is im not sure if it conceals that well. I mean i apply it and i can see the the stuff coming out of the pen but when i blend i feel my under eye area looks as bad as before the product. So i'm not really sure if i like this or not. Consistency is good but it gets stuck on fine lines a bit, like practically all the concealers. I dunno if the lighter shade would work better for me but for now i'm so not gonna purchase another one!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm afraid I am also going to reiterate what others have said: best concealer ever; terrible brush. The quality and consistency and tone of the concealer is remarkable: it has excellent coverage (covered a horrible, red, painful pimple as well as a scab) yet feels light, smooth and easily blendable. Almost as light and silky as Dior Skin, which I had been using prior to this. But the color in Diorskin Nude is slightly too orange or tan for my pink-olive skin, whereas the Ellis Faas gets is right: the perfect cool beige with a hint of rose for my oddly blue-undertoned golden skin. I just wish there were a better applicator--I hate click-brushes. They are impossible to clean, and this one is now permanently splayed every which way. I have to click the product, put it on my hand, and use my own tiny concealer brush to apply it. Why can't we go back to the old fashioned model--before click brushes, and before doe-foot applicators, when you could have a small brush at the end of a stick in the cap, and a reservoir when you screwed it back in, like liquid eyeliners. Bourjois used to have a concealer like this, and it was a delight to use. It gave you so much more control over the product.
Since Faas has based her entire line on the click-brush, it is not likely that she will change any time soon, but here's hoping. I purchased my concealer at Liberty in the UK, where it cost a full $10 less than it does in America. I will probably repurchase at full, imported price when I run out. It's that good a product, I'm even willing to overlook the hideousness of the packaging.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I'm reiterating what everyone has already said about this incredible concealer. The consistency is perfect: fluid, easy to blend, and buildable. The coverage is great; it covers like a thicker concealer or corrector. I was previously using BB corrector and LM secret concealer but those started settling into lines. Ellis Faas, however, does not settle into fine lines. It lasts more than 8 hours for me. I have hereditary dark purplish dark circles and #204 covers them perfectly. I am around NC30ish. The only downside for me is the clicky pen, which I hate but I will grudgingly accept because it houses such a perfect concealer. Love this!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I can only echo the sentiments of my fellow reviews below to say this is hands down the best concealer I've ever used - yes, its really sublime. Fluid yet pigmented, I can use it on both hyper pigmentation and under eye circles and come away with a flawless finish on both. I have a crease under my eye that I've had since I can remember & this is the only concealer I've ever used that doesn't settle in there after i pat it down - yes, Dorothy, there is an Oz!
For really bad days, I layer this over the GA pink corrector & I look like I've slept for 16 hours in a shady hammock outside in an Alpine village. Yes its expensive but look out for deals with online retailers to make it more bearable. Personally I am happy to support a small business and to buy a product that works so brilliantly... particularly when I think of all the money that's been spent in the past on products that don't.
In addition, I have to give a big shout out to the CS at Ellis Faas - I recently repurchased the concealer, but managed to receive a defective pen. As I was travelling out of the country (and couldn't return it to the store), I emailed the company directly. A new pen was immediately dispatched. The only problem was that it was coming to Italy which has a notoriously awful postal service, so when I was leaving I let them know it had not yet arrived (and that I was having trouble with another product)- and they sent another new one plus a replacement for the other product, to my address in the USA. This time they arrived in 3 days. Unbelievable. Both of these new ones work perfectly. What a great experience with a great small company - I wish more would take note!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
The best concealer for me yet. I use it around my eyes, above my brow to soften some redness, and around my nose. I have a light beige complexion, and I use #202.
The packaging, as others have said, isn't so great--you can't tell if you have anything left until, well, you don't have anything left! And the brush gets a little splayed, so I took a lippie off for packaging (and price.)
But the product itself? Sublime.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
Words cannot convey how wonderful this concealer is, and how horrible the packaging is. I'm fair-skinned and had to buy both colors (1 and 2) and blend to get it to work with my current skin color. (I'll tan a bit through the windshield during the summer.) It does stay on very well and needs minimal touching up. I have not used it on my eyes but just on blemishes. The combined reviewers' hatred of the packaging still cannot convey how terrible that brush is. I'm seriously considering returning the product, even though it works well, simply due to the packaging. They are all correct: you have to spin the dial too many times to get any product to come out, and then it's either too much product and/or some clear liquid. I'm also having issues with stray brush wisps randomly sticking out because it doesn't go back into the cap well, but that could be my fault. I wish I could somehow get it open and transfer the product into a container where it wouldn't dry out. Maybe cracking it open will diffuse some of my frustration!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Love the formulation of this concealer. It blends like a dream so you don't tug on the delicate skin around your eye area. It stays on all day and covers everything it's supposed to from blemishes to broken capillaries to undereye circles, though the one thing I don't like about it is that it can sometimes look a little cakey. Why sometimes? Because while the concealer itself is beautiful, the application system this product comes sealed in is @#$%$@@. I hope that has aptly conveyed to you how much I dislike the click-pen system. It just doesn't work. Sometimes no product comes out so you start turning the end of the pen with a vengeance and then everything pours out. So if you keep the extra product to use the next time round, it will have dried out a little by the time you get to it.
You may be enterprising and think, "Well, I'll just be smarter and more patient then and not click like there's no tomorrow." Oh ho. That's what I thought too. Trust me, this pen tries your patience like no other.
The strangest thing is that Ellis Faas uses this packaging for everything but the mascara so you'd have thought that she would make it great. It's not impossible. YSL has done a good job of it with Touch Eclat and so has By Terry and Stila and Faas is priced similarly.
So, love the product, hate the applicator but love>hate since Faas has got the colour and formula right (soooo much better than Bobbi Brown, which has too much yellow even for Asians and is thick, cakey and hard to blend) so I will keep using this. The things we do for love (and the illusion of perfect skin)...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is my HG concealer. It blends like a dream. It doesn't even look like I have put anything on--it just looks like my natural skin. I have some creasing under my eyes that with other concealer, halfway through the day it would migrate to the creases and just sit there, highlighting them. This stays in places all day and makes those creases less noticeable. A thing that I really like about it is that it's more of a liquid so it goes on smoothly and doesn't feel thick and cakey but still provides great coverage. I am about an NW15 and I used S201, the lightest shade. It is slightly lighter than my skin but I like that because it lightens up the eye area.
The only con about this product is the packaging. I truly despise it. I use my finger to apply so the brush is pointless to me. Also, I will click and click and nothing comes out and then it will start leaking some oily looking fluid and then eventually too much of the product will come out in one big glob. I keep this glob on the brush and use it for a few weeks until the brush has no concealer left in it and then repeat the process of clicking and getting oil and then excess. Very annoying. Regardless of the terrible packaging, I love this product and would buy again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I can't live without concealer, so I purchased the Ellis Faas concealer in 202 to pair with my 102 Skin Veil. First I must say that this is a liquid concealer that has a lot of coverage considering that it is a fluid. The product itself has a fool proof applicatio, two twists and I apply it directly over my dark circles, blending it with my fingers. While I didn't like the brush for the Skin Veil Foundation, this one is rather adequate and the product is rather effective in camouflaging my dark circles. It doesn't crease in my fine lines nor does it dry the sensitive under-eye skin giving me an immediate awake result without looking cakey or giving me a reverse panda look.
I also this to apply on my brow bone for natural illumination and my cupid's bow, the texture is fluid and blends seamlessly and has enough coverage to mask blemishes or other imperfections.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my HG concealer. I'm using S204. It does not crease (with powder applied on top) and it stays put! I have terrible dark circles under my eyes, and I used a combination of Master Corrector by Giorgio Armani and Touche Eclat by YSL. The colour and texture of this concealer is perfect so I only use this now. The clicking mechanism is not great. Alot of clicks to get the product out, But worth it. Definitely worth it. I put a little under my eye and then dab with my fingers. One tube lasts about 2 months.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have this in S201 on to my 2nd tube.I think it would last 1.5-2 months if used every day. I love the packaging and the brush. The metal look is really classy. Not good for under the eyes because it shows up with my NARS Glow but it is pretty good in the T-zone once it is rubbed in a bit. It cover the redness I have and any temporary scars I have from picking my face. However the colour can be a bit to white sometimes depending on how much redness I have. Still an awesome product though, because even though it is a bit light on my skin once it is rubbed in and the makeup is applied over the top you cannot see it. I will repurchase this forever or until I stop picking my face ;)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
This is a difficult review to write. The product itself is by far the best concealer that I've ever used. However, the delivery system is totally useless. I have had this for exactly one week and already I'm unable to get any more product out of the pen. I took it away on a trip with me last week and it drove me crazy trying to get the concealer out. It was taking at least 15 clicks for any product to appear in the brush, and then a huge globule of it came out and was wasted. I followed the instructions on the EF website and watched the video when I first got this, so I'm doing it right. This product is far too expensive to have so many problems with, and as someone pointed out in another review, the brush technology has been around for years, so I just don't understand what the problem is here. I realise my review says little about the concealer itself - however I believe that packaging and product delivery totally detract from the quality of the concealer. I had been ready to buy another concealer in a lighter shade, plus the Skin Veil, but I'm not prepared to spend any more money on this line until the packaging is improved. I believe the Skin Veil is available in a bottle, larger size than the pen and of course a higher price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Whoa. This is a *great* concealer, especially for under the eye. Doesn't crease, doesn't look fake. Good coverage for a click-pen concealer. The product is so good that I'm forgiving them for the (beautiful but) bulky and finicky packaging.
The ecstatic reviews from bloggers made me try this, even though I had vowed to stop buying makeup I couldn't test in person. I got the lightest color, S201, since I'm a little paler than NC15 and warm-toned. The 201 is pale enough and it has a slight peachy-pink undertone that works well to mute my blue eye-bags. I don't know whether 202 would be better; I'll have to wait until I can try it in person, since I'm not in a position to gamble another $40.
But here's the glory part: This really doesn't crease. It doesn't seem to fade in the course of a normal day. You can't detect it on, or at least, I can't. You don't need much and it works really, really well. I've also used it around my nose and even on my melasma, though I usually prefer the more opaque coverage of my Becca concealers on those areas.
But the packaging! The bullet-shaped pens are lovely to look at. But they're huge --- 6 1/2 inches long and more than a half-inch in diameter. No way does this fit in my purse and it takes up a lot of space in a carry-on bag. It takes forever to prime the pen for the first use. And even after priming, it's hard to predict how much will come out. I have click pens from many manufacturers -- click pens are not new technology! -- and the Ellis Faas is by far the most finicky and unpredictable. What's up with that?
I'm encouraged to hear that Ellis Faas is working on improving the pens and thrilled to see that the line is coming to Sephora. Now I know what I'll be getting for F&F.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I just started on my second pen of this concealer (the first one lasted over a year). Really love this versatile stuff! I mainly use it under the inner corners of my eyes and on red areas near my nose and on my chin. I dot it on (only need a little! It's very pigmented), and then tap it into skin with my ring finger (this is the recommended method from her website). Looks natural, doesn't cake, good wear time, quick and simple application. I don't have issues with the pen. I do shake the pen before each use and only click once or twice, waiting for the concealer to appear. Minor quibbles: This does require a bit of patience, and I'm hoping the pen applicators will continue to improve. I am quite fair and pink-toned, but I found 101 to be just a touch too light (which gives me reverse raccoon eyes) and 102 is *almost* too dark, although it melds with my skin and looks good. An ideal match would be somewhere in between these 2 colors, but I use so little it's not really an issue.
Note: If you do have any issues, I have found Ellis Faas' customer service to be unequaled. They are very responsive and friendly.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Have tried virtually every concealer on the planet; read a review of this and when I was in Amsterdam last week, I stopped by "Skins" a cosmetic store on Runstraat and purchased this concealer. Love it, great color, seems to last, does not make me break out (amazing) and I regret not purchasing another before I left for the US
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
Utterly amazing concealer. It blows every other one I've ever used out of the water. It looks like skin. It covers. The texture is sublime. It's easy to blend. It lasts. It looks natural in any light. It doesn't settle into lines. What more can you ask? The pen component works very well with this product (not so much with the foundation), too. Forget Bobbi Brown and her thick, cakey correctors and concealers you have to labor over to get to look remotely natural; forget CdP with its four colors and thick texture; forget Touche Eclat. Just buy this and you'll be happy. It's worth every penny. I wear S102 in this as I do in the foundation.