I just read about a new beauty line called Ellis Faas in the last issue of Vogue Paris. The woman behind the label is renowned Dutch-born make-up artist Ellis Faas (she's worked with prestigious clients on major projects, such as creating Kate Winslet's look for Lancome's internationally-run Tresor ads).
The brand was recently launched with Ellis Lips, a collection of lip colors offered in three different textures: Creamy, Milky, and Glazed. What fascinated me most is that the color palette is based on "human colors"--which means that, for example, a shade of purple in a bruise could be used in an eyeshadow. According to the website, since these colors naturally exist in the human body, they are universally flattering.
There's already a signature color, Ellis Red, which was inspired by the color that Snow White's mother wished for her daughter's lips to have: blood-red. Since the color of human blood is the same in everyone, this color theoretically works on all skin tones and ages. I've been looking for the perfect red and I think this might be it. The hefty price tag makes me hesitate, though: €24.95. I think I might still try it, but I'll wait a little. I'm still in recovery from the YSL Tribute Too pumps and that eBay splurge on the Prada cape/coat.
I find the other colors in this range equally ravishing: