ellis faas hot lips
Ellis Faas (you know her for her insanely beautiful bullet-shaped beauty line) has just released her latest beauty innovation; Hot Lips.

A follow up from Creamy Lips, Milky Lips and Glazed Lips, the ‘Hot’ shades are a revolution of their own. The rounded sponge-tip applicator is ‘clicked’ from the bottom to release colour and – because it is quite literally bursting with pigment – each lip pen distributes enough product to create a Wow Lip in a single click.

With the colour range offering Ellis’ beautiful reds alongside her first super-pinks, I couldn’t wait to try out L404 – Fluorescent Pink and L407 – Deep Pink. On both shades, the texture is consistently smooth, matte/satin, non-greasy, and – even with nourishing Vitamin E – very long wearing.

You’re next on my list, L401.

ellis faas hot lips
ellis faas hot lips

Natural Beauty
This is proof that no matter how great the brand, too much make-up is never good.

For NOWNESS‘ latest short film, the Dutch videography duo of Lernert and Sander shot the beautiful Hannelore Knuts as 365 layers of make-up were applied in nine hours. The “Natural Beauty” shoot emptied Ellis Faas cosmetics of seven bottles of foundation, two bottles of blush, two bottles of eye cream and three lip pens (side note: Ellis Faas lip pens are the greatest in the world). As Hannelore was fixed between two white panels, all she could consume was liquefied granola, yogurt and juice. Ah, the price of beauty.

Lernert & Sander: Natural Beauty on Nowness.com.