Ellis Faas Concealer is exactly the product I've been searching for. I tend to prefer liquid concealers because the look better on my skin. Unless I'm trying to conceal an issue that affects skin texture, liquids look more natural when dealing with skin tone and/or discoloration. Ellis Faas concealer is smooth and silky (the formula is supposed to be hydrating and contains vitamins E and C). It blends with the skin to a natural finish that doesn't sit on top of it; the concealer plays well with every cream and liquid foundation and tinted moisturizer I sent its way. The best part is that the Ellis Faas formula also works under the eyes without emphasizing the area's dryness. I tend to mix it with Touche Eclat for brightening, since S204 is quite yellow.
The coverage of Ellis Faas concealer is medium+. It eliminates redness and any discoloration that hasn't been fully evened out by foundation, but doesn't fully hide the one darkest sun spot I still have on my left cheek. I don't mind, though, as I prefer my skin to look like skin, something Ellis Faas products do amazingly well.
I wear S204 though could probably mix it 2:1 with S203 (the flash made my inner wrist look even paler than it is, so don't be scared), especially if I'm going to wear it in winter. I don't tan but my skin seems tan if I'm even looking out of the window. In any case the swatch was applied heavily and not blended, so you can have an idea of the shade.
The infamous Ellis Faas applicator is not an issue here. It dispenses a small amount that you pick from the plastic bristles and apply with a brush or with your fingers as desired. I put it on the back of my hand, mix with anything I want to add and brush it on.
Bottom Line: Success.
This photo of a very painted face was sent to me by Ellis Faas (the company, that is), with the quote:
A decorated face is a way to show strength and pride. And playfulness! Life is a joke, so don't forget to laugh.I thought it was fun, in light of both the animal prints we see everywhere and that fact that sometimes fall collections are a bit lacking in humor. And the model is stunning.
Ellis Faas Concealer ($40) is available from Space NK and ellisfaas.com. A press sample was provided by the company.
Concealer photos by me, decorated face by Ellis Faas.