ELLIS FAAS Skin Veil Foundation S102 S103 S105 Swatch and Review

If you ask me what is most important for makeup, I’d definitely say foundation. As the name suggests, a flawless foundation is the base for the rest of the makeup. It provides a canvas and work area that everything else builds upon. I know you probably have your favorite foundation(s), but after seeing this one, I’m sure you’ll want to add it to that list.

ELLIS FAAS Skin Veil Foundation

ELLIS FAAS Skin Veil Foundation comes with two different packagings. One is the bullet pen design that fits in ELLIS Holder when you’re on the go. The other one is a more practical larger volume pump bottle for at home. Both packagings offer a full range of 8 shades to choose from. Today I will be featuring 3 shades, S102, S103, and S105. Notice the L stands for a bottle sized vs the pen.

“ELLIS FAAS believes that foundation should illuminate the skin without feeling or appearing like a mask. With an exceptional balance of high-quality ingredients, Skin Veil glides on in a thin layer, blending into the skin.

Skin Veil minerals diffuse light across the skin’s surface, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. ELLIS FAAS foundation incorporates moisturising ingredients which nourish the skin as well as up to SPF 15 PA+++ for ultimate protection. “

Let’s start off with the bottle design first. The foundation has a net wt of 30ml/1.016 fl oz for $90. It is made in Japan.

Here are the ingredients listed for the Skin Veil Foundation. It has a 24 months life after you start using it.

The bottle has a frosted glass design with plastic pump and clear cap. It feels really smooth and holds comfortably.

On the bottom of the bottle there is a color coded sticker for easy identification.

The plastic cap covering the pump is also made with quality. There are 4 little bumps on the inside of the cap to ensure it closes tightly. After removing the cap, the pump is very easy to dispense. Just one pump does the trick. Pretty simple right?

Now let’s take a look at the bullet pen design foundation. In the box, there are 2 cartridges and an empty foundation pen. The total net wt of the pen foundation is 14ml/0.47oz for $65.

The color and number are also labeled at the end of the cartridge. You know exactly what color you’re getting when you pick up the pen.

On the side opposite of the label is a black cap that securely keeps the foundation intact. Simply twist it off and discard before installing.

After removing the black cap, just place the cartridge into the empty pen like so.

The next thing you want to do is turn it so it sets like this. Make sure to shake the pen a bit to allow vacuum and pressure to build up. Finally, pump the pen at the end a few times and the foundation should be ready to use. You don’t need to click it profusely to get a lot. A little goes a long way.

Now remove the cap. You will find a finely made nylon brush that is soft like silk. It’s in a good size too.

So, I wanted to show you how the pens compare to each other. The top pen is a regular non-foundation pen. They have the same length but the fondation pen is a bit thicker. Instead of pumping, you twist the end to dispense product for non-foundation pens (except mascara.) You can view my post here, to learn more about the mechanism.

Here is how the foundation looks after one gentle pump. The consistency is a in between lotion and gel. It’s quite light weight yet feels super creamy. Pigmentation is phenomenal so a little bit goes a long way.

Here is a color comparison between S102, S103, and S105. Notice S103 is brushed on.

S102 and S103 are similar in shade but S102 has a pink tone while S103 has a peach tone. Both shades are for fair skin depending on skintone. S105 is apparently darker for medium skin. When I was swatching the foundation on my arm, I felt the creamy texture extremely easy to blend. It glides on smoothly into a thin layer. It is so moisturizing and nourishing. But the finish is so natural and flawless, the color completely melts into the skin so it looks like your own skin color. The result is a healthy radiance with a subtle dewy sheen. Furthermore, I really like the formula being scent free.

Ellis Faas’s products are very innovative with creativity. But that’s not where it ends. The other day I had a little test with my husband. I applied Skin Veil Foundation on one side of my face and one of my HG foundation that I used for years on the other. I asked my husband which side looked better and guess what? He pointed at the Skin Veil Foundation side, saying it looked more natural. So I ran to the mirror and looked at my face for 3 minutes. I finally found out the difference. The side with Skin Veil Foundation looked more dimensional while the other side is a bit flat. I guess that’s why hubby said it was more natural looking. It does a better job in filling in pores too.

Overall I’m loving this foundation whether in the bottle or the bullet pen. The high quality moisturizing ingredients keep skin hydrated all day. And the dewy finish really makes the complexion glowing. But if you prefer a matte finish, it can always be set with a finishing powder. ELLIS FAAS has yet again shown high caliber of her products.

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This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. All reviews are expressed with complete honesty. Fruity Lashes don’t do paid or guaranteed reviews. Read my full disclosure here.

22 Responses to ELLIS FAAS Skin Veil Foundation S102 S103 S105 Swatch and Review

  1. time4beauty October 28, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    S102 should be my shade!

    • admin October 29, 2011 at 2:51 AM

      Yea I think a lot of fair skin tone would be a nice fit with S102. But I may switch to S103 in the summer time. Have you tried the foundation yet? I think you’ll love it.

      • time4beauty November 11, 2011 at 2:46 AM

        Yes, already)) Just posted my review yesterday.
        I have #s102, but it doesn’t really look like in your review(( it has some yellow undertones

        • admin November 12, 2011 at 2:37 AM

          But it looks great on you! I saw your face pic, it is flawless.

          • time4beauty November 13, 2011 at 9:12 PM

            Thank you) I like how it looks except of places where my skin is a bit peeling.

          • admin November 15, 2011 at 3:20 PM

            Winter time is annoying because it makes skin super try. I think you need some extra rich cream to pamper yourself.

          • time4beauty November 15, 2011 at 9:47 PM

            Rich creams are not good for my skin. But peeling s almost over, I got it after some facials with fruit acids, so it’s just usual few days staff 🙂

          • admin November 15, 2011 at 9:49 PM

            Ah I see so you got a facial peel. I bet you look even better after it’s over.

  2. Leena October 28, 2011 at 7:05 AM

    I’ve been looking for a new foundation for the winter season. It seems like I gotta try this out since it seems very moisturizing on your skin. How is the coverage?

    • admin October 29, 2011 at 2:52 AM

      This foundation is indeed very moisturizing. The coverage is amazing but it doesn’t look heavy at all. It’s just really natural.

  3. Annie October 28, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    This foundation looks amazing though I’m a little curious about which one was the other foundation you talked about at the end.

    • admin October 29, 2011 at 3:00 AM

      It’s Cle de Peau cream foundation which I really liked. The difference is actually quite small. I tried to take a picture for comparison but the camera won’t capture. But if you look at the difference in person, you can tell ELLIS FAAS foundation is more natural looking.

  4. Jamilla October 28, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    hmmmm. I like!

    • admin October 29, 2011 at 3:00 AM

      So when are you heading to the Liberty London counter? ^^

  5. Michelle Wilson October 28, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Great review and swatches! I’m thinking of getting the bottle design because it seems a lot cheaper. But the pen looks really nice too. Do you use the brush on the pen or a sponge?

    • admin October 29, 2011 at 3:01 AM

      You can always get the bottle for at home and the pen for on the go. I do use the brush on the pen to apply because it works just like a foundation brush.

  6. Ashley October 28, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    This sounds absolutely amazing! I love the bullet style pen but I’d go for the pump sized instead.

    • admin October 29, 2011 at 3:02 AM

      Hehe the pump has better value but if you decide to get the Ellis holder then you should get the pen too.

  7. Brit October 28, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    I love everything from Ellis Faas so far. I can’t wait to see more reviews from the brand. Also how is the lasting power on the foundation? Does it cake or crease?

    • admin October 29, 2011 at 3:21 AM

      The lasting power is quite well. I have it on for 6 hours and it stayed put the whole time. There was no caking or creasing.

  8. Lyn October 28, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    I think S105 may be my match since I have medium skintone. How many pens can you put in the holder?

    • admin October 29, 2011 at 3:27 AM

      6 non-foundation pens and 1 foundation pen can fit in the holder.


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