Review & Swatches: Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E114

Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E114

Availability: Sephora, Ellis Faas
Price: $36.00

Company’s Description

Ellis has tested hundreds of eye shadows over the course of her career, and the moment she tried the formula of what has become ELLIS FAAS Creamy Eyes, she fell in love with its velvety texture. With its quick-drying properties and special blend of flower and coffee extracts, Creamy Eyes provides coverage without heaviness.

Ellis Faas has recently released 7 new shades of its Creamy Eyes–a cream eye shadow that comes in a bullet-like pen. This review is for the shade E115, which is a deep purple with burgundy micro-shimmers.

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Packaging: 7.5/10

I give the Creamy Eyes packaging thumbs up for its nifty, unique packaging. The material is made of silver, metal-like plastic in a bullet-shaped pen. The bases twist to push product into the brush applicator.

But the applicator was stiff, and pressing the bristles only loosened them up slightly. My biggest problem with this product was that the cream would dry up inside of the brush. The first time this happened, I couldn’t get any new product to come out of the brush. I twisted the base over and over (not realizing the dried shadow was blocking the opening in the packaging) and the product eventually oozed out of the sides of the tube. After realizing what had happened and after getting the packaging to work properly again, I had to wash the bristles to remove the old product. Now, I have to either wipe down the brush after use (this removes the product and prevents it from drying) or wash the brush or remove the dried product right before the next use.

It’s hard to control how much product you expose through the bristles. And unless you use up all the product on the brush each use, you’ll have to deal with the problem of the shadow drying up.

Quality: 8.75/10

The Creamy Eyes shadows have a thin, gel-cream formula. Unless the product has dried up (discussed above) the formula spreads easily over the lid and also layers effectively.

E114 is a dark plum with micro-shimmers that don’t really show up on the skin. The color has strong pigmentation that keeps its strength through the blending process.

Unlike with the shade E116, I get mixed results when using E114. I’ve found that using a thicker layer of the product actually makes it more crease-resistant. The several times I’ve tested this shade with a thin layer, it has begun to crease within the first hour of wear. You get the best results by applying a primer first, then applying a couple of layers of the color. Used in this manner, the shadow will resist creasing for at least 5-6 hours.

Ease of Use: 8.25/10

On first use, E114 spread easily over the skin and blended nicely. But subsequent uses have taken a lot of time because of the process of removing the dried product from the bristles. You also need to be more cautious in application and blending since this is a dark color.

Price: 6/10

For $36.00 you get 0.085 ounces of product. This is quite a small amount of product for the price.

Final Grade

Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes Box Packaging

Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes Packaging

Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes Packaging

Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E114

Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes Applicator

Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E114 Applicator

Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E114 Swatch


Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone,Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica Dimethyl Silyate, Stearyl Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Cera Alba, Dicalcium Phosphate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate. May Contain [+/-] Ci77891, Ci77491, Ci77492, Ci77499, Ci77007, Ci75470, Ci77742, Ci77510, Ci77288, Ci77289, Ci19140, Ci42090

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5 Responses to Review & Swatches: Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E114

  1. Lisa B. says:

    That packaging issue seems to come up a lot from other reviews I’ve read…that’s why I asked about the other shade…

    • Allura says:

      It’s not a problem with the other shade, at least not for me, which is why I didn’t mention it in that review.

      • Lisa B. says:

        It’s really too bad, since I like color of E114 better than E116! I wonder if there’s some difference in the formula of the shadow that causes it, or if it’s a problem with the basic design/packaging.

      • Lisa B. says:

        Do you have any ideas?

        • Allura says:

          I can only guess, since I don’t have multiple of the same color. I don’t know if it’s just a fluke with the packaging or particular to the color.

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