Ellis Faas: Makeup Artist

When training as a makeup artist, you look for inspiration from the best artists around. Ellis Faas happens to be one of those makeup artists, whose career spans both beauty and fashion.

Ellis Faas pursued photography after graduation from high school, during which she would use herself as a model, transforming her looks using makeup. It was during these studies that she realized her love for makeup was ever increasing. Although she enjoyed photography, Ellis Faas pursued makeup artistry and enrolled in Christian Chauveau’s Technical School of Artistic Makeup in Paris. After that, she began working regularly as a makeup artist, landing work in both magazines and movies. She also gained international notoriety, after a collaboration with photographer Mario Testino, which led to work across the globe.

Credit: Ellis Faas

Ellis Faas’ work has graced the pages of publications such as Harpers Bazaar and W Magazine. She has also remained a staple in the fashion world working on campaigns for Giorgio Armani, Chanel and Yves Saint-Laurent. She has also worked with top models, photographers and designers. Additionally, Vogue Paris called her “One of the most influential makeup artists of her generation.”

Ellis Faas Cosmetics

In 2009, Ellis Faas launched her beauty line, which is available in the US at stores such as Sephora, Neiman Marcus, and Nigels Beauty Emporium. The product line is cruelty-free and is aimed to enhance your best features by using colors that exist naturally in the body. The makeup line includes foundations, lipsticks, concealers, blush, and mascara. Most of the products come in a pen format, for easy application. (see www.ellisfaas.com)

The makeup work of Ellis Faas is phenomenal and stunning, and as a makeup artist, I can only hope to achieve the level of success that she has gained over the years. The work of Ellis Faas can be seen on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ellisfaascosmetics.


Credit: Ellisfaas.com (Ellis Red)
Credit: Ellisfaas.com



Susan Carabello


Susan Carabello is a makeup artist from the Philadelphia area. Her experience includes Runway, Editorial, Bridal and more.

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