ELLIS FAAS Light in Green Gold ($42) is as gaudy as it gets or extremely cool. I doubt there's an in-between. You'll either love it or think it's unwearable, and your skin tone will probably be a factor in your opinion.
ELLIS FAAS Light in Green Gold (#E302) is "more than just a highlighter. This liquid color dries upon application
and gives the illusion of having a small metallic sheet on the eyelid. Because the particles in the product are so fine, it will appear from a
distance that the shiny texture is oily or wet, even though it dries to
a perfectly smooth finish. You won't feel any stickiness on the
eyelids, and the expert formula won't crease." Indeed, once it sets, its there for the duration, although I can't vouch for the "perfectly smooth finish."
ELLIS FAAS recommends that you use the brush to paint on the Light over any ELLIS FAAS eye
shadow, even though it can also be used on its own. For the strongest
effect of metallic intensity, let the Light dry where you have painted
it on the eyelid. For a more subtle effect, dab it with your finger
before the Light has dried completely. I found neither method satisfactory. If you try it, place a dab in your palm, apply it with a synthetic brush (like Bobbi Brown's touch-up brush), and work quickly.
The best swatches of Light you'll find online are at the ELLIS FAAS Web site. That's where they say you can use the five shades of Light "in combination with Creamy or Milky Eyes to give infinite possibilities to play with shadow and light - exactly what applying makeup is all about." I'll withhold judgement on that. I recently purchased those too, but wasn't impressed with the colors (for once, I'm returning something).
I doubt I'll wear Green Gold outside the house and may eventually give it away. It's too bold for my pale face. The color is intriguing, though, so it can stay awhile. What do you think? Is this a love it or leave it shade in your opinion?
Photo at top courtesy of Sephora; other photos by Best Things in Beauty