I received the best email ever, a few days ago! Ellis Faas made a book. I’ve always been interested in “learning the basics” from beauty book staples by artists like Bobbi Brown and Kevyn Aucoin, but this is just on a whole other level of excitement for me. I’ve been such a big fan of Ellis Faas products—love at first swipe!—but I’m even moreso in love with her approach to makeup, and the progression of her story, coming from a photography background.
Ellis Faas: On the Edge of Beauty
while adopting traditional tools and techniques of the trade, she attempts to transcend the industry’s restrictions, the idealised sense of perfection and the tendency towards global uniformity.
to this end she makes use, in turn, of visual exaggeration, irony, surrealism, distortion and fantasy. by investigating the relationship between the everyday and the extraordinary, she creates her own spectacular vision that casts a new light on the familiar, established aesthetics.
the 64-page book on the edge of beauty presents an example of ellis faas’ multifaceted work as a make up expert and artist; an audacious and imaginative visual adventure, that challenges the status quo, sparks creativity, and provides inspiration on the daring and innovative world of beauty.”
ellis faas – on the edge of beauty
makeup and photography ellis faas
64 pages – copyright © 2009-2015
official launch date: march 28 at the makeup show los angeles
rest of the world: march 29
retails at € 17.50 / US$ 20.00 / £ 13.00
I’m not sure where to get this just yet, but I emailed to ask and I’ll update you once I know. Can you imagine wearing these looks in real life?! I want to believe in that kind of world, but I can’t haha. Thankfully, we can live vicariously through books!
Update: Ordering Information
On the Edge of Beauty is available on EllisFaas.com. I’ve ordered off their website previously with no issues re: shipping and transacting. 🙂
Also at The Makeup Show in LA is a beauty exhibition of Ellis’ work. Here’s an awesome interview from Vogue France:
Do you continue to practice the art of the selfie?
I still sometimes take self-portraits, but only for press or to illustrate articles, I’m bored of my face. Selfies are all over the place and I find it very narcissistic. If I take one, then it is with the people I love and for my own memories, not to be shared with the world.