As some of may know i used to really be into mineral make up. until of course i discovered bb creams and how convenient and easy they are to use, being the all in one foundation, sunblock, moisturizer that they are. one of the things that made it easy for me to turn from mineral makeup is the mess another is how my face just eats it up. no mineral foundation has lasted on my face more than 6hours. one of those that did last on my face was ellana's. BUT THE ONE THING that keeps me using the mineral eye shadows in my video tutorials and what keeps me interested in mineral eye shadows is the fact that they do not expire another is that they have never creased on me, ever. stila and revlon eye shadows do crease on me but ellana's multi purpose minerals / eye shadows have never creased on me. on my lids, i don't have to use a lid primer.
so i still check up on ellana minerals. not only is it asian, it's filipino. i'll be interested in ellana minerals for a while to come. so i received their newest catalogue. ah so i haven't checked them out in a while. for me a great deal of their stuff is new.
their foundation...check out their site http://www.ellanaminerals.com/ and check out if they still send sample sachets of their foundation(s). that's how i got to try them as well. they're also at SM Mega Mall and SM Makati at the hypermart area every weekend. so you can buy their foundation in sample jars.
i've reviewed their products such as their finishing powder and primer and for me their espreso con panna is one of the best finishing powders i've tried.
their mineral stick concealer has been reviewed around the blog world and it's worth trying out.
i've got two of their blushes, my fave of the two is fetish. it's like bubble gum pink that's salmony pinky peach that just gives my complexion a nice flush. it lasts on my face too, and it's great to use as a setting powder for a cream blush.
i'm not into bronzing so but ey, i like that mineral tinted cream blush, nice simple packaging, LOL i'm liable to use that as chap stick if i'm too sleepy in the morning LOL
ah the mineral eye shadows...the bottom pix and my video tutorials show how i use these shadows and love them. they're very pigmented and easy to apply and i hardly need a lid primer as they are very pigmented and vivid and never crease on my lids.
their other stuff, a couple of bloggers attest to how very effective their brush cleaner is, but i just use my jergens antibac hand wash to clean my synthetic brushes and johnson's baby shampoo for my horse and sable haired brushes.
i've seen these at the hypermart, the prices are competitve. and you can check them out at their website.
wow, may fragrances na rin sila ngayon.
i've reviewed three of their brushes. what's memorable to me is their eyeliner brush. i love that. the stems are too long for the three brushes i have (the eyeliner, crease, and pencil brush), but overall, the synthetic brush is better for cream products, so i use other brushes for their mineral shadows.
kewl now they have these, too.
the brushes i have, the eye shadows, the finishing powder and the mineral primer. and oh a lip scrub.
i hope the prices of ellana's products remain competitive or cheaper than most makeup brands. the other filipino brand, vmv hypoallergenic, is brand worth investing in, especially their armada line, but naturally, the inclination will be for products that are more affordable and just as effective or even more so.
kudos to ellana minerals and have a great Christmas season ^_^
LOL here's my old review of the products i have from ellana minerals... ang ikli pa ng hair ko ^_^