I love makeup. I always have and always will. There’s just something about how your face can be a canvas and beautifully comes alive with a few strokes of brush and some blush. I remember how I would play with makeup as a child. Okay, I also ate the lip gloss but I survived didn’t I? Or else I wouldn’t be telling you about this make up brand that you should definitely check out: Ellana Mineral Cosmetics.
Nice name right? Ellana means “light” or “bright” in Greek origin and it is exactly what the people behind the brand believe make up should be, light and easy on the skin.
I was so excited when my package full of goodies from Ellana arrived. I just couldn’t wait to try them out! My hands trembled as I ripped the packaging open (yes I do get this way when new stuff arrives) and voila! All the make up necessities you could want and need. I would like to put emphasis on the word “necessities” because these are things that your make up kit shouldn’t be without.
So what was inside the package you ask? Well it had Cucumber Melon Makeup Brush Cleaner (Php 400) , Strawberry Vanilla Lip Scrub (Php 299), Amethyst Lip & Cheek Gel (Php Php 299), Let’s Make it Last Makeup Primer (Php 499) , and their Radiant Mineral Concealer Foundation (Php 499). Really cool products I must say. And so I proceeded to try each and every one of them.
First up was the Cucumber Melon Makeup Brush Cleaner. I decided to try it on my brushes from Suesh. Mmm..it smells so good! If I didn’t know it was for brushes, I would have sprayed it on my skin. It’s really easy to use too. You just have to spray it directly onto the brush and wipe it on a tissue or towel until it dries. It also dries really fast and contains Tea Tree Extracts.
Now for the fun part. In order to test run my new makeup essentials, I decided to go on a makeover.
To start my makeover, I opted to exfoliate my lips. Yes my lips! Okay I know I’m into makeup but I must admit, it was my first time to know that lip scrubs exist. This added to my excitement to try the product and I am glad its from Ellana. Their lip scrub came in Strawberry Vanilla and is best for dry and flaking lips A.K.A. mine. You just have to apply it on your lips in gentle circular motions then wipe off with a tissue.
After cleansing, toning and moisturizing my skin, I went on to try their Let’s Make It Last Makeup Primer. Who wouldn’t want to make good things last right? Especially if they are as good as new makeup (wee!). Now upon trying Ellana’s Liquid Primer, I asked my mom how I looked. I didn’t tell her I put something on. She said my skin seems to have a certain glow to it, like I had powder on. “Did you put powder?” she asked. Wow, nice effect! I also noticed how it made my skin smoother. Another thing that I like about it is that it does have a powdery feel on my hands instead of the usual oily that I get from primers.
And now the product that I have been waiting to try since the package full of Ellana goodies arrived…their Mineral Concealer Foundation! I got it in the shade Radiant which is light with warm tones and it turned out to be perfect for my skin! I also like how it spread easily and evenly across my skin. This is a really important factor for me.
Thank God for Ellana and their two-in-one products! The next and last product that I tried was Ellana’s Lip & Cheek Gel in Amethyst. I tried it on my lips and cheeks and all I can say is this, boy did that product last all day. It also gave me that natural looking, dash of color that I wanted and my friends noticed! The Lip & Cheek Gel also has soothing Aloe Vera Extracts and moisturizes the skin. You just have to pump a small amount out of the tiny bottle and it goes a looong way. It’s a nice alternative to the usual blush and lipstick/lip gloss.
I am pretty convinced that Ellana is here to cover all my beauty needs. I am really happy to have discovered this brand. The look that I got afterwards was so nice and fresh. Its was certainly like my face came alive with the right amount and combination of color. I love how they incorporated natural ingredients and how the products worked well on my skin. Ellana Mineral Cosmetics is definitely a must try makeup brand that your makeup or kikay kit shouldn’t miss out on!
ELLANA MINERAL COSMETICS
Phone: +63 2 986 6221
Mobile: +63 917 502 62 04 / +63 922 898 32 64
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