Ellana Minerals Eye Cheek Color in Diva
Here's a review on Ellana Mineral Cosmetics in Eye Cheek Color in Diva
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If there's one thing that I hate about Cream Blushes, it's how they would mercilessly erase the layer of foundation and powder layers that I've worked so hard on. They said that the proper and best way to use it is to apply it underneath foundation and makeup, but I find that this technique minimizes its intensity and dewy effect. This is why I use Cream Blushes rarely even if I love the way they give me that natural, hydrated flush.
To tell you frankly, I had no expectations with Ellana's Eye Cheek Color because to me, it's just another cream blush. But I couldn't resist the pretty shade I got so I ended up trying it anyway.
And then I had a Eureka moment. Ellana's cream blush formula is EXACTLY what I'm looking for! It's cream-to-powder and DOES NOT erase my foundation, concealer, and powder!
ELLANA MINERALS EYE CHEEK COLOR IN DIVA IN DETAIL
This product claims to give a long- lasting dewy, sheer, no- makeup effect. It's also formulated to settle efficiently, thus allowing you to blend it onto your skin. Currently, it comes in 3 other shades: Goddess (baby pink), Icon (watermelon pink), and Illusion (coral).
Ellana's products now come in a new packaging that's somewhat reminiscent of The Balm and to some extent, Benefit. The box feels sturdy yet so light and thin, and seals with a magnetic closure, although dimension is pretty huge. The labels tend to chip off easily though, but that's just me being nitpicky!
More about this favorite Ellana product of mine after the jump!
The pan is huge and comparable to the size of Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge. I noticed a crack on the product (I think you can see it) so I believe I'd be seeing that often when the product starts to age. Well at least I know that the product doesn't contain synthetic binders, which makes it perfect for my 'gentle makeup only' days.
I got a lil' darker from my El Nido trip so product swatches would appear a lil' darker than they are. Diva is actually a Rose Bronze shade with gold frosting. It's very pigmented, has no fragrance, and blending is such a breeze. It's a lil' hard at first so you'd have to warm it up with a finger to soften up the texture. It settles into a powdery finish almost instantly and truly, you can blend it according to your own pace! Coverage is even and it just sits on top of your skin (but naturally), and I think this is the secret why this product does not erase the other layers of makeup along with the powder finish.
My application technique: I join my ring and middle finger together, rub them on the cream blush to loosen up the texture, pat the color onto my cheeks up to the temples, clean up the residue from my fingers, and then blend the product upwards.
ELLANA MINERALS EYE CHEEK COLOR IN DIVA IN ACTION
Diva is such a flattering shade on morenas. The bronze tone enhances any tan and has contouring effects to boot, and the rose hue adds a subtle, fresh tint to my cheeks. Methinks it will add a bit of warmth on fairer skin tones too. The frost finish, however, tends to highlight enlarged pores so as much as possible, I do not apply it near my nose. Shades are limited and seems to me that they all have the same finish, so I hope they'd release matte versions and more shades very soon. It lasts for up to four hours on my combination-oily (and sometimes, plain oily) skin provided that I set it with an oil- absorbing setting powder. On extremely oily skin, it may last a little less. It fades considerably at the end of the day, at least on me so maybe it could improve a little on the wear time department. Nonetheless, I love the formulation of this product because it allows me to use cream blush just the way I want it (and that is after my base products) and it's super duper affordable!
ELLANA MINERALS EYE CHEEK COLOR IN DIVA RATING
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