Ellana Pressed Mineral Blush Duo/Contouring Bronzer in Light Roast/Butter Rum Coffee Review
Here's a review on Ellana Pressed Mineral Blush Duo/Contouring Bronzer in Light Roast/Butter Rum Coffee.
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: The Ramp at Crossings; Ellana Minerals Online
I just read that UP Diliman will officially start its school year this year henceforth on August and will end on May, and I can't help but let out a huge "ROOOAARRR!" Wish I'm still a student now! *sobs
I favor this major change because June and July are typhoon seasons in the country and based on experience, I've wasted so much school days due to the intense rain and flood that happen during these months. Wish they thought of that during my time so I didn't have to attend a lot of Saturday make- up classes lol. Well, on the brighter side, at least my summer schedule will be the same-it would equally suck as well to hit the beach on rainy June and July, if I were a student. :p If there's one school that should totally shift their school calendar to August, it should be UST!
But not all schools have followed this calendar change yet, so if your classes will still start on June and you're already looking for makeup items to buy for College, I would suggest Ellana because it's an affordable brand and I'm going to introduce everyone to their Blush Duo today.
ELLANA PRESSED MINERAL BLUSH DUO/CONTOURING BRONZER IN LIGHT ROAST/BUTTER RUM COFFEE IN DETAIL
Ellana's blush duo comes with two complimenting colors for you to highlight, contour, and add a fresh touch of color to your cheeks. The duos have varying finishes ranging from matte, shimmer, and satin.
My detailed review and swatches after the break!
The pans are pretty huge enough so I say they're worth P450.00, but I just find that they're not as pressed in the pan as I wanted 'em to be, and methinks it won't survive a harsh fall.
TOP: Highlighter, Light Roast- a cream shade with a slightly shimmery matte finish
BOTTOM: Blush/Contouring Powder, Butter Rum Coffee- a mid tone brown shade with a matte finish
This duo is more for contouring. Texture is a lil' chalky and there's fallout during usage, but pigmentation is surprisingly good. Despite the chalky texture, it's not at all hard to blend on the skin. It has no scent as well. Coverage may look a lil' powdery though so be sure to buff it onto your skin until you achieve a natural- looking coverage.
ELLANA PRESSED MINERAL BLUSH DUO/CONTOURING BRONZER IN LIGHT ROAST/BUTTER RUM COFFEE IN ACTION
One layer of Butter Rum Coffee
This shade actually reminds me of Snoe's Contouring Powder in Walnut. It looks fairly decent on warm skin tone and since it has a pinkish undertone to it, methinks it will be a favorable contouring shade for those with pink undertones and fair skin.
One layer of Light Roast on my apples, bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead
This highlighter looks very natural and the touch of gold complimented my skin tone so well, but this is the most pigmented highlighter I've ever seen-if you don't apply it gradually and buff it properly, it'll just sit on top of your face. I use a small powder brush to apply it.
Staying power is okay-lasts around 2 hours before I see a slight fading with the intensity. It's mineral makeup so we can't expect it to last for more than 6 hours unlike traditional makeup, especially the long- wearing ones! Texture is slightly creamy so methinks it will suit those with dry skin. Suits oily skin too because I didn't feel that the texture of the powder aggravated my oiliness in any way. :) Overall, it's nice for its price and since formula is gentle, it'll keep you looking pretty in class without worrying that it will clog your pores. :)
ELLANA PRESSED MINERAL BLUSH DUO/CONTOURING BRONZER IN LIGHT ROAST/BUTTER RUM COFFEE RATING
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