Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ellana Minerals Powder Blushes in Doll, Fulfillment & Bliss

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What the Label Says

Soft-toned powder blushes that are easy to blend, with a light formula that gives you a dusting of color that instantly livens up your complexion, with a healthy rosy glow how it works: *Vitamin E for cell regeneration and moisturizing * Fragrance-free, Paraben-free

Comes in a broad selection of shades
 What I got:
FULFILLMENT (Watermelon peach with gold satin finish)

DOLL (Light pink peach with sheer gold finish)

Available in 1g & 2.5 grams

1g - P 100.00
2.5 grams - P 180.00


DOLL (swatched heavily to make it show up on my wrist) Looks best with fairer skin tones
FULFILLMENT ( a very pretty peachy pink shade, my favorite!) looks very close to NARS Super Orgasm, minus the glitter
BLISS (an old shade. now discontinued. this looks scary when swatched but is really beautiful on my olive skin when lightly applied.) Best for medium-deep skin tones.
I love Ellana Minerals. Their Intensive Cover Mineral Foundation in Toffee Mocha is one of my HGs.  The first blush i ever got from them 2 years ago was Bliss (now discontinued). It is still in my makeup stash until now and is still in perfect condition. I have included it in this review as a comparison with the 2 other newer blushes. Doll belongs to their newer shades. Fulfillment is by far my favorite among all Ellana blushes i've tried.

The Good
- pigmentation is crazy! you only need a teeny amount on your brush to give a pop of color on your cheeks. apply too much and you'll look like a clown 
- a little goes a long way. it will take you forever to finish a 2.5gram tub. 
- texture is velvety smooth
- affordable
- excellent staying power, mine stays on the entire day 

The Bad
- can be messy. make sure the lid is tightly closed lest it wrecks havoc on your makeup kit (happened to me twice with my Ellana Minerals Bronzer)
- since it's crazily pigmented, there's a very high risk of over application
- use a high density blush brush when applying mineral blushes (i use a kabuki brush)
- tap tap tap. make sure to tap off your brushes to remove excess blush before applying it to your face
- what i do is i put a small amount of the powder blush on the cap and swirl my brush in the cap, then tap off any excess.

Final Verdict
Great color payoff and texture for the price.

What's your favorite Ellana Minerals Blush?

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