I’m really loving Ellana Minerals.
The only problem is, I still can’t figure out which shade I am with their pressed mineral foundation!
The first shade I bought was their Chai Tea Latte which is supposedly for light, cool-toned complexion. The problem is, I (think) am warm-toned.
Because I felt that the Chai Tea Latte shade looked slightly wrong and a tad bit too light on my face, I ended up ordering the Hazelnut Latte shade after trying out the sample I got along with my purchase of their Blush Duo in Kitten/Peach Passion.
After trying out the Hazelnut Latte shade in pressed, I feel that the shade might be too dark naman! Argh.
The Hazelnut Latte in loose form seems to be lighter than the one in pressed form. It could be because of the binder they use? I’m not so sure why.
When I really think about it, both shades actually work on me after the powder has fully settled on my face and has blended with my skin’s natural oils.
But is that even possible?!
I’m super tempted to buy the Hazelnut Latte in loose form but I’ve just spent so much already that I feel kind of bad spending again and the shade might be wrong.
Maybe next month! For now, I’ll just make do with both shades.
I read somewhere online that some makeup artists use 2 shades of foundation for a more dimensional look. You use a darker shade of foundation on the outer area of your face, while you use a lighter shade on the inner areas (T-zone, eyes).
Augh. My face is really weird sometimes!
There are days when my face looks lighter, and then there are days when I look more tanned than usual.
I’m also wondering whether the powder is interacting with my moisturizer as the foundation shades look different when I use regular Physiogel Cream compared to when using the Physiogel AI Cream version.
I know I’m not acidic so it’s definitely not oxidation. Ah, well.
Shade-problem aside, I’m really loving Ellana Minerals Pressed Foundation Powder for the following reasons:
- The coverage and finish is amazing. I love how smooth it makes my skin look and it doesn’t feel heavy on my face at all.
- Easily accessible as I can buy it online.
- Price is quite affordable.
- It doesn’t make me break out, so it’s great for sensitive skin.
- Convenient to bring around and less messy compared to it’s loose counterpart. Not a big fan of loose powder, actually, so I’m really happy they made pressed versions now.
I really wish Ellana Minerals would become available somewhere near here in the south of the Metro! Like in Alabang Town Center or SM Southmall. Then I can just drive over, swatch the shades and figure out my perfect shade instead of buying online and hoping that I’d hit the jackpot.
Have you tried Ellana Minerals yet? Which products have you tried? :)