Do you love cream blushes? Looking for a great bronzer and blush duo, which also happens to be a great lip product too? Then let me introduce to you this lovely product from Ellana Mineral Cosmetics...
Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Lip and Cheek Duo Palette in Celebrity and Diva
This palette is worth Php 460.00.
It's housed in this beautiful compact with an illustration by Soleil Ignacio. This has a mirror and I like that it isn't bulky so it's easy to fit it in your vanity bag. And in case you are wondering, it doesn't come in an applicator.
Labels at the bottom of the packaging
I bought this because I've read some great reviews on this product and my sister, Trace, mentioned that she wants the Diva shade. She's still in Australia though but I'm planning on visiting her this year so I'll let her try this one first then I'll buy her a new one if she'll like it. :)
The cool, bold pink shade is Celebrity while the warm, metallic bronze is Diva.
They are so vibrant and pigmented! I got those intense colors in just one swatch! They have a buttery smooth texture that is so easy to spread whether on the lips or on the cheeks. It feels light on skin too. I don't feel like I added any sticky creams on my cheeks which I encountered in some cream blushes I've tried before.
Celebrity on my lips
Diva on my lips
They look gorgeous as lip products. Celebrity would be great for an everyday wear. Pair it with a thick eye liner and you will look pretty and chic! Diva, on the other hand, would definitely help achieve that Bronze Goddess look!
And here's how it looks like on my cheek.
Left picture: Without any product
Right picture: Applied Diva as bronzer
I used Diva as contour to add definition to my face. It is sort of close to my color so it's not too visible and I don't really want to over-bronze myself, especially since the weather now is a bit cold. Anyway, you can still achieve a bronzier look because the shades are buildable and blending is uber easy too!
Applied Celebrity on the cheek
Celebrity gave my cheek a bright, rosy glow! You can also control the intensity of the shade very easily. You can use either your fingers of a stippling brush for these products. I find using the fingers easier though.
I love the finish of both shades. They give a dewy look which looks so natural on my face. My concern though is my oily face and that it doesn't last very long on me (Celebrity lasts longer compared to Diva but I think it is because the color is bolder). What I do is I tap a translucent powder on my cheeks with a Kabuki brush. Don't worry about caking because I haven't encountered any of that when I use them with powder on top. The powder will surely help with the lasting power of the product but it can take away the dewy finish. But it is a price I am willing to pay so that I can retain the rosy glow for a longer time. :)
And those are my thoughts on the Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Lip and Cheek Duo Palette in Celebrity and Diva. Let me know your thoughts on the palette!
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