I hate to admit it, but I jumped on the mineral make up bandwagon. How could I not, given the fact that I am a self-appointed cosmetic guinea pig? When I decided to try out mineral make up two years ago, I scoped out different brands. I wanted to try Bare Minerals but the brand was not available locally at that time. I did find a handful of local brands but it was only Ellana Minerals that appealed to me because of their wide range of products.
Ever since I sampled some of their stuff, I was hooked. Their make up goes on real smooth, is easy to blend and a little goes a long way - no kidding! I love the fact that my sensitive skin did not react to any of their products and did not breakout either. Another plus: their products are more affordable compared to most cosmetics out there, without compromising quality. No brainer, right?
Here are a few of my must-haves (I'll be blogging about the rest in the future):
Hush is a matte nude multipurpose powder which I use as an eyeshadow and love because it goes with everything. Most of the time, I use it without any other eyeshadow color - it looks fantastic coupled with Ethereal, their black multipurpose powder I use as eyeliner.
Revive is a wonderful undereye concealer. It's salmon colored (it doesn't look it in this picture but it's a lot more orangey in person) and works well in lightening my super dark undereye circles. In fact, it's done a better job compared to the other cream and liquid concealers I've tried.
Because I suffer from rosacea and have broken capillaries, I can't do without this green color corrector called Innocence. It won't totally hide everything but putting this under my foundation makes it less obvious and that makes a world of difference.
Anyway, my Ellana Minerals Christmas catalogue arrived in the mail the other day and I haven't had time to carefully go through it just yet. I'm pretty sure once I do, some of their stuff will end up on my Holiday Wishlist.
photo courtesy of Ellana Minerals