Friday, November 29, 2013

Poreless Perfection with Ellana Minerals

When I heard that Ellana Minerals was re-launching, I couldn't contain my excitement! You can ask every beauty blogger, they'd tell you that Ellana was their first mineral makeup brand. Back in 2006, mineral makeup was all the rage as it was deemed safer and more compatible with sensitive skin. Ellana was proudly a local brand, and I've been to their showroom in West Avenue several times just to swatch and restock on my mineral powders.

If you're new to mineral makeup, you should know that Ellana Minerals is made of high cosmetic grade pigments, it's paraben-free, oil-free, does not contain unnecessary fillers, binders, and fragrance, and free from unhealthy nano particles.

Last week's blogger launch was held at Rastro in Burgos Circle where we were given a peek at the new reformulated line with packaging illustrated by top Pinay illustrator, Soleil. *Kira faints*

I always found loose powders somewhat cumbersome to bring around, so I mostly left my Ellana powder at home and touched up mid-day with another product. Good thing the awesome folks at Ellana decided to repackage some of our favorites and encased them in compacts! Woohoo!

Soleil's illustrations are so pretty and full of life!

Okay, apart from the makeup I was also terribly giddy to meet Soleil Ignacio because I secretly stalk her on Instagram. Well, it's not so secret now, haha, as I actually told her at the launch that I stalk her everyday (how embarrassing). Soleil is one of the country's top lifestyle illustrators. Louis Vuitton, Ayala Malls, and several prestigious magazines have commissioned her work.

And so, I just had to have a photo! Thank you, Liz, for introducing me :)

Okay back to swatching ;) 

blush and concealer -- so pigmented!
Ellana Minerals defined:

Intensive Blend Loose Foundation (P460/ P330 for the refill)
The Intensive Blend is ideal for oily and troubled skin due to its superior coverage and oil-absorbing properties.
Translucent high-definition powder that sinks seamlessly into any skin tone, smoothening and prepping skin.
11 coffee-inspired shades with a velvet finish, now in a convenient compact for easy transport.
A powerful combination that moisturizes as it conceals unevenness and fine lines.
Illuminating coverage that blots out the shine while enhancing a natural glow.

We were all invited to try the new makeup and I was given a full-sized pot to take home! I shall review it soon.

my event partner, Donna (hehe)
very pretty Bea and Krissy
Congratulations to the Ellana team! :)

For more information, visit
You may find the brand in The Ramp Trinoma, Shangri-La, and Crossings.


  1. Kira, when are you going to update your other blog. Dev,from the United states

  2. Hey Devon! Sorry for the lack of updates. The crabs are doing well, will try to update over Christmas break :)

  3. I Love the For the love of Hermit Crabs blog.

  4. Thank you so much! I've been so busy with work, plus the crabs are all getting along. No more drama, hence the lack of posts.

  5. I found your blog while doing research on hermitcrabs becuase I won some at a fair in June. I have one that has been alive since the fair, the other a new one it died and got a new one,nervous for obvious reasons.the survivor is named Pincher and I think I'm going to call the new one, Casper,for he is friendly