Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ellana Mineral Primer/ Finishing Powder in White Chocolate Sheer Velvet

Since I’ve been hearing raves about this high definition powder from Ellana, I did not pass the opportunity to try one when I last visited their booth at SM Makati. I was about to buy the medium jar (4g jar) but the SA told me it is out of stock so I decided to get the 1g sample jar.

Oil control with product is really good but I find it too drying if I put it all over my face. So what I do is put it just on my T-zone and I leave the rest of my face with just my foundation.

I also noticed one thing when I once used it to set my MAC Studio Finish concealer for my undereyes. It makes the color of the concealer warmer, hence making it more obvious. So I did not use it as finishing powder from then on. I also noticed that when I use this as finishing powder, my foundation appears chalky instead of airbrushed.

The verdict: For a Mineral Primer, I think it is good because it effectively controls shine but I wouldn’t recommend it as a Finishing Powder because it alters the color of my makeup when ideally, it should not.


  1. nice review sis.

    im planning to get a primer from ellana also.

  2. Thanks for reviewing this! I've been looking for a good finishing powder and was planning to get from Ellana. Good thing I saw this review.:)

  3. hello sis. naku i bought this also a few days ago. we have the same feeling for this product.. i dont like it as a finishing powder too. parang may mali kasi haha. i haven't tried it as a primer though. :)

    oh i followed your site too :) see u around!

  4. i love this! i use this all the time to control the oilies of the models i work with. It's just great. though it doesn't alter mine. I use a stippling brush instead of a any brush. :)

  5. Great review. I read about this powder in a magazine and I was wondering where I could get it. THANKS! :)