Remember when mineral cosmetics was like the IT makeup back in 2009? I do. One local brand became a cult favorite of mine when it comes to mineral cosmetics.
I still remember spending about an hour at Ellana's stall in SM Megamall thinking which eyeshadow to get etc etc. For their blushers, I was loyal to one particular shade: Flirtation. I accumulated about 4 pots of that blush and I kept the last one because I thought Ellana has stopped production over the years. That's why I was so ecstatic when they made a comeback last 2014! It was definitely a revamp!
from powder blush to compact blush. Neat!
When I saw Ellana's improved products, I knew I had to have Flirtation. I've hoped before that they should come up with compact version and I'm glad it finally materialised! However, Ellana came up with blush duos which is okay, too. At least I get to try another blush shade.
Look how pretty the shades are! Flirtation on the left. Fetish on the right. I am impressed that they are not that powdery. I hate it when something compact is powdery. It's a waste of product.
Here's a swatch os the blushes. Flirtation is described as strawberry pink while Fetish is described as cotton candy pink. The entire blush is also described as sheer. Trust me though, Flirtation is not sheer. It's actually very pigmented that you only need one or two swipes to get the blushing pink that you like. As for Fetish, now, this is the sheer one. It's very light on my face that I think it's better off used as a highlighter. I tried taking a photo of myself with Fetish on but I can't seem to make it appear on the camera.
Here are two photos below using Flirtation on my cheeks. Love how it looks natural on my face. As I've said, Flirtation is pigmented so apply it lightly on your cheeks for that blushing look.
The plan for this post was to take a photo of the compact blush with its loose powder version but I forgot! Maybe on another post. I think that the loose powder version is more pigmented than the compact one. But once you get the hang of this shade, it will be as easy as counting 1-2-3 (singing Sia's Chandelier)!
Oh yes, in case you don't know it yet mineral cosmetics do not have an expiration date! So, it's okay to hoard!
This compact blush duo retails for PhP499 and it available at The Ramp and Cinderella. It can also be purchased from Ellana's website.
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