Friday, April 4, 2014

AMW Reviews: Ellana Pressed Mineral Foundation (French Vanilla Latte)

Hi AMW Friends!
I'm back from 2 days summit at Sofitel Philippine Plaza For Dove.  It was really liberating and fun to be part of the #IamBeautiful movement.  I'll share more details about my experience soon!

Today, I am sharing my review on one of my favorite brand of mineral foundation!  Ellana! 

After finishing up 3 full sized pot of Ellana Mineral Foundation, I can't seem to remember why I strayed!  Maybe, it is because of the fact that I'm a beauty blogger who gets to review various brand.  But the brand has always been closed to my heart, this brand works for me!

Ellana says ---
Can’t take your sweet time applying loose powders? Do we have something for you! Our Ultimate Pressed Powder foundation combines the convenience of traditional makeup and the skin-friendly benefits of minerals in one compact. It has a light to medium coverage and a matte finish.

 Net Weight: 11g

AMW says ---
  • It's pressed powder!  Very convenient for touch-ups.
  • Better packaging, the illustrations are so pretty!
  • Gives light to medium heavy coverage.
  • Skin looks healthy and bright.  
  • No allergies or skin irritations for me.
  • Has a  matte finish.
  • Non-drying.
  • You have to carry a separate brush or powder puff.
  • You tend to waste a bit of powder if you use a brush.
I missed the swirl, tap and buff but of course, this is very convenient for me to take along during travel!  Ellana Pressed Mineral Foundation works as great as the loose version!  The coverage, effect is really nice so I'm glad they didn't change the quality of their makeup instead, they even improved their packaging!

from Ellana
  • Swirl your kabuki or powder brush on the powder, then shake off the excess. 
  • Apply the foundation on your face in circular, motions to get the best coverage. 
  • Add more layers on problem areas as needed.  
  • This pressed foundation is ideal for oily and troubled skin due to its superior coverage and oil-absorbing properties. It comes in a variety of carefully designed shades to match Asian complexions.
from AMW
  • To prevent powder wastage, use a powder puff or foundation sponge instead during application.
  • For heavier coverage, use patting motion.
  • French Vanilla Latte would work well on MAC NC20-25 skin.
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Mineral powder users who likes the convenience of pressed version.  This works for all skin types even dry skin!

Where to purchase and how much?
Priced at Php650.00 at Ellana website.  I have an affiliate code so you can get 15% off on your purchase.

Related Links 
Ellana Website


Back packaging

French Vanilla Latte is light powder shade with warm tone!
Perfect for those who have yellow undertone.

AMW wearing Ellana Pressed Mineral Foundation in French Vanilla Latte.
No concealer or liquid foundation.  Just pure Ellana!

What's your favorite Ellana product?

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(Product sent by company/PR  for review.  Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


  1. How do we get 15% off on Ellan product purchase?

    1. click on the Ellana banner at the right hand side of this blog! thanks

  2. Is this long lasting? How long will it last until I put up some retouching? Thank you :)


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