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Ellana Minerals Lip & Cheek Gel in Amethyst*

Ellana Minerals - Lip and Cheek Gel - Amethyst

One of the things I was very lucky to try out from Ellana Minerals is their Lip & Cheek Gel* which I got in Amethyst. It comes in this weird pump packaging that always spells trouble for controlling the amount of product you squeeze out. The liquid is quite runny for a gel, though it doesn’t necessarily drip or run like a liquid would.

Ellana Minerals - Lip and Cheek Gel - Amethyst - Spot

Amethyst, though pretty plummy and purple in the bottle, registers like a really warm red. I was a bit surprised, since this looks more like a “ruby” than an amethyst.

Ellana Minerals - Lip and Cheek Gel - Amethyst - Swatch

The texture is quite weird. And like I said, “runny for a gel.” Here’s what happened when I tried to spread out that dot.

Ellana Minerals - Lip and Cheek Gel - Amethyst - Face 2

Like most multi-purpose products, the Lip & Cheek Gel works better as one product and not as both—in this case, it is better for me as a cheek product. Amethyst gives me a pretty, natural flush on the cheeks as thought I’d been working out. On the lips, though, it’s a bit too much of a warm red for me. Plus, like most lip stains that lean red, it makes me look like I’d been drinking the Kool-Aid.

Ellana Minerals - Lip and Cheek Gel - Amethyst - Face

I think I also really just dislike most warm-toned lip colors. And, I mean… I think with good reason.

And now we arrive at the biggest con I’ve found so far… Finger-staining:

Ellana Minerals - Lip and Cheek Gel - Amethyst - Stained Fingers

These are from both hands. It’s quite hard to remove, or at least it takes time to. You’re not going to be sporting red fingertips for days, though I can’t see myself grabbing for this product when I’m rushing out of the house, just because I won’t have time to scrub at least most of the tint off of my hands.

* PR Sample. Ellana Minerals is cruelty-free.

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11 Comments

  1. i have that finger-staining problem with these cheek / lip stains too… but this color looks gorgeous on you! I’ve never even heard of Ellana Minerals!

  2. “Plus, like most lip stains that lean red, it makes me look like I’d been drinking the Kool-Aid.”

    Lol so true! I’ve yet to find a red lip stain that actually looks nice on me. 😛

    The color of Amethyst reminds me of the Body Shop lip & cheek tint!

    • I was about to point out the exact same line on your post. The Kool-Aid comment was hilarious. 😆

      Anyway, it does look great on your cheeks! And I found the product interesting—I hadn’t known about the existence of lip and cheek gels until I read this.

      • Haha, diba Kool Aid talaga?

        Thank you Erika! 🙂 It’s similar to the cheek stain things from The Body Shop, if you’re familiar. That was pretty popular when I was in high school.

    • Diba. 😦 I think my lips are also not in the best condition, which seems like you have to have to get an even stain.

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