All posts tagged: filipino cosmetics

Poreless Perfection: Ellana Minerals Re-Launch

I went to the Ellana Minerals Re-Launch last week, which was held at Rastro in Burgos Circle. Many thanks to Liz for inviting me. 🙂 I am afflicted with terrible shyness, so I was relieved x 1000 when I was seated next to Tellie, Tina, Shari, Bea, as well as new friend Yuki! Ellana Minerals is a local brand that has recently changed their look. They are re-launching it with packaging featuring Manila’s top lifestyle illustrator, Soleil Ignacio. You may have seen her illustrations grace the likes of Trinoma, Giordano Philippines, and Meg Magazine. See more of Soleil’s work here. Ellana’s new look—and new product offerings—redefines dependable daily wear. She made a total of five illustrations, which makes me want to catch them all. 😀 Ellana Minerals has been around for quite a while, but I never really got around to checking out their products. While I feature “traditional” makeup products here, I absolutely love using mineral makeup from time to time, though I primarily use mineral foundation these days. My Holy Grail foundation is …

Quickie: Snoe Beauty’s Let it B with WasaB BB Cream

I didn’t really need another face base, let alone two! But let me explain. It all started with soap. My sister wanted me to get her some soap from Snoe Beauty, but I am such a hermit that I ended up buying it online, which is dangerous territory for someone like me because I end up buying other things. Anyway, long story short, I got curious about Let it B with WasaB, a BB Cream. Let it B with WasaB anti-oxidant BB Cream fortified with Wasabi Extract contains a potent mixture of Calcium, Vitamin C, Potassium, Antimicrobial properties and more! It can promote oxygenation of cellular tissues as well as strengthen your skin’s defenses against free radical damage. Tested at SPF 30++. I wanted to try other variants, but this was the cheapest one I was interested in at Php 499. The reason why I have two is because they accidentally sent me the wrong shade (Warm Honey instead of Perfect Beige) and the customer service was awesome because I got it the day after …

Snoe Beauty: Poudre Phenomenon

The other item I got from Snoe Beauty was the Poudre Phenomenon, a “pore erasing HD powder.” I didn’t get the seemingly more popular Poudre Extroadinaire, which is a “loose finishing skin care powder,” because I thought it was a loose foundation and I didn’t really use foundation! Also, “pore-erasing” was too hard to resist. What is the Poudre Phenomenon? A completely translucent powder that sets foundation and mattifies skin. It will soften the appearance of skin imperfections and fits all skin tones. Oil-absorbing nutrient rich Bamboo Silk & high-grade ultra fine silica powder covers the pores without clogging. Witch Hazel extract controls excess sebum and protects against irritation. Sage extract helps shrink pores. Purefix-DC inhibits acne bacteria. It will stop inflammation and also acts as an anti-oxidant. As you can see, the design of the box is still very visually-appealing. The pot, however, is not. It’s made of plastic and I find that the lid is a bit “kiddie,” even though the blue is from the label. I don’t know. I’m just not a …

Snoe Beauty: Rouge Deluxe Complete Lip Care in Plum Crazy

I must confess: all these beauty bloggers raving about Snoe Beauty’s Rouge Deluxe lippies and foundation has gotten me very curious about the brand. After a bit of internet sleuthing, I found out that it was a local brand (!) and that got me even more curious. Right after my makeup ban was lifted, I went online and bought some products from their online store. I got my loot after one working day! Because I didn’t want to go overboard, as I am wont to do, I picked two cosmetic products, namely a Rouge Deluxe in Plum Crazy, and the Poudre Phenomenon, which is a “pore erasing HD powder.” For now, let me talk about the Rouge Deluxe! Snoe’s Rouge Deluxe is: an oil-infused rich and creamy lip color in the season’s hottest hues. It will hydrate, nourish, and revitalize lips. While delivering long-lasting color, this product works to smoothen and soften the lips, making your pout extra kissable. edited to only the most fashionable shades, it’s impossible to pick one. Without: parabens, sulfates, synthetic …