Do you remember the advent of mineral makeup about 8 years ago? When almost everyone shifted to using mineral formulation? I was one of those girls who dove into the fad and one of the first mineral makeup I've tried was Ellana Minerals. However, I stopped seeing it in stores and was forced to find my needs in Philosophy cosmetics. I've always wondered what happened to Ellana, until I got an invite to their relaunch last week. And I couldn't be more excited that the local Proudly Pinoy brand is out in the market again!

The beautiful set-up

With fellow beauty bloggers Tara, Martha, Mikki and Liz

The team behind the relaunch of Ellana Minerals

So why the excitement? Aside from being formulated from minerals, which are basically paraben-free, oil-free and non-comedogenic, Ellana is gentle enough for sensitive skin but strong enough to withstand the tropics. Definitely what sensitive-oily skin types like me are looking for!

The Intensive Blend Loose Foundation (P460/ P330 for the refill) is ideal for oily and troubled skin due to its superior coverage and oil-absorbing properties. And they have 12 shades and has 3 undertone categories (cool, warm and olive) in their range to perfectly match your skintone. This was the first product I bought from Ellana way back in 2006 and I'm guessing it will still be their best-seller. 

Their loose powder is my personal favorite. I've been using it since the moment I got it five days ago!

The new Ellana cheek tints in gel and cream formulation looks so natural, it's tempting to never use powder formulations again!

Their blushes have a good color pay-off. One swipe and it's exactly the same as what you see in the pan!

Pressed forms of their mineral formulations are now available for convenience and portability.

I was able to take a snapshot of Ellana Mineral's model that day after her make-over using only Ellana Minerals on her face:

Even texture and smooth skin c/o Ellana

I was so excited, I immediately tried on the Ellana mineral products I received the following day. Below is a photo of me wearing Intense Loose Powder Foundation in Hazelnut Latte and Lip & Cheek Gel in Ruby.

Poreless perfection is indeed the right term to describe the result of using Ellana Minerals!

Ellana Minerals is available in The Ramp Trinoma, Glorietta, and Shangri-La Plaza; and online at For update, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram: ellanaminerals.