If you like bringing makeup with you wherever you go, you would definitely need products that are travel-friendly. You could opt to go with products that have a double purpose to save space in your makeup bag or pouch. An example would be a lip and cheek stain just like the Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Gel in Amethyst which I got from my January-February 2014 BDJ Box: Change It Up! 😀
Product Description (taken from the Ellana Mineral Cosmetics website):
One of our bestsellers, the Lip & Cheek Gel gives a gorgeous, rosy glow that lasts the whole day. It delivers a sheer and beautiful no-makeup look while moisturizing your skin. It doesn’t dry quickly, giving you enough time to blend it evenly on your cheeks.
The bottle does not have a cap included but you can twist the pump to lock it and prevent it from accidental spillage when you keep it inside your makeup pouch.
Here is a swatch of the Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Gel in Amethyst.
This product is super pigmented that you will just need a really small amount particularly if you are going to use this as a cheek stain. This does not dry up easily so you can have enough time to blend it on your cheeks. I like that this product could give a natural, rosy glow on my cheeks and it stays put the whole day.
Here is how it looks like when blended (given that you applied just the right amount of the product).
By the way, the Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Gel in Amethyst stains the finger that you used for blending which is quite hard to remove. I already used a makeup remover and I already washed it with soap and water to remove the stain. However, the stain is still noticeable. Well, washing your hands several times during the day would eventually remove it.
I also tried using this product as a lip stain. However, it left uneven patches of color on my lips particularly on my upper lip. It might not be that obvious when you look at it from afar. It is much more noticeable if you look at it closely. Aside from that, I got dry lips when I used this alone. I need to use a lip balm before applying this product on my lips to keep it moisturized.
Here is my picture using the Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Gel in Amethyst as my lip and cheek stain.
This product is priced at Php220.
- does not dry up easily so you can have enough time to blend it on your cheeks
- gives a natural, rosy glow on my cheeks
- stays put the whole day
- Use a lip balm before putting this on as a lip stain to prevent having dry lips.
- Secure the bottle pump to avoid accidental spillage of the product.
- stains finger which is quite hard to remove
- leaves uneven patches of color on my lips