June 30, 2011

Ellana Minerals Multipurpose Powders: The Metallics

One of the trends for Fall is the metallic eye.  If you feel that the new collections are too dark or if you don't want to wait a month for the collections to arrive, consider mineral eyeshadows from local shops.  Ellana Minerals has an amazing selection of multipurpose powders.  Below are the metallic ones I own but they have so much more in their website.


 The swatches below were taken in natural light and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion was used:

Left to Right: Grace, Laugh, Bluebell, Seabreeze, Preppy, Polished, Marigold & Luscious

The colors are beautiful but in order to really make it pop and last for hours, an eyeshadow primer is needed.  My favorite in this bunch is Preppy, the apple green one but I think it's been discontinued because it's no longer in Ellana's recent catalog.  Laugh is my least favorite because it does not seem like a real purple - there's some brown in it and when blended with the other colors, it comes out muddy.  The other colors are great to work with.

And here's an eye look using three of the powders featured in this post:

Entire lid - Polished
Center lid - Preppy
Outer corner - Luscious

Too bright for you?  Use a dark matte color (like black) as your base and you're all set!

P.S.  Sorry for the lack of posts this week.  The last few days have been surreal and not in a good way =|


  1. They have a lot of awesome products worth checking out :)


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