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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
Thank you! x Check them out, they are pretty wonderful. They revamped their website, too!
“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.
It looks very nice on your cheeks =p
Thank you 🙂
Oh yeah removing lip and cheek tint can be such a hassle
Especially on your fingers!
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