Alright, so I hit Elianto at The Block last week, and got myself a few things. What you see below is the Elianto Baked Eyeshadow (duo) in brown. Actually, I bought it mostly because of its nifty packaging (I’m a sucker for packaging) plus I’ve always been curious about the benefits of baked make-up. I remember, The Face Shop doing this huge launch for their baked make-up line.
So anyways, I checked Elianto website, and lifted this info from the site (just added a few corrections on the grammar. hehe), it says “This unique powder has been baked in Italian terracotta in high temperature for hours, thus the powder texture is more fine and with better powder compression. After mixing with water, the powder will “bounce back” (bola itoh? sorry couldn’t take that out…too funny. hehe) to a micro-fine feel without glazing, thus creating the ultra-shine and high hue effect. This silky powder eyeshadow can be applied either in dry or wet, for sheer make-up.” There, so that explains it. On to the loot…
Like I said I like the packaging and the fact that the product is rounded on the surface, which gives you more product to work with. Hmmm…I bet they patterned the packaging from the MAC eyeshadows. Anywayz, I use the off-white shade as base, and the bronze-y color on the edges of my lids to add shadow. I use this duo now for everyday make-up. Don’t be intimidated by the dark bronze color, as it’s actually very light when applied and stays long, no need for retouches. Refer to swatches above. Third color to the right being the blush.
These are the other juicy colors which I plan to purchase next time. Take a lo0k at the blue duo, doesn’t that look a lot like MAC’ Sea and Sky? 🙂
This is the Elianto Glitter blusher in 07 Pecan. Got it for about PHP 239 (if I’m not mistaken). Anyway, this peachy color is a very good everyday blush-on for Pinay skin. Plus it looks very natural on photos especially when you use it with a highlighter, thus giving you a dewy glow. Downside is, you just have to do retouches once in a while.
Below is the blending brush that I highly recommend, as it delivers as promised and blends eyeshadow very well. It does a great job of taking out those nasty harsh lines on the crease of your eye. Well it should be good if it was featured in an issue of Cosmopolitan as one of the best beauty brushes avalable in the market.
Here’s a tight shot of the bristles. Very soft. Elianto brushes range from PHP 169- PHP 399. Good buy.