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5 Benefits of Using Mineral Makeup – DIY Cream Foundation using Ellana Minerals

  • What? Ellana Mineral Foundation in Radiance / Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Primer

  • Price: 499php/8g & 599php respectively

  • You can get your Ellana Products here

I cannot emphasize enough how mineral makeup is one of the best things you can do to show love for your skin. The mineral makeup boom started early 2000’s but the hype soon died down with the launch of bb creams, cushions, and more. The number one mineral makeup brand in the Philippines is Ellana Mineral Cosmetics. I’m glad it’s still alive and kicking because they make some of the best products you can get! I’ll share with you a quick info on mineral makeup and why you should consider using it.


5 Mineral Foundation Helps Provide Sun Protection

Physical sunscreen contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, the two minerals most commonly found in mineral makeup. While chemical sunscreen contains ingredients like Oxybenzone and Octinoxate that absorb the sun’s rays, physical sunscreen blocks the sun, deflecting UVA and UVB rays. Used in conjunction with your daily SPF, mineral makeup foundation can help defend your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. There are two types of sunscreen, physical and chemical.

4 Mineral Makeup Foundation Provides Better Coverage

Traditional cosmetics often contain talc, a bulking agent that leads to a formula that’s heavier on the skin and less pigmented. With a poorly pigmented foundation, you might find yourself layering on more and more product to get the look and coverage you want.


3 Mineral Makeup is Good for Acne-Prone Skin

Mineral makeup is good for acneic (or acne-prone) skin for the same reason mineral makeup is good for rosacea. With a non-irritating, non-comedogenic formula, mineral foundation won’t clog your pores, causing further breakouts.

2 Mineral Makeup is Good for Sensitive Skin

Minerals are non-occlusive, allowing skin to breathe and function normally without being suffocated. Dermatologists and skincare professionals often use mineral makeup to help protect their clients’ sensitive skin.

1 Mineral Makeup Foundation is Long-Wearing

Makeup artists often use mineral makeup on set because it creates a smooth, even complexion and it lasts. Michelle Radow, makeup artist of HBO’s The Brink, says, “glo minerals products are such high quality, you can feel it during the application process and see it after a 14 hour shooting day.” Wear your mineral foundation with primer to make it last even longer.

DIY Cream Foundation using Ellana Minerals

Speaking of using a primer with  mineral foundation. Did you know that you can literally mix them both? This is my favorite thing to do because I just hate using brushes or sponges when applying base makeup. I prefer blending with my fingers.


  1. Use a pea sized amount of Ellana Minerals Primer
  2. Use a pinch of Powder Mineral Foundation
  3. Mix on your forehand
  4. Apply on  your face
  5. Blend

I did it on the video you can see above. So nice no? And look how wonderful it looks on skin and on photos. (see photos below). This one is a lifetime favorite and I recommend you give it a go. Especially if you have sensitive skin or acne prone skin.




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