EB Advance Lip and Cheek Stain Review – Ellen Adarna’s Beauty Secret!

Photo taken from instagram @maria.ellena.adarna

*gush* I’ve been following Ellen Adarna on Instagram and I’m sure you’ve been curious what cheek tint she uses because the red flush makes her look so fresh youthful and natural! This has also been buzzing around on social media like facebook and twitter when she guested on KrisTV and finally revealed her beauty secret!

Screenshot from Kris TV

She didn’t mention the brand but looking at the tube far away, I was sure it was EB Advance Lip and Cheek Stain. I hurriedly went to the nearest Mercury Drug and purchased one right away! I tried it on and it was AMAZING. This beats ALL the cheek tints I’ve tried and the super affordable price makes it even more awesome. Read on for my full and detailed review!

What? EB Advance Lip and Cheek Tint
How much? php135
Where to buy? Mercury Drug, Watson’s, Ever Bilena Counters, Department Stores


It comes in a clear plastic tube that looks like a toothpaste. There is a lot of product in the package, like double the amount of other cheek tints in the market. It’s labelled as Very Red. Very apt indeed.

The squeeze-tube packaging squeezes of just the right amount you need, and the texture is not too thick or too watery.

Fragrance and Texture

It smells very sweet and has a gel-like texture. It doesn’t smell like fruits nor like flowers. It just smells like clear sugar. Like jelly ace! Exactly! It exactly smells like jelly ace! People who are not fond of sweet scents may be put off by this. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a flavor 🙁 I tried to taste it because it smelled so yummy but it’s bitter! 

A little goes a long long way with this one. I only put in a pea size and it can cover all of my forehand. It has a nice consistency and even with dry skin, it gives you enough time to blend. It applies flawlessly and dries up naturally. It won’t leave you with uneven marks.


This is me without any makeup on. I have very pale skin, even my lips are pale. Without makeup, I look very sickly. Do you experience the same thing too?

1. Squeeze out a small dot-sized amount on the tips of your fingers

2. Dot all over your cheeks

Finished Results. On my cheeks and on my lips
3. Blend outwards. Blend blend blend!
You’ll love it! I’m so happy with this product I might use this everyday just to add a pop of color to my dull anemic-like skin. I recommend this to everyone! It’s affordable, works like a dream, and its red color perfectly adapts to any skin tone so this would suit morenas, chinitas and mestizas alike! It also lasts up to 8 hours without retouching. If you can’t afford the coveted Benefit Benetint (It is expensive) this is a great alternative. Keep it a secret but I think this kicked Benetint out of the HG-spot in my heart as my favorite cheek tint. 

Do you like using cheek stains? What brand are you using right now? Do you think Ellen Adarna looks hot? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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  • Reply Rochkirstin Santos November 6, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Wow, that cheek tint is very affordable! It's great that it doesn't leave uneven marks because that has always been my impression on using tints instead of the powder version for the blusher.

  • Reply Karen Lizette Escobar November 6, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I use this too <3

  • Reply phyaboo November 6, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I've never used lip and cheek stains because I find them drying on my lips, but since you rave about this one so much, I might give it a try. 🙂

  • Reply Daphne November 6, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Surprised to hear Ellen is using a cheek stain. It actually looks so natural on her! Will probably try this product since my Nyx blush cream is almost empty. 🙂

  • Reply CJ November 6, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Can you write down the ingredients? I'm using the Etude one and if this turns out to be the same or even better I might switch! 🙂

  • Reply papaleng November 6, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Ellen is really gorgeous. Seen her during the PBA opening. Kaya pala mapula ang cheeks nya. The secret is she's using this product. Nice review BTW.

  • Reply Shiela Aballa November 6, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I don't really use cheek stain but because of your review, I think I'll consider it 😉

  • Reply Sef T. November 6, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Ellen has been my number one crush. I will definitely check this out with my girl and have her try this make up.

  • Reply John November 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I can't believe the price is just 150 and it works like a charm. Amazing.

  • Reply JeniG | Kalikotpepot November 6, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    It's very affordable! Nice! I wish I have the same skin as Ellen's,lol. The tint looks very natural.

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