Ellana Minerals captured my heart when I first tried their Loose Mineral Foundation. I was amazed by its staying power despite the fact that it’s in powder form. Most powders don’t last very long, especially on my oily skin. It was really hard to find a foundation that I could really trust.
Because of this, I had high expectations for their liquid lipsticks. They claimed that they were waterproof, smudge-proof, kiss-proof and that they lasted for hours. I had heard of the same claims from many other brands before, but they’d always fail to live up to these claims.
I purchased my first Lip in Luxe when they went on sale. I’m not gonna lie. I, too, was one of the many who thought their products were a bit too pricey. But everything changed when I finally tried them. I realized that they were just reasonably priced as the products were made with ingredients that had benefits on the skin, meaning they don’t just make our pouts look pretty, they also make sure they’re taken care of.
ELLANA Lip in Luxe Swatches
Here are the swatches of the seven Lip in Luxe Liquid Lipsticks that Ellana sent me last January. Thank you so much, Ellana! I’m posting them according to my preference – the first one being my most fave.
Love is True
I am a sucker for pretty red lipsticks. This shade is a luscious cool-toned red that makes our lips strikingly beautiful. It gives an extra kick to our gorgeous makeup look, but it also gives life to our face on days we don’t feel like putting on makeup.
Love is Forever
Brown lipsticks are so pretty and they complement any skin tone. Back then, I wasn’t as bold as I am now when it comes to choosing lip colors. So I chose a color that wouldn’t make my lips too red. I’d usually pick brown or anything that pretty much resembled my lips. According to Ellana’s website, this is a 90’s brown that has a subtle purple-pink undertone, which I think makes the color perfect. For me, warm browns are a bit tricky to wear.
Love is Pure
This is a muted red lipstick that can be worn on any occasion. Even those who are into simple looks can rock this shade. If you want to look sexy without being too sultry, you might want to try this.
Love is a Gift
At first, I did not think I’d like the shade since I wasn’t very much into pinks. But seeing my photo, I thought it actually looked pretty! Since it is not the bright pink that usually throws me off, this is something I see myself wearing any time of the day.
Love is Bliss
This pinkish nude shade would be a pretty everyday lippie. I like that it’s not too pink because light pinks don’t seem to look really good on me, or at least that’s what I think. I hope they’d make a darker version of this.
Love is Amazing
I think this a lovely nude shade, but I find it too light on my skin tone. However, wearing it with proper makeup makes the look classy and sophisticated. I suggest doing a smokey eye makeup, be it subtle or full-blown. Or if not a smokey eye makeup, I’d say a winged eyeliner paired with glam lashes would look really nice with it.
Love is the Reason
It’s a pretty rose pink shade, but it’s a bit too light for my preference. I think if I wear a cute pink/red sparkly eye makeup, this lippie would look amazing. If you love pink, you might wanna have this in your kit.
Each of the products comes in a high-quality box. Every detail that we need to know is clearly printed on the box – list of ingredients, where to reach Ellana, expiration dates, product description, etc.
The first Lip in Luxe liquid lipsticks had black caps, but the new ones look so much prettier with their white floral caps.
Also what I super love about the packaging is that there’s a motivational quote printed randomly.
Ellana is a skin-first makeup brand, meaning they make sure that their ingredients are really safe to use and provide protection on our lips or skin.
Here’s a list of the ingredients:
C10-13, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Microwax, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Zea Mays, Ethylhexylglycerin
Some of the ingredients are for holding moisture in our skin, which is good as we wouldn’t want our lips to end up dry and chapped.
The products are also talc-free, cruelty-free, and paraben-free.
Here’s why I love Ellana Lip in Luxe
Aside from it being skin-first, I love that Ellana Lip in Luxe liquid lipsticks live up to their claims. They really are smudge-proof, water-proof, transfer-proof, and can stand a meal or two. It’s perfect when you need to go out and you don’t want to touch-up.
I also like that I don’t need to layer too much product just to get the right amount of pigmentation. It’s got really nice coverage on the lips and it feels lightweight.
I know that some people find P599 pretty high for a liquid lipstick from a local brand. However, I believe that it’s just reasonably priced as it does what it claims. We get what we pay for.
I suggest that you keep your eyes peeled for their promos, as they often offer 50% off of their lip products on their website.
See them in action in my video: