Elianto Loose Powder Review

Elianto is a local brand that sources its products from various countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Korea. Founded in 2005 by husband and wife duo Teo Ai Siong and Sylvia Lim See Toh they are now one of the more popular brands in Malaysia in terms of drugstore price range makeup and skin care products. Elianto is owned by the Aivoria Group of Companies (the same group that owns Bonita and Tiamo). Today I will be reviewing the Elianto Waterproof Loose Powder in 05 (Warm Beige).

Let’s get to some pictures first shall we?

 

The product.

The product.

 

Labels on the bottom of the tub (the shade code is written too).

Labels on the bottom of the tub (the shade code is written too).

 

The powder puff.

Inside the tub; the powder puff.

 

Perforated plastic guard.

Perforated plastic guard.

 

The powder inside. It has obviously been used sufficiently enough.

The powder inside. It has obviously been used sufficiently enough.

 

Description: 

It is a loose powder that is pretty sheer which can be used on its own or as a setting powder. The shade I have is in 05, Warm Beige, the darkest shade they have. I have pretty deep and dark tanned skin so it works quite well on me. It claims to be waterproof and is completely matte.

Price: MYR 39.90 but Elianto is always having promotions so the prices can be cut to as much as 70% off.

Where to buy: Elianto stores nationwide and online at http://www.elianto.biz/

 

I also did some hand swatches and took pictures with and without flash.

Without flash.

With just the powder.

With just the powder.

 

After blending with the Elianto face powder brush.

After blending with the Elianto face powder brush.

 

With foundation which was a mixture of Jordana Oil Free Foundation (in Caramel Bronze) and Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse (in Natural Beige Medium 2.5; the darkest shade available in Malaysia).

Powder is used to set foundation here which was a mixture of Jordana Oil Free Foundation (in Caramel Bronze) and Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse (in Natural Beige Medium 2.5; the darkest shade available in Malaysia).

 

The colour looks pretty warm but it matches my facial skin better and it does not look as different in person as it does in the picture.

The colour looks pretty warm but it matches my facial skin better and it does not look as different in person as it does in the picture.

 

With flash

With only the powder.

With only the powder. As you can see it does look ashy without foundation under flash photography.

 

With foundation.

With foundation. Although a difference can be seen it would look pretty close to my face tone. And no ashy finish here when used with foundation.

 

I also used some on my face.

Without flash

It does give some coverage but it is pretty sheer.

It does give some coverage but it is pretty sheer.

With flash

My skin is not this bad! Trust me! DAMN DSLR!!!! As you can see it does look ashy with flash photography.

My skin is not this bad! Trust me! DAMN DSLR!!!! As you can see it does look ashy with flash photography.

 

Pros:

I love powders with a matte finish so that’s going to be a plus point for me.

Pretty well pigmented for a loose powder.

It is not very translucent and thus has a little bit of coverage which is pretty good for a loose powder.

It is pretty finely milled so it doesn’t go on streaky or patchy nor does it become cakey even when layered.

It has sheer coverage which is great for setting foundation without altering the foundation shade.

Price is another plus point.

 

Cons:

It doesn’t have good lasting power, it can probably last for only about 2 hours before it wears off (if worn on its own).

Although waterproof it can transfer or move if you sweat profusely (even with foundation underneath), this also means tears (from crying) would melt it off.

It isn’t transfer proof so if your face rubs off on someone’s (or even your own) light coloured clothing, well, DISASTER!

 

Ratings:

7.1/10

I am undecided with this product only because I have yet to find a holy grail drugstore loose powder just yet. I actually prefer pressed powders over loose powders just because they can be both, used alone, and with foundation. So you’d have to decide on your own. But there is definitely a colour selection for people with a similar skin tone to mine.

Jordana Cosmetics Oil-Free Liquid Foundation Review

Jordana Cosmetics is a family-owned American based makeup company that produces really affordable makeup items. They have everything except makeup brushes and tools (eyelash curlers, false eyelashes). They were being sold in some Guardian counters but I am not sure if Guardian still carries their products. The YouTube community loves Jordana and some of their products are holy grail items.

This is a review of the Jordana Oil-Free Liquid Foundation. My shade is in Caramel Bronze (08) and it is a warm deep shade. Highly suitable for deep tanned Indian skin tones.

The foundation.

The foundation.

It is a glass bottle with a screw cap. No pump available so it needs to be poured out onto something before use.

It is a glass bottle with a screw cap. No pump available so it needs to be poured out onto something before use.

Description on the bottle.

Description on the bottle.

On the bottom of the glass there is the shade of the foundation

On the bottom of the glass there is the shade of the foundation and the amount of product.

Poured out onto the back of my hand. The formula is pretty runny as you can see it already flowing downwards.

Poured out onto the back of my hand. The formula is pretty runny as you can see it is already flowing downwards before I could even take this picture.

It blends out well but is a very warm tone. Although it is not so apparent in the picture, it has a tinge of orange.

It blends out well but is very warm toned. Although it is not so apparent in the picture, it has a tinge of orange.

Description: Liquid foundation. Medium to full coverage. Dewy finish. Not a wide range of shades are available for this particular foundation.

Price: MYR 23 online (Colours Cosmetics website, excluding tax) and IF it is still available in Guardian it would cost anywhere between MYR 25 to 30 (I can’t confirm if Guardian still carries the product).

Where to buy: refer to “Price”. I mention Malaysian based websites and stores only.

Additional info: It does not come with a pump and since the product is very runny, it should be poured out slowly to avoid wastage. After loose application it can be sheered out or pat down with the finger (depending on how much coverage you want). It actually works better with fingers.

 

Pros:

Blends really well.

Not patchy or streaky.

If the shade matches your skin tone it would look almost invisible on your skin.

Powder adheres to it really well so it is ideal to be used with a translucent setting powder or even a pressed powder. This means powder blushers and highlighters work really well with it as well.

Decent lasting power; if set properly with a setting powder, it can last up to 6 hours on normal skin. If makeup setting spray is used then it could probably last even longer.

 

Cons:

It oxidises slightly warmer in the first 20 minutes after application (might be just this particular shade).

Would not suit oily skin because it tends to move around on my oily T-zone in unfavourable (hot and humid) conditions.

The foundation dries a little tacky and that may seem a little uncomfortable.

Since it has a dewy finish, a setting powder seems almost necessary or it would seem oily unless really sheered out.

 

Rating: 7/10

Cons and pros are about the same but I can work it out. It wins me over from a price point of view. It is another on-the-fence product. And since foundation is very specific and personal in terms of daily usage and suitability to a person’s skin, it is really up to you to decide.