Product Review: Project Vanity x Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel

Thursday, January 03, 2019

     For us girls, the expressions 'kilay is life' and 'brows on fleek' have a big impact on our daily lives. Achieving both may mean the world to us. Kidding aside, our brows give life to our face and without them, our face will be like Mona Lisa. Can you imagine yourself without eyebrows? I know it's sad that's why we are in constant search for a brow product that will give life to our brows.

     I have thin and almost non-existent brows and only a good brow product will give life to them. It’s true that I'm one of the ‘kilay is life’ girls when it comes to makeup because my brows give life to my face. I’ve tried a lot of brow products in the past and this is my first time to try a gel type that promises lifeproof, last-all-day hold in shades that compliments my Southeast Asian skin and hair color. Enter Project Vanity x Ellana Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel- a rising star in the eyebrow makeup department that can pass as a dupe of a high-end brand. More information, photos, and swatches of the product below.

Product Review: Project Vanity x Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel

Project Vanity x Ellana Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel

     If brows give you life, then this is the product that fit the demands of a go-getter lifestyle. Project Vanity x Ellana Mineral Cosmetics give you a revolutionary brow pomade gel influenced by popular global formulas but modified to be more nourishing and moisturizing, with shades specifically suited to Southeast Asian skin and hair. 

Project Vanity x Ellana Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel claims:
  • Tames and shapes brow hairs; long-lasting hold.
  • Is lifeproof, sweatproof, and waterproof.
  • Infused with marula oil, which supports the health and growth of hair.
  • Shades to suit all hair colors and types; use two or more shades for natural brow shading.
  • The shades are light brown, red-brown, and dark brown.
  • These eyebrow gels are paraben, fragrance, and cruelty-free, yay!

Product Review: Project Vanity x Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel
L-R: Red-brown, Light Brown and Dark Brown

size: 4 g

price: 599 php (Around $11.30+)

place bought: Free
Ellana Counters and Ellana Mineral Cosmetics

instructions for use:  Dip a soft, angled brow brush into the product. Wipe off excess on the cap.
Apply in light, hair-like strokes to your brows, pushing down where hairs need extra grip/hold. Blend pigment with a spoolie. For the most “natural” effect use a dark color for the bottom and tail of brows, blended with a lighter shade for the beginning and top of one’s arch.

ingredients: Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Euphorbia antisyphilitica (Candelilla) Wax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacidadipate-2, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Sericite, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polycaprylyisilsesquioxane, Silicone Dioxide, Silicone Dimethyl Silytate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylexylglycerin May contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Red Iron Oxide (Cl 77491), Black Iron Oxide (Cl77499), Yellow Iron Oxide (Cl 77492)

     Project Vanity x Ellana Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel is available in three shades: dark brown, red- brown, and light brown. It is packaged in an acrylic pot that has a metallic lid making it handy and travel-friendly. I'm glad that the acrylic pot is sturdy enough because dropped it a few times already but still no signs of cracks or damages can be seen on the pot. 

Product Review: Project Vanity x Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel

     The texture is gel like and it is very pigmented but don't get intimated by the color payoff. A little amount goes a long way. After dipping the brush, just warm off the product at the back of your hand and apply the product in gentle hair-like strokes. You can adjust the intensity of the shade by using a spoolie to blend it properly.

Product Review: Project Vanity x Ellana Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel
This is light brown

Product Review: Project Vanity x Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel
Red brown

Product Review: Project Vanity x Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel
Dark Brown

What I like:
  • The price is affordable.
  • It has decent packaging that is handy and travel-friendly.
  • No funky or weird scent that can irritate my sensitive nose.
  • The gel pomade texture is thick but blendable and easy to apply.
  • It's highly pigmented and dries matte.
  • I'm glad that the three shades compliment Southeast Asian skin and hair color.
  • It's long-wearing, lifeproof, sweatproof, and waterproof. I tried rubbing it under running water and no signs of fading or melting after the water test.
  • This brow gel can be used alone or as an eyeshadow too.  
  • It lasted more than 6 hours on my eyebrows. 
  • I like that it has marula oil in the ingredients- 
  • No irritations, breakouts, or whatsoever on my forehead or in my eye area. 
  • It can be easily removed using an eye makeup remover. 
  • Batch, manufacturing, expiration date is printed on the packaging.
  • Easily accessible.

What I don't like:
  • Can be tricky to apply for beginners but practice makes perfect. 

Will I repurchase? Yes!

     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. Project Vanity x Ellana Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel is a good eyebrow product for those who are worried about retouching their brows from time to time and to the pros who are tasked to make their client's brow look natural yet on fleek. It's a multi-purpose product that can be used on both eyebrows and eyelids plus it has beauty oil in the ingredients list that nourishes the brows, making it healthy and thicker every application.

What's your favorite eyebrow product to date?

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  1. Madali kya syang matuyo sa lagayn Ms.kath pag di ginamit? ung maybelline q kasi before di q n ganu naggmit and tight nmn ung takip pero nag dry sya...ginagwa q bbad q pa sa mainit na tubig para lang lumambot ulit.😒

    1. Hi Peachy,

      Until now okay pa naman. Though may part na parang tuyo, the trick is rub lang ng konti tapos yung heat i-moisten nya yung brow product. I can still use it until now :) Madami pa din.

  2. Ang ganda po nung light brown sakto sa may kulay ang buhok

    1. Hi Cris,

      Yes, ganda ng shade and sakto pag colored hair.

  3. Love the shade of dark brown 😍 and giod thing to know na cruelty free sya πŸ‘πŸ‘perfect review Ms.Kath πŸ‘πŸ˜

    1. Hi Francia,

      Thank you! Yes, yung dark brown naman is okay din ang shade lalo na pag hindi naman colored hair mo and medyo tamely colored.

  4. Ang ganda na man nito ms, kath tayo talagang mga girl kilay is life.. Gusto ko yung shades na light brown😊😊 at long lasting pa sya sa. Kilay super tipid gamitin dahil tumatagal sya ng 6hours. Perfect sa katulad kong pawisin.. Hindi din kasi ako nakaka alis ng bahay pag di naka kilay. Sana makabili ako niya 😊😊ganda nya

    1. Hi Aiza,

      Yes~ Love that long lasting feature too! Super tipid talaga kahit araw-araw mo gamitin pwede tumagal ng 1 year. Worth buying kaya bile na :)

  5. Divine Labbuanan-CabralJanuary 8, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Wowwww!!!! Ang bongga!!!

  6. Yey i i can now visit blogs at kakabalik ko lng frm our province ����
    Havent tried this Ellana eyebrow pero this gives me curiosity. Thanks for the honest review Ms Kath �� Si Ellana foundation palang na try ko at so far ang ganda niya nabili ko noon sa warehouse sale.

    1. Hi Lovell,

      Salamat! Try mo na to and sana magustuhan mo.

  7. Ganda ng mga shades pang kilay perfect ..


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