How to Achieve Plumped Lips without Surgery

Some of us are not blessed with the perfectly plumped lips of stars like Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johannson. But that doesn’t mean we have to suffer a lifetime of a less-than-plump pout.

There are plenty of ways you can create a plumped lip look without using surgery. Follow these five rules and you’ll have Scarlett’s pout in a pinch…

1. Prep for Pout
Exfoliate your lips to keep the skin healthy and smooth. Invest in a child’s toothbrush and use it to brush your lips in a circular motion. It will remove any dry skin and give lip a circulation boost.
After exfoliating, apply Pevonia’s Youthful Lip Concentrate to counteract any wrinkles and creases around the mouth. This will improve the overall look of your lips and ensure people are looking at your luscious lips – not the fine lines around them.

2. Prime Time
Face primer is commonplace these days but lip primer less so. ELES Pro Lip Primer uses our exclusive peptide plumping complex to plump the lips up plus has the added benefits of making your lipstick last longer and protecting you with SPF 15.

3. Apply Lipliner
Lipliner can seriously enhance your lips, making them fuller and more symmetrical. Apply lipliner on the outer edge of your natural lip line. You can even move it out a fraction to give the illusion of a fuller mouth.

4. Use a Plumper
Lip plumpers are one of those things that have to be seen to be believed. so many people think there’s no way a simple gloss could possibly plump your lips. Our LipTox plumps, boosts hydration and banishes wrinkles all in one. But don’t believe us… here are so extracts from customer reviews
Rebecca, “I have this in starlet. Glides on smoothly. It has a lovely warm spicy aroma, and leaves my pout with a pleasant tingle. The colour is gorgeous and quite natural – adds an extra oomph to my natural lip colour. Stays glossy for ages and doesn’t dry out. I love the subtle sparkles in it too. 5 Stars!”
Naomi, “I have Princess and Starlet in the Liptox – so far. I love these, they are my favourite glosses and the best i’ve used. They offer a glamourous sparkle, stay glossy for ages, don’t go tacky, smell so good and make my lips feel smooth and hydrated. I love wearing Liptox over my micro bubble lip colour but i also wear it on it’s own for everyday wear.”

5. Try Highlights
Give your lips even more depth with an illuminator or highlighter. Dab lightly with your fingertip to the outer edge and the bow of the lip. This gives you a fuller top lip instantly and adds definition.

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WIN One of Ten ELES Mineral Bronzer Duos

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The ELES Easter bunny has arrived but his basket is filled with something much more exciting than chocolate eggs and teeny weeny chickens…
Instead, the ELES bunny has a basket filled with bronzer!

With summer far behind us and more than a few months of cooler weather in front of us, bronzer has become our greatest ally, helping us maintain a glamorous glow despite the less than glamorous weather.
So, to celebrate easter and get in the giving spirit, we’re giving our fans a chance to win one of ten ELES Mineral Bronzer Duos in Brazilian Bronze.

All you have to do is SHARE this picture on your Facebook wall and leave a comment below to let us know you’ve done so and you’re in the draw! Too easy.
Subscribing to this blog gets you an extra entry, you can do so by entering your name and email address in the fields that appear at the right hand column at the top of this blog feed.



Good luck!

Not a bronzer pro? We’ve shared our top tips for bronzer application here.

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How to Apply Bronzer in Three Easy Steps

When it comes to bronzer, there are two types of women in the world – those who can’t imagine life without their bronzer and those who steer clear in fear of looking more Snooki from Jersey Shore than Elle Macpherson…

The difference between these groups? Education. When it comes to achieving bronzed babe perfection, it’s all about technique. And technique is well worth learning because once you master the art of the subtle glow, you won’t be able to imagine your makeup bag sans bronzer.

If you’re in the former category of bronzer-lovers, well done you. If not, read on, experiment and soon enough you will be because we’re about to share our three never-fail tips to flawless bronzing…

1. APPLY SPARINGLY
It’s much easier to add than subtract when it comes to makeup and this rule is especially true for bronzers. Apply a little, step away from the mirror, come back and examine and only then you can decide whether it’s time to add a little more. Repeat until you’re bronzed to perfection.

2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT BRUSH 
What’s the ultimate make-up sin? Well, there are plenty but using the wrong brushes for the wrong reasons is one of the biggest.
Apply bronzer with a large soft brush like the ELES Mini Kabuki Brush and make sure to shake off any excess powder before you apply.

3. DON’T BRONZE YOUR ENTIRE FACE
There’s no need to bronze your entire face. A light sweeping across the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin is usually enough to get a perfect sun-kissed look. If you’re wearing a low-cut top, a dusting across the dècolletè will complete the look.

It’s that easy. Be bold, be brave and be bronze, you won’t regret it.

WE’RE GIVING AWAY TEN BRONZER DUOS! DETAILS HERE. 

ELES has a range of mineral bronzers to suit every skin type and each is made with a superior mineral formula that will help keep your skin healthy. They’re ideal for sensitive skin types or anyone looking to avoid nasties like talc, oils, fragrance and other potential irritants. Shop ELES Bronzers here.

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Celebrity Beauty Inspiration: Jess Hart

It just so happens that today is Aussie model Jessica Hart’s 26th birthday so we thought we’d take our Monday morning beauty lessons srraight from the blonde bombshell.

Jess does minimalist disheveled beach babe perfectly and we want to show you how you, too, can get the look. Here’s a close-up for reference…

Less is More…
Jess knows that sometimes less is more when it comes to makeup. She nails the natural look and you can too.
BASE
1. After cleansing, toning and moisturising, use a primer like to start to build that flawless base
2. Apply light foundation or tinted moisturiser
3. Follow with a gentle sweeping of ELES Bronzer Duo to the face using a large, fluffy brush. This delivers both bronzing and shimmer in the one hit, leaving you with a healthy glow just like Jess.
4. Finally, apply a soft pink blush to the apples of your cheeks.
EYES
1. Apply a soft peach or nude matte shadow to the eyelids
2. Take a colour dense eyeliner in black and apply to your top eye line
3. Finish with a soft coating of black mascara
4. Use the built-in brush on your ELES Brow Blender and brush your brows in an upward motion. Use the pencil to define the brows.
LIPS
1. Jess is wearing a gloss with a little more in this pic and it really completes her look. Try one of an ELES Liptox to plump your lips and deliver a sexy sheen

And you’re done! This laid back look works from day to night, from beach to bar and beyond.

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