Perfect eyeshadow for your eyes, every time

Eyeshadow palettes are versatile, and can be used to create many a look for day and night! Yet with an extensive array of eye shadow colours, from soft neutrals to vibrant brights, how do you know what colours are best suited to you? Follow these simple steps and learn how to create the perfect eyeshadow for your eyes, every time.

  1. Firstly you need to consider your eye colour and then decipher what hues will work best for you.

Margot Robbie Blue Eyes

Actress Margot Robbie has beautiful blue eyes.

Blue Eyes – Opt for warmer shades if you fall under the ‘blue’ category. Think soft earthy browns, warm taupes, subtle plums, terracotta, light peaches and even greys.

Abbie Cornish - Green Eyes

Abbie Cornish HAS Green EYES.

Green Eyes – Any variation of purple looks beautiful on green eyes. From violets to plums to browns with a reddish undertone.

Rose Byrne - Brown Eyes

Rose Byrne always looks sexy with her brown eyes.

Brown Eyes – Brown is a neutral colour and therefore doesn’t compete with any other colours. This means that those with brown eyes really can opt for any hues they like! Try warm earthy tones, teals, greens, purples and even metallic hues and they will offset the gold flecks in the eye.

Kristen Stewart - Hazel Eyes

Kirsten Stewart exudes that mysterious vibe with her hazel eyes.

Hazel Eyes – Hazel eyes contain a wide variation of both green and brown tones, this means those with hazel eyes can be more adventurous and wear shades from both the green and brown colour families.

  1. Decipher your eye shape.

eye shape

Almond Eyes – just about every shadow look, whether it be a heavier full on evening look or a soft and subtle day look, will work for those with almond eyes.

Hooded Lids – less is more when it comes to eye shadow application for those with hooded lids. The shape creates natural shadows so just use subtle brightening shades. This will keep lids from looking too heavy.

Round Eyes – for those with the ‘wide-open’ eye shape stick to softer colours, nothing too heavy, keep it light.

  1. Choose darker shades for the outside of your eye and lighter colours on the inside. This will make your eyes look bigger and brighter. Add white eye shadow on the inner corners of your eyes to really make them pop.
  1. Blending your eyeshadows is without a doubt one of the most important factors to achieving stand out eyes. Use a blending brush (try the ELES Tapered Blending Brush) for professional application and smooth unison of colours.

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Trendy Autumn and Winter Nail Shades

Sweater weather is here! Some girls keep their makeup simple during the colder months because we want to look natural (everything else looks dark – dark clothes, dark skies). In winter we pick an accent colour to focus on and since we can’t put rainbow on our face, let our nails do the talking. Here are our top Autumn/Winter nail picks:

Moody and Muddy

Dark yet delicate, Dirty Dancing goes in harmony with the leaves falling off the branches of trees in late afternoon.
ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish Dirty Dancing

Purple Obsession

Can’t say much other than Casablanca just looks yummy and sultry.ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish Casablanca purple violet

The Insurgent

Strong and defiant, unleash that fierce side of you with Rebel without a Cause.
ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish Rebel without a cause

Nude & Plush

Nude will never go out of style. Roman Holiday is a shade that contrasts well with black and goes well with white so if you wear a lot of coats and cardigans, this is perfect!
ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish Roman Holiday

Mixed Metals

Finely mixed gold powder in a bottle, that is what Colombina Gold looks like. It’s pearlescent and very charming.
ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish Colombina Gold

Rich & Vivid

Tintoretto Teal is as fresh as spring in autumn and winter. Glam up and mimic matte emerald with this luxurious nail shade. This teal is truly a steal!
ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish Tintoretto Teal green

Passionate Red

Bold and stunning, From Russia with Love is easily a winter favourite. Beautiful is an understatement. In the great fashion world, it’s the classic M. Monroe.
ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish From russia with love red pink

Try these nail shades on! Go to www.elescosmetics.com, click the nail shade you want to try and click Try It On under the image. ELES nail enamels are 5 FREE – 

No DBP
No Toluene
No Formaldehyde
No Formaldehyde Resin
No Camphor

Have you tried any of these nail shades from ELES? What’s your winter favourite and which one would you like to try?

 

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Discover our latest love and join in the cleansing oil phenomenon!

ELES cosmetics mineral makeup australia transformation cleansing oil phenomenon

Skeptical about slathering your face with more oil when you already feel you naturally produce enough? Want to know what exactly makes cleansing oils as good as, if not better than your regular cleanser?

Read on and decide for yourself whether you will be joining the cleansing oil phenomenon!

  1. “Good oils” dissolve “bad oils.”

Many oil-free cleansers strip our skin of natural oils leaving it unbalanced and prone to blemishes. Cleansing oils work with our skin’s natural oils to beautifully cleanse the face thoroughly removing dirt, makeup and ‘bad oils’.

  1. Oil cleansers have a multitude of benefits.

Everyone is on the quest for youth. There are many cleansers on the market that help to target premature aging but cleansing oils will do this and more! The NEW ELES Cleansing Oil contains an abundance of anti-aging goodies which dissolve dirt, makeup and impurities as well as re-hydrate, beautifully balance and plump tired lack-lustre skin.

  1. You will not be a walking, talking oil slick with clogged pores.

When massaged into the skin, oils in the cleanser bind to surface impurities and allow them to be comfortably rinsed away. This means the oil is unable to sink into pores clogging them and in turn creating a path for unwanted pimples.

  1. Save on cost.

Because cleansing oils are so effective and naturally work to remove every trace of grime on your face there is no need to follow with a toner (or lotion!) If you’ve ever used a toner you’ll know that most regular cleansers tend to fail on the job of 100% removing makeup, dirt and impurities.

Are you sold? Why not experience the NEW Transformation Cleansing Oil and discover why we love it so much.

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Know your makeup brushes

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia know your makeup brushesMakeup newbies constantly find themselves lost in a bunch of makeup brushes they see on their favourite MUA’s stash. Yes, you may find using the digits of your fingers as convenient makeup tools but believe me, once you learn how to use makeup brushes, you’re never going back to smudging your face with your fingers again.

Before you get your first makeup brush set, you might want to know what each brush is for and how to effectively use them:

Face Brushes

Kabuki brush

This is especially designed for mineral makeup application. You may use it to apply loose powder on skin by brushing in circular motion for a flawless finish. Personal tip: I love using the kabuki brush to apply my ELES mineral blush. It’s small so it perfectly fits in my everyday makeup tote.

Fan Brush

Sweep away eyeshadow that fell out during application. You may also use this brush to highlight your cheekbones.

Angled face brush

Let’s talk about contouring techniques! This brush makes applying bronzer on the hollows of the cheeks so easy. This can also be used to apply blush.

Stippling brush

Apply cream and liquid makeup using the stippling brush and “stipple” or “dot” the product onto your face. Blend through feather-light strokes and voila! Flawless finish!

Powder brush

Use this brush to sweep on powder to lock in your foundation.

Foundation brush

Apply your liquid foundation evenly onto your face using the foundation brush. A smaller version of this is perfect in concealing spots and covering the under eye area.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia vector makeup brushes

Eye Brushes

The truth is, you only need two basic eye brushes in your life – a blending brush and a flat shadow brush. The blending brush is fluffy and is meant to perfectly fit the crease of your lids for a beautifully diffused and blended eye shadow. The flat shadow brush is used to apply base colour eye shadow all over your lid.

Personal tip: I use the blending brush to draw and subtly contour my nose and the flat shadow brush to highlight colour on my nose line and brow bone. Remember that flat shadow brush is for solid colour and blending brush is for soft, diffused colour.

Brow brush

The brow brush makes filling in your brow easier. Because it’s angled, it helps apply your brow powder more precisely.

Once you learn how to use these brushes, it will be easier for you to shift to a professional set that MUAs use. By then, the number of brushes in a set won’t intimidate you anymore and you’ll find that you might want to add more to your collection as you start offering professional makeup services as well.

Invest on quality makeup brushes. Get your hands on these pretty gems that will surely be your most loved makeup tools! ELES brush bristles are made from taklon, a “green” and allergy free synthetic fibre ideal for makeup application. Its smooth synthetic fibres do not absorb or trap pigment making it easy to keep clean. The brushes are in a leatherette travel capsule to protect them from dust and dirt.Take a look at what’s in the ELES 15-pc Makeup Brush Set and Holder:

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia makeup brush set and holder

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