Applying a Bronzer According to Face Shape for a Natural Sunkissed Look

Do you sometimes wonder how some people always look fresh and sunkissed even during fall? It’s like their complexion is perfect all year round! A healthy-looking skin tone is always on trend and you need a bronzer to add that au naturale glow and warmth to your face.

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Applying bronzer is key to creating the perfect glow you want to achieve. It also enhances your complexion. Strategically applying it according to your face shape makes that glow look so natural. You’ll look like you’re not wearing makeup at all. Also remember that as you gain or lose weight, your face shape may change. Keeping these pointers handy will help you enhance your face shape and complexion. Are you ready? Grab your ELES Anti-Oxidant Bronzer and follow the steps below:

The General Rule in Bronzer Application

Our goal here is to add a “natural glow” to your everyday look. With contouring, you use a bronzer and a highlighter. This time, we will only use a matte bronzer. The general rule is to apply it on areas of the face on which the sun would naturally touch — forehead, bridge of the nose and cheekbones.

Oval Face Shape

Where to apply:

  • top of the forehead, along the hairline
  • apples of your cheeks (not the hollows like when you contour)
  • dust along bridge of the nose

Heart Face Shape

Where to apply:

  • forehead (apply more on hairline and temple for a more proportioned look)
  • cheekbones (heart-shaped face has prominent cheekbones so apply bronzer on the cheekbones and a little bit on the side)
  • dust bronzer on the center of the chin

Round Face Shape

Where to apply:

  • Slim the face by applying along the cheekbones downward towards the jaw. This will create a subtle rectangular effect that elongates the face a little bit.

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Rectangular/Oblong Face Shape

Where to apply:

  • middle of the forehead to shorten the length of the face
  • middle of the cheeks (right between the hollows and the top of the cheekbones)

Square Face Shape

Where to apply:

  • a little on forehead, curving to the temples to soften the corners of the face
  • top of the cheekbones

ELES Anti-Oxidant Bronzer with FREE Kabuki Brush Flatlay

The ELES Anti-Oxidant Bronzer is ideal for achieving a sunkissed glow because it is matte. It has a very natural colour but you can always build it up if you have a darker skin tone. You can also use it as an eyeshadow or under your favourite lip gloss for a touch of earthy colour on your lips. Here are other benefits:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Paraben-free
  • Vitamins C & E condition skin and help combat the damaging effects of free radical scavengers

GET A FREE KABUKI BRUSH WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE ELES ANTI-OXIDANT BRONZER THIS FEBRUARY!

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Need some last minute help with your Valentine’s evening makeup?!

ELES - Natural Valentine's Day Makeup

Perfect for Valentine’s Day (and night) — Australia supermodel Shanina Shaik sporting the “no makeup” makeup look

Whether it be for a date-night with a loved-one or a fun night out with the girls, here are some makeup tips on how to be date-ready this Valentine’s Day!

FACE

A fresh face that appears free of makeup is one of the most coveted looks. After all who doesn’t want to look like they have flawless skin without even trying?

Firstly apply a long-lasting base they’ll keep makeup in place in this hot weather! Smooth all over face and neck and spread gently to even the complexion. Remember less is more!

For natural sun-kissed radiance apply bronzer. Use it to contour beneath your cheeks and jawline to “slim” the face, add a swipe to the forehead for that little extra “natural tan”.

A clever use of highlighter means that any complexion can have a healthy radiance. Apply sparingly where light would naturally hit your face – brow bones, cheeks and the tip of the nose.

Try;

  • ELES Age Defying BB Cream 30 – it primes, tints, nourishes, evens out skin tone and protects all in one. And upon application skin appears more uniform and luminous. I promise!
  • ELES NEW Anti-oxidant Bronzer this multi-faceted bronzer offers a subtle bronzed hue and is rich in vitamins C & E to condition the skin as well as help combat the damaging effects of free radical scavengers!
  • ELES Illuminator – a sheer, lightweight liquid illuminator that imparts a natural radiance to the skin creating the ultimate shimmer or subtle bronze glow. You can also bend into foundation for an all over luminosity or apply to decollaté for sun-kissed radiance.

EYES

Apply eye shadow according to your eye shape below.

ELES - Natural Valentine's Day Makeup

Then take your bronzer and apply just above the crease of the eyelid and beneath the lower lash line for a natural smokey eye.

Next coat lashes with mascara by applying from the base to the tip in a slow sweeping motion, for thicker and longer lashes, allow to semi-dry and apply a second coat.

Try;

BROWS

Use a light hand when doing your brows.

Try:

  • ELES Brow Blender in Dark Taupe. With the spool end brush the brows, then using the short soft strokes, apply pencil to achieve a natural effect, brush again to mute the edges.

LIPS

To complete the look, finish with a nude lippie with a touch of pink.

Try:

Glowing skin and makeup what more could you want?

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How To: Natural, Easy Makeup by Heidi Hamoud

It’s always so exciting when a prominent YouTube influencer creates a look with ELES Cosmetics!  We were thrilled when Heidi Hamoud shared not one but six of our favourite products with over 416,000 followers!

Heidi Hamoud created a look we love, not only is it so easy to apply, it’s drop, dead gorgeous and ideal for summer nights in Oz:

Here’s the full video:

Here’s the step by step guide:

Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - sandFirst Heidi used ELES Mineral Matte Shadow in Sand to help create a perfect base for a natural smokey eye…Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - twigHeidi then pressed the ELES Mineral Matte Shadow Twig to the eye socket, blending out into the crease and used the same shadow under the lower lashes for a soft and pretty effect.Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - lash fortify mascaraThis was followed with the ELES Lash Fortify Mascara which Heidi stated she loves for its great wand and the way it lifted her lashes.Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - BB Cream 30Heidi then used the ELES Age-Defying BB Cream 30 saying she wanted a natural and light alternative to foundation for humid days and nights.  She applied this with a damp Pro-Blender Sponge for a light and sheer effect.Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - brow blenderHeidi then used the ELES Brow Blender in Dark Taupe to fill in and shape the brows and softened the effect with the brush end.Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - summer daze paletteFinally she swept a little Bronzer and Blush from the Summer Daze Collection Palette to complete the look saying she loved the bronzer which was so easy to blend out.Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - finished lookThe Finished Look – simply stunning!

Thank you Heidi Hamoud for sharing a look we all love for balmy summer nights.

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6 Makeup Habits That Might Be Ageing You

Remember the days of youth when you could cover your blemishes, slap on some mascara and gloss, a little makeup and look “done”? Why on earth did so many of us waste that opportunity to embrace natural beauty?

The irony is that many of us 40+’s now find ourselves using a lot less makeup believing everything should to be soft and muted. Mature women are featured in makeup videos and made up like soft focus grandmas! Enough!

Makeup for the mature (I prefer to call it Youth Enhancing Makeup) is not about hiding behind multi layers of pastels, it’s about two things; defying gravity and redefining the features.

And while makeup does not guarantee a more youthful appearance; some of the most common makeup mistakes can actually age you!

Mistake No 1: OVERLY PAINTED BROWS

Yes, we need brows to look youthful; they frame the eyes and lift the face. Many of us tweezed our brows to thin lines in the 80’s only to find they never grew back. However, harsh, red toned brows (for some reason many brow pencils are red toned?) make us look hard and older. The goal is to create natural looking thicker brows like the ones we used to have. Opt for taupe colour brow products instead of warm browns; these will frame your eyes beautifully without taking over your face. Apply the brow product in soft stokes to create the illusion of natural hair.

We recommend ELES Brow Blenders, the soft pencil is easily used to fill in the gaps and then simply brush through the brows to soften the effect.

Mistake No 2: COOL SKIN BASE

Many foundations and BB Creams come in warm and cool tones. Opt for warmer tones that help counteract complexion pinkness that comes with thinning of the skin and exposure of fine capillaries. Warmer tones also conceal shadows better which means you need less concealer.

We recommend ELES BB Cream, it’s packed with nature’s anti-ageing actives and leaves the skin glowing.

Mistake No 3: WRONG CONCEALER AND WRONG COLOUR

As we mature and the face loses its youthful “plumpness” shadows appear; under the eyes, around the nose, at the corners of the mouth etc. It’s tempting to reach for a heavy duty, ultra-light shade concealer to hide these dark areas. The problem is that they just make the dark shadows look grey as opposed to concealing them. Opt instead for peachy toned, lightweight concealers that won’t cake on the skin and counteract the blue in the shadows.

We recommend ELES Dual Action Concealer, this is like 8 hours sleep in a tube!

Mistake No 4: EYE MAKEUP THAT MAKES THE EYES DROOP

As the upper lid of the eye is crepe paper thin it tends to droop as we age and the upper crease of the eye becomes obscured, therefore the eyeshadow on the upper eyelid also becomes obscured. If you are extremely skilled at applying makeup you can fake the crease with exacting eye shadow application. However many of us don’t have the time or inclination on a daily basis to fuss with this, so apply a dark fine line through the upper lashes and a softer brighter eyeliner beneath the lashes instead. This “lifts” the eyes making them appear younger, then simply apply a warm shade of brown on the eyelids with the eyes open to ensure you can actually see the shadow. This method is quick and easy! Finally apply two coats of mascara to the upper lashes only to help conceal the eyelid that has dropped. Remember; Darker on top, light below. Shimmer shades under the lower lashes brighten the eyes and give a more youthful look.

We recommend ELES Superwear Gel Eyeliner, its soft and easy to blend out and once set won’t transfer to the lids.

Mistake No 5: COOL BLUSH

Simple, use warm coral and peachy shades, which always look more vibrant on the skin rather than cold pink/mauve shades. This will also make the iris of your eyes more vibrant!

We recommend ELES Baked Blush in Bouquet, it’s natural and warm and suits almost everyone.

Mistake No 6: COLD FROSTED LIPSTICK

As we lose volume in our lips fine lines not only appear around the lips but on the lips themselves. Frosted lip colours enhance these lines. Instead, opt for cream lipstick that makes the lips look fuller and smoother, many of these contain moisturising molecules that plump the lips and keep them hydrated longer.

We recommend ELES Colour Balm in Nude, its super hydrating, lasts for hours and looks like perfectly coloured natural lips.

Follow these steps and you’ll create a youthful, flattering makeup that re-defines the features which is always more effective than trying to hide flaws!

See this example of makeup mistakes on the left and correct application on the right and you be the judge, which one looks better?

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