Fan Mail: Gabrielle’s Makeup Organiser

ELES Cosmetics Fan Mail Gabrielle Clarke Makeup Organizer

Every time we get a message from you, our eyes twinkle in amazement! Remember that feeling you get when you receive a Chrissy present? We get that exact same feel when we find fan mails in our inbox. Woot!

Thank you Gabrielle Clark for sending us photos of your makeup organiser. This amazing thing should be shared, not kept, so we’re posting it here for everyone to see.

Do you like what you see? You can easily make your own makeup organiser by following these steps from Gabrielle:

Here is my make up. I’m trying this new system to see if it helps me get ready faster in the mornings. It looks great now, I hope I can keep it this organised! x

I started with an IKEA pot holder. I put magnetic tape on the back of my Mineral Blush, Brow Sculpt and Eyeshadow compacts. They stick to the side of the metal and can easily be taken off to use.

My tweezers and lash curler are on larger round magnets, hoping this will make them easier to find!

This is a piece of thick cardboard with little holes, I chose shiny patterned cardboard because it’s prettier and probably stronger. I made the holes with scissors and then stretched them with a pencil to make them smooth.

ELES Cosmetics Fan Mail Gabrielle Clark

I filled the base of the pot with coloured rocks to give the base some weight and to stop my beloved beauty products slipping down too far (I used coloured rocks that go in a fish tank because that’s what I had in my cupboard).


What’s in Gabrielle’s makeup organiser ?

ELES Brushes  Primer Liquid Powder Foundation Phototouch Concealer
Brow Blender Pencil  Brow Sculpt  Mineral Eye Shadows  Powderliner 
Sensitive Eyes Mascara  Mineral Blush Automatic Longlasting Lipliner 

Stunning Faces at the Golden Globe Awards 2015

Golden Globe Awards 2015Unroll the red carpet, turn the lights and music on…

Ladies, we present to you the stunning women of the Golden Globe Awards 2015! *applause*

Gosh, they’re mesmerising! The Golden Globes is an event that fashion and makeup mavens (not just in the US but around the world) anticipate every year. This year, the dresses are simpler yet more elegant. Us girls here at the ELES ROOM look out for the makeup and it’s not surprising that most of the celebrities wore very simple, natural look.

Smokey eyes + rosy pink lips = goddess!

Get the #GoldenGlobes signature look with these ELES favourites:

Golden Globe 2015

Images were taken from Popsugar.


Still hungover and gushing about the #GoldenGlobes beauties <3
Here are some snaps from the backstage instagram booth.
Maybe we should have an instagram booth in the office!
Golden Globe 2015 Instagram Booth

Blushing Beauty 101: How to select and apply the perfect blush

Including blush in your makeover can warm up your complexion, make you look healthier and can create the illusion of cheekbones, but picking the right colour for your skin tone and then applying it correctly is no mean feat! There’s an art to choosing the perfect blush shade, and it involves understanding your complexion and face shape.

Choosing your blush shade

The main rule for choosing a blush colour is to work with, not against, your skin tone.

One option is to try the pinch test! All you have to do is pinch your cheeks to see what colour you naturally blush and try to match with that. However having two or three shades in your repertoire can help you achieve different looks depending on your mood so carry on reading what will work best for you and you’ll be a blushing beauty in no time!

As a general rule of thumb if your skin tone falls in the very fair, porcelain range, soft pink and apricot shades work well.

Ash and platinum blondes will look fabulous with soft bubblegum pink shades.

For medium complexions (tan, golden or olive skin tones) opt for warmer shades like peach, rose and coral. A bronze-tinged shade will really boost olive skin too.

And if your complexion falls in the dark range choose a cheek colour that adds warmth. Terra cotta or even red-orange shades really flatter darker skin.
How to Apply your blush

  1. Finish off your base with primer and foundation and let it sink in and dry completely before you apply blush.
  2. Take ELES Powder Blush Brush and sweep it across your blush compact then tap any excess powder off. Remember you can always add more blush but removing it becomes tricky so go for less product to begin with and build if you feel it’s necessary,
  3. Look in the mirror and smile to find out where the apples of your cheeks are.
  4. Follow the guide below and apply blush to area of cheeks dependant on your face shape.
  5. If it’s not intense enough for you, repeat these steps.

Tip: The NEW ELES Baked Blush can be applied dry or wet. If you want more colour, apply wet with a makeup sponge for more intensity.