Elaine

About Elaine

Elaine is a lifestyle contributor. Extremely passionate about writing, she co-manages lifestyle blogs with friends. Topics include arts & crafts, beauty, skincare, music, and travel. A late bloomer, Elaine has just recently discovered her love for makeup, accessories, and anything vintage. When she’s not working on her DIY projects, playing the piano or studying strings, she’s out exploring the outdoors. Professionally, Elaine does marketing communications and manages social media accounts for several international luxury brands. Her ultimate dream is to write and publish her own book. She hopes to share her interesting finds and daily musings to ELES readers.

Meghan Markle and her Classic Bridal Makeup

The royal wedding is in TWO days! A new princess is going to walk down the aisle and she is her own makeup artist. Wait, what? There are rumours that Meghan Markle is going to do her own makeup this Saturday and she hasn’t given anyone a clue as to what her bridal makeup will be. Well we know she is a fan of everyday, natural look and we’re sure she’ll do the usual (‘no makeup’ makeup) look on her wedding day, with just a little more drama.

Meghan Markle - DAYTIME SMOKEY EYE

Meghan Markle photo credit: Glamour UK

First, let’s talk about what CLASSIC LOOK is. We all have varying ideas of what a classic makeup looks like. Kate Middleton (Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge), who also did her own bridal makeup in 2011, chose thick brows, flushed cheeks, rose-pink lipstick, and dark, heavily lined eyes for her wedding day. We see lots of photos of Meghan with the same look and she is confident in it, and we think she’ll wear the same on her wedding day, only with more hazy eyes like the one in the pic above.

Meghan Markle

photo credit: Daily Express

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to achieve the classic Meghan Markle look using ELES Cosmetics:

For the base

All eyes, all cameras are on you on your wedding day (or any big event for that matter). The stress, the weather, and the non-stop activities can cause you to perspire and you need a pretty tough primer and foundation to handle all the pressure. Use a primer to keep your makeup in place for extended period of time, and a lightweight foundation that minimises fine lines and wrinkles and hides pores.

Retexturize and refine your skin, so that the foundation glides on smoothly and endures impeccably for hours longer. Try ELES Retexture Crème Face Primer

Hide your pores without blocking them. Achieve a smooth and silky finish with the ELES HD Luminous Foundation 

Pimples tend to appear on the big day. We hope not but just in case you need to cover something, The ELES Photouch Concealer won’t disappoint you.

Forget everything else, here’s the ultimate palette to the rescue

You’re already thinking of so many things and you don’t need more pressure on the big day! Liane Scior, the creator of ELES Cosmetics, thinks it is smart to always have a palette that has everything you need to achieve the look you want. The latest palette that everyone is raving about is the ELES Hazy Daze Collection.

We have taken a few of our favourite products and placed them into one sleek, pretty palette, providing colour and instant radiance all day long. Perfect as a mother’s day gift, this 4-in-1 face and eye palette combines beautiful and subdued shades of frappe and chocolate contrasted with cool feminine berry and soft pink highlights. Get the ELES HAZY DAZE Collection Palette (now at 20% off) and receive a Duo Fibre Face Brush (valued at RRP $19) for FREE! Palette includes; • Mineral Highlighter • Mineral Blush in Berry • Mineral Shadow in Frappé • Mineral Shadow in Chocolate bit.ly/eles-hazy-daze (Link in bio) #elescosmetics 🐰#crueltyfree 💄 #makeup #mineralmakeup #autumn #fallinlove #makeuplook #makeuplove #makeuplife #makeupoftheday #makeuplover #makeupgeek #makeupobsessed #makeuptutorial #makeuponpoint #makeupaddict #makeuptips #makeupjunkie #makeupporn #makeupguru #makeupinspiration #makeupblogger #instabeauty #instamakeup #motd #stylish #wakeupandmakeup #gorgeous

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Palette includes;

Mineral Highlighter – to add that beautiful glow
Mineral Blush in Berry – a touch of blush makes us look fresh and pretty
Mineral Shadow in Frappé – defines the eyes
Mineral Shadow in Chocolate – adds drama to our look

Use Frappe and Chocolate mineral eyeshadows to achieve Meghan’s signature hazy smudge look.

And now for the most important part: “You may now kiss the bride…”

You need an ELES Lip Stain in your life! This long-lasting lip stain will keep your lips covered with vibrant colour from AM to PM without that heavy, sticky or tacky feeling. You can kiss all day because it’s KISS PROOF and TRANSFER PROOF. Take it from Instagram and YouTube superstar Jade Madden

https://youtu.be/DCBwJMsc0NU

All the shades look amazing but for this look we are trying to achieve, we highly recommend Retro Babe and Boho Chic.

This look is so easy! It’s simple and is fit for a princess. Try it and send us a photo, we might just feature you on Instagram. And finally, we can’t wait to see Meghan Markle on her wedding day. She said she’ll “do as she sees fit.” Let’s all see how it goes. We’re sure she’s going to look amazing!

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Dewy Radiance in Just 4 Easy Steps

From hot summer days, we’ve transitioned to drier and cooler autumn. Spending less time outdoors and not getting as much sunshine and Vitamin D can make your skin look pallid. Guess what! You can achieve dewy radiance in 4 easy steps using these tried and tested radiance-boosting ELES makeup:

ELES Cosmetics Makeup Australia - Dewy Radiance

STEP 1: BB Cream for a dewy (not oily) base

There’s a thin line between dewy and oily. We want to achieve a natural, healthy look, not an oily, sweaty face. We recommend the ELES BB Cream with SPF 30. It’s the ultimate 5-in-1 beauty balm that primes, tints, nourishes, evens out skin tone, and helps to strengthen and protect skin on contact. It is skin caring and skin perfecting in one simple step!

STEP 2: ELES Autumn Palette to add colour and depth to your look

We love the ELES palettes because they’re so convenient to have! It’s all the colours you need in one small palette, and it works like magic! Containing a bronzer, blush and two mineral shimmer eye shades, The ELES Autumn Collection is free of chemical ‘nasties’ and rich in skin nurturing ingredients including vitamins A, E & C to protect and condition the skin. Perfect for creating a simple day look or a stunning evening makeup!

STEP 3: ELES Sensitive Eyes Mascara for Eyes with a little drama

On days when you want to look au naturale, skip the eyeliner and just apply a mascara! The ELES Sensitive Eyes Mascara is hypoallergenic and sensitivity-tested, fragrance-free water based (perfect for the most sensitive of eyes). It lengthens, separates and darkens lashes without clumping. It resists smudging too!

STEP 4: ELES Lip Stain for lips that are shiny without the tacky!

Oh my gosh, this is everyone’s new favourite right now! The ELES Lip Stain is an innovative, long-lasting lip stain that keeps lips covered with vibrant colour from AM to PM. It comes n 6 gorgeous shades you’ll love — 03 Boho Chic, 04 Retro Babe, 05 Pin up Girl, 06 Disco Doll, 07 Damson Dame, 08 Burlesque Queen. People are raving about it and you should definitely have this in your life!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhIkc7ZATMN/?taken-by=elescosmetics

There you have it — MINIMALIST AT ITS FINEST! Achieve dewy radiance with these 4 must-haves, they deserve a spot in your everyday bag.

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Undertone: Understanding your True Skin Colour

This word is frequently mentioned in the beauty industry but if we were to ask what your UNDERTONE is, would you know what to say? In this blog entry, ELES gives you tips on how to determine your undertone.

From the word itself, it is the colour underneath the surface of the skin. Knowing your undertone is the key to getting makeup products (and clothes) that look great on you.

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There are three main types of undertones:

Cool (pink, red or bluish undertones)
Warm (yellow, peachy, golden undertones)
Neutral (a combination of warm and cool undertones)

Makeup artists can spot your undertone effortlessly but in the absence of a glam squad, these tips will help you determine your true colour! If you’re an aspiring makeup artist, knowing how to determine an undertone will help you create a great makeup base for your cilents as well. Here are our tips:

  1. A white cloth can tell you what your undertone is!
    This technique is very similar to what videographers call a white balance. After washing your face, go near the window where you can have natural light and place a white cloth or white paper beside your face. Ask someone to check out the contrast of your skin. If the skin appears:

    • golden or yellow = WARM
    • pinkish or flushed = COOL
    • can’t tell? = NEUTRAL
  2. Gold or Silver?
    Try wearing your gold and silver necklace or bracelet and ask someone which one looks great on you. If you look radiant and glowing in:

    • Gold jewelry = WARM
    • Silver and platinum jewelry = COOL
  3. What clothes look great on you?
    When picking clothes, it’s easy to know what shades are warm and cool. For cool colours, think of water, sea, and sky. For warm coloured clothes, think of the sun, Autumn leaves, and earth colours. If you look good in clothes that are colour:

    • Orange, Yellow, Dark Green = WARM
    • White, black, blue, and gray = COOL
    • All colours. If you look fab like a supermodel in everything that you wear, you are blessed! = NEUTRAL 😉
  1. The Sun will also tell you your undertone!
    • Your skin turns golden brown when you lounge under the sun = WARM
    • Your skin burns when exposed under the sun = COOL
  1. Eye Colour
    This is not always accurate but it will help.

    • blue, gray, or green eyes = COOL
    • brown, amber, or hazel eyes = WARM
  1. Check your Veins!
    • Blue veins = COOL
    • Green veins = WARM
    • in between = NEUTRAL

Our recommendations:

Using a foundation that matches your undertone is the true secret to naturally flawless looking skin. It won’t look cakey or fake and it will blend well as you fade your foundation down your neck. Below is a list of ELES foundations you can choose from:Undertone_ELES HD Luminous Foundation

ELES HD Luminous Foundation

COOL – Ivory, Honey Beige
NEUTRAL – Buff, Almond, Tan
WARM – Linen, Cream Beige, SandUndertone_ELES Cosmetics Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation

ELES Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation

COOL – Linen, Vanilla Cream, Sandy Beige, Natural Beige, Espresso
NEUTRAL – Tender Beige, Porcelain, Cameo Beige, Almond,
WARM – Cream Beige, Pale Beige, Fawn

Undertone_ELES Cosmetics Mineral Powder Foundation

ELES Mineral Powder Foundation

COOL – Nude, Chestnut
NEUTRAL – Shell, Tender, Sunlit, Mocha
WARM – Blonde, Cream, Sand, Toast

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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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