Your Lip Shape Personality Guide + Our Recommendations

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup colour balm lipstick lip shape personalityApparently, it’s not just our eyes that say something about our personality. Our lips have something to tell too and Miami-based Makeup Artist Marissa Nemes names the different lip shape personalities she knows of. Here’s the list and recommendations from ELES:

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Full and Curvy – Confident, Agressive, Seductive

Having full lips means you do not need too much attention on your lips after all. To not take all the focus to your lips, lessen or skip the lip liner and stick to subtle pink or plain lip gloss like CELEBRATE. But if you want to look really, really sexy for a date, by all means, go full red in CLASSIQUE.

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You are independent and would love to take charge. Any colour suits you and to match your personality, ELES recommends SIREN.

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Thin lips are naturally sweet and neutral, pinky beige would be a perfect match. We recommend SOPHISTICATE.

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Keep it glossy and charming with a bright shade like PARTY.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup colour lipstick wide lips Julia Roberts Anne HathawayWide – Successful, Talented, Perfectionist

It’s all or nothing for this lip shape. It’s either you go full lippie or just plain nude. Use a lip liner to define your lips, applying jus inside your natural lip line. For daytime look, use a light shade like NUDE and go CLASSIQUE in the evening.

The ELES Colour Balm is available in SIX lovely shades:ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup colour balm lips swatch

What’s your lip shape? Is the description true for your personality?

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MET Ball Beauty 2014

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite beauty looks from the 2014 MET Ball. Here’s how to recreate the red carpet glam all for yourself!

"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala - ArrivalsChannelling old school Hollywood, Blake Lively paired a lip with a classic eye.

Replicate that perfect pout with ELES Micro Bubble

Lipstick in Blush. Top up the colour and shine throughout the day with a lick of ELES Super Gloss in Pomegranate.

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Kristen StewartThe eyes have it! Kristen Stewart rocked a smokey sultry eye, drawing attention to those gorgeous green eyes. A strong eye is a great way to add an element of drama without the high maintenance of a red or bold lip.

Recreate the look by lining the eyes with ELES Powder Liner in Coal.  Use the sponge end of the pencil to gently blend out the line. Intensify the drama with ELES Mineral Matte Shadow in Teak and brighten eyes by patting ELES Mineral Shadow in Pearl to the inner corner of the eye.

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Oliva Munn MET 2014Olivia Munn mixed a subdued eye with an orange lip and perfectly groomed brows.

To create the look first use the spiral end of the ELES Brow Blender Pencil to groom eyebrows into place. Using the pencil gently fill in the eyebrows with soft strokes to achieve a natural yet well-defined brow.

Finish with ELES Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Bronze. Blot with a tissue and apply a second coat to the centre of the lips to create a coral stained semi-matte effect. Don’t forget the fresh complexion to set off the look!

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"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala - ArrivalsLavender locks, a matte complexion and nude lip was Nicole Richie’s look of choice!

Perfect your complexion with ELES Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation SPF 15. The beautiful foundation glides on like silk for a soft-matte, powder finish and is buildable from light to full coverage. A nude lip completes the look allowing the hair to steal the show. Apply a kiss of ELES Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Nude for the perfect peach toned nude.


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What was your favourite look for the 2014 MET Ball?

What the experts are saying about the ELES Summer Look Earth Goddess

A hot, long (and at times unbearable!) Australian summer lends itself to a soft, natural and hazy makeup look to see the warm days through.

The ELES Earth Goddess Summer combines earth tones with a warm bronze to exude a healthy, sun kissed glow. Created by using the Age Defying BB Cream, Mineral Sheer Bronzer for skin the shines through with a glowing radiance; Signature Quad in Naturalist & Dimensional Cake Liner in Chocolate Spice for smoky buildable earth tones and Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Mocha for natural lips with a creamy finish.

Brows are soft and natural and lashes long, voluminous and feathery to softly smoulder. The ELES Earth Goddess embodies the natural, sun beaten landscape and carefree essence of an Australian Summer!

Want to know more? Read what expert beauty bloggers from across the nation had to say about this gorgeous look, reminiscent of a hazy warm summer.

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Age Defying BB Cream 30 in Light
“The coverage is excellent, plus gives a beautiful dewy look to the face.”

Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Mocha
“It is far more mauve than it appears in the tube and gives the lips a pretty natural colour whilst allowing the eyes to take focus. It wears beautifully and is comfortable upon the lips. Not to be underestimated!”

Mineral Sheer Bronzer in Rio De Janeiro
“It is actually sheer so doesn’t require the precision touch of a butterfly to get it right. Want more? Just layer on more. I absolutely adore this bronzer and it has made it to my daily face list.”

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“The Mineral Sheer Bronzer in Rio De Janeiro was a perfect shade for contouring to create a sun kissed look. I’m always wary of orange-toned bronzers however this one was very natural looking.”

“For the eyes, this Eyeshadow Quad in Naturalist provided the staple shades to create a smoky brown look.”

Micro Bubble Lipstick
“I have about 5 different [ELES] shades and cannot fault a single one. They are moisturising, pigmented and a breeze to apply.”

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Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Mocha
“This lipstick was very chic and elegant looking. I feel so posh in it haha! The colouring of this was very bold but natural is that makes sense.”

Mineral Sheer Bronzer in Rio De Janeiro
“Wohhhooo this Bronzer is a la fancy! This has become my most loved bronzer – from the packaging right down to the product!”

Signature Quad in Naturalist
“The awesome thing about the quads is it’s all the colours put together that you will need to create a smoky eye! ELES provide such silky, delicate and gorgeous shades to ready make those eyes stand out.”

Dimensional Cake Liner in Chocolate Spice
“I loved the glittery brown! It’s very rare I’ll use glitter products because I hate having specs of glitter everywhere on my face after applying but this stayed put, no movement and certainly no glitter all over my face.”

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Signature Quad in Naturalist
“After trying it out, I must say that I really like it! All the shadows are highly pigmented and they last long.”

Mineral Sheer Bronzer in Rio De Janeiro
“This is the first bronzer I’ve tried from ELES Cosmetics and I must say that I’m highly impressed!”

Dimensional Cake Liner in Chocolate Spice
“I like how pigmented these two shades are. Even without adding water, the colour goes on very well. I especially like the glitter shade because it gives off the perfect touch of sparkle.”

Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Mocha
“It is such a beautiful colour and it gives off that “my lips but better” look.”

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Age Defying BB Cream 30
“This BB cream gave me nice, even coverage and felt really lightweight on my skin. With a Broad Spectrum SPF 30, this is perfect for summer and I have rarely seen other BB creams on the western market that provide this high of an SPF protection.”

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Age Defying BB Cream 30
“I have found the BB Cream to be sheer but easily buildable. Make sure you blend it thoroughly, as it has a tanned tinge to it. It packs an SPF 30 punch and is paraben free, so looks after your skin!”

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Age Defying BB Cream 30
“This BB Cream primes, tints, nourishes, and evens out skin tone and has age defying peptides (tiny protein molecules) and natural extracts to hydrate and strengthen skin.”

Signature Quad in Naturalist
“I am absolutely in love with this eyeshadow palette!”

Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Mocha
“This matte lipstick is a great blend of pink and brown, and has a lovely colour payoff and ultra moisturizing finish.”

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Signature Quad in Naturalist
“ELES have released an on point Signature Quad in Naturalist which consists of all matte shadows that are extremely blendable, last all day and of high quality.”

Mineral Sheer Bronzer in Rio De Janeiro
“It’s an incredible bronzer and I’d go as far as to say that I prefer this one over Nars Laguna purely based on the beautiful formula. It is worth noting that this is oil, talc and fragrance free so if you’re sensitive to any of those this is the perfect bronzer for you.”


Written by: Kanya Nanayakkara

Hats in Springtime + ELES 60’s Vibe

ELES Cosmetic Mineral Makeup Spring Hat Face Off

Long before spring racing celebrations began, our ancestors wore hats – not for fashion but to comply with religious and social norms. Back in the day, religion ordered women to have their hair and neck covered because these parts of a woman’s body were considered erogenous zones. (Gosh! I love the hats but I certainly wouldn’t want to be sent back to that era. I love beach hopping at the tropics, half naked, and they wouldn’t want me there anyway. =) )

As the years passed, hats became an indication of one’s social status. The well off families would have their hats custom-made by “milliners” who made special hats for a living. Then came the “plumassiers”  who designed and dyed feathers to go with the hats to make them look more posh and intimidating.

It’s such a beautiful history and I could go on and on but to cut it short, our English ancestors introduced it to us. It’s in history books and in the royal family’s photo books as well. They have always looked elegant to us and we have always considered their fashion style an inspiration. I don’t think hats would ever go out of style.

Simply Daring

Every year, ELES comes up with a Spring Collection. The colours that we choose are refreshing and the hues always complement any Spring look. From 2012’s innocent baby doll in pink, we revived the 60’s look — simply daring and refreshingly warm.

We think the 60’s vibe would go well with any hat you wish to wear.

ELES Spring Look 2013 60s Vibe

ELES Spring Look 2013 60’s Vibe

Check out the 60’s Vibe makeup tutorial here.

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We sent out gift boxes to editors and bloggers on the first week of spring and we received positive reviews from them. They especially loved the shades and the floral headbands! eles spring look 60s vibe box

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Who loves hats? Celebrities do!

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Tell us about your spring look and the hat you would wear. We’d love to hear from you!