How to Clean Makeup Brushes

BRUSH SET WITH FREE HOLDERWashing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine! Makeup, dirt, oil and sometimes bacteria can get trapped in the bristles leading to clogged pores and bothersome breakouts.

Another benefit of keeping your brushes squeaky clean is the softness factor. Makeup residue on your brushes can make them feel scratchy and prevent a smooth, fluid application of makeup. You want your brushes to feel soft and luxurious against your skin!

Here’s a guide to keep your makeup brushes clean like a pro…

  1. Run the brush under lukewarm water
  2. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and shampoo, gently swirl your brush tip in the water. For an additional clean, swirl the brush on the palm of your hand to work up a lather.
  3. Rinse the brush tip under running water until the water runs clean from the brush.
  4. Use a cloth to wipe your brush clean, reshaping the bristles as you go
  5. Lay your brushes flat on a dry cloth and do no reuse until completely dry

There you have it, clean as a whistle!

Special Offer: Get a free nail polish of your choice when you purchase an Age Defying BB Cream

We felt you’d ask — What’s the difference between the ELES BB Cream, Mineral Sheer Tint, and Liquid Powder Foundation?

All these three provide good coverage plus protection, helping you hide the blemishes while nourishing your skin with special de-ageing formula carefully studied and crafted by ELES. You just have to know when  to use each.

Remember these three things:

  1. The ELES Age Defying BB Cream 30 is for daily use. Achieve a porcelain finish and a healthy, natural glow.
  2. For days when you have to stay outdoors (BBQ day, a trip to the beach, pool party, fun run, city tour), go for the ELES Mineral Sheer Tint with SPF 20 because it holds on to your skin for a longer time. Don’t skip the hydrating sunscreen for added protection.
  3. The Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation SPF 15 is a good base for heavy makeup and would make you look really flawless under the spotlight. The powder finish is perfect for evening affairs.

Is it necessary to have all three? YES! BB Cream is for the healthy glow, Sheer Tint is for longer skin protection, and liquid foundation is for maximum coverage.

This summer, give your face that healthy glow and keep it radiant looking at any time of the day.

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ELES Countdown to Christmas 2013 Winners

Hi everyone! This is one of the few Mondays when we don’t feel like doing anything at all. Everyone’s busy shopping for gifts, some are already doing Christmas eve preps, while most of us are attending Chrissy parties here and there. The rest of the staff are now on vacay and the ELES hq is quite empty but you have me and the “elves” *giggles* who are preparing the ELES gift prizes for the lucky winners of the ELES Countdown to Christmas 2013!

Today, we’re adding the winners of Day 13 – 19 onto our list of fans who’ve been nice the whole year (they’re too nice and too lucky for being randomly picked out of hundreds of names). Congratulations to the winners – please check if your name is below and click on the photo to see the gift won for that day:

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And our grand prize winner who will receive $500 worth of ELES mineral makeup! Yay! Congratulations Kayleen!

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Best Eye Shadow for you by Star Sign

Are you in a bit of a makeup rut?  Wear the same colours day after day because they are safe?  Why not mix it up a bit and improve your life at the same time by choosing makeup colours that mesh with your zodiac sign!

Astrology guru, Michele Bernhardt, shares advice on what eye shadow colours of your sign you should wear.  She claims wearing the suggested colours can add balance to your life… who couldn’t use more of that?

GEMINI

Your best eye shadow colour is: Yellow

One to try: Yellow Diamond

Why: Energizing and stimulating, this is a colour filled with radiance and light. It has the ability to lift your spirits. Wearing it increases your memory and communication skills.

TAURUS

Your best eye shadow colour is: Green

One to try: Jade

Why: This colour rejuvenates the spirit. It resonates with stability and healing and gives you balance of strength and substance. Wearing it helps heal the body and attract wealth and prosperity.

ARIES

Your best eye shadow colour is: Red

One to try: Tourmaline

Why: This colour signifies passion, strength and courage. Wear it to increase your strength, energy and vitality when beginning something new or initiating action.

CANCER

Your best eye shadow colour is: Pink

One to try: Sandstone

Why: This colour inspires love and can be worn in times of change or transition. It is also a good colour to wear when you’re in need of emotional healing. Wearing it opens the heart and increases receptivity.

LEO

Your best eye shadow colour is: Orange

One to try: Terra Peach

Why: This colour resonates with power and greatness. Wearing it increases joy and optimism and also assists in aligning you with riches and your position in life.

VIRGO

Your best eye shadow colour is: Royal blue

One to try: Indigo

Why: This colour resonates with beauty, purity and wisdom. It helps ease tension and promotes tranquillity. Wearing blue opens the mind and encourages patience and eloquence.

LIBRA

Your best eye shadow colour is: Light blue

One to try: Bermuda

Why: This colour signifies love, beauty and balance. It embodies the essence of peace and serenity while inspiring you to be strong and take decisive action. Wearing it promotes balance and a sense of well-being.

SCORPIO

Your best eye shadow colour is: Burgundy/berry

One to try: Roselle

Why: This colour inspires depth, strength and love. It helps you move through times of transition. Wearing shades of burgundy increases your perception, persistence and drive.

SAGITTARIUS

Your best eye shadow colour is: Turquoise

One to try: Turquoise

Why: This colour will enhance wisdom and optimism. Wear it while traveling or exploring. It promotes tolerance and understanding and is useful in dealing with others who have alternative points of view.

CAPRICORN

Your best eye shadow colour is: Earthy brown

One to try: Bronzite

Why: Logical and surefooted, this is a colour of substance and determination. It helps you feel stable and responsible. Wearing it promotes practicality and aids you in manifesting your dreams.

AQUARIUS

Your best eye shadow colour is: Purple

One to try: Hyacinth

Why: This colour invokes the qualities of humanity and kindness. It helps you practice and understand detachment. Wearing shades of this colour gives you a sense of community and enhances friendships.

PISCES

Your best eye shadow colour is: Sea foam green

One to try: Jade

Why: This colour helps guide people between the inner and outer world. It evokes qualities of trust and clarity and helps you see past the world of appearances. Wearing it will increase your faith and psychic abilities.