WIN one of three ELES Primers!

ELES Primers work double-time to help protect, hydrate and improve your skin’s texture and create a base for your foundation which will ensure long-lasting coverage and a flawless finish.
We want you to experience the benefits of our best-selling primers so we’re hosting a competition that will give you a chance to win one of three ELES Primers.

If you’re a winner, we’ll give you a chance to choose between the following;

ELES Pore Perfecting Primer
Incredibly lightweight and oil-free, this techno- advanced formula combats shine in multiple ways: Immediately, our natural Dermat Complex absorbs oil and reduces pore size. While you wear it, Salicylic Acid levels out roughness and keeps foundation looking smooth, hour after hour.

ELES Retexturizing Face Primer
With the extra benefit of SPF 20. This virtually weightless serum contains opalescent light reflectors that diminish lines and leaves a translucent effect on the skin. Antioxidant Vitamins A and E seal in moisture, creating the smoothest possible base for foundation. Ideal for all skin types.

To make things a little easier, we’ve created a widget which not only allows you to enter the competition but also gain extra points for liking ELES and sharing with your friends. Enter your details below to go in the draw and tell us in the comments why we should give one of these primers to you!

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Has Your Makeup Expired?

Ever left some makeup in the bottom of your beauty bag and rediscovered it two years later? It’s possible that rediscovery you were so excited about could leave you with an infection.
Like expired food, expired makeup can become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria that, when applied, can cause infection. Unlike food, makeup expiration dates are not completely obvious so we’re here to sort fact from fiction with this go-to guide for your makeup’s shelf life and some quick tips on making it last a little longer.

How can I tell if my makeup is expired?
– Smell your cosmetics; if they have an unusual odor, be safe and discard
Mascara is one to watch out for, it expires in just three months! Expired mascara will have a gasoline-like smell and will be dry and cakey.
– Anything liquid and all lip products tend to dry up when it is expired
– Powders often develop a film of dust when they’ve expired
– Cream powders will show tiny moist droplets
– Any colour changes in makeup can signal expiration
– Nail polish becomes clumpy with pigments sitting at the bottom
– If your products texture has changed dramatically, it’s probably expired

Quick Guide:
From the time you first open your product, you should discard after…
Powders and shadows: 2 years
Cream shadows: 12 to 18 months
Foundation: 1 year
Lipstick & lipliner: 1 year
Mascara & eyeliners: 3 months
Makeup brushes: Clean weekly using a mild detergent

Make your Makeup Last the Extra Mile
– Make sure you store products closed tight and stored out of sunlight, as this can destroy the preservatives.
– If you have an eye infection absolutely step away from all your eye products. Eyeshadow, liner, mascara, everything should be put away until the infection clears up and if you accidentally use something, throw it out.
Mineral eyeshadows can be mixed with water but it’s best practice to take a bit of the eyeshadow out and blend with water on your hand rather than applying direct to the product.
– Wash out your brushes and sponges regularly and sponges should be replaced at least once a month

After reading this guide, are you thinking it’s about time you updated some of your products? Are you guilty of hoarding makeup for years? Clean out your makeup stores, wash all your brushes, purchase new high-quality brushes to replace any that are seriously sparse and head to the ELES shop to replace any products that needed throwing out!

ELES Limited Edition Mother’s Day Pack

Mother’s Day is fast approaching so it’s high time to start thinking about gifts! This year, forget daggy PJs, boring kitchen ware and books that never get read and give your Mum the gift of glam….

We’ve compiled a few ELES beauty essentials in a limited edition Mother’s Day gift set to make it easy for you or your Mum to add a touch of glamour to your beauty bag. Each set contains; Mineral Matte Blush in Adobe, Micro Bubble Lipstick in Red and ELES Nail Polish in Burlesque Baby all housed in a cute-as pink gift box. That’s the present and the wrapping sorted. All you need to do is write on the swing card!

The set is valued at $104.50 but you can get it here for just $59.00. This is a serious saving so we won’t blame you if you purchase an extra for yourself or a BFF!

We’re giving our fabulous Facebook fans a chance to win one of three ELES Limited Edition Mother’s Day Gift Sets! Enter here and don’t forget to share the competition with your friends.

Nailed It! The Best Nail Polish Designs on the Web

Nail art has become more of an art form than a mere beauty trend. There are so many incredibly creative nail artists (with very steady hands) out there so we’ve gathered some of the most incredible nail designs we’ve found on the world wide web…


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