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Holiday essentials 101: What beauty products to pack and why

It’s here! Holiday season is upon us so it’s time to pack up and ship out for that long awaited break! But if you are anything like me the worst part about packing for a holiday is condensing your makeup kit!

A versatile palette is the best way to streamline your beauty bag without compromising your look! From radiance inducing highlighters to sumptuous eyeshadows a good palette will carry your look from day to evening.

Try; Custom Palette THE palette where YOU call the shots! Whether you’re creating an everyday look, a look for nights or going for the perfect travel collection, this palette has four empty face, blush and eyeshadow slots for you to customize. And with our great selection of shades, your options are limitless.

Couple with other multi-tasking products you’ll be fabulously flawless with little effort and in next to no time. 

Try; BB Cream. Multi-faceted and benefit-packed, this best seller will prime, tint, nourish, evens out skin tone for a flawless complexion!

Try; Lash Fortify Mascara – Waterproof. After all who doesn’t love their lashes to stay luscious and in place ALL day long?! The ergonomic brush coats each section to quickly lengthen, curl, volumize and lock lashes into place for all day wear. The result is instantly impressive eyes with lashes that are lusciously conditioned and protected.

Try: Lip Stain. A highly pigmented, ultra-smooth, long-lasting lip stain that keeps lips covered with vibrant colour from AM to PM. Yes please!

Getting Ready for the Holidays + Christmas Giveaway: Makeup Gift Sets

The holidays come with a long list of to-dos — decorating your home, organising parties, grocery shopping, gift shopping, dress and makeup shopping, the list is endless. Is “get myself ready” on your list too?

Here are some tips on how to have a truly happy holiday:

  1. Organize your to-do list. Group them in categories — home decor, groceries, gift shopping schedules, and the most important of all – ME.
  2. Make a list of the parties you’re attending so you can prepare your dress (especially if it’s a themed party), your makeup look, and your gift (you don’t want to come empty handed).
  3. Make a list of the gifts you want to buy and group them according to family, friends, godchildren.
  4. Get “generic” gifts. It’s hard to give gifts that you will have to return to to shop to be replaced for a bigger size. But oh, keep the receipts just in case!
  5. Personalize generic gifts with cute gift cards or include an item that you think they’ll love. For family and close friends, you might want to know their wishlist!

And the most important of all:

Give yourself a gift! You deserve to be pampered for working hard this year. Get a set of outfit or two, new makeup to welcome 2017, and a ticket to your favourite holiday destination. No, that’s not splurging. It’s called loving yourself a little bit more. Happy holiday!

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MAKEUP: GIFT IT or WIN IT! 

GIFT IT! Check out our luxurious ELES gift sets that you and your friends will surely love!

 

WIN IT!

GET A CHANCE TO WIN CHRISTMAS GIFT SETS FROM ELES COSMETICS! Click on the competition banner below, enter your information once, and earn points as you complete the form. SHARING & TAGGING ELES COSMETICS earns you more chances of winning. Go back to the competition page daily, copy&paste the status message on Facebook, and click it once you’ve completed this task. Share daily until the 23rd. Draws will be on December 15 and December 23.

How to tag: Type @ELEScosmetics and Facebook will auto suggest the official page. Click on the suggestion and post! 🙂 Don’t forget to set your post to public so we can validate your entry. Good luck everyone!

On December 15, we’ll raffle 3 x Gift Box 1: Age Defying BB Cream in Light, Medium or Deep, Matte Lipstick in any shade and corresponding nail polish

On December 23, we’ll raffle 3 x Gift Box 2: Transformation Cleansing Oil, Age Defying BB Cream in Light, Medium or Deep, Matte Lipstick in any shade and corresponding nail polish

ELES Cosmetics Makeup Christmas 2016 Giveaway

Win Skincare gift sets from our partner brand Pevonia Australia:

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - Christmas 2016 Giveaway

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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Beauty Christmas Faces

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About Shonagh Walker

Beauty Expert Shonagh Walker is one of Australia's leading beauty editors. Her work has been published in most major magazines, newspapers and websites both in Australia and around the world. She is currently relishing her freelance life, contributing to quality publications like The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul.

Beauty Christmas Faces

Hi Guys,

It’s long been a tradition in my family to get dressed up for
Christmas lunch. My mother and I shop for a new “Christmas
Day Dress” each year, and of course, we always team it with a
beautifully festive make-up look.

This year, I’m going to rock a smokey eye with a soft nude lip.
It’s a look that suits most, and it’s so easy to get. I wanted to
share with you my tips.

Firstly, this look is best against a soft-powder, so banish your
dewy foundations to the back of the vanity this month. Try Eles
Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation SPF15
, $66.50.

Apply just enough foundation to look like your skin, only
better, and be sure to blend well, especially along your jaw and
hairline.

Once you’ve got your base in place, the rest of the look falls
together quite simply. Here’s How:

Eyes
Apply a pale highlighter shadow along your brow bone,
following the natural arch of your perfectly groomed brow.
This makes your eyes appear brighter and wider, which most of
us need at this time of year. Don’t opt for white shadow – it’s
too harsh and can leave a chalky finish so close to your smokey
shades. A soft cream or ivory will be perfect, like Eles Mineral
Eyeshadow Single Compact in Alabaster
, $26.90.

Now, choose either a deep brown, navy or charcoal shadow
and apply to the lid. Try Eles Mineral Matte Shadow in either
Indigo or Teak
, $26.90. Alternatively, buy your entire eye kit
together in one slick palette: Eles Signature Quad in Nouveau
Riche
, $99.

Take the shadow only up to just slightly higher than the crease
of the eye, but wing it out at the corners. Concentrate the
darkest colour close to the lash line, the next lightest on the
ball of the lid and fade to almost sheer as you get to the crease
of the eye, blending it outwards towards the temples.

Now, bring a slightly smudged line of the darkest shadow under
the lower lash line, carefully applying all the way to the inner
corner of the lower eyelid.

Skip eyeliner for this look – the shadow makes enough of a
statement. Plus, it’s a daytime look (although you can darken it
for pre-Christmas cocktail soirees, of course). Simply slick on a
few coats of mascara to the top lashes only, layering heavily at
the outer lashes for a doe-eyed look. Leave bottom lashes free
from mascara to keep the look bright and clean. Try Eles Lush
Mascara
, $35.75.

Cheeks
Keep cheeks simple. Choose a subtle coral hue, like Eles
Mineral Matte Blush in Adobe
, $45, and blend ever so lightly
from the apples of your cheek along the actual line of the
cheekbone, up towards the temples.

Don’t take it down under your cheekbones, as this can drag
your face down and add years to look. By applying your
blush higher, you lift the face and make it appear fresher and
brighter.

Lips
Keep lips creamy or glossy and in a soft nude hue. The light will
bounce off beautifully and make your pout appear fuller.

To test the right shade for you, bite your lips gently. Now match
your lipstick to the colour your lips flush to. Try Eles Lipstick,
$39.50.

Always prep lips first with a hydrating lip balm. It gives the
pigment in your lipstick something to adhere to and adds
longevity of wear.

For a beautifully natural finish, with no harsh lines, swipe
colour on the pad of your ring fingertip, then press it gently
onto your lips to blend.

And, that is it – simple, but naturally festive and perfect for
Christmas Day in the Southern Hemisphere!

Have a great party season!

Love and light,

Shonagh Walker x