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Best Makeup for Blue Eyes

Last week we showed the green-eyed girls how to make their eyes really pop. This week it’s all about you blue-eyed babes.

A mere 10% of the population have blue eyes but each and every pair is unique. From grey-blue to deep dark shades and everything in between, the spectrum of the blue hue is never ending. No matter what you’re shade, you should learn to bring those baby blues out and we’re here to show you how…

Celebrity Inspiration…
The much admired Angelina Jolie has beautiful blue eyes and without the traditional blonde hair!
And Cameron Diaz is a blonde-haired blue-eyed beauty we can’t get enough of…
Learn to Love…
Contrast is key when it comes to making your eyes pop. Often, very neutral shades with clean eyeliner and fierce lashes can go a long way in creating blue eyes that really stand out. Try variations on these shades to discover what really works for your unique shade of blue…
– Taupe
– Khaki
– Chocolate brown
– Camel shadow
– Gold
– Bronze
– A smidge of white in the inner corners of your eyes
– Grey
– Try an intense smokey eye for a hot night-time look

Steer Clear of…
– blue shades
– pink
– bright purples

Your Everyday Eyes…
1. Apply a highlighter to the eyelid right towards the eyebrow.
2. Apply a neutral shade (like taupe) to the entire eyelid and blend above the crease
3.Take a chocolate brown or khaki and apply it from the inner corner of your eyelid and sweep it out to the outer corner of your eye. It will get thicker the further out you go. Blend well.
4. Take a touch of white and apply to the inner corners of your eyes
5. Apply black eyeliner and mascara
6. Use a brow pencil to define your brows – it helps bring out any eyes!

Your Product Prescription…
Signature Quad in Nakeds
Mineral Eyeshadow Single Compacts in Opal
Liqui Liner in Anisette
Lush Mascara in Black

You guessed it, next week we’ll be showing you how best to master the art of brown eyes…

Best Makeup for Green Eyes in a Flash

We thought we’d start a regular ‘Best Makeup for’ segment on the blog to answer some of the questions we know you need answered. We’re going to put the spotlight on different features each Friday and give you a fast guide to making it work.
If you’d like to hear about something specific, we’re more than happy to help out. Just let us know on our Facebook page or in the comments below!
To kick it all off, we’ll be focusing on eye colours beginning with green eyes.

Green eyes are a rarity and those lucky enough to have them are sure to turn more than a few heads, especially if they know how to work them! Follow our flash guide to perfecting your eye look and you’re sure to leave people green-eyed with envy!

Celebrity Inspiration…
The gorgeous and talented Adele has stunning green eyes that she really knows how to work to her advantage!

Learn to Love…
They say opposites attract, right? Well that certainly is the case for you green-eyed beauties! Anything with red tones will help bring out the green in your irises.
The following shades will help bring out your eyes… 
– warm shades
– browns, particularly chocolate tones
– hunter green (great for a night out when you want to amp it up)
– gold or copper highlights
– taupes and apricots as highlighters
– plums and purples (you can also try a plum mascara to really send your lashes fluttering)

Steer Clear of…
– blue shades
– silvers

Your Everyday Eyes…
1. Apply a highlighter to the eyelid right towards the eyebrow.
2. Use a taupe or apricot next and apply it to the whole eyelid and blend it just above the crease
3. Then use your third color (chocolate brown, dark green, copper, etc.) and apply it from the inner corner of your eyelid and sweep it out to the outer corner of your eye. It will get thicker the further out you go. Blend well.
4. Apply a chocolate eyeliner and mascara as you normally would
5. Use a brow pencil to define your brows – it helps bring out any eyes!

Your Product Prescription…
Signature Quad in Trend Maverick

Brow Blender PencilAutomatic
Long Lasting Eyeliner in Bark

Lush Mascara in Lush Brown

Stay tuned for next week’s ‘Best Makeup’ look where we’ll be concentrating on our blue-eyed sisters…

All that Glitters: The Why, When and How of Shimmer

We recently had a Facebook liker admit they, don’t know how to use shimmer. In our experience, where there’s one person who doesn’t know how to do something, there are many more who feel the same.
It’s easy to go over the top on the shimmer and we’ve seen it happen all too often. This is exactly why people think they don’t know how to use shimmer and why we want to teach you how to become Responsible Shimmer Users so you, too, can experience the glowing benefits.

Whitney Port Front Row at Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 NYFW. This girl knows how to work her highlighter!

WHY?
We know how easy it is to get bogged down in the sheer volume of cosmetics avaliable these days but each and every one has a use. You don’t have to use everything everyday but having the option there makes all the difference.
Shimmer is used for highlighting, a makeup technique that can turn dull skin into fabulous skin, a basic look into a glamorous one.
Highlighting is all about emphasizing the places your face catches the light in a flattering way that makes your skin look radiant rather than lackluster.

WHEN?
It’s up to you! You can use shimmer on the middle of your eyelids, the bridge of your nose and the top of your cheekbones every day if you wish then amp it up at night by applying a touch on your cheekbones, nose, chin, brow bone and/or hairline after using foundation.
Oily skinned sisters, don’t be afraid of highlighting! The skin has places where it should and shouldn’t shine so using shimmer on the places it SHOULD shine will make oily skin less noticeable  not more.

HOW?
1. Take a fluffy brush like ELES Tapered Powder Brush and swirl brush across your ELES Colour Tides Mineral Shimmering Powder, picking up all the shades
2. Tap off excess powder
3. Sweep the brush over the bridge of your nose and the top of your cheekbones and any other areas you wish to highlight, including the décolleté
4. Walk away from the mirror then come back and have another look, if you’re not glowing yet, repeat steps one through three but remember, when it comes to shimmer, LESS IS MORE!

ELES Colour Tides Peaches n Cream

The Six Commandments of Responsible Shimmer Users
Thou shalt not highlight heavily blemished areas
Thou shalt not highlight areas with lines and wrinkles
Thou shalt not highlight puffy eyes
Thou shalt not highlight excessively oily areas
Thou shalt not highlight under the eyes
Thou shalt not go overboard

EXTRAS:
Want more illumination?
Try ELES Mineral Illuminator to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
And ELES Mineral Sheer Veil for incredible liquid light

Happy shimmering, ladies!