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August Gift with Purchase – Luscious Lashes

Mascara is the desert-island must have choice of many beauty savvy babes and one of the few products just about every girl owns. It gives you the look of a few extra hours sleep, frames your pretty peepers and completes a look with the swipe of a brush.

We have two mascara formulas here at ELES;
Our clever Lush Mascara has a hollow-fibre brush that lifts and separates the lashes to create volume and length. The protein-rich formula comprises of nine botanicals, plus Vitamins A, E and C to condition, protect and encourage lash growth and flexibility.
If you wear contacts or have sensitive skin and eyes, you can’t go past our Sensitive Eyes Mascara. This fragrance free, botanical formula won’t irritate your delicate eyes and will give your lashes natural-looking length.

This month, we’re giving you a chance to try one of these fabulous mascara formulas when you spend $100 or more. And we’re also throwing in a lash groomer so you can ensure your lashes are looking clump-free and perfect at all times.

Want to go shopping? Head to the ELES Shop.
Want to learn more about creating lashes worth batting? Read this blog post for all our tips and trick. 

How to Make Your Lashes Longer

Since 4000BC, when records show Ancient Egyptian women used kohl to darken their lashes, women all around the world have been going to great lengths (‘scuse the pun) to achieve long, luscious eyelashes.
We’ve gathered our best tips and tricks to achieving long lashes without having to resort to falsies!

Liner Love
Apply your eyeliner close to the lash line to create the illusion of more hair at the roots than there really is. Our Liquiliner has a easy-to-use slim, flexible brush made from natural hair, making precise application a breeze even for first-time liquid liner users. Even better, this liner contains a 100% natural algae Bio-Boost complex that uses natural phytohormones and bio transformed Ginger Root to stimulate the hair follicles and encourage growth.

Use a Curler
Invest in an eyelash curler to add extra volume to your lashes. Use it BEFORE you apply mascara and clamp your lashes as close to the roots as you can get to achieve maximum volume.
Don’t have a curler handy? Take a teaspoon and warm it up with hot water then dry it completely. Make sure it’s not too hot so you don’t burn your eyelid then hold it against your lashes with the concave part facing your eye. Finally, press the underneath of your eyelashes firmly with your thumb against the edge of the spoon and hold.
This isn’t as effective as having an eyelash curler but it will do in a pinch!

Long-term Love
Find a mascara that is not only designed to make your lashes look longer while you’re wearing it but helps them grow so you can maintain long lashes long term.
Our Lush Mascara has a protein-rich formula with nine botanicals and Vitamins A, C and E to condition and nourish your lashes.
If you have sensitive eyes or wear contact lenses, our Sensitive Mascara will help you achieve long lashes without having to endure itchy, irritated eyes all day.

Wiggle, Wiggle
When applying mascara, hold the wand at the base of the lashes and wiggle from side to side before brushing upwards to the end of the lashes. The wiggle will help evenly distribute mascara and create a base to make your lashes appear fuller.

Brush and Repeat
Apply one coat as above then and allow to dry while you do the other eye. Go back and brush the top quarter of your lashes with your Lash Comb to avoid clumping and create a natural, feathery look. If they’re not quite long enough yet, apply another coat of mascara using the technique above and repeat.

Rest and Repair
It’s important to properly remove all traces of eye makeup before you go to bed to give your lashes some time to breathe. NEVER pick your mascara off! We know it can be tempting but it will pull your lashes out and damage them.
We suggest Pevonia’s Eye Makeup Remover. It’s gentle, calming and decongesting, combining Lettuce, Cucumber, and Arnica to remove your eye make-up without pressure or friction.

For your chance to WIN one of three ELES Luscious Lashes packs each containing a Lush Mascara, Liquiliner in Anisette and Brow/Lash Groomer, head on over to Facebook, LIKE us and enter your details here

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…