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Choose your makeup wisely. The best makeup base for your individual skin needs.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Foundation Base for your skin type

Do you have blemished skin? Dry skin? Sensitive skin? Oily skin? Skin with mature signs of aging? Whatever your needs we are here to help find a makeup solution to have your complexion looking flawless in next to no time.

First things first, determine your skin type and needs then read on to find out what will be best for you.

Blemished skin

Want to know how to conceal those pesky pimples? Need coverage without clogging pores? Blemish prone skin needs extra attention, not only do you want good coverage to hide any imperfections and create the illusion of flawless skin, you also need makeup that will help combat them.

Be sure to use gentle, oil-free make-up. Mineral is best. It allows the skin to breathe freely and is free of heavy fillers and pore clogging ingredients including talc, dyes, fragrance and mineral oil.

Try ELES Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation SPF 15. An outstanding oil-free liquid formula which glides on velvety smooth and sets to a soft powder finish which lasts all day. Its ‘non-occlusive’ formula allows the foundation to enhance the complexion without covering up the skin, allowing it to “breathe” freely.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Liquid Powder Foundation

This product has made a huge contribution to my confidence as I was unfortunately a victim of adult acne. It is gentle and light on my skin, still allowing my pores to breath. I feel like I’m not wearing any makeup at all when I have it on and there is no oily residue. Amazing.” Justine L

Dry Skin

If your skin in notoriously dry then powder is not your friend, it will only accentuate the dry areas — big no-no! Powders tend to sit on dehydrated skin as opposed to blending in and providing the more ‘natural’ coverage we all desire. Arm yourself with a good cream or liquid foundation or BB Cream. The more hydrating the base the better.

Try ELES BB Cream 30. Packed with moisture replenishing ingredients, this innovative treatment cream primes, tints, nourishes, evens out skin tone, and helps to strengthen and protect skin on contact. Upon application, skin immediately appears more uniform, hydrated and luminous.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup BB Cream 30

This is an excellent base and moisturiser in one! My skin has never looked better…” Jenni D

Sensitive Skin

Go mineral all the way! Mineral makeup is always best for those with sensitive skin or prone to breakouts. Ingredients such as talc, artificial dyes, lanolin and mineral oil which may be found in some foundations are proven to be irritating to many sensitive skin types. Mineral makeup is hypoallergenic, mineral oil free, talc-free, dye free and paraben so you really are applying the best of the best on your skin.

Try ELES Mineral Powder Foundation. Highly compatible for even those with the most sensitive of skin, it works as a translucent powder or a buildable coverage foundation easily adjusting from sheer to richer coverage. Non-irritating, chemical free sunscreen also protects again UV damage.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Powder Foundation pressed

I have sensitive, reactive skin with pigmentation, capillaries and dermatitis. This product is UNBELIEVABLE. Not only does it leave my skin looking hydrated, it has a really healthy glow & for the first time EVER, people are commenting how good my skin looks.” Maria B

Oily/Combination Skin

Good news! If you have oily skin you’re less prone to deep-set wrinkles in the future! But…you probably have trouble getting your foundation to last all day right?. The hero for oily skin types is prepping skin with a good primer which will keep your foundation in place all day.

Try ELES Pore Perfecting Face Primer. The ultimate multi-tasker! Lightweight and oil-free, the techno advanced formula absorbs oil and reduces pore size to combat shine in multiple ways. While you wear it Salicylic Acid keeps pores clean preventing breakouts, while levelling out roughness to keep foundation looking smooth hour after hour.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Pore Perfecting Face Primer

If you add any product to your makeup bag make sure it is this one! It acts like a magnet to your mineral makeup holding it on all day long even a night on the town is no match. Love, Love, Love it!” Michelle C

Mature skin

We are all on the quest for youthful skin but many are under the illusion that the more foundation they apply the more seamless their skin will look. Too much foundation can actually have the opposite effect – especially on mature skin – as it can settle into fine lines and wrinkles and make them look more pronounced.

Opt for a CC cream which adapts to your individual skin tone or use a lightweight, luminous foundation with light-reflecting pigments that will make your skin look radiant and youthful. Also go for warmer tones that help counteract complexion pinkness which comes with thinning of the skin and exposure of fine capillaries.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup CC Cream 20

Try ELES CC Cream 20.  A formidable fusion of skincare and makeup, this anti-aging, lightweight, oil-free colour correcting cream with broad spectrum protection sunscreen soothes, protects, moisturises and dramatically corrects imperfections in one lone application. Micro-encapsulated pigments adapt to individual skin tones while sheer, light-scattering optics help neutralise imperfections by reflecting light away from lines and flaws.

Wonderful product, great coverage, looks so natural and skin looks radiant. Love the additional in-built SPF for protection.” Sarah N

Our secret to looking like a VS angel

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup model face contour highlightThis Spring, transform your skin from dull to delicately luminous and emerge like an angel (yes, just like the look of the VS angels ❤︎). As you know, it’s the season of flowers and it’s also the perfect time to bare a little. Show nothing but glowing beauty this spring by following these tips:

  1. Prepare your skin. Use a gentle exfoliating facial scrub to get rid of dull skin from the past season.  In a few days, you’ll notice your skin clearing up and you’ll have a pretty smooth canvas to begin with.
  2. Pick a good base. Always choose a foundation/BB Cream/sheer tint one shade lighter than your facial skin tone.
  3. Keep it simple. Spring look is supposedly light so you’ll blend with the refreshing environment. A little blush, very minimal eye makeup and a light colour balm would be great.
  4. Top it with this “liquid light” we call the ELES Mineral Sheer Veil to brighten and enhance your skin. Remember your contour lines? Instead of highlighting with just a regular powder, add a light sweep of this on areas to be highlighted and look like an angel!Bring these features forward and downplay any chubby areas.
    Highlight the:
  • Centre of your forehead
  • Length of your nose
  • Cupid’s bow
  • Centre of your chin

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Contour Highlight Face Mineral Sheer Veil– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The ELES Mineral Sheer Veil in Apricot as seen in CLEO magazine’s beauty feature
Bright here, bright now

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Out of sight, out of mind: Concealer tips to be in the know…

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup makeup concealer tips.

  1. When using powder foundation apply Dual Action Concealer BEFORE. When using liquid foundation apply Dual Action Concealer AFTER foundation to allow concealer to set onto skin.
  2. For best results don’t rub Dual Action Concealer but gently pat onto skin and allow it to sink into skin.
  3. To avoid spreading bacteria, always work a little Dual Action Concealer onto your hand and apply with a fresh brush or fingertips onto skin. This will also slightly warm the product to easily work into skin.
  4. Don’t go overboard! A little concealer goes a long way especially when you gently pat into skin rather than rubbing over skin.
  5. When concealing large areas combine Dual Action Concealer with a little primer to make more fluid but keep the long lasting wear and beautiful coverage!
ELES summer makeup

Long Lasting Makeup for the Summer Season

ELES summer makeup

The scorching heat and humidity of the summer months could make dressing up for work or for a party a bit hard since that would include not only the attire that you’re wearing but also your makeup as well. During the summer season, our skin tends to produce more oil so the kind of makeup you use matters. Foundation tends to melt or liquefy, and little beads of sweat ruin your look. Prevent your makeup from melting down by following these tips:

  1. Skip the foundation and use a light oil free moisturiser like the ELES Mineral Sheer Tint with SPF 20 (this great product is a tinted moisturizer and sunscreen in one!). Should you really need maximum coverage for dinner dance parties or weddings, opt for a foundation that is self-setting and oil-free like the ELES Mineral Liquid Foundation with SPF 15. It holds onto your skin for a longer time while keeping your skin looking all natural and glowing.
    ELES Foundation
  2. Go easy on the blush! During the day, sport a healthy look by using the ELES Mineral Bronzing Duo which is a bronzer and finishing powder in one. Trust us, you’ll look fabulous with this one! For evening look, go for a barely there makeup by applying a very thin layer of ELES Mineral Blush (the shade is buildable from bare to rich so you don’t need to do the a lot of blending).
    Duo Bronzer
  3. Look for long-wearing mascara  and eyeliner. Most would prefer pencil but thanks to ELES’ creator Liane Scior, she knows that a lot of us women need. We now have a long wearing LiquiLiner which helps you achieve that perfectly sculpted eyes without having to worry about the summer sweat! Browse through our collection here.
    Liquiliner - Anisette
  4. The environment’s heat could chap your lips. Keep them protected and moisturised with the ELES Super Balm for super radiant, super healthy pout!
    Super Balm in Sweetie
  5. And our most important tip is this: Look for all-natural cosmetics with SPF to protect your face from the sun’s harmful UVA & UVB that may cause skin pigmentation. Opting for all natural makeup products also keeps your skin acne-free.

We’d like to hear from you about your favourite ELES products so we’ll know what to give away on our next competition. Comment below! It would be more fun if you show us your favourite products through photos or videos!