How To: Natural, Easy Makeup by Heidi Hamoud

It’s always so exciting when a prominent YouTube influencer creates a look with ELES Cosmetics!  We were thrilled when Heidi Hamoud shared not one but six of our favourite products with over 416,000 followers!

Heidi Hamoud created a look we love, not only is it so easy to apply, it’s drop, dead gorgeous and ideal for summer nights in Oz:

Here’s the full video:

Here’s the step by step guide:

Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - sandFirst Heidi used ELES Mineral Matte Shadow in Sand to help create a perfect base for a natural smokey eye…Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - twigHeidi then pressed the ELES Mineral Matte Shadow Twig to the eye socket, blending out into the crease and used the same shadow under the lower lashes for a soft and pretty effect.Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - lash fortify mascaraThis was followed with the ELES Lash Fortify Mascara which Heidi stated she loves for its great wand and the way it lifted her lashes.Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - BB Cream 30Heidi then used the ELES Age-Defying BB Cream 30 saying she wanted a natural and light alternative to foundation for humid days and nights.  She applied this with a damp Pro-Blender Sponge for a light and sheer effect.Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - brow blenderHeidi then used the ELES Brow Blender in Dark Taupe to fill in and shape the brows and softened the effect with the brush end.Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - summer daze paletteFinally she swept a little Bronzer and Blush from the Summer Daze Collection Palette to complete the look saying she loved the bronzer which was so easy to blend out.Heidi Hamoud x ELES Cosmetics - finished lookThe Finished Look – simply stunning!

Thank you Heidi Hamoud for sharing a look we all love for balmy summer nights.

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Classical and Longlasting Makeup Ideal for Weddings & Photography

Here’s an easy to follow How-To on creating a look that’s ideal for weddings and photography. Liane Scior, the creator of ELES Cosmetics, also gives her tips on the side so watch the video for helpful tips.

ELES Wedding Makeup

The lovely lady in the video is Brooke.

 

For Brooke’s base:

Pore Perfecting Face Primer
Retexturising Face Primer
Liquid Mineral Powder Foundation
Phototouch Concealer
Mineral Powder Foundation in Nude
ELES Blush in Adobe

On Brooke’s Eyes:

ELES Signature Shadow Quad in Nakeds
Powderliner in Chocolate
Lush Mascara in Black
Ardell Duralash Flares (Available in Priceline)
Browblender in Blonde

On Brooke’s lips:

Automatic Longlasting Lipliner in Cappucino
Microbubble Lipstick in Micro Bon Bon
ELES Super Gloss in Nectar

We’d love to see this look on you! Please send us a photo or video of yourself with this look and we’ll be more than happy to feature you!

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Get the Look: Bella’s Eyes “Breaking Dawn”

By special request.

There’s no denying Bella’s (aka Kristen Stewart) eyes in “Breaking Dawn” are truly bewitching! So it’s no surprise one of our favourite fans; Gabrielle, has asked us to show her how to achieve this sultry look.  And as there probably others out there who would like to have Bella’s eyes, we thought we’d share with all of you!

Firstly, to get this look you need to prime the eyes well and allow the primer plenty of time to settle and dry.  You’ll need to blend the eyeshadow very well to achieve this look and damp skin may result in a patchy result.  If you don’t have a primer then blot the eyelids and shade the entire eyelid with a neutral face powder.

Step One.

Using a eye shadow contour brush, apply a deep shade in the crease of the eyelid and beneath the eye, move your brush back and forth to get a smooth, consistent line and build the depth slowly, then taking a larger, fluffy shadow brush blend the edges out to achieve a smooth smokey effect with no edges visible. We recommend Mineral Eyeshadow Titanium

Step Two.

Apply a white irridescent shadow along the upper eyelid directly above the lashes then take the colour to the centre of the eyes and below approx 1/3 in.  To achieve a stronger effect apply the shadow to your hand, dampen your brush and apply wet to the skin. This will also make the shadow stay put longer.  We recommend Mineral Eyeshadow Opal.

Step Three.

Apply black eyeliner to the outer corner of the eyes winging the liner to create a thicker outer edge.  Ensure your liner follows the entire lash line towards the nose.  If you lack confidence applying a liquid liner create the line with a pencil liner first, then follow the line with your liquid liner over the top.  We recommend Liquiliner Anisette. Apply lashings of mascara to the outer corners of the eye.  Apply several coats allowing the mascara to dry between coats to achieve a “false lash” effect. To help prevent the mascara from clumping keep the strokes smooth and wiggle up the lashes from the base to the tip.

Step Four.

Ensure your brows are tidy and using Browblender Pencil create a lift to the shape in the outer corners.  This is key to achieving this vampish look. Brush the brows to soften the effect.

Step Five.

Finish by contouring from the centre brow down the side of the nose.

Additional tips:

  • This is a “shine free” makeup look so finish by dusting some Mineral Powder Foundation all over the face.
  • No blush required if you want to look like a vampire!  Instead apply a deep red lip colour and blot to mattify.
  • Red Contacts Optional 🙂

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Traveling Beauty: Bigger, Bolder, Brighter Eyes in 4 Easy Steps

Traveling Beauty

Every lady traveler’s dilemma: “How do I squeeze in all of my travel must have’s in this 7kg hand luggage?”

Oh my! You’ve got an hour to pack and you’ve got lots of things to keep close while onboard the plane.

✔ Passport, ticket, other important documents
✔ Gadgets: laptop or tablet, cellphone, camera etc.
✔ Scarf
✔ Basic skincare needs
✔ Makeup

The list doesn’t end there and as you try to put in more, you’ll of course have to minimize the number of items that fall under each kind. Makeup is a perfect example. You don’t need all of your makeup brushes. You don’t need too many lipstick. You don’t need to carry so many eye shadows!

When you’re traveling, we recommend you don’t put on too much makeup. The humidity inside the aircraft is way too low when you’re 40,000 feet above the ground causing your skin to dry. We recommend that instead of makeup, you go for a good moisturiser that’s easily absorbed by your skin. Drink plenty of fluid and catch some sleep.

Before touchdown, you wouldn’t want to look like you just got off your bed,would you? How do you make your eyes look bigger and bolder without having to carry too much makeup? EASY. You can achieve bright eyes with these four essential items.

ELES bigger brighter eyes in four steps

Hydra Bright Line Diffuser

This is a fantastic product that can make you look bright and flawless! It works with light diffusing ingredients to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, conceal under-eye darkness and camouflage any other imperfections.

For bigger eyes: Apply ELES Hydra Bright Line Diffuser

2 Compact Eyeshadow Palette

All three favourite shadows in one compact makes it easy for you to switch to a new look from time to time. Choose one neutral color like brown, one bright and daring for outdoors, and black if you have an evening party to attend.

For bigger eyes: Apply a neutral color (Bronzite 001, Limestone 004, or Topaz 007) on your inner rim. Pick shadows and customize your palette here.

Powder Liner Pencil in Chocolate

This powder liner is a wonder tool! Depending on the thickness of application, from light to heavy, it can turn a natural look to professional or evening look. The other end is a smudge tip that makes blending easier.

For bigger eyes: Stay away from black. Apply chocolate along your lash line for a more neutral look and blend using the smudge tip.

Sensitive Eyes Mascara

Thick eyelashes are instant head turners! This Sensitive Eyes Mascara gives you the lush look while keeping your eyes safe. Its fragrance-free, botanical formula magnifies your lashes without irritation. Perfect for travels!

For bigger eyes: Apply the first coat of mascara in an upward motion. Apply a second coat in outward motion (on your left eye – towards the left; right eye – towards the right).

There you have it! Your goal is to look fresh, not to look all made up!

Do you have a travel makeup tip that you want to share? Comment below! 

 

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