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Tips to look after your lips

ELES Cosmetics Makeup lips

  1. Drink Water. Rule of thumb for healthy body and skin, drink water! Lips show first signs of dehydration and will not take well to Lipstick or Gloss, so be sure to keep moisture levels high for soft, supple lips.
  2. Exfoliate. When you exfoliate your face gently massage a small amount your lips to rid them of flaking, dry skin. Your lips will also be more receptive to the hydrating balms to apply.
  3. Prime to perfection. Primer for the face allows for a long lasting, flawless coverage of foundation, and this is exactly what the ELES Pro Lip Primer SPF 15 does for lips! This multi-tasking wonder evens the texture and tone of your lips for a perfect application of lipstick. It also plumps, softens and smooths lips with a formulation of collagen and peptides. Here’s a handy tip: use at night alone before bed for a night time treatment to perfect your pout.
    Lip Primers: Essential for Lasting, Luscious Lips
  4. Nurture lips throughout the day and night, not just before applying a lipstick! How many times have you gone to apply lipstick at the end of a work day, before dinner only to realise your lips are parched, heavily creased and anything but ready to show off your favourite Micro Bubble Lipstick colour?!Be sure to keep lips smooth and supple during the day. Ditch the dry out with the Colour Balm! A superior pigment and high shine that doesn’t compromise hydrating or protecting benefits as age defying properties and vitamins E and C deliver antioxidant protection.ELES COLOUR BALM
  5. Blot lipstick or lip gloss to your liking. Convert an ELES Micro Bubble Lipstick to a lip stain by first applying the lipstick, then blotting with a tissue and following with the Super Gloss in Clear. You will have a gloss finish and lighter shade, always a great tip for when lipstick fades from the lips.

What tips for lips do you have?

 

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!

How to Choose the Best Lip Colour for Your Skin Tone

Deciding on a new lip colour can be difficult. That fierce tangerine shade every celeb has been wearing might seem like a great idea but when you actually put it on to go out, you’re confronted with the fact that on you, it’s more frightening than fierce.

Like most makeup, a lot of what suits us comes down to our colouring. We’ve put together the ‘Snog, Marry, Avoid’ of lip colour for your skin tone. The shades you should marry are the faithful shades that will take you from the boardroom to the bar. The shades to snog are the ones you’ll want to wear next time you have a run-in with Ryan Gosling and the shades to avoid are those you should steer clear of unless you’re trying to ward of unwanted attention…



If you have Fair Skin…
Snog: True reds look fabulous on fair skinned ladies like Kristen Bell. Look for a shade a blue undertone to identify a true red. Try our Micro Red Lipstick.
Marry: Try subtle nudes and peaches with pink undertones like our Lipstick in Micro Bon Bon or Super Gloss in Super Nectar
Avoid:  Dark chocolate and burgundy shades are generally too much for fair-skin. Avoid them unless you’re going for goth-chic.

If you have Olive Skin…
Snog: Dark berry and wine shades suit most skin tones but look particularly delicious on ladies with olive skin. Try Micro Cranberry Lipstick or ‘plump up the jam’ with Liptox in Starlett
Marry:
A subtle chocolate shade is the perfect day-to-day solution. The hint of chocolate in Super Raisin will compliment your skin tone perfectly.
Avoid:
Pale pinks and anything with a yellow undertone to avoid bringing out the yellow undertones in your skin.

If you have Dark Skin… 
Snog: You can rock just about any bright colours but orange and coral shades for a fun pop of colour. Our Micro Melon suits just about every one but really pops off dark skin
Marry: Coffee shades look great on dark skin. Try Micro Teaberry or Liptox in Contessa
Avoid: Milky colours or anything with too much white.

You’ll notice with all of these suggestions that you’re never steering too clear from your own skin tone. Identify your undertones and work with them, not against them, to find a lip colour that really works for you.

And don’t forget that rules were made to be broken. These are general guidelines and we wholeheartedly endorse makeup experimentation. Lip products are not permanent so break the rules and have fun with your colour choices!

How to Achieve Plumped Lips without Surgery

Some of us are not blessed with the perfectly plumped lips of stars like Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johannson. But that doesn’t mean we have to suffer a lifetime of a less-than-plump pout.

There are plenty of ways you can create a plumped lip look without using surgery. Follow these five rules and you’ll have Scarlett’s pout in a pinch…

1. Prep for Pout
Exfoliate your lips to keep the skin healthy and smooth. Invest in a child’s toothbrush and use it to brush your lips in a circular motion. It will remove any dry skin and give lip a circulation boost.
After exfoliating, apply Pevonia’s Youthful Lip Concentrate to counteract any wrinkles and creases around the mouth. This will improve the overall look of your lips and ensure people are looking at your luscious lips – not the fine lines around them.

2. Prime Time
Face primer is commonplace these days but lip primer less so. ELES Pro Lip Primer uses our exclusive peptide plumping complex to plump the lips up plus has the added benefits of making your lipstick last longer and protecting you with SPF 15.

3. Apply Lipliner
Lipliner can seriously enhance your lips, making them fuller and more symmetrical. Apply lipliner on the outer edge of your natural lip line. You can even move it out a fraction to give the illusion of a fuller mouth.

4. Use a Plumper
Lip plumpers are one of those things that have to be seen to be believed. so many people think there’s no way a simple gloss could possibly plump your lips. Our LipTox plumps, boosts hydration and banishes wrinkles all in one. But don’t believe us… here are so extracts from customer reviews
Rebecca, “I have this in starlet. Glides on smoothly. It has a lovely warm spicy aroma, and leaves my pout with a pleasant tingle. The colour is gorgeous and quite natural – adds an extra oomph to my natural lip colour. Stays glossy for ages and doesn’t dry out. I love the subtle sparkles in it too. 5 Stars!”
Naomi, “I have Princess and Starlet in the Liptox – so far. I love these, they are my favourite glosses and the best i’ve used. They offer a glamourous sparkle, stay glossy for ages, don’t go tacky, smell so good and make my lips feel smooth and hydrated. I love wearing Liptox over my micro bubble lip colour but i also wear it on it’s own for everyday wear.”

5. Try Highlights
Give your lips even more depth with an illuminator or highlighter. Dab lightly with your fingertip to the outer edge and the bow of the lip. This gives you a fuller top lip instantly and adds definition.