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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.

2012 Grammy Awards: Adele goes Retro Chic

Last week Adele made headlines not for her incredible talent but because king of fashion Karl Lagerfeld used the dreaded ‘f’ word in relation to the much-loved star, saying, “The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.” Now, this certainly isn’t the worst thing Mr Lagerfeld has said but this backhand compliment just didn’t seem necessary and it certainly made Adele fans cranky.

It all came out in the wash when the classy 23-year-old not only came back at the taunt saying, “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that” but showed up to the Grammys looking nothing short of a confident, happy and incredibly beautiful woman…

Adele goes Retro Chic

The super star, who is performing at the awards ceremony tonight, is rocking a retro beauty look that brings 60’s glam, Mad Men and the golden ages of Hollywood to mind. We love the look so we thought we’d share some tips on how to achieve her winged eyeliner and perfect red pout.

Adele 2012 Grammy Awards

Winged Eyeliner:
This look is easier to achieve than it looks, we promise!
1. Take a light coloured eyeliner pencil like ELES Automatic Long Lasting Eyeliner in Bark to gently draw on your ‘wings’. Hold your eye lid with one corner and work gradually ffrom the inner corner to the middle. Start with a thin line, then work up to a thicker line towards the outer corner. Fix any mistakes with a Q-tip and step away from the mirror!
2. After a minute or two away from the mirror, come back and check to see if the lines are symmetrical. You’ll know at a glance!
3. Take your ELES Liqui Liner in Anisette and, again starting at the inner corner, trace over the line with a steady hand. It may help you to have your elbow on a table.
4. For the bottom line, we suggest you use ELES Powder Liner Pencil in Coal. Use a broad stroke running over into the inner eyelid. Use the sponge tip to softly blend.

Red Lips
For every da, it’s easy to just put your lippy on while you’re on the go. But for a special occasion like the Grammys (or a mate’s party) best you take some time to ensure your lipstick, well, sticks.
1.
For long-term care, we suggest you buy a very soft toothbrush and use it to exfoliate your lips once or twice a week. We also love Pevonia’s Lip Range which will help you maintain youthful lips.
2. Apply a lip primer like ELES Pro Lip Primer SPF15
3. Pick your lipstick shade then choose the best fit ELES Automatic Longlasting Lip Liner. For a red like Adele’s, we suggest Earth Red.
4. Ensure your pencil is sharpened and your lips are moisturised but dry and carefully trace around your lips using the pencil at a slight angle. Fix any mistakes with a Q-tip
5. Once you’re happy with the line, take your ELES Contoured Lip Brush and the lipstick of your choice (we suggest ELES Micro Bubble in Micro Red). Work a generous amount lipstick onto your hand to slightly warm it then coat the lip brush both back and front.
6.  Start applying from the inside of your lips, moving upwards in small strokes until you reach the outer edges. Continue this way until you’re happy with your pout.
EXTRA: If you’re a girl who likes her gloss, we suggest you apply a small dollop of ELES Super Gloss in clear to the middle of your lips for a bit of shine.

This may seem like a lot of steps just for red lips but we guarantee you’ll be impressed with the results! It just takes the right tools, a little patience and a lot of love.

And here’s one more pic of the stunning Adele, just because we love her!

Adele 2012 Grammy Awards

A Lipsmackingly-Good February Promotion

Have you ever looked at chapped, dry, peeling lips and thought, ‘oohh I can’t wait to kiss those!’ before? We didn’t think so.  Given that it’s Valentine’s Day and therefore the season for kissing, we thought we’d be extra generous and offer ELES fans a lipsmackingly good freebie with purchase this month.


– Purchase One Product and Receive a FREE Automatic Lip Liner
– Purchase Two Products and Receive a FREE Micro Bubble Lipstick
– Purchase Three Products and Receive a FREE Liptox Lipgloss

HURRY to the ELES store to take advantage of this delicious offer. 


Smooch,

The ELES Team