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Lip colours to compliment your complexion. Know what works best for you!

Ever lusted after a lip colour that your favourite celebrity has been donning but then wondered if it would look equally as gorgeous on you as it does on them? Or stood for what feels like a lifetime staring at an array of fun and fabulous lipstick shades only to think “where do I start?”

Lipstick has a multitude of benefits! It defines your mouth, intensifies the colour of your eyes and can even make you look slimmer & healthier! Yes really! Plus if you’re feeling tried after a long day you can apply a bold shade for an instant pick-me-up before hitting the town. But…it’s important to know which shade will compliment your individual skin tone. Once you’ve mastered this you’ll save yourself time, energy and disappointment (especially if you, like me have purchased a ‘best seller’ only to find out the colour does you no favours at all)!

Simply follow these tips and your lips will look lip-smackingly gorgeous in next to no time!

  1. Understand your skin tone

While everyone’s skin is different, every person will either have a yellow or pink undertone. Yellow is warmer, pink is cooler. If you have a yellow undertone stick with warmer lip shades (think corals, peaches, soft pinks) if you have a pink undertone opt for cooler shades with blue tones in them.

  1. Break it down

Once you’ve established your undertone you can break it down further to skin tone, selecting colours that will suit dark skin to fair skin.

  • Olive skin

ELES Cosmetics - Jessica Alba - olive skin-1 If you have olive skin you are lucky. You can’t really go wrong when selecting lip colours as pretty much all shades will suit! Most nude, pink, orange, and red shades are going to look good, just make sure you don’t apply a colour with too much yellow in it as this can bring out the yellow in your skin and in turn make you look a little sickly. Your next step is to decipher your outfit and colour match your lippie. For an outfit with warmer colours stick to a warmer, bright lipstick.

  • Fair skin

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Those with fair skin tend to have pink undertones. Warmer shades are usually best. Just make sure you avoid anything too pale as it can make you look washed out. Try shades of orange, gold, copper and pinks, although you can look really fabulous in warm bold reds too!

  • Dark skin

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Deep plums, berries and reds will look fantastic on you! Just make sure you avoid anything too light or pale on the lips, deeper shades look more naturally flattering.

All this said, if you love a particular colour, you think you look great and it makes you happy don’t feel pigeon-holed by these guidelines. You should wear what you want with pride!

Next all you need to remember to do is line your lips with a natural lip colour or a shade that’ll match your chosen lipstick. The lip liner will act as a base colour to hold your lipstick in place, prolonging its wear. It’ll also help prevent the lip colour from bleeding or featuring!

Mwah!

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Your guide to having luscious lips

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“To instantly make a connection, charm him with your eyes.
To make a lasting connection, charm him with your lips.”

And although the latter could mean conversing well and saying the most interesting of things, we’d like to add that on romantic evenings, your words are muted and all a guy sees are your luscious and kissable lips.

Here’s how you could make your lips smooth and pretty, always…

  • Lip Scrub. The winter season could dry up your lips’ moisture so the first thing you should do is to get rid of the dry skin. Wet your lips with a gentle oil that’s good as a makeup remover, massage for a minute and when you see the skin soften, gently scrub with a soft makeup sponge in one direction.
  • Uneven lip colour? Not a problem! Look for a serum that has redefining qualities, one that has the power to brighten lips and define lip contour. We found this wonderful elixir with retinol called Youthful Lip Concentrate by Pevonia. Try it!
  • Plump it up. Get rid of the wrinkles surrounding your lips and iron those fine lines out with with the Pevonia Youthful Lip Cream and emerge with young, naturally plump lips.
  • Use quality lipstick. Invest in good quality lipstick in a bold shade you love and have more time to socialise, rather than retouching your pout so often you’re missing a huge chunk of party fun. Our Micro Bubble Lipsticks are superstars!
  • Pick lip products with long-wearing formula. Gone are the days when matte is the star. Who says gloss can’t go a long way? Try our New ELES Colour Balm in vivid earth colours.
  • Prime. Using a lip primer helps achieve a bold, even lip colour. Not only does it hydrate and protect your lips, a lip primer also helps keep your lipstick smooth and even for a longer time. Try the ELES Pro Lip Primer that makeup artists love.

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Brides Of Adelaide recommends the ELES Pro Lip Primer in their “Luscious Lips” beauty feature for enhanced lipstick colour and full lips on your wedding day.

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Tips to look after your lips

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  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?

 

3 steps to perfect lips

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I have a lip liner (from mom’s overstock train case) but I only touched it once. I traced my lips like a kid working on her coloring book, filled the shape in with a matching lipstick. Guess what! I looked like a duck with over-sized chappy lips. Eversince then I resorted to using lipstick, just that. I want my pout sharp and sexy just like the ones in magazines. What should I do to get sexy lips like the one in the photo above?

In dire need of help,
Never Been Kissed
P.S. I have a confession to make. I’ve never used a lip primer EVER.

~♥~♥~♥~

Dear Never Been Kissed,

Well we’re not surprised. You are not the only one. Though there are lots of tutorials online and beauty experts seem to say the same tips over and over again, girls are still having a hard time creating a perfectly luscious pout. Take our advice:

1) Thin lips or full lips? By knowing this basic info, you’re narrowing down the list of shades that fit you.
For thin lips, try light but not bright shades like ELES Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Bon Bon and Micro Teaberry and anything that shimmers like ELES Liquid Lustre Lip Gloss. For extra plump lips, use ELES LipTox.
For full lips, try vivid red and earth shades like ELES Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Red and Micro Melon.

2) Innocent or Seductive? Know the personality you wish to project on a particular date or event.
For innocent look, try anything pinkish like ELES Micro Bubble Lipstick in Tickled Pink and Micro Flamingo, ELES Super Gloss in Super Candy or ELES LipTox in Precious.
For seductive look, deep red would be perfect! Try ELES Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Red and Micro Melon and top with ELES Super Gloss in Pomegranate.

3) Fail safe shade – go NEUTRAL.
For job interviews / office look, try ELES Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Sachet and Bronze,
For first date and ‘Meet the parents’ date, try ELES Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Flamingo and Micro Blush,

4) The power of lip liner. You’ll know the power of a lip liner once you’ve learned how it can change the shape of your lips. See the image below from evalrielin.blogspot.com.

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5) Last but  not the least, follow these 3 simple steps:

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