Makeup Inspired by the Medals

With a few more medals for the Aussies secured and the London Olympics Closing Ceremony just around the corner, we thought we’d pay a little tribute to the games with this medal-inspired makeup wrap up.

Gold is an incredibly versatile shade that can be played up or down for day to night looks. Golden shimmers bring a subtle warmth to the skin and help with contouring and highlighting.
If you have brown or green eyes with golden flecks, try a gold eyeshadow to play that aspect up a little.
Colour Tides Mineral Shimmer Powder in Peaches and Cream, Mineral Sheer Veil in Golden Veil, LipTox in Contessa, Mineral Eyeshadow in Limestone

A little white-silver in the inside corners of your eyes instantly opens up the eyes and gives you a bright, wide-awake look.
Grey-silver nail polish gives you an edgy look without being as over-bearing as black and seems to suit every skin tone imaginable.
Finish off your look with a subtle veil of shimmer to create next-level porcelain perfection.
Mineral Eyeshadow in Opal, Mineral Sheer Veil in Porcelain, Mineral Gemstone Powder in Corrector, Nail Polish in Shady Lady

Far from third place in the makeup stakes, bronze is a beauty staple that we can’t quite imagine life without!
Whether it’s summer or winter, we turn to bronzer to get a faux-glow worthy of a week in the Caribbean and love a slick of bronze-toned gloss.
Bronze eyeshadow is incredibly versatile and works wonders in bringing out blue eyes.
Mineral Eyeshadow in Moonstone, Mineral Eyeshadow in Topaz, Super Gloss in Super Raisin, Mineral Finishing Powder Bronzer Duo

Are you going for gold, silver or bronze in the makeup games? 

On Trend: How to Create a Barely-There Base

From the runways of MBFWA to the recent red carpet arrivals, when it comes to building a make-up base, less seems to be more. Barely-there dewy skin is the way to ace your base right now. Plus, it’s easy to replicate and complements a myriad of beauty looks including our Autumn trend metallics.

We’ve already shown you how to nail metallic eyes so now we’re going to show you how to create the glowing, dewy skin of the moment…

Prime: Begin by applying Retexture Cream Face Primer to face and neck. This deeply soothing liqui-cream leaves the skin with the smoothest, hydrated base for foundation.

Conceal: Apply Mineral Illuminator Medium over imperfections and dark under eye circles using the warmth of your fingers to press and blend into the skin.

Base: Apply a small amount of Mineral Sheer Tint – Natural Glow to face and neck blending well to ensure a flawless finish.
When it comes to metallic moments, it’s all about subtlety. You want your skin to look like it’s been lit up from within and that can be very difficult to achieve if you’re using a thick, heavy foundation. Our Mineral Sheer Tint provides coverage to even out the skin tone but has a barely-there look that will perfectly complement your glow.

Balance and Highlight: Using a blush brush apply Mineral Blush – Rose Marble to the high points of the cheeks to create a beautiful flush and glow to the skin.

ELES EXTRA: Want more glow? Dab a little Mineral Sheer Veil to the high cheek bones and any other area you think needs a little highlight.

(Not So) Tricky Trend: Metallic Eyes

With the Sydney Mardi Gras fast approaching, we figured it was only appropriate to feature a something sparkly and it just so happens that our Autumn look, ‘Metallic Temptress’ is perfect for the occasion. After all, what better way to incorporate a bit of sparkle and shine into our lives than with metallic eyes, right?
We love the metallic look, it delivers insta-glam and a bit of sparkle without being OTT plus, when worn properly, it can seriously flatter your features. Today, we’re talking about metallic eyes and how to ensure your hard-metal look is subtle enough to show off your eyes but ‘enough’ to count.

Get the Metallic Temptress Eye Look:
1. Begin by applying a wash of Mineral Eye Shadow – Topaz over the entire lid up towards to brow.
2. Follow with Mineral Eye Shadow – Moonstone across the entire eye lid and slightly above, blending well in the crease to contour. This shade can also be used along the lower lash line.
3. Powder liner pencil – Chocolate is used to add depth and definition to the top eye lash line and outer third of the lower lash line.
4. Complete the eyes with two coats of Lush Black Mascara on the lashes.