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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?

 

Out of sight, out of mind: Concealer tips to be in the know…

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup makeup concealer tips.

  1. When using powder foundation apply Dual Action Concealer BEFORE. When using liquid foundation apply Dual Action Concealer AFTER foundation to allow concealer to set onto skin.
  2. For best results don’t rub Dual Action Concealer but gently pat onto skin and allow it to sink into skin.
  3. To avoid spreading bacteria, always work a little Dual Action Concealer onto your hand and apply with a fresh brush or fingertips onto skin. This will also slightly warm the product to easily work into skin.
  4. Don’t go overboard! A little concealer goes a long way especially when you gently pat into skin rather than rubbing over skin.
  5. When concealing large areas combine Dual Action Concealer with a little primer to make more fluid but keep the long lasting wear and beautiful coverage!

Prime Time: How to Choose the Best Primer

There are still plenty of beauty-savvy women out there who don’t use a primer and it’s high time they started. Primer is about more than just getting a flawless base to apply makeup on, there are numerous other benefits including sun protection, oil control, hydration, anti-aging and illuminating. Choosing the right kind of primer is all about identifying your skin type and finding a formula that works for you.

We’re here to help with our guide to choosing the right ELES primer…

ALL SKIN TYPES
Retexturizing Face Primer
Whether you’re oily, dry or normal, this primer will work for you. With antioxidant vitamins A and E to seal in moisture, SPF 20 to protect you from the sun and a virtually weightless formula that works with opalescent light reflectors to diminish lines and leave a translucent effect on the skin, this is a wonder serum that creates the a flawless base for foundation on all skin types.
SPECIAL: During the month of July, if you purchase any ELES Foundation, you’ll receive this primer for FREE! This offer is only available while stocks last so get in asap!

NORMAL TO COMBINATION SKIN
Pore Perfecting Face Primer
Make enlarged pores a thing of the past with this revolutionary primer. Natural Dermat Complex absorbs oil and reduces pore size while Salicylic Acid levels out roughness and keeps foundation looking smooth, hour after hour. This one works double time, working to control oil breakthrough even after you take it off. A must-have for combination and oily skin types or anyone who hates their pores!

NORMAL TO DRY SKIN
Retexture Crème Face Primer
Applying foundation to dry skin can be a particularly tricky task. It just never seems to be as smooth as we’d like it! Our Retexture Creme Face Primer will solve that particular dilemma in one step. Deeply soothing, this liqui-cream leaves skin with the smoothest sensation, retexturizing and refining to perfection so foundation glides smoothly over the skin.

Best Makeup Tips for Looking Great in Photos

Do the words “________ tagged you in a photo” bring a sense of dread with them? Do you demand to check your friend’s digital camera every time she takes a picture in fear of a serious makeup mishap?
Fear no more; here’s our top tips to getting your makeup camera-ready.

1. Use Primer 
If you’re not using a primer under your makeup you’re either stuck in the past or you don’t want to look great, simple as that. Primer helps even out your skin which means makeup application is easier and you avoid uneven distribution. Our Retexturizing Face Primer contains opalescent light reflectors that diminish lines and leaves a translucent effect on the skin so the camera flash will leave a soft glow rather than a harsh shine. This one also contains antioxidant Vitamins A and E. Bonus!


2. Make it Matte
The camera flash can leave your face, especially the T-zone area, looking oily and shiny. To avoid all that, go for powder or matte finish products. Our Mineral Powder Foundation will do the job nicely and is easily buildable meaning you can opt for sheer to opaque coverage depending on the condition of your skin and your mood.

3. Camera Camouflage 
Dark under-eye circles and fine lines unfortunately have a nasty habit of making themselves known on film. Cover these and more with our Phototouch Concealer. This one was developed with the camera in mind, it contains luminescent particles which release and diffuse visible light, taking focus away from skin imperfections dramatically improving the appearance of the complexion. Remember to blend well or the flash will show off awkward lines.

4. Blush and Bronze
Without blush and bronzer the camera can wash you out completely. Use bronzer on your cheekbones and around the outside of your face; then apply blush just to the apples of your cheeks.

ELES Recommends:
Our Mineral Gemstone Finishing Powder in Bronzer is an all-in-one mosaic powder which contains the perfect combination of expertly coordinated colors to enhance skin tone, create a soft focus effect and minimize skin imperfections.

5. Eye Rules
The smokey eye look can be great on camera but If Taylor Momsen has taught us anything it’s that too much eyeliner can take once beautiful blue eyes into panda territory mighty fast. Avoid this on a night out by using a soft eyeliner with a powder finish.
Mascara, on the other hand, is your best friend in photos – big lashes open the eyes up.

6. Line Your Lips
Start your lip look with lip liner to keep the colour in place and avoid wonky application. This is especially crucial if you’re wearing a bright colour. Pick a shade that matches your lipstick and compliments your skin tone.

Happy snapping!