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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
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

SILVER  
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

BRONZE
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? 

August Gift with Purchase – Luscious Lashes

Mascara is the desert-island must have choice of many beauty savvy babes and one of the few products just about every girl owns. It gives you the look of a few extra hours sleep, frames your pretty peepers and completes a look with the swipe of a brush.

We have two mascara formulas here at ELES;
Our clever Lush Mascara has a hollow-fibre brush that lifts and separates the lashes to create volume and length. The protein-rich formula comprises of nine botanicals, plus Vitamins A, E and C to condition, protect and encourage lash growth and flexibility.
If you wear contacts or have sensitive skin and eyes, you can’t go past our Sensitive Eyes Mascara. This fragrance free, botanical formula won’t irritate your delicate eyes and will give your lashes natural-looking length.

This month, we’re giving you a chance to try one of these fabulous mascara formulas when you spend $100 or more. And we’re also throwing in a lash groomer so you can ensure your lashes are looking clump-free and perfect at all times.

Want to go shopping? Head to the ELES Shop.
Want to learn more about creating lashes worth batting? Read this blog post for all our tips and trick. 

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.

NEW to the ELES Store: French Manicure/Pedicure Pack

As much as we love trendy colours, glitter and crazy patterns, there’s no denying that French is the most timelessly chic and accessible manicure of them all. No matter what the occasion or what else you’re wearing, the french is a perfect fit every time.

To make this sophisticated look even easier to achieve, we’ve packaged up everything you need  to get the look in our special new French Manicure/Pedicure Pack. It includes;
– Nail Nourish to protect and hydrate skin, nails and cuticles
– Base Enamel is the ultimate primer for nail application and can be used as a top coat
– French White to create your white tips
– French Nude for the base of your nail

Follow this easy step-by-step guide to a French polish…
1. Remove any old nail polish with a cotton ball or pad saturated with nail polish remover.
2. File your nails to your desired shape and buff to remove any discoloration and to smooth the nail surface and wash and dry your hands to remove any residual oils from the skin and nails.
4. Apply a Base Enamel to the entire nail bed and allow to dry.
5. For French tip, paint one steady stroke of French White across the top of the nail. For best results keep the brush still and roll your nail instead. Remove any excess and fix mistakes with a Q-tip dipped in polish remover and allow to dry completely.
6. Apply a fine and even layer of the French Nude over the entire nail to soften the effect and give a more natural look.  Allow to dry and apply a second coat.
7. Use the Base Enamel or a Rapid Dry Finish Top Coat for extra shine and added protection.
8. Once the nail polish is completely dry apply a few drops of Nail Nourish around the cuticles.  This will help set the polish, hydrate and protect your nails and encourage healthy growth. Apply daily to maintain your mani.

Get your ELES French Manicure/Pedicure Pack Here