Traveling Beauty: Bigger, Bolder, Brighter Eyes in 4 Easy Steps

Traveling Beauty

Every lady traveler’s dilemma: “How do I squeeze in all of my travel must have’s in this 7kg hand luggage?”

Oh my! You’ve got an hour to pack and you’ve got lots of things to keep close while onboard the plane.

✔ Passport, ticket, other important documents
✔ Gadgets: laptop or tablet, cellphone, camera etc.
✔ Scarf
✔ Basic skincare needs
✔ Makeup

The list doesn’t end there and as you try to put in more, you’ll of course have to minimize the number of items that fall under each kind. Makeup is a perfect example. You don’t need all of your makeup brushes. You don’t need too many lipstick. You don’t need to carry so many eye shadows!

When you’re traveling, we recommend you don’t put on too much makeup. The humidity inside the aircraft is way too low when you’re 40,000 feet above the ground causing your skin to dry. We recommend that instead of makeup, you go for a good moisturiser that’s easily absorbed by your skin. Drink plenty of fluid and catch some sleep.

Before touchdown, you wouldn’t want to look like you just got off your bed,would you? How do you make your eyes look bigger and bolder without having to carry too much makeup? EASY. You can achieve bright eyes with these four essential items.

ELES bigger brighter eyes in four steps

Hydra Bright Line Diffuser

This is a fantastic product that can make you look bright and flawless! It works with light diffusing ingredients to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, conceal under-eye darkness and camouflage any other imperfections.

For bigger eyes: Apply ELES Hydra Bright Line Diffuser

2 Compact Eyeshadow Palette

All three favourite shadows in one compact makes it easy for you to switch to a new look from time to time. Choose one neutral color like brown, one bright and daring for outdoors, and black if you have an evening party to attend.

For bigger eyes: Apply a neutral color (Bronzite 001, Limestone 004, or Topaz 007) on your inner rim. Pick shadows and customize your palette here.

Powder Liner Pencil in Chocolate

This powder liner is a wonder tool! Depending on the thickness of application, from light to heavy, it can turn a natural look to professional or evening look. The other end is a smudge tip that makes blending easier.

For bigger eyes: Stay away from black. Apply chocolate along your lash line for a more neutral look and blend using the smudge tip.

Sensitive Eyes Mascara

Thick eyelashes are instant head turners! This Sensitive Eyes Mascara gives you the lush look while keeping your eyes safe. Its fragrance-free, botanical formula magnifies your lashes without irritation. Perfect for travels!

For bigger eyes: Apply the first coat of mascara in an upward motion. Apply a second coat in outward motion (on your left eye – towards the left; right eye – towards the right).

There you have it! Your goal is to look fresh, not to look all made up!

Do you have a travel makeup tip that you want to share? Comment below! 


How to Make Your Lashes Longer

Since 4000BC, when records show Ancient Egyptian women used kohl to darken their lashes, women all around the world have been going to great lengths (‘scuse the pun) to achieve long, luscious eyelashes.
We’ve gathered our best tips and tricks to achieving long lashes without having to resort to falsies!

Liner Love
Apply your eyeliner close to the lash line to create the illusion of more hair at the roots than there really is. Our Liquiliner has a easy-to-use slim, flexible brush made from natural hair, making precise application a breeze even for first-time liquid liner users. Even better, this liner contains a 100% natural algae Bio-Boost complex that uses natural phytohormones and bio transformed Ginger Root to stimulate the hair follicles and encourage growth.

Use a Curler
Invest in an eyelash curler to add extra volume to your lashes. Use it BEFORE you apply mascara and clamp your lashes as close to the roots as you can get to achieve maximum volume.
Don’t have a curler handy? Take a teaspoon and warm it up with hot water then dry it completely. Make sure it’s not too hot so you don’t burn your eyelid then hold it against your lashes with the concave part facing your eye. Finally, press the underneath of your eyelashes firmly with your thumb against the edge of the spoon and hold.
This isn’t as effective as having an eyelash curler but it will do in a pinch!

Long-term Love
Find a mascara that is not only designed to make your lashes look longer while you’re wearing it but helps them grow so you can maintain long lashes long term.
Our Lush Mascara has a protein-rich formula with nine botanicals and Vitamins A, C and E to condition and nourish your lashes.
If you have sensitive eyes or wear contact lenses, our Sensitive Mascara will help you achieve long lashes without having to endure itchy, irritated eyes all day.

Wiggle, Wiggle
When applying mascara, hold the wand at the base of the lashes and wiggle from side to side before brushing upwards to the end of the lashes. The wiggle will help evenly distribute mascara and create a base to make your lashes appear fuller.

Brush and Repeat
Apply one coat as above then and allow to dry while you do the other eye. Go back and brush the top quarter of your lashes with your Lash Comb to avoid clumping and create a natural, feathery look. If they’re not quite long enough yet, apply another coat of mascara using the technique above and repeat.

Rest and Repair
It’s important to properly remove all traces of eye makeup before you go to bed to give your lashes some time to breathe. NEVER pick your mascara off! We know it can be tempting but it will pull your lashes out and damage them.
We suggest Pevonia’s Eye Makeup Remover. It’s gentle, calming and decongesting, combining Lettuce, Cucumber, and Arnica to remove your eye make-up without pressure or friction.

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