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Your questions answered by our makeup professionals

eles-0730Wouldn’t it be handy if we all had our own makeup artist on hand 24-7? Someone to not only make us look fab but could answer those burning makeup related questions when you are lying awake at night wondering how you are going to conceal those dark under eye circles you’ve been sporting of late, or sitting in front of the mirror wondering if it’s time to throw your mascara away!

Unfortunately we can’t provide you with your own personal makeup artist but we can help answer all those makeup questions that you’ve been sending our way!

  1. I’m time poor, what is the best multi-tasking product?

    Like so many of us, we are on the constant search for the ultimate multi-tasking product that will save us time and energy. Cue CC Creams. The colour correcting gems are multi-faceted and benefit packed.

    Try ELES Luminous CC Cream 20. This innovative treatment cream primes, tints, nourishes, evens out skin tone, dramatically corrects and helps to strengthen and protect skin all in one!

  1. How do I reduce dark eye circles?

    You need to invest in a good concealer which not only promises to conceal dark circles and flaws but actually reduces puffiness which goes hand in hand with under eye circles.

    Try ELES Dual Action Concealer. This long-lasting instant eye lift stimulates circulation reducing under eye puffiness. Dark circles literally disappear!

  1. My eyebrows are sparse, how do I achieve natural brows that frame my face?

    Well shaped brows immediately add structure and lift above the eyes that we lose with age so it’s imperative to arm yourself with a good brow product that will fill in thin or pale eyebrows as well as add a much desired shape. Try ELES Brow Sculpt. Simply sweep the light shade through the brows and mimic hair with the dark side for youthful, natural looking brows.

  1. How do I make my complexion more radiant?

    Lost your glow? Then fake it! A few drops of illuminator in your foundation will leave your skin positively luminous. Try ELES Liquid illuminator, this dynamo visibly revives a dull complexion, accentuates cheekbones and camouflages signs of aging with a soft, subtle glow instantly.

  1. I have sensitive skin prone to blemishes, how do I conceal spots without irritating my skin?

    You need coverage without clogging pores. Mineral products are definitely best!

    Try ELES Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation. This outstanding long-lasting, oil-free liquid formula enhances the complexion without covering up the skin allowing it to breathe freely.

  1. How do I conceal my “smoker’s lines” and prevent product seeping into the cracks?

    Apply a lip balm before applying the rest of your makeup, this will give the area time to absorb the moisture and plump out the fine lines around the lips, then, when it comes time to apply lipstick, blot the excess away.  Follow with a lip primer all over the lips and beyond the lip border.  Fill in the lips using a lip pencil in desired colour and apply lipstick to the centre of the lips only.

    Try ELES Pro Lip Primer. This super hydrating weapon will make lips smoother, plumper and fuller and provides the perfect base for you lipstick.

  1. What should I use to ensure my makeup stays in place longer?

    Primer! This is every pros secret weapon! Worn alone or over moisturizer, a good primer will retexturize and refine, so foundation glides on smoothly and endures impeccably for hours longer.

    Try ELES Retexture Crème Face Primer.

    And if your skin is prone to producing excess oil which we all know helps that foundation slide off our faces try Pore Perfecting Face Primer. Incredibly lightweight and oil-free, this techno- advanced formula combats shine in multiple ways: Immediately, our natural Dermat Complex™ absorbs oil and reduces pore size. While you wear it, Salicylic Acid levels out roughness and keeps foundation looking smooth, hour after hour. Over time, this revolutionary primer keeps on working to control oil breakthrough even after you take it off.

Choose your makeup wisely. The best makeup base for your individual skin needs.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Foundation Base for your skin type

Do you have blemished skin? Dry skin? Sensitive skin? Oily skin? Skin with mature signs of aging? Whatever your needs we are here to help find a makeup solution to have your complexion looking flawless in next to no time.

First things first, determine your skin type and needs then read on to find out what will be best for you.

Blemished skin

Want to know how to conceal those pesky pimples? Need coverage without clogging pores? Blemish prone skin needs extra attention, not only do you want good coverage to hide any imperfections and create the illusion of flawless skin, you also need makeup that will help combat them.

Be sure to use gentle, oil-free make-up. Mineral is best. It allows the skin to breathe freely and is free of heavy fillers and pore clogging ingredients including talc, dyes, fragrance and mineral oil.

Try ELES Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation SPF 15. An outstanding oil-free liquid formula which glides on velvety smooth and sets to a soft powder finish which lasts all day. Its ‘non-occlusive’ formula allows the foundation to enhance the complexion without covering up the skin, allowing it to “breathe” freely.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Liquid Powder Foundation

This product has made a huge contribution to my confidence as I was unfortunately a victim of adult acne. It is gentle and light on my skin, still allowing my pores to breath. I feel like I’m not wearing any makeup at all when I have it on and there is no oily residue. Amazing.” Justine L

Dry Skin

If your skin in notoriously dry then powder is not your friend, it will only accentuate the dry areas — big no-no! Powders tend to sit on dehydrated skin as opposed to blending in and providing the more ‘natural’ coverage we all desire. Arm yourself with a good cream or liquid foundation or BB Cream. The more hydrating the base the better.

Try ELES BB Cream 30. Packed with moisture replenishing ingredients, this innovative treatment cream primes, tints, nourishes, evens out skin tone, and helps to strengthen and protect skin on contact. Upon application, skin immediately appears more uniform, hydrated and luminous.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup BB Cream 30

This is an excellent base and moisturiser in one! My skin has never looked better…” Jenni D

Sensitive Skin

Go mineral all the way! Mineral makeup is always best for those with sensitive skin or prone to breakouts. Ingredients such as talc, artificial dyes, lanolin and mineral oil which may be found in some foundations are proven to be irritating to many sensitive skin types. Mineral makeup is hypoallergenic, mineral oil free, talc-free, dye free and paraben so you really are applying the best of the best on your skin.

Try ELES Mineral Powder Foundation. Highly compatible for even those with the most sensitive of skin, it works as a translucent powder or a buildable coverage foundation easily adjusting from sheer to richer coverage. Non-irritating, chemical free sunscreen also protects again UV damage.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Powder Foundation pressed

I have sensitive, reactive skin with pigmentation, capillaries and dermatitis. This product is UNBELIEVABLE. Not only does it leave my skin looking hydrated, it has a really healthy glow & for the first time EVER, people are commenting how good my skin looks.” Maria B

Oily/Combination Skin

Good news! If you have oily skin you’re less prone to deep-set wrinkles in the future! But…you probably have trouble getting your foundation to last all day right?. The hero for oily skin types is prepping skin with a good primer which will keep your foundation in place all day.

Try ELES Pore Perfecting Face Primer. The ultimate multi-tasker! Lightweight and oil-free, the techno advanced formula absorbs oil and reduces pore size to combat shine in multiple ways. While you wear it Salicylic Acid keeps pores clean preventing breakouts, while levelling out roughness to keep foundation looking smooth hour after hour.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Pore Perfecting Face Primer

If you add any product to your makeup bag make sure it is this one! It acts like a magnet to your mineral makeup holding it on all day long even a night on the town is no match. Love, Love, Love it!” Michelle C

Mature skin

We are all on the quest for youthful skin but many are under the illusion that the more foundation they apply the more seamless their skin will look. Too much foundation can actually have the opposite effect – especially on mature skin – as it can settle into fine lines and wrinkles and make them look more pronounced.

Opt for a CC cream which adapts to your individual skin tone or use a lightweight, luminous foundation with light-reflecting pigments that will make your skin look radiant and youthful. Also go for warmer tones that help counteract complexion pinkness which comes with thinning of the skin and exposure of fine capillaries.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup CC Cream 20

Try ELES CC Cream 20.  A formidable fusion of skincare and makeup, this anti-aging, lightweight, oil-free colour correcting cream with broad spectrum protection sunscreen soothes, protects, moisturises and dramatically corrects imperfections in one lone application. Micro-encapsulated pigments adapt to individual skin tones while sheer, light-scattering optics help neutralise imperfections by reflecting light away from lines and flaws.

Wonderful product, great coverage, looks so natural and skin looks radiant. Love the additional in-built SPF for protection.” Sarah N