ELES Spring Carnival – Guide for racing ready

ELES Cosmetics Australia Mineral Makeup blog Spring carnival racing readySpring Carnival is here! Get racing ready this season with our guide to looking picture-perfect. We’ll ensure you’re armed with the best beauty essentials and really stand out from the crowd!

  1. Camera ready complexion

Why use a moisturiser, sunscreen, primer and foundation when you can use one product that has it all! Apply ELES BB Cream 30, a truly unique wonder cream for luminous, youthful and healthy-looking skin. It protects, primes, tints, hydrates and evens out skin tone for the perfect camera ready complexion. So no heavy, cakey foundations in sight! If you have very oily skin and are worried about a little excess shine blot the t-zone with the ELES Mineral Powder Foundation and sneak this sleek compact into your clutch for touch-ups!

Extra tip: Remember the motto “beautiful makeup begins with the perfect base.”

  1. Beauty is in the Eyes

You want your eyes to speak words at the races. But remember less is more! So no heavy smokey eyes please. Plus after a long day track-side, the last thing you want is for crumbled and smudged eye makeup to line the underneath of your eyes! Start by applying the ELES New Superwear Gel Liner for intense colour pay-off and long-lasting coverage. Next take lashes to great lengths and lavish them in rich, long-lasting colour with the ELES Longwear Mascara. No clumps, no smudging, no flakey black bits just stand out eyes! Yay!

  1. Lip service

Bright, luscious lips are a must! Ditch the dry-out, keep the longwear and apply a slick of the new ELES Colour Balm in Party or Classique! Why ram your clutch with a lippie and gloss when the Colour Balm combines the superior pigment of a lipstick with the luscious finish of a gloss for high colour impact and long-lasting wear!

Extra tip: Remember red lips are a classic, suit most and always look striking when applied with care and pink is stand out, pretty and flirtatious.


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ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Spring Competition

Our secret to looking like a VS angel

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup model face contour highlightThis Spring, transform your skin from dull to delicately luminous and emerge like an angel (yes, just like the look of the VS angels ❤︎). As you know, it’s the season of flowers and it’s also the perfect time to bare a little. Show nothing but glowing beauty this spring by following these tips:

  1. Prepare your skin. Use a gentle exfoliating facial scrub to get rid of dull skin from the past season.  In a few days, you’ll notice your skin clearing up and you’ll have a pretty smooth canvas to begin with.
  2. Pick a good base. Always choose a foundation/BB Cream/sheer tint one shade lighter than your facial skin tone.
  3. Keep it simple. Spring look is supposedly light so you’ll blend with the refreshing environment. A little blush, very minimal eye makeup and a light colour balm would be great.
  4. Top it with this “liquid light” we call the ELES Mineral Sheer Veil to brighten and enhance your skin. Remember your contour lines? Instead of highlighting with just a regular powder, add a light sweep of this on areas to be highlighted and look like an angel!Bring these features forward and downplay any chubby areas.
    Highlight the:
  • Centre of your forehead
  • Length of your nose
  • Cupid’s bow
  • Centre of your chin

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The ELES Mineral Sheer Veil in Apricot as seen in CLEO magazine’s beauty feature
Bright here, bright now

Hats in Springtime + ELES 60’s Vibe

ELES Cosmetic Mineral Makeup Spring Hat Face Off

Long before spring racing celebrations began, our ancestors wore hats – not for fashion but to comply with religious and social norms. Back in the day, religion ordered women to have their hair and neck covered because these parts of a woman’s body were considered erogenous zones. (Gosh! I love the hats but I certainly wouldn’t want to be sent back to that era. I love beach hopping at the tropics, half naked, and they wouldn’t want me there anyway. =) )

As the years passed, hats became an indication of one’s social status. The well off families would have their hats custom-made by “milliners” who made special hats for a living. Then came the “plumassiers”  who designed and dyed feathers to go with the hats to make them look more posh and intimidating.

It’s such a beautiful history and I could go on and on but to cut it short, our English ancestors introduced it to us. It’s in history books and in the royal family’s photo books as well. They have always looked elegant to us and we have always considered their fashion style an inspiration. I don’t think hats would ever go out of style.

Simply Daring

Every year, ELES comes up with a Spring Collection. The colours that we choose are refreshing and the hues always complement any Spring look. From 2012’s innocent baby doll in pink, we revived the 60’s look — simply daring and refreshingly warm.

We think the 60’s vibe would go well with any hat you wish to wear.

ELES Spring Look 2013 60s Vibe

ELES Spring Look 2013 60’s Vibe

Check out the 60’s Vibe makeup tutorial here.

From ELES with Love x

We sent out gift boxes to editors and bloggers on the first week of spring and we received positive reviews from them. They especially loved the shades and the floral headbands! eles spring look 60s vibe box

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Who loves hats? Celebrities do!

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Tell us about your spring look and the hat you would wear. We’d love to hear from you! 

TGIF! It’s time for a change! ♥

TGIF ladies! =)

Happy first week of spring! We had an awesome time doing the new ELES Beauty Trend on ourselves and we find the end result really, really awesome (and sexy)! =) We’ve themed this season’s look to 60s vibe, a vintage inspired makeup look with dramatic shadows and well defined lashes, and very simply made cheeks and lips. Yes, we’re actually imagining a pin up girl in florals! ♥

The 60s Vibe makeup haul is something you’d love to have the whole year through. Do it light to achieve an Audrey Hepburn beauty and pull off a Breakfast at Tiffany’s drama at a nearby cafe in the morning. Do it heavy and transform into a MOD revival diva (only modern) for your evening rendezvous.
ELES 60s Vibe - Spring Beauty Trend

What’s in the ELES Spring Beauty loot?

Regular Favourites:

Retexture Crème Face Primer
Lush Mascara in Black
Mineral Powder Foundation Pressed w/sponge SPF 15
Mineral Blush in Coral Sun
ELES Brow Sculpt in Brunette
Micro Bubble in Nude

New in ELES Collection:

Quad Shadow in Debutante
Dimensional Cake Liner in Plum Crazy

We hope you could try this look too! Check out our easy makeup tutorial / how-to here. The 60s Vibe beauty haul will be up on our shop very soon so stay tuned! ♥

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Do you have a photo of your folks during the 60s? We’d love to see them!