Monday, 19 March 2012

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Blush and Mineral Sheer Tint

The cosmetics industry is growing fast and in the past couple of weeks I have come across a number of cosmetics brands (e.g. ELES Cosmetics and Pevonia just to name a few!) which I have discovered and love! Within the next few weeks, keep an eye out for the exciting new brands that will be in the spotlight of The Beauty of Red Roses blog!

Today I will be introducing ELES Cosmetics, a brand which I am so thankful to have been introduced to as I have discovered a couple of products from their line that has made me so impressed! ELES Cosmetics is an Australian mineral makeup brand created by Liane Scior- renowned aesthetician, make-up artist, business woman, educator and co-founder and director of elite spa and skincare brand, Pevonia Botanica Australia and Asia Pacific. She is indeed talented and widely knowledgeable in the cosmetics industry!

Liane Scior- ‘I created ELES Mineral Makeup because I’d searched in vain for right makeup line to enhance the great results of Pevonia skin care but I couldn’t find it. Don’t get me wrong, there are many great products out there but nothing that met the criteria I’d set which was pretty demanding.’

Liane Scior’s criteria included products that would be easy to use, products with invoke quality and great colour intensity and core ingredients which are beneficial to the skin in terms of anti-aging benefits. She loved the concept of mineral makeup as the advantages of mineral based makeup includes protecting the skin and smoothing out the appearance of fine lines due to the triple milled particles in her mineral makeup line which do not irritate the skin. 

I have been using the Mineral Blush and Mineral Sheer Tint these last couple of weeks and I feel like I’m almost completely attached to these two products!

ELES Mineral Blush and Mineral Sheer Tint
ELES Mineral Blush in Rose Marble
ELES Mineral Blush in Rose Marble is a  rosey pink with a satin finish and is very pigmented. The blush is housed in a neat little chrome slimline compact with a flip top lid. The net weight of this blush is 4g and it is relatively smaller than all my other blushes in my collection. NARS blushes are 4.5-4.8g, Chanel blushes are 4-6g, MAC blushes are 6g and Dior blushes are ~ 7g.  The small packaging means that the diameter of the compact matches the diameter of my blush brush.  Normally I would lightly swirl my blush brush into the blush pan, however, due to this blush being so pigmented I tent to just lightly dab my blush to pick up the mineral powder onto the brush fibres. 

Upon sweeping the blush onto my cheeks in a ‘C’ motion, the mineral power applies on incredibly smooth to give a beautiful matte rosey flush of colour. In my opinion, the shade is suitable for all skin tones. The colour is buildable, however, it’s not really necessary to build up the colour unless you are using a very light hand to apply this blush. The staying power is amazing and frankly speaking, this blush is the most long-lasting blush I have ever used! The longest period I have worn this blush on is about 10 hours and when I’m about to remove my makeup in the evening, I’m always impressed about the really good staying power.

The shade Rose Marble is not really a unique shade as there are many rosey pink blushes out there. To me, it’s the quality of this triple milled blush that has attracted me to use this on a daily basis. There is only one shade in the ELES Mineral Blush line and I really hope they come up with more shades in future.

Rose Marble- rosey pink blush (satin)

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Sheer Tint

ELES Mineral Sheer Tint is housed in a tube with a very convenient pump on one end. I am amazed of such a creation as I have not seen any beauty products contained in a tube with a pump on one end. I find this very convenient and I love how easy it is to dispense the product from this pump as this would avoid wastage. 

The SPF factor of cosmetic products is an important factor for me as it helps to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays and decelerate the skins aging process. ELES Mineral Sheer Tint contains SPF 20, which is a relatively good SPF level for a tinted moisturiser. Most tinted moisturiser and liquid foundations I have come across contain either SPF 10 or 15.
Swatches of ELES Mineral Sheer Tint in Light.

The shade Light is perfect for my light skin tone, for reference my skin tone is matched to MAC NC20, Chanel 20 Claire and Dior 020. The consistency is a very lightweight fluid which holds its shape after you dispense it from the tube. One of the main issues I have encountered with tinted moisturiser is that they are thick and difficult to apply. Mineral Sheer Tint is far from that and that’s why I’m impressed with the consistency of Mineral Sheer Tint. The Mineral Sheer Tint glides onto the skin very smooth and is very hydrating. My skin appears slightly dewy and the coverage makes my skin look very natural. My skin feels very confortable and naked as if I was not wearing any tint on my skin. It was very easy to evenly distribute the tint across my skin and there were no patchy areas. 

Overall, I am very pleased with ELES Mineral Sheer Tint as the formulation and overal finish of this product was suitable for my skin tone and type. The dewy finish looks lovely on my combination skin, however, due to the relatively high humidity in Brisbane (even during autumn) I would prefer to use this product during winter.

ELES Mineral Blush retails for A$39.50 and the Mineral Sheer Tint SPF20 retails for A$66.50. ELES Mineral Makeup is available in over 200 selected beauty salons and day spas in Australia and online at

Have you heard of ELES Mineral Makeup before? Do you use tinted moisturisers during the change of season towards the colder months?

xx Rose

Products were provided for consideration only. This review is 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I am not affiliated with ELES Mineral Makeup and did not receive remuneration to post this product review.

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