Friday, 11 July 2014

ELES Cosmetics Beauty Trend: The Big Smoke

ELES Cosmetics is an Australian beauty brand that has captured my heart since I was first introduced to this brand in 2012. I love the quality and results that ELES Cosmetics face, eye and cheek products deliver! I also love how ELES Cosmetics welcomes a new beauty trend each season, featuring a set collection of new and favourite ELES Cosmetics products. The current beauty trend by ELES Cosmetics is called 'The Big Smoke', a new winter look for 2014 that focuses on soft, sultry and muted effects for a city chic look! For additional details on the products featured in the ELES Cosmetics The Big Smoke look, please click here.

Today I will be featuring two of the products from 'The Big Smoke' beauty trend: the Mineral Matte Blush in Adobe (A$45.00/3.4g) and BrowBlender in Dark Taupe (A$42/1.19g). 

There are two blush collections by ELES Cosmetics and these are the Mineral Blush (A$39.50/4g) and Mineral Matte Blush (featured in this post). I've explored the ELES Cosmetics Mineral Blush collection in the shades Rose Marble (plum/rose shade) and Mixed Berries (rosey pink shade) (reviewed here) and I absolutely adore the high pigmentation these blushes offer to achieve excellent staying power! On the other hand, the Mineral Matte Blush in Adobe allows for a beautiful soft natural glow to the complexion whilst providing dimension to the face.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Matte Blush is infused with pearlescent matte pigments and is available in two shades: #01 Adobe and #02 Flirt. The shade Adobe is a gorgeous light coral/nude shade that suits light to medium skin tones. Using a duo fibre brush or a blush brush, I found that it was very easy to pick up sufficient amount of product to leave a soft matte and natural look to the cheeks.

To apply, simple sweep the brush over the cheeks and then blend along the cheekbones towards the temple region. The matte pigments are jet milled to help blend the Mineral Matte Blush and achieve a beautiful velvety matte glow to the complexion. I love the soft natural look Adobe appears and it really does make a great contouring product for a simple and natural everyday look during the winter season. 

Defined, well-structured and well-groomed brows are the trend in beauty these days for a polished look! The ELES Cosmetics BrowBlender is a handy dual ended pencil that helps you to shape, contour, define and fill-in brows. The BrowBlender has a brow pencil on one and a spoolie tip on the other end. There are three shades available: #01 Blonde, #02 Soft Taupe and #04 Dark Taupe. You could use this brow pencil dry for a soft focus effect or wet for a more intense and defined brows. I prefer using this BrowBlender dry as this BrowBlender is very pigmented and I prefer the look of soft shaded brows.    

The shade Dark Taupe is perfect for those who have dark brows that need definition and shading. I love how easy it was to define my brows to add emphasis to the arch and tail of my brows. The BrowBlender blends in beautifully and my brows look very natural. It was very easy to perfect my brows in a few simple and easy steps:

1. Outline the upper and lower border of the brow with a light hand
2. Neatly extend the the trail to structure and define the brow 
3. Carefully fill-in the brows using short feathered strokes
4. Use an angled brow brush to diffuse the strokes and achieve well-groomed brows

The BrowBlender in the shade Dark Taupe is quite pigmented, so it is important to use a soft hand to define and shade. The BrowBlender does not smudge nor fade easily, so there is no need to touch up during the day! For a winter beauty look, the BrowBlender is a must-have to groom and define the brows!

ELES Cosmetics are hypoallergenic, free of nasty chemicals, oil-free, dye-free, talc-free and fragrance-free.

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What are your thoughts on the ELES Cosmetics Mineral Matte Blush and BrowBlender?
What are your beauty essentials for this winter season?

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 Cosmetics and did not receive remuneration to post this product review. 

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