15 October 2013

Review: ELES Spring Look - Sixties Vibe

I received the most beautifully packed PR product in the mail last week from ELES that I had to take a billion pictures (and somehow sift through them and pick the best ones). Check it out...

I thought they were real flowers arranged so beautifully, until I opened up the box and it was a head garland. Very spring-esque (is that even a word? No? Well, it is now!)

Not only did Kanya from ELES beautifully arranged the head garland, she also packed the box full of makeup AND a pair of ASOS sunglasses (although those aren't really my style, but its the thought that counts!).

Kanya sent me the entire ELES Spring Look - Sixties Vibe collection, which consists of a blush, two eyeshadow, dimensional cake liner, mineral blush, lipstick, and brow blender.

 The eyeshadow quad is called Debutante, and it contains four pearlescent shades. They are quite pigmented with very little to no fallout. I've somehow managed to do a look with the four shades...

I did this by placing shade 2 all over the lids, and then used shade 1 on the outer corners and blended it using a windscreen wiper motion along the creaseline. I then used shade 3 over the top of the outer corners to build up the colour and blended, and then applied shade 4 over the top and blended again.

This eyeshadow quad retails for $99.00 and can be purchased here.

This cake liner is called Plum Crazy and retails for $39.00. I've been stupidly thinking that this is another eyeshadow compact, and was using the left side of the compact as eyeshadow. I wasn't impressed, as there was hardly any pigment (see swatch below). It wasn't until I started typing this that I realised it's meant to be used as an eyeliner (using a wet eyeliner brush to pick up some colour). Oops! I liked the sparkly shade on the right when swatched though!

I think it'd be more pigmented when a wet eyeliner brush is used. Will give it a go tomorrow when I put my face on for work.

This Dimensional Cake Liner can be purchased here.

The ELES Micro Bubble Lipstick that I received was in the shade "Nude". It's surprisingly quite moisturizing, and isn't as scary as it looks! It's a bit browner than it is showing in the photo above, and it's a true brownish nude on my lips, but after I use my favourite lipgloss (Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Babydoll), it looks really good (face of the day photo below).

The Micro Bubble lipstick gets its name because of the micro-bubble spheres in the formula that continually releases lip conditioners, whilst helping to set lip colour. I think that's a pretty nifty and unique feature, and I will be looking at getting another couple of tubes of this lipstick because of its moisturizing formula. A Micro Bubble Lipstick retails for $39.50 and can be purchased here.

This mineral blush is called Coral Sun, and it's my favourite item out of the entire Sixties Vibe collection. It's so so so gorgeous (see swatch below), and pigmented enough not to have to keep swirling my brush into the pan but enough to not look like a clown. It lasts all day as well!


 It has easily become one of my favourite blushes, and I've found myself reaching for this blush since the first time I used it. It's love at first use! This blush retails for $39.50 and can be purchased here


Last but not least, the ELES BrowBlender. I received this in the shade "Dark Taupe", which is perfect for me. It comes in two other shades - "Blond" and "Soft Taupe". This BrowBlender is really amazing. Its so soft on the skin, and its also surprisingly pigmented. It somehow feels really different to my other eyebrow pencils. I have yet to decide if this is my favourite because although it's really pigmented and soft, it's harder to get a thin, natural looking line (especially at the tail of the brows) after using the pencil a few times, as it gets blunt. Nevertheless, I really like this pencil and the spoolie at the end is an added bonus.

This BrowBlender retails for $42 and can be purchased here.

This is my face of the day... In fact, it's my face of everyday. I don't tend to switch-up my makeup (with the exception for blush and foundation). I'm using the BrowBlender, blush, lipstick, and eyeshadow quad in this photo. Although for the lips, I've used Carmex Moisture Plus in pink as a base, followed by a light swipe of the Micro-Bubble lipstick in nude, and then topped off with a good, healthy layer of Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Baby Doll, which makes my lips look a lot pinkier than what it would have with just the Micro-Bubble lipstick.

Please check out the ELES website here - They have a special offer on at the moment, where you get a FREE Micro-Bubble lipstick of your choice with the purchase of the pro lip primer SPF15 (purchase here)! Plus, it's free shipping with every order!

Have you tried ELES cosmetics before? What are your thoughts?

These products were kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.

17 comments:

  1. Cool products! A head garland is very beautiful=)))

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  2. i used this natural blush and i like'it...

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  3. Wow! Nice box of pretties! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Aww the box is so pretty and you received so many goodies! The eyeshadows and cake liner look pretty but damnnn, I would not be able to afford it.

    Louise | Vanity Corner

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    1. I know it's a tat pricey (and by a tat, I mean really pricey) but the products are pretty high quality!

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  5. Nice box! The eyeshadow quad looks awesome!

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  6. You look very pretty, Abigail! :) Never tried ELES before. Might do one day, when I've used up my makeup. Ha! As if that'll ever happen. Lol.

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  7. Oh wow, the eyeshadow quad and lipstick looks great! Love your FOTD (:

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  8. Have never heard of this brand, the products look amazing! i would have though the liners to have been more eyeshadow also :) bit above my usual price range though!

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    1. I have to admit, the price shocked me when I found out how much these items were worth. They are high quality makeup products though!

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