Makeup Tips

  • The Power Of Makeup - Ellis James Designs Blog

    The Power of Makeup

    With the correct application and a little bit of contouring magic, you can use make-up to take pounds off of your face or make a rounder face shape look much slimmer. It’s actually relatively easy and there are many multi-purpose products out there to choose from.

  • The Eyes Have It - Ellis James Designs Blog

    The Eyes Have It

    It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut with your eye makeup, either playing safe and sticking to a neutral dusting of eye shadow and a bit of eye liner, or wearing the same thing day after day. There’s the color of your outfit to consider, the hue of your hair, the color of eyes and the shade of your skin.

  • All About the Base - Ellis James Designs Blog

    All About the Base

    It may seem like a case of “first world problems” but, this morning, disaster struck as I prepared to apply my make up for work and discovered that my foundation had mysteriously vanished during a night out the previous evening.  A panicked search of the entire flat confirmed my greatest fear; I was completely and entirely off base, a realization that shook my foundations to their core. 

  • The Beauty Trends to Know for Fall/Winter 2017

    Summer has come and gone, but here at Ellis James Designs we are already looking to the bright side – for a new season of gorgeous hair and makeup trends are on the horizon. Popping up on the F/W 2017 runways we saw so many different beauty trends take center stage – from shimmery eyeliners and shadows in bold and metallic hues, to lived-in lipsticks and major statement hair.

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    The Best Nail Polish Shades for Autumn

    September marks a huge shift in the fashion world. No matter what the weather, in our minds, Summer is over, and it is time to start thinking about Winter. If the sun is still shining where you are, then you might not be so keen to wrap up in the latest cosy knits and stylish ankle boots. Fortunately, your nails provide an opportunity to start thinking ahead to the coming season without the need to give up your flip flops just yet.

  • Ten Minute Makeup Tips - Ellis James Designs Blog

    Ten Minute Makeup Tips

    Life is busy for most people, there’s no getting around it. In an ideal world we’d all be able to choose exactly how long to spend getting ourselves ready in the morning, after the gym or for a night out. Sometimes it doesn’t work that way. Whether you’re a busy mum, a working woman, a combination of the two, or someone who just doesn’t want to spend too long on their face, here’s our tips to ‘put on a face’ in ten minutes flat.

  • Get Glamorous Party Makeup This Christmas - Ellis James Designs Blog

    Get Glamorous Party Makeup This Christmas

    There’s no better time to get glamorous with your make-up look than the party season. Think sparkle and bold colors, blast of berry and added dashes of bling! There’re so many ideas and options open to you.