Makeup Tips

  • Top 5 Best Foundations to Cover Acne Scars and Large Pores in 2019 - Ellis James Designs

    Best Foundations to Cover Acne Scars and Large Pores in 2022

    Most foundations are designed to even out skin color, conceal dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Unfortunately, those same foundations often don’t conceal well and can actually exaggerate areas of uneven skin texture, making scars, bumps, fine lines, and large pores look even more visible than before. For those who need a foundation that not only evens out color, but helps to cover and smooth skin texture, it’s important to know which foundation to choose.

  • How to Pack Makeup Brushes - Ellis James Designs

    How to Pack Makeup Brushes

    Your makeup brushes are your pride and joy. They’re the tools that help you create magic every day. But how well are you taking care of these little miracle wands? It may be tempting to toss used makeup brushes into a makeup case with the rest of your makeup… or maybe you hide them in a drawer until you need them again. They deserve better treatment, and so do you. Find out how to store your makeup brushes better and learn how to pack makeup brushes for easy storage and travel.

  • Why Does My Foundation Look Cakey - Ellis James Designs

    Why Does My Foundation Look Cakey?

    The last thing that anyone wants is an unnatural plastered appearing layer of makeup on their face. There are several reasons why foundation can look cakey. We’re here to help you prevent a cakey-foundation-situation. Follow our advice and you’ll have a flawless and natural complexion every time you apply foundation.

  • What Should I Have in My Makeup Bag - Ellis James Designs

    What Should I Have in My Makeup Bag?

    There are certain must-haves that every woman needs to keep in her makeup bag. Here is our list of the absolute makeup bag essentials you need to stock!

  • Best Gifts for Makeup Artists - Ellis James Designs

    Best Gifts for Makeup Artists

    Makeup artists are individuals that embrace beauty, creativity, and vitality. Their passion and proficiency for skincare and cosmetics opens up a world of gift opportunities. Here are some of the best gifts for makeup artists so that you never lack the inspiration to buy something special. Who knows, our list may inspire a gift for yourself as well!

  • 5 Best Makeup Brands for Sensitive Skin in 2019 - Ellis James Designs

    5 Best Makeup Brands for Sensitive Skin in 2022

    There are many cosmetic companies that put a hypoallergenic label on their products, but anyone with sensitive skin knows better than just look for that label. The proof is in the formula. Reading the ingredients lists is paramount to selecting the perfect makeup brand. Because skin sensitivities differ from person to person, it’s the only way you may be sure that the makeup won’t cause uncomfortable reactions.

  • Gorgeous Makeup Looks For New Years Eve - Ellis James Designs

    Gorgeous Makeup Looks For New Years Eve

    After the excitement of Christmas is over, our thoughts turn towards the following week: New Year’s Eve. As the year draws to a close, we can’t wait to see in the New Year in style. Whether you’re attending a party, heading out on the town, or hosting a gathering of your own, NYE only comes around once a year, and it’s a great excuse to do something special with your look. Here are some beautiful makeup ideas to bring a little elegance and sparkle to your New Year’s Eve at the end of 2018.

  • The 12 Essential Makeup Brushes You Should Have - Ellis James Designs

    The 12 Essential Makeup Brushes You Should Have

    More numerous than fine dining cutlery and more complicated than a Rubik’s cube, makeup brushes come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. It can be confusing enough just to know which one you should use for which purpose, but hopefully this handy guide can help shine some light on the matter.

  • Post Gym Makeup Routine - Ellis James Designs

    Post Gym Makeup Routine

    Working out before work is a fantastic start to the day. It gets your blood flowing, your brain cells all fired up and sets you up to experience your best possible day. If you’re heading straight to the office afterwards, it might mean that you’re a little pushed for time to get ready. Your skin will be glowing after your workout, so you’re going to need less help to look fresh and alert. Here is our quick, 10-minute post-workout makeup routine.

  • Our Favorite Beauty Products: October Edition - Ellis James Designs

    Our Favorite Beauty Products: October Edition

    October is the month of golden leaves, cozy evenings and Halloween. Fall is well underway, and we can’t wait to dive into all the juicy new beauty products the season has to offer. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite new skin care and beauty products for fall and winter. From lip balms to eye shadows, fake tan to fragrances, we’ve chosen the best of everything, so you can look and feel fabulous – even when skies are gray.