Makeup Tips

  • Waterproof Makeup For A Rainy Day - Ellis James Designs

    Waterproof Makeup For A Rainy Day

    There’s nothing like a bit of rain to ruin the makeup look you’ve put together! Whether you’re on a night out or it’s a day look you’ve put together, a downpour or a splash of rain can be a real pain. The real key to maintaining your makeup look in bad weather is the products you choose. The most important thing is to choose waterproof eyeliner, mascara and eyebrow color as these are the darkest and will make the most mess of your makeup if they get wet and run. Jet black tears streaming down your face are never ever a great look! As always, there are absolutely loads of price points to choose from – you can spend a little, or a lot to find the perfect waterproof essentials.

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    How to Outglam Everyone at Your 4th July Party

    July 4th is a great excuse to throw a summer party. Bring on the drinks, the fireworks and, most importantly, the glam. If you’re throwing your own party this Independence Day, it’s a great excuse to refresh your wardrobe with summery vibes. Step away from the generic American flag T-shirt and take a look at our tips for how to outglam everyone this 4th of July.

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    Nail Polish Looks for Spring 2020

    So spring is on the way and winter is just a distant memory! Let’s celebrate by getting our nails on-trend and in-season with the perfect spring polish. Spring is all about bright, fresh and light colors. Gone are the festive greens and reds, the dark glamorous burgundy and wine colors and the full-on sparkle of the party season. Think breath of fresh air and nature springing to life, the tulips pushed through the newly warmed up earth…and just pick a polish to match!

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    Easter Holiday Makeup

    There’s freshness in the air, wildflowers in the fields and candy in the shops. Easter marks the beginning of spring and new life, so why not see the new season in style? However you choose to celebrate Easter, it’s a great time of year to inject some freshness into your life – and your look. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite makeup ideas for you to try this Easter holiday.

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    Sensational Valentine’s Day Looks for the Ultimate Date Night

    We at Ellis James Designs know how exciting Valentine’s Day is! We also know how difficult it can be to juggle the desire to look your best by playing it safe with your usual makeup routine, as well as wanting to be adventurous and bold by trying out a new look. This Valentine’s Day, we’re giving you the power to look amazing while also trying out something new and different. No matter what you’re doing this February 14th, you can make that special someone go “wow!” as you make your entrance with any of our top looks.

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    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.

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    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.