Blonde and bubbly bombshell Elyse Knowles is a social media sensation. The stunning Aussie model now boasts over 400k followers on Instagram and is one of the most recognised beach babes in the country.
Elyse (alongside fellow Aussie models Natalie Roser and Elouise Morris) is the face of our new #ModelCoTan summer 2015 campaign. Shot at the iconic Bondi Beach in Sydney by the talented Josie Clough from It’s Now Cool, Elyse modelled our newest tanning innovation ONE HOUR TAN to bronzed perfection.
Elyse Knowles began her modelling career at the age of 10 but made her big break earlier this year as the female Ambassador for the 2015 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix. Her growing social media following has seen her dubbed Australia’s next ‘it’ girl in the social scene as well as on the local modelling scene. Elyse launched her own fashion label ‘Evrryday’ in 2014 with 10% of all profits donated to Water Aid Australia as a way of using her social media presence to help those less fortunate.
ModelCo sat down with Elyse to learn a thing or two about her beauty tips and how to channel her summer beach look.
What are your tips for feeling comfortable in front of a camera?
Firstly, a healthy mind. You have to feel good about yourself. If you know you have a shoot coming up , work hard so that you feel confident when the day comes. Positivity is the key in this industry.
How would you define Australian summer beauty?
Bronze skin, oily skin, fresh face, natural salty hair and rosy cheeks.
ModelCo Tip: For a natural, beach-proof flush, try ModelCo CHEEK & LIPS tint dabbed onto the apples of your cheeks. The long-lasting stain will withstand sun and water with a dewy, rosy glow all day long.
What are your top tips for perfecting a summer tan?
Wear a different pair of bikinis every day and never forget sunscreen on the face.
Three beauty essentials you can’t leave home without and why?
Moisturiser, BB cream, lip balm.
ModelCo Tip: Beat the heat with the breathable, multipurpose ModelCo BB PLUS CREAM. Light, even coverage that hydrates and protects with SPF30+ sunscreen.
What is your signature hairstyle?
Salty beach hair.
Are there any skin or wellness rituals that you swear by?
Water, drink lots of it.
When you’re not working, how do you like to unwind?
Going for a walk with my dog and my partner Josh, or escaping to the beach.
Can you share any insider tips that you have picked up from makeup artists after all these hours spent sitting in the makeup chair?
Prepping the skin is very important. Buff the skin, and make all the red blood cells come to the surface by massaging the face whilst applying moisturiser.
What products are always in your makeup kit?
BB cream, bronzer, blush, mascara, concealer, lip balm, eyebrow gel and brushes.
ModelCo Tip: ModelCo MORE BROWS will quickly leave you with tidy, groomed brows in just a few strokes. An instant face shaper!
Who is your beauty icon and why?
Gigi Hadid and Candice Swanepoel
What are your ModelCo favourites?
Mascara, so much volume! And of course I can’t live without the self-tan tan for my white Melbourne skin.
ModelCo Tip: ModelCo LASH & LINE Superlash mascara and Liquid eyeliner is designed to be layered and buildable for serious volume. The short flat bristles coat lashes and builds volume whilst the longer bristles define, separate and lengthen the lashes.
Elyse wears ModelCo ONE HOUR TAN.
Hero image: Elyse Knowles (CHIC) for ModelCo, photographed by Josie Clough/It’s Now Cool, hair and makeup by Katrina Raftery and Ania Milczarczyk (DLM). Elyse wears swimwear by Tigerlily Swimwear.
Pink group shot: Natalie Roser, Elouise Morris and Elyse Knowles (CHIC) for ModelCo, photographed by Josie Clough/It’s Now Cool, hair and makeup by Katrina Raftery and Ania Milczarczyk (DLM). Natalie and Elouise wear by Suboo, Elyse wears swimwear by Kopper and Zinc