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Lisa Loves - Wednesday - 15/04/15 - 1:03pm

Balmy Brights - easy-to-wear lipsticks that suit everyone

I’m always on the lookout for pretty, comfortable, easy-to-wear lipsticks that I can apply on-the-go and recently, with a diary full of 5am wake-up calls, I’ve been reaching for Clinique’s Chubby Stick Baby Tint (2 and 4). Like a modern tinted lip balm, it’s got enough pigment to keep me happy on days I don’t want a completely bare lip but need natural-looking, low-maintenance colour. Each of the four shades cleverly adapt to your skin’s pH to boost your natural lip colour, so they suit all skin tones (I’ve been using the rosy pink Budding Blossom). Plus they’re full of skin-loving ingredients like vitamin C, shea butter and jojoba seed oil to give lips a hit of hydration alongside a pop of pick-me-up colour.

Whether you’re a lipstick novice or bright pout aficionado, balmy brights like these suit just about everyone. They’re the lip equivalent of cream blushers - lightweight and low-maintenance, adding subtle colour and a healthy sheen. But the real beauty is that they’re quick, easy and effortless to apply - you can even swipe them on without a mirror.

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Lisa Loves - Friday - 10/04/15 - 1:15pm

#FlawlessFriday! Five drugstore concealers that really work

Concealer is often my secret weapon on shoots to blend away blemishes and camouflage the signs of a long flight or late night. There are lots of great offerings on the high street - here are some of my favourites that I keep in my kit and use on myself too…

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Wednesday - 08/04/15 - 12:50pm

Draw the Line - Graffiti Graphic Looks for Vogue

I recently worked on this creative editorial beauty shoot for the November issue of Vogue Italia with super-talented photographer Michael Baumgarten. The story was inspired by graffiti artist tags, with a little bit of Serge Lutens, 80's club and music culture and some other art references thrown in for good measure. I did some research beforehand, but not too much, as I didn’t want to be too influenced by other peoples' work and wanted to feel free on the day to create and scribble whatever came into my head.

Everything was drawn freehand as I simply couldn’t find stencils that looked anything like the shapes I had in mind - and I didn’t want to make my own stencils as they would then restrict my movements. 

To draw, I used a variety of liquid and gel eyeliners each with different brush and nib sizes. For some of the thicker lines I used Eyeko's Skinny Liquid Eyeliner as the tapered edge proved useful for changing from thick to thin with just a change of pressure. I also used Mac Liquid Eyeliner in Boot Black and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink as they both dry to a really good, matte texture (Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner and L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza are both great high street liner options).

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Lisa Loves - Tuesday - 07/04/15 - 12:05pm

My Mayr mask must-haves

If you subscribe to my newsletter you will have already had a first look at this post last week (if you don't, sign up here for more exclusives). I’m just back from a week at the Mayr health retreat in Austria - I’ve been so busy with work recently and had been suffering from migraines so I jumped at the chance to spend some time out there.

It was also the perfect excuse to treat my skin to different masks as, for once, I had lots of free time. I don’t know about you, but my skin changes from day to day - one day it’s oily and the next it’s dehydrated. I packed different options so that I was prepared for any skin eventuality! I also knew that I would be splitting my time between the original Mayr centre in the south of Austria, near the Italian border, and the new centre in the north where I would be outside in a cooler climate, going on lots of walks and mountain hikes, so I was able to mix and match my mask routine according to what my skin craved each day.

Have a look at the ones I brought with me below…

Aurelia Cell Revitalise Rose Mask
If you have sensitive skin or skin that tends to go red in cold weather, this one’s for you. I used it after my hikes at the north clinic - the all-natural formula is rich in probiotics that are designed to soothe, strengthen and lower stress levels in skin (just what I needed) and can quickly calm any redness or inflammation.

Phytomer HydraSea Thirst-Relief Rehydrating Mask
Drier skin will drink up this creamy, moisturising mask - it’s another one I used when I was in the north clinic and spending lots of time outside. It feels deeply hydrating and quickly plumped up my tired skin.

Garancia Bal Masqué des Sorciers Purifiant
This mask is great for all skin types but especially dull, oily or combination skin. Think of it like a mini peel - you can feel it fizzing as it forms little bubbles that disperse oxygen to boost circulation for a hit of radiance. It’s really easy to use and works in a matter of minutes (just rinse it off when the bubbles disappear), perfect before an event for instant glow.

Sarah Chapman Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion
Sheet masks are one of my skincare obsessions. They’re perfect for travelling - easy to pack and quick to use. This hydrating, hyaluronic acid-packed formula came into its own the morning after I (accidentally) slept with the heating on and windows closed and my parched face needed moisture, quick! It was the first time I'd tried it and it gave me a visible face lift after one use! (for morning puffy face, you could keep it in the fridge to reduce facial swelling in minutes)

Perricone MD Chloro Plasma
I packed this to give my combination skin a deep cleanse. The creamy mask contains chlorophyll (an antioxidant that’s great for skin) particles which burst as you massage the mask onto your skin - I like to spend a while massaging with this one. You can tell all the particles have delivered their chlorophyll when the mask goes from pale to deep forest green. It sets like a classic clay mask and helps to tighten pores and balance oil without drying out your skin

Alpha H Liquid Gold Smoothing & Perfecting Mask
If your skin is congested or dull (or you’ve just had a string of long days and late nights, like me), I like this glycolic mask as it exfoliates, smoothes and brightens tired complexions quickly. It does contain essential oils so not suitable for very sensitive or reactive skin - although this is balanced with soothing manuka honey.

Sisley Gel Express aux Fleurs
This hydrating mask is one of my all-time favourites so it often makes its way into my holiday skincare kit. I put it on in the morning and leave it for three minutes (or longer if I have time). If I'm following it with make-up I'll wash off completely or, if I’m having a day off, I just tissue off and massage any remaining gel into my skin.

Let me know if you’ve tried any of the above and what your must-have masks are in the comments below...

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Video - Thursday - 02/04/15 - 5:53pm

My Pro Kit - Eyebrow Products

Come say hi on Instagram and tell me what your favourite brow products are.

A quick film showing you some of my favourite brow products. These powders, pens and pencils are essential for perfecting the brows of all models and actresses I work with. They are the ones I trust, rely on and use time and time again. What brow products do you swear by?

The lip colour I am wearing in the film is Urban Decay - 24/7 Lip Pencil in Jilted

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Video - Friday - 20/03/15 - 6:12pm

Classic Polished Nude

Come say Hi on Instagram here.

This tutorial features all the classic elements of the perfectly polished nude palette... polished brows, defined eyes and a great nude lip. It’s a subtly sexy look that’s extremely versatile. Adapt to suit your skin-tone, occasion and personality.

Thanks to Monique for being so lovely, you can follow her on instagram here.

I use theBalm's Nude'tude eyeshadow palette but there are tonnes of similar ones from Urban Decay, L'Oreal, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier etc. 

The nail varnish I'm wearing is Rimmel's Salon Pro - Happily Evie After 

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Video - Saturday - 28/02/15 - 4:19pm

Radiantly Healthy Fresh Spring Makeup Look

Post winter skin needs life breathing back in to it and this radiantly pretty Spring makeup look is perfect for putting the fresh healthy bloom back. x

 

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Video - Friday - 06/02/15 - 6:11pm

Makeup Tips for Redness and Rosacea plus a Simple Statement Makeup

Lots of you requested a video featuring make-up tips for covering Rosacea and facial redness. With my gorgeous model Danni we discuss how best to deal with these issues and, as Danni had a special appointment after the filming, demonstrate that no matter what, you can still wear a red lip! Viewers with Rosacea, let me know what works for you. X

You can follow Danni here

In the intro, I'm wearing a Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Pale Pink with a touch of Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint in Budding Blossom. 

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Video - Friday - 23/01/15 - 5:37pm

Korean Makeup, Skincare and Beauty Haul!

Thanks to my instagram http://instagram.com/lisaeldridgemakeup followers for all their great purchasing tips. This film was requested by viewers of my recent Korean Inspired Makeup Look Film  It features some of the products I bought... some i'm using all the time and others I have yet to try. Hope you like it! X 

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Video - Inspiration - Lisa Loves - Friday - 16/01/15 - 9:00pm

Korean 'Beauty Trends' Inspired Makeup Tutorial

To see the photos from my tour of Asian beauty hotspots - check out my Instagram (http://instagram.com/lisaeldridgemakeup).

 

I’ve always been really into Korean products but my trip to Seoul in December has really turned my love into an obsession! Here's a look using some of the products that I bought, I hope you like it! X

 

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Video - Tuesday - 06/01/15 - 2:50pm

New Year News!

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Here's a little video I made explaining the low down on how my channels will be keeping their integrity in light of my exciting New Year news! X

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Inspiration - Lisa Loves - Saturday - 03/01/15 - 6:00pm

'Dear Lisa' - An Inpirational Letter ...

Happy New Year dear readers. I want to wish you all a very happy, healthy and fulfilling 2015 and to thank you for all your support, encouragement and love this past year.

I am always overwhelmed by the lovely photos and messages I receive daily via social media from viewers of this, my little piece of the interweb. Way back in the early days of my blog I had a competition to win a personal online consultation (a sort of 'ask me anything' type thing) and a bunch of products tailor-made to the winners skintype and style. The winner was a great girl called Janne-Marii. We began an email correspondence that lasted for a couple of months and I remember being struck by her intelligence and enthusiasm. We talked about many aspects of the beauty industry and, based on photos and information she provided, I sent a box of make-up products I thought Janne would like and would suit her colouring. A couple of months ago I received a beautiful email which, admittedly, brought a lump of pride to my throat. In it, Janne explained how she had followed her heart and made a significant move into the cosmetic industry and the job of her dreams, thanking me whole heartedly for the inspiration and impetus I had provided. Her letter moved me so much that I asked if she would consider writing a short blog post for my readers so that you could take inpiration from her journey. I really like how this story highlights the variety of jobs open to women in the cosmtic industry,

Here's Janne-Maril's story....

"When Lisa Eldridge held her first giveaway in 2011, it never even crossed my mind that I could actually win. I have never been lucky with the lottery or anything similar, but on 21st September 2011 I won the jackpot! The prize was an online consultation with Lisa during which she handpicked products that would suit me best (and I still have, and keep most of them very dearly).

Our conversation inspired me so much that I knew I had to pursue a career in the beauty industry from then onwards. I have been obsessed with beauty since I was 4, but I had never considered it as anything more than a passion before. Make-up artistry seemed to be the obvious choice but I felt I lacked the artistic part, as I have always been better at science-based subjects at school. Like a little miracle it dawned on me that there had to be a science bit behind all those products.

And lo and behold, I found a degree, MSc Cosmetic Science, at the London College of Fashion. It is a very comprehensive course that teaches everything you would need to know to set up your own cosmetic company. Other opportunities would be also to work for cosmetic giants, like Procter& Gamble and Estee Lauder, or raw material companies and consultancies. As it sounded too amazing of an opportunity to miss, I set my goal to attend this course and moved alone at 18 from a small Estonian town to London not even knowing whether I would get accepted. Two fast years later, I have only just started my second year in the course, and have never looked back.

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