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Friday - 21/01/11 - 4:30pm

Ask Lisa...

I LOVE the feedback and comments I get from all of you when I post a video or blog item but often there are so many additional questions and queries that I find impossible to reply to individually. I’ve decided to make a film (or films) where I attempt to answer as many of these as possible - this will hopefully be useful for those of you with burning issues!

I already have a good list of previously received beauty and make-up related questions via my website and inbox but if you have any more then please leave a comment below and as I said I will try to answer as many of them as I can.

Please bear in mind that I want to answer as many as possible so will try to give to short answers and for this reason please don’t ask questions which will require a 60min+ answer…. like “tell me everything you know about foundation”?!! Ha ha, you get my drift!

Check the ‘About’ section at the top of this page where you can read my full biography and client list etc and check out the ‘gallery’ section which contains some of the work I’ve done over the years – and feel free to ask me questions about any of my work as a professional Make-up Artist.

The photo above was taken backstage at the Todd Lynne show at London Fashion Week were I was directing the make-up look.

XX

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Lyndall - Wednesday Oct 31st 2012 11:08pm
Any suggestions for a replacement foundation for the discontinued Laura Mercier Moisturizing Foundation which was perfect for me? The new "and improved" product is very different. Thanks from Australia

Michelle - Tuesday Aug 14th 2012 9:11pm
I love you!!!!! How do you know what colors to use together, for ex. eyes and cheeks and lips, do you stay in the same color family?

Becky - Tuesday Jul 17th 2012 8:47pm
Hi Lisa, I was just wondering what your views on paraben-free makeup vs. makeup with parabens are? I have been using paraben-free and I honestly haven't done much research, I've just heard bad things about parabens. What are you thoughts? Thanks for listening.

Greta - Sunday Jun 3rd 2012 5:41pm
Hey! I love your tutorials! My question is: my eyelids are hooded, so sometimes I do the lovely make-ups from your tutorials, but it doesn't have that much of an effect on my eyes, because half the time, it cannot even be seen :) Could you suggest some tchniques that work on hooded eyelids as well? Thanks!! Greta from Hungary

Black Cumin Seed Oil, Black Seed Oil, Nigella sativa Oil - Friday May 11th 2012 6:32am
Great info. Thank you.

Anastacia - Sunday Apr 8th 2012 10:20am
Hi Lisa!My question is : can i use the same concealer for my eyes and also for some redness on my face and spots. Thank you very much!!

Rachel Rigg - Saturday Mar 31st 2012 2:52am

Dru - Tuesday Mar 20th 2012 3:34am
Can you tell us about your nighttime routine? (for example what night cream do you apply, if any, and what would be the best nighttime products to apply before going to bed) I am 21 years old, and I am not looking to fix my face in any way, but more to maintain it and keep it healthy, and I was wondering if you have any advice on that.

Teresa - Tuesday Feb 28th 2012 5:42am
Lisa, Would you do a video on makeup for older women? I love makeup,but it seems everyone forgets about us older women(60). I like to to look my best,too,but things that work for younger women do not always apply to someone my age. Thank you.

Lux - Tuesday Feb 14th 2012 8:26am
Might you do a pigments tutorial please?

Toni - Wednesday Feb 8th 2012 8:44am
Hi Lisa, could you advice on the choice of bronzer/ blush to achieve the kind of redness+tan on Gisele's cheek in this picture ? http://www.celebritybeautybuzz.com/2008/12/gisele-bundchens-favorite-beauty-products/

Toni - Monday Feb 6th 2012 4:57pm
Just come across your gallery , would be very grateful if you could do a tutorial on the makeup featuring in Boots No7 75th Anniversary Shoot , and Princess Beatrice's makeup in Tatler. They are so pretty!

Toni - Monday Feb 6th 2012 4:43pm
Hi Lisa ! I love your blog ! can I have 3 question? - please advice us on how to contour asian face - how to apply bronzer without making the face looks dirty - your touch up routine - I mean, how to touch up at the end of the day to maintain the luminosity.. the dewy look (not the powdered look) like a fresh make up. I always found the color become a bit worn / washed out by the end of day , and applying more product makes my make up cakey and unless I wash them off and apply again, I cannot maintain the light dewy look I have in the day time. Thanks a lot !

Alexandra - Sunday Feb 5th 2012 8:51pm
Hi Lisa! I would like to hear your comments about clarisonic. Do you like it? Do you use it? Thanks in advance!! Love, A.

Lianne Marie - Friday Feb 3rd 2012 4:55pm
What are your favourite bodycare products? Much love! xxx

stumuboutlins - Wednesday Jan 25th 2012 10:00pm
Yes, some contentious moments, but generally agrees with the author of the topic.

Ivonne - Sunday Dec 4th 2011 2:32am
SOS Nobody in Mexico city area can help me to have a wonderful sunken eyes. Do you have a video or can provideme some instructions to make

Satch - Friday Oct 28th 2011 7:20pm
Which came first, the porlbem or the solution? Luckily it doesn't matter.

Ashley - Thursday Aug 18th 2011 3:46am
Your work is amazing! I live in Australia and am currently undergoing a Diploma in specialized makeup and it is just my dream to do what you do. Would you be able to give me advice, maybe from your experience on how to get where you are now! Im just so in love with everything you do. Keep up the inspiring work!

julie - Tuesday Aug 9th 2011 5:08pm
how can you stop getting your concealer and foundation cakey and with line.

Lena - Tuesday Jul 26th 2011 6:00pm
Hi Lisa! I am a big fan of u from Greece! I would like to ask you, if there is a dupe for No7 perfect lips liner in Nude that you have designed and use in almost every video of yours. We don't have Boots here to purchase it, hence I don't mind if it's a dupe from a high-street brand or drugstore. Thank you in advance!

Jane - Friday Jul 15th 2011 11:31am
Lisa! I saw in your Ask Lisa video your brush care information. Can you also tell us how often we should be washing the brushes? I wonder if I can wash it too often and if it would end up drying out the natural hairs.

Jovana - Thursday Jun 2nd 2011 11:18am
Hi Lisa... LOVE your work... I would like some advices how to hide really deep and dark eye cicles... it's genetic soooo, only make up or plastic surgery can help really...

Esther - Sunday May 8th 2011 2:45pm
Hello! I have just discovered your site. I would like to ask you to recommend me/us some good (affordable) maskara. I also have difficulties in choosing a foundation, because it seems to me that my skin has a changing color, sometimes it is pale white, sometimes it is yellowish. Could you recommend moisturizers for skin with a few breakouts and blackheads? Thank you very much for your answer and for your great videos.

JT - Friday May 6th 2011 5:17pm
Hello Lisa! Can you show us how to do makeup for Asians and different skin tones/races? Thank so much! Luv luv luv your videos and personality!

Karolina - Tuesday May 3rd 2011 12:17pm
Hi! There's so much talk lately about the harmful ingredients in cosmetics (parabens, mineral oil, alcohols, fragrances, etc.). I'd like to ask you if you would recommend avoiding some of the ingredients used widely in the cosmetic industry? Thank you for your help! You're great! :)

Lauren - Monday Apr 18th 2011 8:26pm
Hi Lisa- I have very, very fair skin and find it very difficult to find a foundation shade that matches my skin tone. I don't know if I just haven't searched enough but all the shades I try seem to be too dark. I recently went for a consultation at Clinique and they couldn't find a shade that was truly a good match for my skin- I ended up leaving with a shade that was just "good enough". So my question is: do you know of any brands that have a good range of shades, especially light ones? Thanks!

Lina - Sunday Apr 17th 2011 5:39am
Hi Lisa! I'm something of a make up amateur, which has resulted in buying make up on whims, not knowing (or planning) how I'm going to wear it. I realised most of my dark shades are shimmery and the matt ones are all light coloured. I was wondering: would it be a big no-no to use a matt colour on the lids and then a shimmering dark one in the creases? What's the best way to use light matt colours and dark shimmery ones?

Cali - Monday Apr 11th 2011 11:13am
Hi Lisa, I love all of your videos and your warm toned looks, what kind of makeup would you recommend for someone quite cool toned? Also, is there a foundation or primer you could recommend for a very flushed face? My skin itself doesn't seem to be pink (it doesn't seem to be on the surface) but I am constantly very flushed all over my face and foundation doesn't cover it very well. I'm afraid to use anything too thick since I seem to look cakey quite easily but as soon as I leave the house my makeup just doesn't look as nice as I know it could...somehow. I've been switching between MUFE HD foundation in 115 which almost seems a little too orange on me, and an ID Bare Minerals foundation. Sorry it's a little long, Thanks!

Jeanette - Friday Apr 8th 2011 7:44am
Hi Lisa, I am very prone to pigmentation which increases year by year like big freckles. Therefore I will try the Institute Esthederm - many thanks for the recommendation! Question: if one wants to be protected while also to get some tan, how would you achieve that? With selftanning products? I am also thinking about my three teenagers who play tennis several hours in the sun every day. They do want a tan, so it's difficult to cover them totally, and my pale 13 year-old daughter seems to get the freckles as well. Thanks!

Jeanette - Friday Apr 8th 2011 7:37am
Hi Lisa, what is (the function of) a serum? Do you use it underneath a day or night cream? On my A-vitamin night cream it says that if using more than one product the A-vitamin cream should be applied first. Thanks!

Lacey - Thursday Apr 7th 2011 8:44pm
hello lisa, I hope you have a great trip to America. I hope this is the correct place to ask this. If not, I'm sorry :) I have fair & oily skin. Unfortunatly have very red skin most of the time (I think I have rosacea). It's on my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. I also have regular spots (I can't seem to get rid of them. I use proactiv's gentle formula (which has salicylic acid) it does have the scrub mirco-balls in it (which you mentioned is a no no) so I just apply and let it sit on my face. It still seems to do the trick... I just have to use a little more. I see you use the Clinique anti-redness daily lotions. Is there anything else you would recommend?

Maria - Tuesday Apr 5th 2011 6:37am
Hi Lisa, can you please make a tutorial of the wonderful smokey lilac that you posted on Monday 28th Feb 2011: Step into spring. I'd like also to know all of the lipstick that you used on the model in the different shots. Please Lisa, you're so gorgeous and inspiring, I love all of your works. Thank you so much

Mia - Monday Apr 4th 2011 5:00am
Hello Lisa, thank you so much for allowing us to ask you questions through your blog! You are absolutely amamzing! My question is about dark under-eye circles, i know there are ways of covering them up, but is there a specific eye cream or home remedy you would recommend to help minimize them? It would be such great help! I'm only twenty and have started to get them pretty bad... Also, on a different subject, i love the natural makeup Emma Watson is wearing in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWfHW8tlCIw&feature=player_embedded# could you maybe give me your take on what to use to achieve the eye look from this video?? Please! thank you so much for taking the time to read this! :]xx

Mia - Monday Apr 4th 2011 1:31am
Hello Lisa, thank you so much for allowing us to ask you questions through your blog! You are absolutely amamzing! My question is about dark under-eye circles, i know there are ways of covering them up, but is there a specific eye cream or home remedy you would recommend to help minimize them? It would be such great help! I'm only twenty and have started to get them pretty bad... Also, on a different subject, i love the natural makeup Emma Watson is wearing in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWfHW8tlCIw&feature=player_embedded# could you maybe give me your take on what to use to achieve the eye look from this video?? Please! thank you so much for taking the time to read this! :]xx

Jennifer - Wednesday Mar 30th 2011 1:09pm
How long should it take for your foundation to dry?? I have very dry skin, and i've with in the past two years switched to liquid after using mineral powder. I'm 32 now and I need something to help even my skin more. No matter what I try, my foundation always seems so wet. I've tried all your tips and advise. In order to get an even tone, I feel like it just doesnt dry. Only mousse foundations seem to dry correctly, but they make my skin look dull. I use the mineral skin finish from MAC, and it helps, but my foundation still seems tacky. I'm not using a heavy moisturizer at all before. it soaks right in, my skin is completely dry before applying my liquid foundtion. Hopefully others may have the same concern and you can help. Thank you so much for every bit of information you offer to all of us Lisa, you are so sweet and such an inspiration!

Aubrey - Monday Mar 28th 2011 9:12pm
Oh bless you if you even see this amid this miriad of comments, lol! I was wondering if you could offer some suggestions for covering and/or treating the redness caused by rosacea. I have very fair skin that is very red and reactive, so I have a terrible time trying to conceal all that redness without looking like I've got a thick mask of makeup on. I also have a limited budget and I have yet to find anything at the drug store that works effectively! Thoughts? Blessings!

Jennifer - Wednesday Mar 23rd 2011 11:07pm
Lisa, I know you're really into skincare; what are your thoughts on the Clarisonic facial cleansing brush? I'm really curious to know how you feel about it. Thank you!

Gerlinde - Wednesday Mar 23rd 2011 1:04pm
Dear Lisa, Is there anything one can do to contour the face, but not using bronzers or deep tones? I would like to emphasise my cheeks, but I feel like bronzers and deep colours look incredibly dated and aging on me. My skin is quite light with a pink undertone, eyes greyish green, natural hair medium blonde. For blushers I choose light peachy and rosy tones. Thank you! XXX :)

bookworm - Sunday Mar 20th 2011 10:48pm
I love your videos and wondered if you could give some advice on wearing eye make up for us girls who wear glasses. I love wearing eye make up but sometimes wonder if it looks a bit daft under my specs. If I'm going to a 'do' I wear my contact lenses but just for everyday it's glasses all the way so any tips would be appreciated...

Lavender - Sunday Mar 20th 2011 10:05pm
Hi Lisa. I have one big problem. The thing is that my cleavage and face are 1 colour, and my neck is much darker. Even when I apply foundation on my neck,it is still too dark. Could you tell me what colour of foundation or any other solution would you suggest to make me all one colour?

dementemi - Sunday Mar 20th 2011 3:31am
Hi Lisa, thanks for your helpful tutorials. love them!!!! I have two main questions/concerns. I hope you will be able to address them sometime:) 1- what to do when you have a lot of pores(look like sesame seeds) on the nose. I haven't been able to find a good primer to cover them up, nor have i been able to find a good solution for them skincare wise. 2- I am Asian/Caucasian mix and have a crease on my eyelids but also have the hooded lid thing happening so there isn't much room/space between eyelash >> crease. I am finding applying eye shadows very difficult. Hints? Also, I never know exactly how far out i am meant to extend the shadow to do the outer-V. any tips/suggestions would be appreciated! thanks so much for the videos. we love them!!!!

Carolina - Saturday Mar 19th 2011 11:03pm
Hi Lisa, firstly I wanted to say that I just love your videos and ideas! Thanks so much for sharing such useful information. I do not know anything about makeup, but have learned so much from you that I am now so inspired, I am even looking into a basic make-up course to do! :-) I would love to see you do a video in VERY dark under eye circles! I suffer from terrible, sunken dark purple/blue under eye circles and have tried so many concealers without success. I feel like a raccoon and definitely effects my confidence. I have even thought about possible surgery to try and get rid of these. Any tips and ways to hide there would be GREATLY appreciated!! Thanks so much and please keep up the great work you do here and on You Tube!! Carol from Oz xx

Emma - Saturday Mar 19th 2011 6:39pm
Hi Lisa, Do you have any advice about anti-ageing skin care for younger people. I am in my twenties and have often read that this is the time to start using preventative products but haven't really found any products on the market targeted at my age range. Do you have any suggestions?

sweetarchivia - Friday Mar 18th 2011 8:32pm
Hi Lisa, I was wondering if you could address 1) How to do pink eyeshadow - There's lots of great looks with pink eyeshadows, but I find it a difficult colour to pull off because you don't want to look like you've been crying. 2) Using eyeshadows wet - I've seen people take dry eyeshadow on their brush and then spray water or MAC Fix+ on top before applying. Is this actually a good idea or is there a better way to get more intensity out of powder eyeshadows? Thanks very much and love your videos!

Djana - Friday Mar 18th 2011 7:59pm
Hi Lisa! Love your videos. I woul like to ask you to, pleaseeee, always put a list of the products you're wearing in the information box. I'm going crazy with curiosity to know what lipstick and eyeshadow you're wearing in the Ask Lisa No.1 video. The lipstick has such a beautiful and bright shade and completely agrees with the eyeshadow. It's a lovely combination. Please tell us!!!

sitajew - Thursday Mar 17th 2011 8:26pm
Hi Lisa, your amazing! such talent! thank you for doing these tutorials. Can we please get an Aishwarya rai regular makeup look. Thank you so much.

Daisychain - Wednesday Mar 16th 2011 4:43pm
Hi Lisa, I would love to know more about your skin care recommendations - yoour skin always look so glowy and fresh! I've looked at your skin care video's which are brilliant and found them very useful. But would like to know more on - facials you prefer, do you recommend glycolic peels/microdermabrasion etc. Am 35, have lots of fine lines around my eyes and need all the help I can get!!

Andreea - Wednesday Mar 16th 2011 7:34am
Hi Lisa! I love your videos, they are exceptionally helpful and entertaining! I was wondering how you take care of your hair and what products/treatments you use. It always looks so polished. Thank you for your answer!

Andrea - Wednesday Mar 16th 2011 2:49am
Hi, Lisa. My face is often flaky and dry from dermatology treatments, no matter how often I exfoliate. Face makeup accentuates the flakes and looks cakey on my skin, but I don't feel comfortable going to work and going out without makeup. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Andrea - Wednesday Mar 16th 2011 2:44am
My skin is often flaky and dry from dermatology treatments, no matter how often I exfoliate. Any and all face makeup accentuates the flakes and ends up looking a bit cakey, but I feel uncomfortable going out and to work without makeup. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Rachael Hannay - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 8:04pm
Hi Lisa, just watched your "Ask Lisa" video and it was great. I always enjoy watching you talk and you are extremely talented and professional. I have a question I would love you to answer in one of your videos and that is how do I stop my blusher going patchy during the day? This happens with powder and cream blush and despite having quite oily skin I do try and powder but it ALWAYS ends up looking patchy and not very good by the afternoon. Thanks so much for all your videos x

Gayané - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 7:27pm
Hi Lisa! How can i conceal the drak circles and pufiness under my eyes?? Thank you for your advice and thank you for all amazing videos!

Gabi - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 6:18pm
Thanks for the lovely first video of ask lisa. my question is about eyeshadows. do you have a tip how the eyeshadows stay put all day. I've use UDPP, Mac prep&prime eye, Mac paints, Mac paintpots but after 1 pm my eyeshadow is almost gone

HoolaHonoluluHoney - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 6:12pm
Lisa, for years I have asked makeup artist how to even out my eye lid folds. I am asian. One eye looks awake, the other eye looks lazy. I have two different creases. No one seems to know. Any professional advice? I saw Eve Pearl do a tutorial once, but she used dark shadows to hide the differnt folds. It was a dark look, very evening. How can I manage an everyday natural look? Thanks for all your videos and advice. You've inspired me to continue trying out what could work for me.

Vee - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 5:55pm
Thanks for your lovely videos, Lisa! I have two big problems I hope you could help me with. My skin is otherwise quite good and I don't normally wear foundation during the day, but I have some red and really quite visible veins around my nostrils, which I find very difficult to conceal. All my attempts at hiding them have so far seemed to either cake, rub off or miraculously vanish. I would be really grateful if you could help with this! My other problem are my fairly big lower eyelids which often make me look tired. They're a bit similar to Amber Valletta's lower lids, but unfortunately I don't look like her otherwise.I'd like to learn a quick and easy way to make them stand out less without having to wear tons of makeup. Can I wear eyeshadow or liner under my eyes with this eye shape and where and how should they be applied? I hope you'll have time to answer these questions. Thank you so much Lisa, you're my favourite!

Cally - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 9:47am
Hi Lisa, I love your videos and look forward to new ones every time! You're absolutely gorgeous and I really wish I had stunning looks like you. I have very typical Asian eyes, smallish almond shape with hooded lids, what can you recommend in terms of eyeshadow application and techniques - do you think it will be possible for you to find an Asian model with eyes like monolid, heavy hooded lids to do tutorial on? That would be so helpful! Keep up the good work! Looking forward to a new video soon! Cheers.

Carrie - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 7:58am
I loved your Ask Lisa video! My request is for a tutorial actually -- my two greatest interests right now are weddings (Im getting married in August in L.A!) and Kate Middleton. Could you do a Kate Middleton wedding look? Like, how you imagine her to be when she gets married. I have another question -- what is your personal style? Where do you like to shop most?

Mariya - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 6:02am
hey lisa its me again! my lower lids are a bit too low, exposing the whites under my iris. the only thing that has worked for me so far is to skip on lining the lower lids (since it only accentuates the droopiness) and simply line the top. I'd love to have that completed, smokey eye look but cant achieve the effect when I'm only lining my top lids! thanks for the help =)

Mariya - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 5:54am
Hi Lisa, I have very sparse, thin eyelashes and have always avoided wearing mascara because all it does is accentuate how sparse they are and make it seem like I have five eyelashes on each eye. so i would simply lids line the top lid for definition. but after watching your videos I've realized that mascara can really work wonders and provide a "finished look" and am resolved on finding a product thats right for me. I have been thinking about using eyelash growth enhancers (anything but Latisse). what is your take on them? any good products/alternative suggestions (not too pricey please)? also, doesn't curling your eyelashes and wearing your mascara on a daily basis cause lashes to dehydrate and fall out sooner than later (you've said you wear mascara daily)? thanks, I really appreciate your help!

Karin Yoshitake - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 4:33am
Hi Lisa! I love your channel and have kind of a tricky question/request. Some people have exotic face shapes (let's call it exotic just because its different and it's hard to take common make-up tips because the shapes just doesn't match any discriptions). I'm always looking for different tips and make-up and can't find many references for asian like eyes with genetic under eye bags. I actually love my under-eyes bags because it's natural, not dark and make smilling totally cute! So I want to know how to conceal ir without getting too much product on them and still survive the heat and rain. I wear a lot of make-up an it's tricky to make it look perfect for hours without staining or melting. Something weird I found out is that mascara stains the under-eye bags during the day, because whenever I blink they touch the under-eye bags! And I spent years thinking my eyes were staining because I was going for a melting eye liner (that's was life-changing!), so I can't wear gel liners and have no option but to smudge some dark eye shadow to the bottom part of my eyes, as kind of hiding the mascara stain, or just no using any mascara at all. Do you have any thoughts on going over asian-like under-eye bags on a eye area film? It would be very helpfull for many people! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and expertise, I love your work!

Ellen - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 4:12am
I have under eye bags, not puffiness that comes from a night out, but genetic fatty tissue eye bags. They make me look tired and older than I feel on the inside! Please show me how I can make them look better with makeup - please! : ) Thanks!!

Diana - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 3:39am
Hi Lisa, What do you think about Shiseido skin care products?? You mentioned you have worked for Shiseido before, but you never use them for yourself.... What do you think about it and what would be your recommendation?? Thank you in advance!!

Trish - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 2:19am
Hi Lisa, I would really love to hear more about skin care. I love makeup and I do it for weddings and photo shoots and the one thing I consistently see is girls that have some problem areas treating there entire face and over drying their skin, half of them done even wear moisterizer because they think they dont need it because they assume that because they have acne they are all over oily etc...I would also love to know what you think about spf, how to wear if so that if doesn't interfere with photography flashback

Lela - Tuesday Mar 15th 2011 2:09am
Lisa, thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions. Your work is amazing and you inspire me so much. My question is...how can I achieve the really brightened look under my eyes like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez. It would be awesome if you could demonstrate how to create that look...thanks in advance :)

raz - Monday Mar 14th 2011 10:40pm
Hi Lisa i love your work its really amazing and you are truly talented. i just wannted to ask your opinion on which cream blusher is best in providing a dwey ,glowing within look. ive been researching and looking at reviews, but instead of helping me , its only made me more confused.com. i would really appreciate your advice on this

Monday Mar 14th 2011 10:29pm
Hello and first of all thank you so much for all the things you do here!! I´m a spanish woman, I´m forty. My skin is not very brown but not as light skin as I think you have, I want to know if it´s wrong to have your make up skin a little brown in winter or it will be light?? Another question if you don´t mind, in summer I just make up my eyes and lips nothing in my skin, just a sun protection cream, is that wrong?

Monday Mar 14th 2011 10:28pm
Hello and first of all thank you so much for all the things you do here!! I´m a spanish woman, I´m forty. My skin is not very brown but not as light skin as I think you have, I want to know if it´s wrong to have your make up skin a little brown in winter or it will be light?? Another question if you don´t mind, in summer I just make up my eyes and lips nothing in my skin, just a sun protection cream, is that wrong?

Sarah - Monday Mar 14th 2011 10:26pm
I have quite large round cheeks and very small eyes, i have trouble with eye make up particularly eye liner because i dont what to do to make them appear wider and i sometimes feel the way i do my eye make up just makes them look smaller. Also if i go out in the evening to a restaurant it can get warm and i end up with black eyes where my mascara and liner have smudged and it is horrifying when i get home and realise ive been talking to people all night while i look like that! Please help!

Martha Lee - Monday Mar 14th 2011 9:51pm
Hi Lisa! I watched and read your bridal beauty video/blog post, and was wondering if you could recommend a list of possible products to use that look good in photos- like non reflective powders, foundations, good waterproof stuff...just a list of more basic bridal beauty buys. Thanks so much for this site!!!

Martha Lee - Monday Mar 14th 2011 9:49pm
Hi Lisa! I watched and read your bridal beauty video/blog post, and was wondering if you could recommend a list of possible products to use that look good in photos- like non reflective powders, foundations, good waterproof stuff...just a list of more basic bridal beauty buys. Thanks so much for this site!!!

Hana - Monday Mar 14th 2011 9:23pm
Hi Lisa, I'm an aspiring freelance makeup artist, and since i have never attended any makeup school, i am not very familiar with working on photoshoots or creating a portfolio. Regarding Photoshoots and also regular clients, i was wondering how to keep up with schedules and finishing the makeup on time. I have done makeup for clients before but always take forever to "perfect" the makeup! especially the eyemakeup. one client takes about an hr and half for me to finish...and it seems to have to put off some clients and although they like the makeup they dont call me anymore becoz they say i take too long... Also, if its not much trouble, could you kindly do a video on how to create a makeup portfolio for freelance makeup artists? Thanks Lisa for taking the time to read my comment and also, for making youtube videos in exchange for nothing in return :) God Bless. xoxo Hana (from Dubai)

Chloe - Monday Mar 14th 2011 9:21pm
Hi Lisa! Lovely videos, so helpful and you are beautiful and an inspiration! I was wondering if you could make a video about a starter kit / products you suggest to start a collection with. Thank you! xx

Jessica - Monday Mar 14th 2011 9:15pm
Hello Lisa! I had perfect skin as a teen and now that I'm 30 my skin has turned on me. I now have acne and Rosacea. My entire face is red, including my neck (down to my collar) and it's hard to cover. I know green cancels red but now that it's so bad I couldn't make my entire face green with correctors, etc then add make-up on top. Trust me, I have tried, and I did do it in the day light, and my skin looked very ashy. I hope to gain some knowledge from you on how to "treat" this with make-up. Thank you so much for all your videos and for sharing your information with us.

Sarah - Monday Mar 14th 2011 8:21pm
I have quite large round cheeks and very small eyes, i have trouble with eye make up particularly eye liner because i dont what to do to make them appear wider and i sometimes feel the way i do my eye make up just makes them look smaller. Also if i go out in the evening to a restaurant it can get warm and i end up with black eyes where my mascara and liner have smudged and it is horrifying when i get home and realise ive been talking to people all night while i look like that! Please help!

Jennifer - Monday Mar 14th 2011 8:10pm
Hi, lovely Lisa! Can you please recommend a good setting powder for everyday use? Is a loose powder better than pressed, in terms of achieving the most natural results? And what about shade – do you prefer a basic translucent one, or trying to find one that closely matches your skin? Your help is very much appreciated as always!

eartnz - Monday Mar 14th 2011 8:02pm
your videos are gorgeous. Whats your set up? How do you light them? take care xE

Megan Anderson - Monday Mar 14th 2011 7:44pm
Hi Lisa, I absolutely love your videos and your work! I especially loved that recent video from the Glamour shoot in Paris! I have a question for you regarding makeup application for waxed areas on the face. Unfortunately I have a lot of hair that grows in my sideburn area and always have a dilemma when I have it waxed. I always have an issue of the makeup stopping at the point where I get waxed, as there is nothing left to cling to. How do you deal with these areas on clients, and do you recommend any techniques for applying makeup on bare areas? Thank you in advance!!

Marissa - Monday Mar 14th 2011 7:43pm
I have a question about foundation and flash photography. I've noticed that some some foundations say that they're not "photo friendly." I have noticed with myself that my face has a white sometimes. Can you please explain this and offer any tips or tricks? Thanks, Lisa!

Josephine - Monday Mar 14th 2011 7:43pm
Hi Lisa, I think you are truly lovely the way you teach us! :) But I had a question. In the summer I'm going to a festival and I will be camping there. But I have very oily skin and my pores get blocked so easy. Ofcourse I won't wear make up but I will still wake up with pimpels. So I wanted to know how I could clean my skin without a sink. Thank you! :) x

Arianna - Monday Mar 14th 2011 7:27pm
Hello dear Lisa! I was wondering, does everyday makeup routine in any way damages our skin? I am 27 years old, i have a few wrinkles :)), most of them from laughing..but still, what we can prevent is better than correct right? Do you have any tips besides everyday cleanseing and moisturising routine? Merci beacoupe! Arianna xxx

kitty - Monday Mar 14th 2011 7:17pm
I have super pale skin , lighter than any mac colour and all drugstore foundations , are there any pale foundations ( preferably UK ) that you could reccomend?? thanks xx

Bernadett - Monday Mar 14th 2011 6:41pm
Dear Lisa, I'm 38 years old and my eyes started to get sort of droopy. They are hooded, so they are getting to look worse. I wish I could do a winged liner, but the skin is creasing down to the corner of my eye, so I have very little space and no room for a wing. The skin on my lid is also quite wrinkly, not as smooth and tight as I can see it on YouTube girls. Do you have any tips for applying eyeshadow, what textures, shades do you recommend, how can I elongate and open up my hooded, wrinkly eyes? Thank you so much.

Zoe - Monday Mar 14th 2011 5:31pm
Hey Lisa! I LOVE your work. I think your an amazing artist and a very original and creative one too. I have a passion for makeup. The colours and textures and endless options you have are amazing. You really do inspire me. After I graduate college I plan to go to makeup school and learn EVERYTHING. I'm nervous though because I know the cosmetic and fashion career is very competitive. I was wondering how you became so good at what you do and how you became so famous! I want to be known and I want to be seen as a role model and a very respected person in the makeup and fashion industry (I also want to pursue photography and fashion marketing). Working with makeup is a big dream of mine and I know I will be happy if I have any clients and opportunities but I really do want to work at a "higher level" and be really professional. I think it's so cool that you work with so many stars and designers and photographers. You inspire the world as your looks are all over magazines. I guess what I'm saying is that I want to have a big impact on the world. I know I have to start off small and build up my client list, but eventually I want to do what you do. Anyways, I love your work and I think your brilliant! I love your youtube videos and all your philosophies for makeup. Keep up the amazing work! xo Zoe from Montreal :)

Jo - Monday Mar 14th 2011 5:24pm
How do you get makeup to last throughout the day without having to constantly touch up? Particularly on the cheeks and lips?

Klara - Monday Mar 14th 2011 5:20pm
Hi Lisa, first of all thank you for doing these videos, you're a miracle worker! My question is: in July I'll be a bridesmaid at a friend's wedding (yay!) which means that it will be very hot, the wedding will start at 10am so we will also be out in the sun a lot. I would really want to wear an SPF because I don't want to get a sunburn but at the same time I'm afraid of appearing white in the photos. Should I use a primer with an SPF and then a foundation without an SPF? Thank you for your help! x Klara

Cacau - Monday Mar 14th 2011 4:12pm
Hi Lisa! I am a big fan of yours! I am from Brazil, so I can't always find the brands you use here, or they get too out of my budget 'cause the taxes here are evil! Have you ever tried indie smaller companies like Fyrinnae, SoBe Botanicals, Morgana's Cryptoria, etc? I use them a lot and I really like them, I have no access to many other brands in the other hand (Like Estee lauder or Inglot), so I wanted to hear your thoughts, if you ever tried them. Also, I really wanted to know more about cream eyeshadow! What are your favorite formulas, what you think is important in a cream eyeshadow, etc... I want to thank you 'cause I find myself improving and trying new things after seeing your videos! Though I have no intentions of becoming a make-up artist, I love using make-up and I'm learning a LOT with you!

Tina - Monday Mar 14th 2011 4:05pm
Hey. At first I love your videos. I have also a question. I've asked me a few times how can I find "my perfect" lipcolour because not every colour look good on me. Have you got a tip?

Giulia - Monday Mar 14th 2011 3:10pm
Hi Lisa, could you please do a video about a starter make up kit? what colors and products do we need in a starter kit? thank you!

Honey - Monday Mar 14th 2011 1:48pm
Hi Lisa! You're lovely. I have two questions. Are you naturally artistic? Did you attend a school?

Mel - Monday Mar 14th 2011 1:46pm
Hi Lisa, I hope this is not too late to ask a question! Just wondering if you can recommend a good foundation type for oily/dehydrated skin that would give a nice glow? Powder makes me look to dry on the cheeks while still being horribly oily on the nose and liquid just makes my whole face look very greasy after a couple of hours...I'm from an awfully humid place... Also, just wondering if you know any simple way of making hooded eyelids look big? Most people I've seen does it with eyeliner, but I've drawn mine 0.5cm thick and it still disappears underneath when I open my eyes... Love your videos by the way, they explain things sooo clearly!

aarati - Monday Mar 14th 2011 1:25pm
i luv ur work n d way u r..:) i'd like to knw whether i cud use a concealer as a foundation by mixing it with a moisturizer?? d reason im asking you is coz i dont own a concealer.. god bless u!!

Margret - Monday Mar 14th 2011 1:14pm
Hi Lisa! What Make Up Schools do you recommend in London? And why? Thanks!

Elizabeth - Monday Mar 14th 2011 12:39pm
Hi, I was wondering if you're going to publish your own make up book, line of cosmetics or brushes? Love your style, very inspiring !!! Hope you have fun tonight!

Tracey Marshall - Monday Mar 14th 2011 12:39pm
Hi Lisa Just saw your ask lisa video.I've a question on behalf of my mum. She is 52 and has hooded eyelids and is finding it difficult to find an eyeshadow which will work well for mature skin.Do you have advice?She is using MAC Sable and Woodwinked...but I was thinking maybe DIOR eyeshadow would work since you mention it all the time.She has blonde hair,blue eyes and NW25 type skin.Warm pink tone skin.

Emilia - Monday Mar 14th 2011 11:37am
Hi lovely lovely Lisa! I wondered what you thought about the Beauty Blender for foundation application or the Cosmopolitan similar sponge for the same purpose. Also, what is your opinion about using oils or active ingredients for skincare, I find myself more into natural products and I've been researching jojoba oil and cider apple vinegar, was surprised by the rave reviews and think about trying them as I tend to have lots of marks and scarring after breakouts. Thank you so much!

Elizabeth - Tuesday Mar 1st 2011 10:46pm
HELLO Lisa, Love this channel - that it pertains to every age. I just turned 50. Would be so kind as to do a video explaining and daily/weekly schedule for the skin care products you use? I watched your 2 skin care vids, but I don't know the schdule for all these different products (masks, retinol cream, etc,) A step 1, 2, 3 etc, for both AM and PM and weekly or monthly. Thanks so much for all the excellent information! Elizabeth from Canada

Sheena - Tuesday Feb 22nd 2011 7:45am
Dear Lisa, I hope my question is not too late! Could you please give me some advice on how to touch-up make up without it looking dry/cakey? Especially when skin is exposed to different levels of humidity over the course of the day (e.g. humid outside but dry in indoor air-conditioning). I apply liquid foundation and set it with loose powder in the mornings, and touch-up using Chanel pressed powder (using a sponge applicator), but the make-up looks flat, dry and cakey after touching up even though I usually have oily skin. Thank you so much, I love your site and all the advice you have given! :)

Kate - Monday Feb 21st 2011 8:24pm
Hello Lisa!! Next month I will start with my make-up artist career (going to school first :) and I was wondering that maybe You could give me 3 tips (advice) I should know/consider when I start working. It would mean a world to me ;) Your work is like a make-up bible to me :) Thank You so so so much!

Loyoya - Sunday Feb 20th 2011 6:07pm
Hi Lisa, I just love your work. I was wondering how do you keep so good looking. You look so beautiful and healthy. What kind of diet do you eat? I wish I looked like you. I'm 34 years old now and I have a huge problem with losing weight. I try to eat so healthy as possible, but losing weight is very hard. Keep up the good work I love to watch your vids, I've learned so much. Thank you xxx

Simona - Saturday Feb 19th 2011 7:33am
Hi Lisa, my problem is puffiness under my eyes. I don't have dark circles so the way I apply concealer doesn't work at all for me. I also have hooded eyes so I would like to open them and make them look a little wider. I tried to reduce puffiness with specific products and creams with caffeine but to be honest I don't see any difference. I have quite normal skin, a little dry in certain ares and I would like to ask you if you can show me a way to conceal my problem with make up or suggest me any treatment to try to get rid of that. Thank you so much for your help and for your beautiful and very inspiring videos.

Karen - Friday Feb 18th 2011 3:50pm
Thank you so much for doing these films. I can't begin to tell you how much I have learned from them. Hugs from Canada....

Aoife Coll - Thursday Feb 17th 2011 10:27pm
Hi Lisa, I just found your site the other day and I love it! Your videos are so helpful and such high quality, I think I've watched them all already! I'm just wondering if you could recommend a good everyday foundation that I could buy in a chemist? I usually wear Nars Sheer Glow but it's too expensive to wear everyday! I'm just looking for one that will give a decent amount of coverage and last for a maybe 6-8 hours? Thanks for any help! X.

Nik - Wednesday Feb 16th 2011 9:20pm
Hi Lisa, I think ur videos r great! I just wanted to Know if u could recommend a concealar to under eyes. I have really dark circles and Indian Asian skin Thanks

Maria - Tuesday Feb 15th 2011 11:15am
What do you think about organic/natural makeup? How do you feel about all the chemicals used in makeup; like parabens, synthetics, fragrances, phthalates, triclosan etc? Thanks in advance.

SecondBest - Monday Feb 14th 2011 9:19pm
My question (or request for a video haha)is - I am going to be in a very specific situation where it will be required of me to change several looks in one day, and they need to be each different but equally fabulous (and no, I am in no way a model or something haha). It's just I have this very important occasion where I am playing an important role (plus 500 people will be looking at me, and no, I am also no bride haha)and won't have time to take all the make up off and then put it all again differently. Maybe a liner and a strong lip, then add some shadow&smokiness and a nude lip?? Basically, my question is how to fast tweak a look a bit to make it look new and different? I hope I didn't make a mess out of my question :) And thanks a lot for sharing your vast knowledge with us, even for someone who is not into make up you are a delight to listen :)

ANCHYLI - Monday Feb 14th 2011 8:54pm
What make up to wear with a red dress? Do I need to tone it down because of a statement color of a dress or will my face look washed out without strong make up? I am mostly interested how to cope with the red (cause I'll be wearing one on a very important event) but how about with the green dresses (like Angelina Jolie's one on the last Golden Globes) or other strong vibrant colors of your garments? Also I would like to remind you, you've said you will do more strong make up looks for brides. I would really wish you could name more longlasting products (foundations particulary!!) for such occasions and hot humid weather (plus the summer is coming along :)). And of course, thank you very much for your time and effort you put in making your videos and blog, you can't even imagine how helpful you are. Love from Croatia :)

Ramneet Bhathal - Monday Feb 14th 2011 2:30am
Thank you for sharing your talent with so many of us around the globe. I spend most of my days studying, and I would like to say that visiting your blog/youtube channel is my happyhour! You are exquisite, and I look forward to more of your work!

koalacat - Friday Feb 11th 2011 5:09pm
Hi Lisa, Thank you for sharing your passion and expertise with us! It is extremely inspiring and exciting! I was wondering whether you could provide some advice (or simple rules of thumb, if there are any) about colour matching and combinations? I'm quite new to make-up and find that, whilst I can now manage to do individual parts of my make-up, I have trouble bringing a cohesive-ness/unity to the whole look. For example, matching the colours I use on my eyes with the colour of my blush and lips. Thank you again (and please ignore me if I've managed to ask one of those questions that require 60min+ answers!)! xoxoxox

Agnese - Friday Feb 11th 2011 1:41pm
Hi Lisa, maybe a stupid question but it happens frequently to me that after applying foundation (for example Diorskin nude gel, the compact one) my skin around the nose, between the eyebrows and sometimes also on my chin become dry and I can see "pieces" of it coming off...it means that my skin is too dry? Consider that it gets oily on my forehead and on my temples, where I really need to apply powder...I'm a little bit confusing with this! Thank you so much!

shahd - Friday Feb 11th 2011 11:59am
Hi lisa ... can you do a video fore dry skin ? can i use paoder ore not , "some times in the somer it oily just my nose " >sorry but i'm not English :$ thanx fore your time

Boyana - Friday Feb 11th 2011 11:35am
Hello,Lisa!My problem:when I'm done with my make up,my face somehow always looks kind of dull and without glow.I use everything that is,in my opinion,good for (in a good way)glowing face-primer,Chanel pro lumiere foundation,reddish powder blush and a bit of shimmer on the cheeks.I have normal skin,a bit oily at the T zone. Thanks a lot for this forum,You are very kind for helping us in this way,or at least trying to:) P.S.I adore Your latest video and I toOotally agree with Your opinion about Jonny Depp-in my county,we call him Jonny LEPP,because in my language LEP means BEAUTIFUL:)

Marta - Friday Feb 11th 2011 9:37am
Hi Lisa! I've been wearing glasses almost all of my life and I was wondering if you have any good tips regarding the make up. I love doing make up but it seems to me that sometimes the glasses just hide what I did. I have green eyes and light brown hair so any good tip on what colors to avoid would be also more then welcome. And one more thing... Inglot cosmetics opened in my home time, but I never heard of them before and I see that you've used some of their products. I searched on the web but couldn't find much reviews of their products. If you could tell me anything about their products, which to ignore and which to pay attention to I would be very grateful :) Thank you!

liz - Thursday Feb 10th 2011 12:02pm
Hi Lisa are there any products you would recommend for getting rid of dark circles even if they are hereditory- hoping for a miracle haha keep up the great videos

Elke - Thursday Feb 10th 2011 7:50am
Is it a bad idea to use the glue that's in the false lashes kit?

Jasmine - Wednesday Feb 9th 2011 7:50pm
Hi Lisa, Thank you for offering us this forum! I've two questions--- 1) I don't have high cheekbones and any form of powder/ cream sculpting makes me look ridiculous. Also, wearing blush is quite tricky? Advice? 2) Also, I've Indian skin or NC37-NC42 in MAC. Do you have any special shade recommendations for blushes or shadows? I've brown eyes as well. Thank you so much!!

Xana Lopes - Tuesday Feb 8th 2011 4:41pm
Hi Lisa, what are your advises for someone on chemotherapy? (for example: regarding skin, eyelashes and eyebrows). Best Regards

Sarah - Tuesday Feb 8th 2011 2:26pm
Hi Lisa! I've just watched 10 videos in a row and am amazed my your work. I would like to ask if you could achieve such results with drugstore equipment since the brands and products you use cost a fortune for a student like me ;-) I hope you'll keep posting tutorials and I'll be looking forward to your "Answer"-film!

mary - Monday Feb 7th 2011 4:03am
i love your work and have just started watching your videos. here are my questions: 1. when tightlining your upper lash line, how do you keep the liner from transferring to your bottom lashline? i feel like i should use a waterproof eyeliner but wouldn't that be difficult to clean off? 2. i have dark thick long hair eyebrows and i've had a makeup artist tell me i should fill them in to make them look neater. but i don't think i should. how can i 'clean them up'? 3. not matter what mascara i use, i have a hard time separating my lashes. any tips? thanks lisa!

mariska - Sunday Feb 6th 2011 5:27pm
Hi! I'm more interested in a eye look. Lately it is all about the smokey eyes but what about other styles? Are their different techniques or what is too much? Thank you!

Alice Depaul - Sunday Feb 6th 2011 6:12am
I think it would be a great idea to do a video about non comedogenic make up. Not a lot of people know what that means and it would help those who have combination, acne prone skin. Not long time ago I learnt about non comedogenic make up and realized why I've always been having break outs since I started using make up as a teeneger. Alice from Chicago

Zisi - Sunday Feb 6th 2011 3:01am
Hi Lisa, I'm in need of a new foundation and I am extremely oily. Most foundations slip off after about an hour or so, even high end ones geared to oily skin. What do you suggest (I am young, and really prefer looking natural and fresh)? Thank you, I love your work!

Maria Porto - Saturday Feb 5th 2011 3:06am
I would love to watch a video of you with someone with dry skin. I have dry skin and I have problems finding good products for my skin type. I have tried many concealers and foundations, even primers and I can't ever make my makeup last without cracking... most around eyes, nose and lips. I could use some tips! Thanks. Love your site!!!

Maria Porto - Saturday Feb 5th 2011 3:06am
I would love to watch a video of you with someone with dry skin. I have dry skin and I have problems finding good products for my skin type. I have tried many concealers and foundations, even primers and I can't ever make my makeup last without cracking... most around eyes, nose and lips. I could use some tips! Thanks. Love your site!!!

Allie - Friday Feb 4th 2011 8:30pm
Make up for the summer / the beach. Including good sun creams for the face and good sun creams for oily skin on the face! And also I guess how to stay Matt and avoid shine in the summer. Thanks! You're great!

Anna - Thursday Feb 3rd 2011 10:31pm
You often talk about little touches that make a look appear more modern, eg applying lipstick with fingers. Please can you talk a little about touches that help to produce a modern look. Eg colours, textures, ways of doing eyes, etc. Thanks!

Mae Lu - Thursday Feb 3rd 2011 9:16pm
Hi, Lisa, I love the way you use your mascaras, and alwasy emphasize the eyes. However, whenever I use the "wiggle" method to get more volume at the lash, I always end up with mascara marks on my eyelid. I don't have a monolid like most Eastern Asians like Koreans, Chinese or Japanese, however, my lid is a bit narrow, and I wonder if there are any methods you could recommend to apply mascara in such a way so that this brush mark issue doesn't happen? Do you have any advice for that? Thank you!

Chelsea - Thursday Feb 3rd 2011 11:30am
Also ... do you keep your nail polish in the fridge? And what kind of make-up mirror/s do you use? Thanks! Chelsea

Kelly - Wednesday Feb 2nd 2011 9:52am
Oh! Also! You MUST give us some dupes for suqqu's blush brush! Ok, nothing will be as good but maybe you can recommend something similar and more affordable... as an all over blush/powder brush thats small and soft like the ones you use.

Connie - Wednesday Feb 2nd 2011 1:23am
Dear Lisa, as a professional makeup artist, what are your thoughts regarding possibility of lead in lipsticks?

teresa - Tuesday Feb 1st 2011 12:29am
Hi Martina! I happened to finish watching one of Lisa's videos which is dedicated to her fave brushes! It's a good one!

Martina Moylan - Monday Jan 31st 2011 8:13pm
COULD YOU PLEASE DO A YOUTUBE VIDEO ON THE BRUSHES YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE. I love make up but I find it so hard to find the right brushes. MAC is so expensive and so hard to get in Ireland. At the moment I use eco tools. I would be so grateful if you could help. Thanks a million :)

Suzanne - Monday Jan 31st 2011 4:44pm
Do you have a worst makeup moment -- like something awful you wore in the '90s that you wish you hadn't?

Polly - Monday Jan 31st 2011 2:26pm
What do you think of French/Japanese-style toners, such as RMK's skintuners?

Polly - Monday Jan 31st 2011 2:24pm
My eyes are really unsymmetrical; I know that no one has a symmetrical face, but one of my eyes is wider and narrower, and the other eye is more rounded. Do you have any tips on how to apply eye make up, particularly when doing a winged look?

Suki - Monday Jan 31st 2011 12:20pm
Hello Lisa! I have a very simple question regarding the brand M Lab - I was wondering if it can be used by women as well? I remember you saying in one video how their anti-age spot treatment was really effective on a teenager you used it on, and I've been wanting to try it ever since! Thank you so much!

Teresa - Monday Jan 31st 2011 4:07am
Hi Lisa, You are amazing!! What are some techniques to keep in mind if you have large eyes? ...Mine are shaped similar to Nicole Richie's. Are there better colors than others, and where should the crease colors be applied? Sometimes, my eyeshadow can look muddy or just a bit off, if I don't apply correctly. I love color and I'm not sure the best way to use that either (when dealing with larger eyes). Thanks for helping!

Elizabeth - Monday Jan 31st 2011 1:47am
I would love to know if you really need to use powder to set foundation and concealer? If so, what your favorite powder would be for dry skin (light and not cakey)? Also, a tutorial on eyeshadow techniques for hooded eyes and how you like to use the Masai Beige compact would be great too.

Chelsea - Sunday Jan 30th 2011 11:33pm
I would love to know your drugstore favorites! That would be so useful to someone like me who can't quite afford expensive brands. Thanks so much!!

Patricia - Sunday Jan 30th 2011 6:53pm
hello Lisa, I would really like your answer on something that is my main problem: severe dark circles. I have very superficial lines under eyes and if I´m not carefull they can bleed underneth the skin. I tried bobby brown conceilers but they cake a lot. Don´t what to do. If you could help with any tip I would be very thankfull. Thank you so much.

Jules - Sunday Jan 30th 2011 3:31pm
Green eyes makeup please!!

Priska - Sunday Jan 30th 2011 8:23am
Hi Lisa I love your videos! I want to ask you some questions. I see that you use some discontinued products. How long can we store make up products? Should we throw away the products according to the suggested time which is written on the package (eg. most foundations have 1-2 year lifespan, according to the packaging) Thank you so much and keep posting videos!

Cass - Sunday Jan 30th 2011 1:16am
Hello, I just have a simple question: what's the shelf life of make up?

Claire - Saturday Jan 29th 2011 10:54pm
thanx for this opportunity) i have upper eyelid pigmentation above the socket line seems im wearing brown shadows badly blended could you gime me some advice to deal with this?

Beth - Saturday Jan 29th 2011 10:14pm
Hi Lisa I was wondering if you could do a waterproof make up tutorial that you could wear to the beach on holidays. Thanks

Aislin - Saturday Jan 29th 2011 7:51pm
Hi Lisa! :) I absolutely adore your work, I would love to be some kind of makeup artist when I'm older, I always experiement on myself! Ha-ha, anyway, I'm using you as a big influence on my GCSE art exam, which is really exciting! Anyway my question would be, what would you say is the best high-street brand foundation/concealer for covering spotty skin? Thankyou so much love x Aislin (said Ashlin haha)

mary - Saturday Jan 29th 2011 1:27am
Hi Lisa! Can you do a video on your top 10 nail polishes and favorite hair care products? You always have the most fabulous nails.

Virginia - Saturday Jan 29th 2011 12:39am
Well, thanks for helping us, i have a question about equilibrium, since i saw your video in eyebrows I let them grow so I can give them a new look, but I find them very thick and short, and Iḿ wondering what can I do in that case, because my lips are quite remarcable too and i find them fighting for attention, and at the beauty salon here in my country they like to make them very thin and the make up too heavy...what should I do? Thanks so much, I just love your videos, your way of explaining everything for dumbs like me but in a glamorous way and also your marked british accent.....

Diana - Friday Jan 28th 2011 9:54pm
Who was your favorite celebrity to work with?

Layla - Friday Jan 28th 2011 9:24am
Hi Lisa, I'd like to know what you think about mineral make up! Thank you so much!

Sim - Thursday Jan 27th 2011 11:00pm
Hi Lisa, Paula Dorf Smoke lid brush seem discontinued (it's not on her website) do you know another similar brush? Also, you seem to like elf products but what do you think of elf brushes?

Girl-in-need - Thursday Jan 27th 2011 4:14pm
How do you get rid of under-eye bags (not under-eye circles)? I've been told by others to use concealer just in the dark line, which is right beneath my bags, and not on my bags. But no matter what I do, they just get even more visible than before! And the weird thing is I only have a bag under my left eye, not my right eye. I've also tried other tips like getting more sleep, drink water, green tea bags on my eyes etc. But nothing works. PLEASE HELP ME, it makes me look so old!

Vanessa - Thursday Jan 27th 2011 10:51am
Hi Lisa! I have two questions - if that's allowed :) Firstly - what products/techniques would best to camouflage or fill large pores? Secondly - what products/techniques would best cover super duper dark circles. I've tried blending a light reflecting concealer with an opaque concealer but it still doesn't seem to be enough... Thanks so much for taking the time to do this!

Mimi - Thursday Jan 27th 2011 9:42am
Oh Lisa, I hate to add yet another question, but this one's really bothering me and could be useful to other pale-skinned girls. I went to the pharmacy looking for Dermablend foundation, but it only comes in 5 shades apparently!!! And the lightest one, Opal 15, is still too dark/orange for me. According to online retail stores, the concealer (stick) comes in a wider range of shades, esp. a couple of lighter ones that look good. But I'm not sure whether the stick will be as easy and effective to use for me, or whether I should start looking for a Dermablend alternative with a lighter shade. I'm desperately looking for it because I have a breakout on my chin. Just a cluster of micro-stupid-kysts, but of course with treatment it gets red and horrible and flaky... booh. Thank you so much.

Kelley - Thursday Jan 27th 2011 3:54am
Hi Lisa, Just wondering if you could do an update on your favourite skincare products. You mentioned you were trying mlab samples in one response to a viewer's compliment on your lovely skin. Are you still happy with it?

kel - Thursday Jan 27th 2011 12:48am
hi lisa! i was wondering if you could do a drugstore favorites, since most of the products you mention are really expensive?

Sonya - Wednesday Jan 26th 2011 7:12pm
Hello Lisa, I'm a big fan of your work! I love how natural and flawless your make up looks :) I was wondering if you could offer some make up tips for people with flaky, dry, eczema-prone skin - I find that there has been a lot of advice for oily acne-prone skin, but few tips for those with dry skin. Thank you!

Richelle - Wednesday Jan 26th 2011 7:11pm
I have green eyes and find it very hard to get the right make-up , if i search on youtube it's mostly purple and i think purple makes me look sick so is there another option for me??

Lily - Wednesday Jan 26th 2011 10:14am
Hi Lisa, I am a professional makeup artist and I would love you to show us how you store and organise your makeup! Thanks for all the inspiring videos!

Olivia - Wednesday Jan 26th 2011 9:53am
Hi Lisa, Thank you for all your videos, they are so helpful!! I just wanted to know what to use to clean your brushes and how is it best to keep them either in a jar or brush roll. Also how do you do makeup that doesnt come up pale and white in photos. Does this have anything to do with using foundations with SPF? Olivia :)

Fiona - Wednesday Jan 26th 2011 8:26am
Hi Lisa! I love watching your skincare videos and I was wondering whether you have tried Eve Lom cleanser, and if so what you think about it? Thanks

Sophie Song-han Lin - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 11:54pm
Hi Lisa Thank you for your sharing, every single one. people around me, and the media as well, hate AHA, BHA, things like that. I feel quite lonely, to be honest. also, your principles toward makeup are impressive. all of them allow me to once again examine myself and my makeup products thoroughly. I'd previously purchased a bottle of "Clinique derma white fluid cream makeup" No.4, which is now too dark and warm to me. Is there any way I can do with it? also, since i live in Taiwan, an island of humidity and heat, I found the light(sunshine) do greatly influence the color. The foundation that makes me look brilliant when cloudy might turn out to be too pale when sunny. is there any way i can do with it? p.s: I am an Asian with a bit pale skin. Thank you so much. Sincerely yours Sophie Song-han Lin

Emilia - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 11:40pm
Hi Lisa! Could you recommend a good tinted moisturizer that isn't really expensive?

Kristen - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 10:53pm
I'm 48 and have a hollow under each eye that creates an awful shadow that mimics a dark circle. I know eventually I'll need to have the hollows filled with fat or filler, but I'd love some tips about how to combat the problem with makeup. Also, I echo a woman's comment above about wanting to know what kind of lighting/lighted mirror you recommend for doing makeup. Thank you and love you in Los Angeles!

Elizabeth - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 10:50pm
I would love to hear your thoughts on skincare and makeup for rosacea.

Paula - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 9:53pm
Hi Lisa! Every lipstick makes my lips peel and crack like crazy! Dior Serum de Rouge makes them peel, MAC lipsticks make them dry out, even when I apply the prep and prime firsthand. Can you do a 101 on lips that looks as perfect as yours? Thank you! Finding your channel "made my day"!

Astrid - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 6:44pm
Please, can you give me advice for a waterproof/sweatproof make-up? As a dancer I want my make-up to last on stage and still look presentable after a performance (without having to do my make-up again).

Astrid - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 6:42pm
Love the way blue eyes 'pop' with a dark (black) smokey eye or your chocolate-berry-look. What makes (dark) brown eyes 'pop' like that? I can't find anything which has the same dramatic effect.

Kasia - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 5:53pm
Hello Lisa! I would like to ask you how do you make your eyeshadows last all day? I've watched all your videos and I noticed that you don't use eyeshadow primer, like eyeshadow primer potion from Urban Decay or Artdeco one (or maybe I missed something?). For me this is really surprising because I can't imagine myself doing eye make up without product like this.

Sarah - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 5:06pm
Hi, any thoughts on where to get hold of foundation for pale pink skin? I currently have to get my brother to ship over prescriptives virtual skin red rose and would love something with heavier coverage I can get in the UK (I flush easily) Also maybe some examples of looks for different eye shapes ps, love your work, always looks so fresh and radiant even when it's a strong look

Sarah H - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 5:02pm
Question number 250 :-) I have pale pinky skin (English rose!)and getting foundation to match is a struggle. I am currently having to get my brother who lives in the US to ship over prescriptives virtual skin,rose red. I'd love a foundation with heavier coverage (I have skin that flushes easily) that is avaiable in the UK - any ideas? Also any chance of showing how to adapt looks to different eye shapes? ps. love your work, always looks fresh and soft, even when it's a strong look

riina - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 1:36pm
what are your thoughts on MAC and MAC products? i'm asking this since you don't seem to use much MAC products as other make-up gurus on youtube and on their blogs.

Amy - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 4:40am
That was meant to say and maybe tell us what mirror/light you use? Sorry, make-up on the brain as always!! xxx

Amy - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 3:45am
Hi Lisa. I was wondering if you could give us some information on what the best light is to do make-up in e.g. lit mirror - what type etc? And make-up tell us what you use? thank you xxx

Anna - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 1:00am
Hi Lisa, I see the list of questions is already overwhelming... anyhow... I just have this one question: how do you create the paint spill? which product do you use? and also to keep it moist/gel like consistency. I asked it to my teachers at makeup school and they didn't now how. Thanks!!!

alanou - Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 12:56am
hi lisa, i love watching your videos. i think makeup tutorials have become like a modern form of paint by numbers shows. i would like to know about the different places to apply blusher. does placing it higher on the cheek make your face look wider? you seem to put your blusher in the centre of your face below where i would put it.

pinkpeonygirl - Monday Jan 24th 2011 11:52pm
Hi lovely Lisa, can you please give advice on choosing the right shade foundation for freckly skin, do you go lighter (like the skin underneath) or darker (like the freckles), also other tips for make up on freckly girls, too much color gets so overwelming with all the freckles already going on. I would really love to hear your in put on this, if you find the time :-)

Mimi - Monday Jan 24th 2011 11:50pm
Phew! That's a lot of comments. I've only seen one other person ask about this, but i'm developping: - the pros & cons of lining the water line of the eye :) It may sound a bit picky (i'm not even sure what that means in English but it oddly expresses my point!), but I'd be really interested anyway. -i'd also be interested in colours, some colouring basic 'rules' & 'theories' (well it is physics after all!). There's quite a debate over 'warm on warm' vs 'cold on warm', and vice versa. Or at least lots of MUAs take it for granted that some people just suit cold tones, and others warm tones, depending on their own natural face palette... and, well, that's just confusing! and i'm sure you would have some fascinating things to say!

Stephanie! - Monday Jan 24th 2011 11:41pm
Hello, I'm Asian & find that it is really hard to apply eye makeup in a way that doesn't make my eyes look smaller and perhaps worse, boring. All the beauty counters that I've visited don't really seem to know what works best and always suggest (1) using neutral colors, (2)just using eyeliner. (3) or using eyeshadow only up to a point where your eye folds (which is quite small). Any suggestions on technique, etc? Also, I wanted to say thank you for doing this and for the being so generous with your wealth of makeup knowledge. I so deeply appreciate your tutorials (I've been lurker for a while and never commented before!). You've gotten this shy, insecure girl to go out and try makeup...and it has made a world of difference to my confidence and outlook. I used to think that you should only wear makeup if you were "pretty". So thank you for helping me to believe that anyone can do this and that everyone is beautiful in their own way! <3<3<3

Amna - Monday Jan 24th 2011 8:43pm
Hi Lisa, please give advice on the tips for makeup on protruding eyes? I am of south asian origin and have not been able to find useful information on my particular eye shape (almond and protruding). Typical advice for this eye shape is usually to use a dark shadow to make the eye appear to recede but I don't find that flattering at all. It just looks too intense. Your help would be greatly appreciated. :)

Anne - Monday Jan 24th 2011 7:29pm
hey lisa, i am a big fan of yours videos from France. Every thig is so nice and "elegant" for brunette like you.... Could you sometimes share your talent and advices for blonde hairs, blue, grey or green eyes. Thanks so much - Anne.

Yana - Monday Jan 24th 2011 7:06pm
Dear Lisa, it was such a luck to find your youtube channel and your blog. It's a pleasure to watch your videos, your tips and advises are so simple and clear. I won't ask all questions that i have in my mind, but only one which interests me the most: the mosturizer. I'm in continous search of THE ONE. I have dry skin and tried a lot of them. Could you please give couple of names that i could try. Thank you in advance for your attention. Yana, France

Lainey - Monday Jan 24th 2011 6:39pm
Hello Lisa, I absolutely love watching you! I learn so much. Just a quick question though, you said in a video that a person can wear a sunscreen intead of a moisturizer, also that a person can wear a moiterizer instead of a primer. Soo, could I wear a sunscreen as a moisterizer and a primer, like the Thomas Peter Roth Uber Dry (since I'm oily)? I like to use as little products nessesary, but still want all three benifits; sun protection, hydration, and prime. I just got a little bit confused when you said that. Thanks a bunch, and hope you can answer!

Madeleine - Monday Jan 24th 2011 4:39pm
Hi Lisa, I was wondering what you think about those white or pinky pencils to line inside the lower eyelid - any good? If so, which brand/colour would you recommend? Thanks so much!

Sharon - Monday Jan 24th 2011 4:33pm
hey Lisa! love your videos and work! i know it's hard to match a foundation without seeing the skin in person. i kinda wish for a direction while looking for a good foundation what i should be looking for or avoiding. i'm searching for a good foundation for dry skin that will photograph well anf since i live in a hot country that will last long, something waterproof even, and a sheer coverage. i was thinking maybe vitalumiere or mac face and body? thank you so much! x :)

Lisa Eldridge - Monday Jan 24th 2011 3:30pm
@tracy-jane The Massai Beige palette will be re-launched again on counters in May with a new name. Since ive been using it, it has had three different names but the shades have never changed (thankfully). In the meantime, you can still buy Massai Beige online just google it and you will find various sites that sell it x

tracy-jane - Monday Jan 24th 2011 3:25pm
Hi, lisa am still trying like mad to get the massai beige dior eyeshadow palette but every dior counter i go to they have never heard of it and im also trying to get a few of the lipsticks you reccomended aswell from your favourites video, please please can you let me know if they are still available as you said you use these items all the time, many thanks. Cant wait to hear from you. Love your reccomendations! thats when you can get them!!!!! Xx

tracy-jane - Monday Jan 24th 2011 3:23pm
Hi, lisa am still trying like mad to get the massai beige dior eyeshadow palette but every dior counter i go to they have never heard of it and im also trying to get a few of the lipsticks you reccomended aswell from your favourites video, please please can you let me know if they are still available as you said you use these items all the time, many thanks. Cant wait to hear from you. Love your reccomendations! thats when you can get them!!!!! Xx

Rosemary Banks - Monday Jan 24th 2011 2:45pm
You have done series of videos wiht expertise and wit of a real pro that knows how to achieve similar results in every client. The knowledge of how to mix textures properly, taking the best of the powders products and liquid products, how and when they help each other and when they don't, has change my way to deal with products . You talk a lot about differents colors and types of complexion, giving us a real statement in a very popular topic out in the blogosphere. Now, I know it's a tough and wide subject, but, a non very popular topic is shapes of eyes and face. I'd be thrilled if you do so. I have spanish ancestry, but I'm sure the some asians found a truly barricade trying a so called "simple black eye". I think it could be very usefull. Particulary I have a real problem in doing the winged part of the "winged eye". Seriously, I've been trying since I first watch Breakfast at Tiffanys, I was fourteen than and after watch all sort of videos and read all sort articles about winged eyes I have made improvements, but doing the wing is a mystery and make them look symetrical a challenging and I think a video about eyes shapes would help to fulfill similar questions to those above. Pardon me for do such request here, once it's very doubtfull that this request can be included 'short answers', but the winged part at least is reasonable. Grateful.

Cristina - Monday Jan 24th 2011 2:10pm
Hello Lisa! You are an inspiration for me, I'm always waiting to see a new video on your channel, because you are amazing. I specially love the tutorial you did for first dates, it was so intresting and I really had fun watching you. I want you to ask a question. There are lots of website that answer this question, but I really want to know your opinion. Could you give us some tips for eye make up depending on the shape of the eyes? Thank you so much! :)

Andee - Monday Jan 24th 2011 1:53pm
A question I would love to have an answer to, is: Pigments. How do you mix your own lipcolor using pigments?with what do you mix them? Vaseline?Lanolin? Thank you soooooo much for sharing your videos with us. They are incredibly helpful, especially your how to remove makeup video. I finally know how to get my eye-makeup off,without rubbing or using oil based eye makeup removers. Thx for your kindness! Andee

Sonja - Monday Jan 24th 2011 1:12pm
Hey Lisa! When you go to a shoot, do you know what look you are going to make beforehand, or do you just make it up right there? :)

1nojean - Monday Jan 24th 2011 12:07pm
1. How do you cover hyper pigmentation/age spots while using tinted moisturizer? 2. Your favorite makeup product of all time? 3. Are there products which really are universal/ is this just hype?4. How do you makeup small saggy eyes? 5. Are there any rules about applying mascara/shadow on lower lid? 6. How can you tell skin tone? 7. Where exactly do you apply blusher? So many questions, could go on forever.......

ggg - Monday Jan 24th 2011 11:31am
the outer third part of my eyes go downwards, like sad eyes? any tip for that? how to apply shadow to make them appear less downwards?? plz help!!

Nikki - Monday Jan 24th 2011 10:43am
Hi! I would like to watch video where you show us your favourite foundations. You said your skin is oily. I think that will help to choose foudation those, who have oily skin too :) Nikki.

Nina - Monday Jan 24th 2011 7:16am
Hi! I'm dying to know what do you do if your client has very waterry eyes. Sometimes When I'm applying my makeup I start tearing and my make up gets al blaaah, or if i'm walkying in a windy/cold weather it could seem that I'm crying, which makes my eye make up, or even foundation very nasty looking. I would apreciate it a lot if you could help me!

Alli - Monday Jan 24th 2011 4:51am
Lisa: i was wondering if you have any good, simple tips for applying eyeliner, its an art that ive still yet to master! thanks! :]

Lydia - Monday Jan 24th 2011 1:30am
Oh I've just thoguth of another one. Could you possibly give us a rundown on cruelty free make-up brands and brushes? Thanks again xx

Kathleen - Monday Jan 24th 2011 1:16am
Hi Lisa, thank you for all your help. I'm fascinated by the lipsticks actress Rachel McAdams chooses. I'm wondering if you can recommend some shades like the ones she's worn at her premiers for her movie Morning Glory. UK premiere: http://www.rachel-mcadams.com/photos/displayimage.php?album=344&pid=20923#top_display_media MADRID premiere: http://www.rachel-mcadams.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=346 and PARIS: http://www.rachel-mcadams.com/photos/displayimage.php?album=348&pid=21213#top_display_media Thank you!!

Lydia - Monday Jan 24th 2011 12:51am
Lisa, I feel guilty adding this as you already have so many requests. I am extremely interested in your working professional life. Perhaps you would be kind enought to share with us sometime the details of one of your shoots. For instance: How far in advance are you booked, what preparation do you do, how are you briefed on the the overall look, how do you prepare your kit, how long on average do you have to make up a model/models, what touch-ups are required while the photography is happening? Sorry there are a lot. Perhaps this might be a good topic for a stand alone video? Thanks for being so giving of your time and expertise to we novices for no charge. xx

Angela - Monday Jan 24th 2011 12:45am
Hi Lisa, I'd really like to thank you for taking the time you have off as you do to make your tutorials, your short make-up films have been exstemly helpful and informative... so thank you. I'm always drawn into your eye's in every video you make,I think you have the most beautifulest eye's, you have a certain beauty that resonates from the inside out. Question: I noticed that your have very beautiful caucasian mediterranean features and I was just wondering if you had any Greek, Italian etc, in your ethnic heritage? Love, Peace & Happiness - Angela. X

Joyce - Monday Jan 24th 2011 12:44am
Can you do some variations on everyday/office type sophisticated/chic looks and staples that you would recommend to create a bunch of those looks?

Sha - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 11:53pm
Dear Lisa, I'm in my early twenties with pretty good skin except it's VERY dry. I have tried many moisturizers w/ spf (drug store and high end) but I can't find the perfect one. HELP my dull looking face. xoxo

Diana - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 11:14pm
You already probably saw but at the Vogue Brazil's website there's a little piece about your youtube videos... http://vogue.globo.com/beleza/dicas/aula-de-make-virtual-com-lisa-eldridge/

M - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 10:23pm
Dear Lisa, I would like to know if you will ever consider to make a course, like a Master class for professionals, something like the Pixiwoo sisters do in the UK. I like what they do but their personal views on several subjects put me off and I wont support them in any way. You are most professional and such a graceful. inspiration. Please let us know about this, I bet many would be honoured to assist to something like this. Cheers!

sara tahir butt - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 10:21pm
Gorgeous Lisa, please do a tour of your studio!!

Perla - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 9:56pm
I would love to know your story as well! I'm also curious what sort of things you do outside of make-up to keep yourself so radiant and gorgeous (ie. diet, sleep, exercise, facials, massage, etc.) Grazie!

Andee - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 9:27pm
A question I would love to have an answer to, is: Pigments. How do you mix your own lipcolor using pigments?with what do you mix them? Vaseline?Lanolin? Thank you soooooo much for sharing your videos with us. They are incredibly helpful, especially your how to remove makeup video. I finally know how to get my eye-makeup off,without rubbing or using oil based eye makeup removers. Thx for your kindness! Andee

Lauren - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 9:24pm
I adore all your videos, you're a very inspiring woman and I love your work! I am planning on applying for some makeup related jobs such as at makeup counters and I was wondering what makeup you would recommend for an interview for this type of job. Obviously you want to keep it fresh but would it be important to show off individuality and flair? Thanks x

Emily - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 9:20pm
1. How did you get started in make-up? 2. How hard was the journey to get as far as you are? 3. Did you go to beauty school, if so, which one? 4. Can you recommend any makeup schools? -Aspiring MUA.

Maria M - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 9:17pm
Hi Lisa, Could you please touch on common mistakes you see women make concerning makeup. Especially things that date your makeup. Maybe without realizing it, I myself, am committing some mistakes on your list. Thank you so much

Karen - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 8:57pm
Hello there Lisa, I wanted to ask two questions. The first being could you recomend a good light coverage foundation for extreme oily skin, and a mattifying primer. I find it hard as I tend to work twelve hour shifts, yet can leave the house looking immaculate and after three or so hours in the central panel of my face everything has worn off. The second being can you reccomend a good contour for a mac nc27 skin? I say nc27 as I'm a medium skintone but I have quite a drastic yellow undertone, and all powders I have been reccomended by past make-up artists have been dewy(I have oily skin so that's a no). And colourwise have too much of a warm tone so they look like either bronzers or dodgy blushes on the skin. Many thanks

Georgie Baba - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 8:41pm
Id love to know your story, how you got into makeup from start to present day

Ivy - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 8:17pm
Hi Lisa, this is just a suggestion but I noticed how clear your skin looks in that photo. In the videos you always show the before and afters and I would really like to see a digital photograph of the same thing so we can really see clearly.

Olivia - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 7:15pm
Hi LISA! I have a medium skin tone and i am asian and i wanted to know which lipsticks would go great with my skin tone. Also could you recommend me any vibrant blush's and which brands e.g. mac, bobbi brown. Thank you.

Bee - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 7:07pm
Hi Lisa, thank you so much for all your videos you are amazing! Just wondered what you recomend for getting rid of acne scars? Your acne cover up video was SO helpful. xxx

Catho - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 7:03pm
hi lisa! i noticed that you don't use an eyeshadow base. do you think it isn't a must, or do you have other tips & tricks to keep you eyeshadow not creasing?

Anna - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 6:49pm
Hello wonderful Lisa! Can you explain how to create the corner darker shadow in the eye please? Also what is your opinion on self tanners? Thank you! xxx

Jenny - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 6:08pm
Please can we have your recomendations for make up for very pale skin - especially foundation? I find even the lightest shade of foundation in most brands is too dark for me (e.g. Mac NC15). After having a frantic testing session in Sephora before a wedding in August I bought Diorskin Sculpt 010 which is working well for me at the moment but now that I'm reaching the end of the bottle I'd love to try out some other shades.

Olga.R - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 3:42pm
Hi Lisa! I love your vids so mach! I wached every single video many times. I learned so much from you and I use your tips every day when I'm doing my make-up. Thank you for that! You are such an inspireing person. I decided to become a make-up artist. Can you give some advice how to start? The only way is to go to a make-up school? How did you start? My girlfriend asked me to do her weddig make-up. Please tell me some tricks about make-up for photography. I now that her make-up shoud look natutal and have to be long lasting. But what kind of textures woud look the best. Do I have to use just/mainly matte colors? Do I have to put on more products on the eyes and cheeks then I woud normally? I heard that photgraphy wash out the colours. If you can please answer my questions. Thank you for everything you've been doing for us!!

Rachel - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 3:12pm
Hi Lisa, I love your blog and have picked up so many useful tips from watching your videos. I would like to know your thoughts on make up for redheads - do you think black eye make up is too harsh, especially with fair brows? Thank you :)

Ally - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 2:55pm
Wow, I can tell you've got a lot to reply to, but thanks so much for offering to answer our desperate calls lol. Anyways, my question is how do I do my eye make up, because I have one double eyelid eye and one single. And even wit eyeliner I find that I have to apply two different lines which still show the differences in my eyes. Also, how to do eye shadow that has a nice shape, keeping in mind my retarded eyelids. Thanks again, you're amazing at what you do

maría - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 2:38pm
hello lisa! I´m really gratefull for all the tips and looks and advice. I´d like you to explain in detail how to give that lovely shape to the eye-shadow, especially the corners of the eyes which I personally find quite difficult. Thanks a lot, it´s very kind of you to do such a great tutorials. Everything you do is so chic and femenine and elegant! Congratulations from Spain!

Hazel - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 11:46am
Hi Lisa, mine's a bit of a random question but I'd love to know whether you wear any makeup when you are on board a plane or is it best to go without? Are there any products you particularly like to use to keep your skin hydrated during a flight? x

Georgina - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 10:51am
Hi Lisa, i'm a huge fan and since watching your videos i can't actually explain how much you've helped me with my own makeup, but my question is about becoming a professional makeup artist..... I don't have any formal training, just what i have picked up from youtube videos and spending a lot of my free time hanging around makeup counters :P i've also have some experience of working on a film set and and done a lot of makeup for stage productions. Would our advice be to keep making connections and getting filming work or to maybe try and get an apprenticeship with someone or a job on a counter? Thank you so much for being such an inspiration :)

Georgina - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 10:50am
Hi Lisa, i'm a huge fan and since watching your videos i can't actually explain how much you've helped me with my own makeup, but my question is about becoming a professional makeup artist..... I don't have any formal training, just what i have picked up from youtube videos and spending a lot of my free time hanging around makeup counters :P i've also have some experience of working on a film set and and done a lot of makeup for stage productions. Would our advice be to keep making connections and getting filming work or to maybe try and get an apprenticeship with someone or a job on a counter? Thank you so much for being such an inspiration :)

angia - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 10:47am
Hi Lisa, Which colours would work with khaki eyeshadow besides gold?

Nina - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 10:34am
Hello Lisa! Your work is amazing and absolutely inspiring! I have dark hazel green eyes and was wondering which colours of eye-shadow would help the colour "pop". I know purple is good for bringing out greens but purple is hard to wear on a daily basis! Thank you Lisa xx

Severine - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 10:28am
Hi Lisa! I'm in love with your work! And you're s nice with your explanation. I have a dark skin and I never know what's it good for me for the foundation, the brands, the colours etc. More over, I live in Reunion island (in Indian ocean!) where it's very hot. How can I choose my make up and how to fix it? If it's the summer or the winter, it's very hot, and I don't know how can I do my make up. Thank you! I hope you can give me some advices for dark skins and for people who live in places like you're always in summer ^^

Tracy-jane - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 9:08am
Hi Lisa, please can you help, I have been trying everywhere to get the dior 5 eyeshaddow in massai beige which you reccommended in your favourites video but cant get it do you know if it is disscontinued ? if so can you reccommend a simular pallete of nutural colours that you use, many thanks and look forward to hearing from you. Xx

Joanne - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 8:38am
Hi Lisa, I am yet another member of the Lisa fanclub. You are amazing and so kind to share everything you do with us. Thanks so very much! I have the same problem as Alex. I am a 42 year old Australia woman with a Maltese background and I have natural dark circles under my eyes that I cannot conceal effectively for love or money. Whenever I try the concealer tends to settle into the fine lines under my eyes and doesn't seem to conceal the darkness at all. I've gone to cosmetic counters etc for help but to no avail. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. xo

Sara - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 7:59am
What is the correct way to pronounce MAC's Lipgelee?

Eva - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 7:30am
When using a MAC 217, I find it hard to create the 'V' shape at the corner of my eyes (when working into the crease). In your videos, after you apply eyeshadow into the crease, I can see the 'V' shape you make clearly. Mine ends up looking messy, crap and very amateur! Help! It would be great to have more guidance on this.. x x x

Alice - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 7:24am
Do you use an eye cream? Which do you recommend? Are there any that double as effective eye primers? Thanks x

Daena - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 5:37am
What era or period of history inspires you the most, makeup-wise?

Silvia Miteva - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 4:05am
Hi Lisa, well I posted a question on Saturday Jan 22nd, about your lipstick on the "My Favourite Bushes" Video, but I guess I just had to look better in the comments there:))) I found the same question as mine there and your answer as well. Sory:))))Best regards and have a fun video making! We are all waiting!!! :) xxx

Alex - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 3:22am
Hi Lisa! I am 38 years old and my biggest problem is my under-eye-area, puffiness, dark circles as well as lines/wrinkles. No matter what type of concealer I use it always settles into my lines (I have horizontal and vertical lines!!!) and accentuates them which makes me look creepy! Please, please let me know how can I achieve the "bright under the eye" look and soften the lines? Thank you so much for answering, it would mean a lot to me!! xxx

sheeru - Sunday Jan 23rd 2011 2:28am
Hi Lisa!please let me know if the suqqu brushes also shed like some of Mac brushes.Thanks

Lisa - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 11:26pm
Hi Lisa! Thanks a lot for your videos- they're fantastic! I have a question (and don't know if there's an answer): I have very asymetrical jaw-bone. Is there any way to even that out? Make it not that obvious? kindest regards from Austria, Lisa

Badaro - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 10:50pm
Hi Lisa, I would like to know what is the best foundation for extremely oily skin. Thank you!

Shannon - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 10:49pm
Hi Lisa. Your videos are like therapy to me after my daughter goes to sleep. Question: I love wearing different looks daily (bright lips or smokey eyes), but wonder if there is anything inappropriate for my job at a newspaper. I'm 38 and love to experiment! Greetings from California

Joanna - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 10:47pm
Hi Lisa, I was wondering if you had any tips for applying foundation to dry skin - I find that buffing the product into my skin makes it go flaky, but if I don't then it just sits on top and doesn't look natural. Thank you in advance! x

Laura - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:51pm
Hello Lisa, I just discovered your videos and absolutely love them. I'd like to echo a question already asked by Jenny: what are some good foundations or concealers for those with broken capillaries on the face, specifically on the chin and nose?

Sesotta - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:49pm
hi Lisa, thank you! I'd like to know what's your nail routine, if you have your manicure done, how often, what do to what not to do, how to take care of nails...thank you!! And I wonder if one day you'll do the fantastic make up black-blue with glitter as on the photo on your gallery, the one from Vogue UK with photographer Catherine Servel...it's absolutely one the best make uo I've ever seen...amazing!! Thank you again!

sam - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:36pm
Hi Lisa! I have oily/combination skin, so I can't really wear foundation that is too drying or too moisturising. My skincare routine seems to work for me- my problem seems to be with foundation. I have tried a number of brands and a number of types, but I seem to have the same problem with all of them...they sit in my pores, like little pockets of colour, making me look like I've got either dry bits, or tiny dots on my face. I can't seem to find any help on the internet at all for this! Thankyou Sam:-)

sam - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:34pm
Hi Lisa! I have oily/combination skin, so I can't really wear foundation that is too drying or too moisturising. My skincare routine seems to work for me- my problem seems to be with foundation. I have tried a number of brands and a number of types, but I seem to have the same problem with all of them...they sit in my pores, like little pockets of colour, making me look like I've got either dry bits, or tiny dots on my face. I can't seem to find any help on the internet at all for this! Thankyou Sam:-)

Anna - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:28pm
Hi Lisa! I have been said that parabens block the pores and cause blackheads and spots. Do you think so? what has been your experience? Thk U!!!

Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:27pm
Hi Lisa! I have been said that parabens block the pores and cause blackheads and spots. Do you think so? what has been your experience? Thk U!!!

Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:17pm

Hadley - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:17pm
Hi Lisa, I am 14 years old and I've been really frustrated with make up and my face. I have a bunch of acne and scars only on my forehead and dark circles under my eyes. I already have a bunch of products to maintain my skin, so i just need help with makeup. Bare minerals doesn't work for me at all, you can tell i have makeup on and i keep using it only because it makes my face appear a little less harsh. I applied it as directed and was expecting a radiant glow as they described. No glow, just a little more color. I feel like if bare minerals doesnt work, nothing will. As a teenager it's hard because my mom wants me to stop wearing makeup, but i look like a different person without it. She says if i stop wearing bare minerals it would clear up, so i'm trying to find a makeup that wont irritate the skin but also cover up the acne-something i could do on a regular basis. i was researching and found this website, it would be great to get feedback from a professional, because i feel lost and wish you could just do my makeup. Sorry to bother you, as i know you have a lot of questions you have to answer-but i would really appreciate if you replied to mine. Thanks!:) P.S. i have dirty blonde hair, brown eyes, and light-medium skin

cee - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:05pm
what are your top drugstore products n your fave waterline liner that wont budge thats black? thank you :)

Kristina - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 8:52pm
Hi Lisa, I love your videos! Actually, since I found you in youtube, I am starting to believe I can be a make up artist for myself, thanks a mill for giving me the push I need. I'd like to ask you if i can use surgical spirits for disinfecting my powder make up, such an eye shadows. Many thanks!!

Adeline - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 8:42pm
Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for asking for questions, I'm so looking forward to seeing the video! I was wondering if you had any tips on how to apply eyeshadow on the upper lid: for instance I have round eyes and my attempts at smoky eyes/doing that darker outer corner V make my eyes look droopy. How do you 'trace' that outer V so it elongates the eyes? I might have also already asked about the makeup you did for Cheryl Cole: both her and Selena Gomez often wear makeup that makes their brown eyes pop and look almost black. What colours would you recommend for this? (I tried mauve and purple, it just made my eyes look irritated..) Thank you!

Jennifer - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 8:24pm
Hello, Lisa! I'm half Korean and have 'hooded' lids. (When my eyes are open and looking forward there is barely any visible eyelid to speak of.) Whenever I attempt to wear shadow, no matter how neutral, it ends up looking either silly or just plain wrong (even though I apply it correctly, following your instruction). My aim isn't to wear crazy colors or a bold dramatic smokey eye, I just want a soft natural everyday look for school. Can you please help me? (Actually I'm certain that you can! hehe. Though I'll understand if it's too detailed a question for you to answer briefly.) Fantastic idea btw – 'Ask Lisa' – I love it!!

Shelley - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 8:00pm
Hi Lisa, Apart from cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise at night and SPF in the morning, do you go for any specific facials? Your skin is amazing it's so clear and I would like to know what I can do at my age to keep my skin fresh. I am 32 years old and I do all of the above including the odd microdermabrasion facial.

Mel - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 7:20pm
Hi Lisa, my question is about dry skin. Lately (probably due to it being winter), my skin has been so dry that it's flaky. As if that's not bad enough, I'm still breaking out but when I use makeup to cover it up, the flakes get worse! Do you have any suggestions for getting rid of the flakes and how to cover up the blemishes without making the flakes show?

claire - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 7:08pm
hi lisa, my question is about lining the water line. it never darkens the line just appears watery and never lasts.i usually use a black pencil from rimmel, have tried others but they all have the same effect. can i try eye liner? i love the effect i see in magazines but can never achieve it ?? thanks

Alanna - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 7:01pm
Do people with dry skin need to use powder, and if so, which one? It tends to make me look cakey.

Willa Bardawil - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 6:50pm
Fave Mineral Powder Foundation? Thanks so much Lisa, much appreciated! xx

Jolanda - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 6:37pm
Hi Dear Lisa, I just really love your site and all your work/videos etc. I decided to change careers 2 years ago and are now pursuing work in you field so.. I have a lot of questions however my main one now is what is your fav powder? Ever use translucent powder? anything that you think is great for setting!!! Tx a million Jolanda

NM - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 6:03pm
Hello, Is there a good way for people with not visible pores/ fine lines (non perfect skin) to where highlighters? What is the best formula? Thanks!

Sarah - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 6:02pm
I have very dry, red, sensitive, flaky skin. What products can I use for a dewy-finish complexion?

Erin - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 6:01pm
Hi Lisa. I love your site and videos...I am interested in learning how to deal with covering slight melasma (besides just wearing sunscreen so it does not worsten). I would assume it is similar to covering a spot, but with more of a peach base to cancel the brown...but texture (of cover-up) seems to be an issue with me (since it is larger than a typical blemish), as well as when I would like to place blush over the bottom edge of the concealed area. Any techniques or products that are particularly useful. It is greatly appreciated.

Malin - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 5:43pm
I thought I might ask some more questions as well. :-) What products are used on these photos: 1. Shiseido - Emerger S/S '02 - Phil Poynter - 2002 2. Vogue UK - Robin Derrick (lips and cheeks) 3. No.7 S/S '06 - Jon Compson - 2006 4. David Slijper - (lips) 5. Mischa Barton - Jonathan Bookallil 6. Sophie Ellis Bextor - Alan Gelati Again, my fav is Glamour UK - Robert Erdmann, please explain what products are used on this picture particularly. xx

Shannon - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 5:20pm
Hi Lisa. Your videos are like therapy to me after my daughter goes to sleep. Question: I love wearing different looks daily (bright lips or smokey eyes), but wonder if there is anything inappropriate for my job at a newspaper. I'm 38 and love to experiment! Greetings from California

Angela - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 4:53pm
Hello Lisa, I have very dry skin under my eyes, can you suggest any good eyecreams for dry skin under eyes? THANKS X

Marianna - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 4:49pm
Hello Lisa! I have the same question as Olivia! I'm also 23 but i have crow's feet under my eyes especially when I smile. My under eye skin is really thin and the veins show on the side of my nose. What can I do to remove the crow's feet or at least conceal it?

Marianna - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 4:49pm
Hello Lisa! I have the same question as Olivia! I'm also 23 but i have crow's feet under my eyes especially when I smile. My under eye skin is really thin and the veins show on the side of my nose. What can I do to remove the crow's feet or at least conceal it?

Grai - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 4:42pm
I absolutely love your blog and have learned loads from it - thanks a milion!!!! I'd love to know if there are any products that you'd particularly recommend for keeping lips in tip top condition? The only one I've noticed you referring to is the Lisa Hoffman Lip moisturiser -is it worth getting??? Thanks again for the tutorials - I'm really enjoying experimenting again!!! x

Marie-Andrée - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 4:32pm
Hi lisa! I would love to know where to place eye shadow on young hooded eye's and how to conceal extreme dark cicrles. My intire eye is always dark, not just my undereye. Also, do you have a makeup book or are you planing on making one because I would love to buy it. Thank you very much for your help.

Manon - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 3:57pm
Hi Lisa, My make up collection is growing, but I don't know a good beautycase/traincase to put it in. I've been thinking about an insulated one on wheels , but what's your vieuw on this? I've got a lot of make up and want to transport this safely from one house to the other, by public transport ( yes I know what am I thinking) but hey what can I say, my name isn't Hilton... I would be very happy if you can help me. But I understand if you can't. If you read this thank you for what you've done for me allready ,( instructions at you tube)

Patricia - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 3:37pm
Hi Lisa! First of all, I love your work and the fact that you always keep in touch with your readers! And you are so nice and lovely too! Anyway, I would like to know some tips for hooded eyes! I am 22 but my eyes have always been hooded and the space between my eyelid and my eyebrow is very small... I do love make up but some times is so hard to make it show through! xoxo from Brazil!

Magdalena - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 3:37pm
Hi Lisa, I would like to know what do you think about brushes from ECOTOOLS. Could you recommend some good brushes which are NOT expensive or you think that a good brush has to be expensive? Thank you very much for your answer!

Luciana - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 3:37pm
Hello Lisa! First of all let me congratulate you for this website! It's great! I've just finished my pro make up artist training in Argentina. There is one subject everybody failed to explain clearly: base tones and undertones. What is the best tip to determine someone has cool or warm undertones? How about neutral? And I've heard some artists say if you are warm you need a warm base while other say it's the contrary in order to neutralize the undertones. How do you think about this? Thanks!!!!!

Anna - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 3:28pm
Hi Lisa! I just loooove your videos, you really changed my view on make up. Thank you so much! What do you think about Gurlain Meteorites? Do you ever use them? Are you afraid of using products with parabens (or other suspicious toxic ingredients) in them? What ingridients are better to avoid in your opinion? Thank you very much. Anna.

Rachel - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 2:57pm
Thank you Lisa for your invaluable advice. 1. On days when I work from home, I usually only moisturise. Since so many makeup products claim they are good for your skin, would adding a tinted moisturiser, a renewal serum or another product be beneficial for my skin or should I continue to keep it bare? I am considering Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser and Nude Advanced Cellular Renewal Serum. 2. Another vote for help concealing dark, puffy undereye circles. Other than my eye area, I like my healthy, fair skin -- especially my freckles -- and do not want to cover it more than slightly evening out with a tinted moisturiser. 3. Another vote for the products you used on Clemence Poesy. Thanks again from a fellow Londoner!

Tammy - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 2:34pm
Hello, could you please tell me what shade you wear in By Terry Touche Veloutee?

Katherine - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 2:25pm
Hello Lisa! I find you such an inspiration, and I have been waiting so long for an opportunity to ask you. I have the anoying problem, that I almost none eyelids have, so I have a problem everytime I want some eyeshadow on for a party, because you cant see it. So I was wondering if you had an advise for me, so that it looks like I have something extra on? Thank you very much!

Sarah Dunbar - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:57pm
Hi Lovely Lady! My face turns into a shine-bomb by mid day....doesnt seem to matter what I use under my make-up, feel I have tried it all? Make-up forever primer, Smashbox photofinish primer, Mac prep and prime, etc....just wondering if there is something you would recommend for this...Also mid day when I am an oil slick-whats the best approach to get my face in check at work? Thanks for all that you do!

Elly - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 8:18am
Hi Lisa, Should you put concealer on crow's feet? I leave the area clear at the moment as it tends to sit in the wrinkles. What do you do? Also, similarly for fine lines around the upper lip? Thx!

Elly - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:09pm
Hi Lisa, what products are best for concealing eyelids that are oily, to achieve a good base for eyeshadow? also to achieve nude, natural look? Thx

Elly - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:07pm
Hi Lisa, what products did you use on Clemence Poesy? She looks beautiful in the pictures from Vogue. Thx!

Elly - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:06pm
Hi Lisa, what do you think is the best cover-up for redness on nose with oiliness as well? Thx

Elly - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:05pm
What do you think of Nars Sheer Glow foundation vs. Pro Lumiere?

Elly - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:03pm
Hi Lisa, What products do you recommend for a 37-year-old prone to rosacea, especially in winter/central heating etc? I am pale-skinned, dark blonde with blue eyes. Skin combination with oily t-zone, large pores on nose, chin and cheeks but prone to dehydration. Thank you!

Kimberley - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 12:41pm
Hi Lisa & Betty! A couple of my favourite catwalk looks are fresh faces at Narciso Rodriguez and Pat McGrath's Sicilian beauties at Dolce & Gabbana. I am really interested to know what have been your top 5 catwalk looks you have created and could you show us a few backstage pics of them? And maybe some exciting stories? Loving your work as always, Kim x

Fiona - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 12:40pm
Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for this opportunity, you are putting in so much work to help us with this and you tube and we all appreciate it. Please could you give me an idea what sort of colours suit very fair skin (think almost white!!!) with green eyes and dark brown hair. Many eye colours make me look ill and washed out so I have almost abandoned eye shadow all together!!! Many thanks in advance.

Rennah - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 12:09pm
Hi Lisa, I would love to have a peek at your studio and in some of your archive boxes. I'd be intersested to see some vintage collections, especially anything from Kevyn Aucoin. Although I've watched your videos multiple times I'm still confused about colour combinations for the eyes and eyes,lips and cheeks. Also what colours suit blue eyes with fair hair and fair skin best? Thanks Lisa, you're amazing.

Magdalena - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 11:52am
...I forgot one question;) What do you think about MINERAL FOUNDATION? Andvantages, disadvantages, your own experience with it... I am interested in Lily Lolo. But I am not sure about staying power of it (and MF generally) so I would love to know your opinion od mineral foundations. Thank you very much.

Magdalena - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 11:45am
Hi Lisa! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, it´s so nice of you. I find your vids very inspiring for myself. My question - which products do you like from Dermalogica (you mentioned Overnight Clearing gel and Gentle Cream Exfoliant). Would you recommend something else? My second question - please could you tell us some really good skin care products and make up products which are CHEAP/not wery expensive (but works wery well). Thank you! Wish you all the best.

Angela - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 11:24am
Hi Lisa, I'd really like to thank you for taking the time you have off as you do to make you tutorials, your short make-up films have been exstemly helpful and informative. I'm always drawn into your eye's in every video you make,I think you have the most beautifulest eye's, you have a certain beauty that resonates from the inside out. Question: I noticed that your have very beautiful caucasian mediterranean features and I was just wondering if you had any Greek, Italian ect, in your ethnic heritage?

Hazel - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 11:17am
Hi Lisa, thanks for giving us the opportunity to ask you some questions! I love your videos and I always notice your nails as well as your amazing makeup of course :) My question is: what base and top coat do you use, and how do you care for your nails and hands? I like to polish my nails frequently but my usually strong nails seem to be suffering as a result so would love to know your secret if you have one! x

Maria - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 10:56am
I have very dark circles under my eyes ( I always have them). I usually do two layers of eyes counselling product but I can still see dark area. Because of the same problem if I use eyeshadow I can't see the colour unless it is very pale or very dark shade. It would be great if you can give me an advice what product and technique to use.

Darlene - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 10:34am
what base and Makeup do you use on someone who is very oily if you need the makeup too last a few hours ?

seda - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 10:28am
HI lisa, I DO LOVE YOUR WAY TO DO MAKEUO. IT'S SO NATURAL AND BEAUTIFUL. ONLY INE QUESTION, WHAT CONCEALER I CAN USE FOR MY FACE TO LOOK IT AS NATURAL AND AS BEAUTIFAL AS YOURS AND WHAT BRUSH. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE, LOVE YOUR VIDEOS. SEDA FROM ARMENIA

Nova - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:56am
Hi Lisa, Pleeeeease do a tutorial about how & where to best cover dark circle/puffy eyes without looking cakey. I noticed that the more concealer I put the greish it gets. I am a nw25. thx xxx

Cami - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:52am
Dear Lisa, first of all thank you for your wonderful videos, you are so approachable and nice! I love your work, your eyes, your rings and, above all, queen-Betty-the-golden-eyed-cat! I have a couple of make questions. I have big brown roundish eyes, that go a bit downwards. In my bad-eye days, I feel like Marcel Proust. Winged eyeliner and some eye-socket contouring is how I try to deal with the issue... Do you have any advice? I'm 36 and am loosing definition in the lower part of my face, and two long lines frame my mouth, as I tend to smile a lot. Is there any make up trick to "lift" the face, at least a bit? My face has always been my greatest asset, and am a bit upset about not recognizing myself in the mirror anymore... Aging and wrinkling is ok, but loosing the shape of my face... NOoooo! I wish you can help.... Thank you in any case!

Gabrielle - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:39am
Dear Lisa, just out of pure curiosity, what do you think has changed since you started your career in beauty products and in general in how people conceive beauty? Gabrielle from Paris

Olivia - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:34am
Dear Lisa! I'm just 23 but i have crow's feet under my eyes when i smile. When i use concealer they become even more visible. What are the tips of concealing crow's feet (and probably getting rid of them)?

Olivia - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:34am
Dear Lisa! I'm just 23 but i have crow's feet under my eyes when i smile. When i use concealer they become even more visible. What are the tips of concealing crow's feet (and probably getting rid of them)?

Malin - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:28am
Hi Lisa! Could you PLEASE tell me what products you've used on the picture: Glamour UK - Robert Erdmann? :-) The light purple eyeshadow and lips are so gorgeous! xx

Victoria - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:23am
Dear Lisa! It's such a pleasure to see updates in your blog! I have a question about really sensitive skin - i have problem with concealing red patches of excema around my nose and my mouth. I ususally use MAC Studio Finish or MAC Select Moisturecover, but every time the patch looks just awful and is flaking even more. Can you tell more about concealing excema without making it more visible? Vickie from Sweden

Nova - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 9:07am
Can you do a tutorial where you caseshow how to hide dark circles and puffy eyes. Having small kids it kinda daunts me the look I have in the morning when I see my puffy eyes and dark circles. It looks like nothing covers them. Thx xxxxNova

Danielle - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 7:34am
Hi Lisa, your work is amazing! My question is about pores, how hide them? I have pores (not that large) on the T zone. Thanks for the help xx

Julia Arenas - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 7:24am
What are some brands that contain foundation and concealer shades best suited for Asian skin? Particularly Polynesian ethnicity?

Elke - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 7:21am
btw, I love your daytime looks! Can you do more... :D

Elke - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 6:57am
Thank you so much for this oppurtunity. I have a lot of questions, but I'll start with this one. Is it bad for your skin to use 'common' brands of mousturisers, cleansers or foundations, like nivea, oil of olaz or garnier? A beautician once told me to buy expencive products, and I still wonder if she just wanted to sell 'her' brands.

lorna - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 6:32am
hi lisa, i was wondering if there was a specific tehnique or rules to follow when choosing foundation or powder color ? i have made so many mistakes in the past where i take the advice of the person at the counter thinking that they know best and i go home to try it and i either look like an organge bulb or like i put way too much self tanning lotion. i have brown hair and very dark eyes but my skin is fair (my eyebrows hardly show at all, in fact i use mac lingering on your suggestion which i love). i like to look on the pale side not dark at all. do you have any tips? thankyou Lorna

Amalia - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 6:04am
Hi Lisa I wanted to know a little about the difference between cheap & expensive make-up & skincare products. What to look out for, how do you know if the cheap ones are any good, their manufacturing etc etc. Thanks so much- I am a MAJOR fan of your site! Amalia

delmy - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 5:17am
hey lisa!:) I have a couple of questions... 1. To achieve a dewy fresh look must ii apply setting poweder? My skin is dry and when I add powder, it's no loger dewy:( I don't put on alot either. 2. Why does my gel blusher fade away through out the day? I always sett it with a silimar looking blusher. I look dead without a blush so it's necessary. 3. Top 5 favorite concealers? ( I know you like clinique concealer. But what others are good?

Lauren - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 5:03am
All I want In Life Is To Be as Talented and Succcessful as you are.Im 21 and I Just dont KNow how to take the first step or wat it is.Can You Give me any advice?

neesha - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 4:50am
hi buteful lisa.i hav brown skin(more like indian).i use channel,M.A.C,makeupforever.when i put on foundation it looks great.but after few hours it oxidizes n my face looks dull.wud love to hear any suggestions on how to stop this so that my face looks fresh all day.thanx lisa.ur an inspiration.i have learned alot from u.thanx again

Joyce - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 4:39am
Another voice requesting a film on hooded eyes here, please. Mine have always been hooded, but as I progress into my forties, are even more so. I suspect there would be some commonality with the Asian sisters who posted on this thread, and you could help many of us at once. Regardless of your topic, I always enjoy what you have to offer! I did not wear much makeup until a few months ago, when I got a new job that I want to look professional for. Your site popped up as I was trying to teach myself how to navigate a new delight. I thought of makeup as anti-feminist and foolish, but that has changed completely! I have a new love of my own imperfect face, and I am pleased to have you show me new directions in self-care.

J - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 4:30am
Could you do a list of some of your favourite cheap/insane valued products/brushes? And possibly any dupes that you like?

Lara from Australia - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 3:34am
Hi Lisa, I'd love to hear your recommendations for super sensitive and allergic skin? Also foundation helps even my skin but also seems to make my pores and wrinkles MORE obvious, even with a pore minimizing primer. Is there anything you can suggest to stop this happening? Thanks so much! Love your work. :)

chelsea - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 3:27am
Also, I agree with Josee, Tracey, Celine etc. above .... You should write a book! Chelsea

Rebecca - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 3:15am
My lips get SO dry in the winter no matter how much Carmex I use and water I drink. Any tips on making the flaking go away so that I can wear lipstick in the cold? Thanks Lisa!

Lucia - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 2:57am
Hi Lisa! Since watching your videos, I've started to create my own makeup look. However, I am finding that what I create for myself is not as perfect as I'd like it to be. I recently purchased the Clinique Redness Solutions foundation and put it on top of Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer and set it with Tarte Finishing Powder. But around my "trouble" areas, it looks uneven and dry, like the foundation is settling in my pores (sides of noses, on top of nose, chin, etc). I would love a smooth, natural look. Do you have any tips on achieving that? Thanks!

dianne - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 2:56am
Hi Lisa! Just wanted to thank you for all your hard work! You truly are an inspiration to me:) I'm also Asian and would love to hear your take on monolid eye makeup. It's impossible to answer all of these questions from your fans but thank you for trying to accomodate us all:) you are so beautifui!

Uma - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 2:26am
Hi Lisa, I look forward to your Q&A video! I am wondering what you find best for cleaning your makeup brushes; Does it matter very much? I am also curious about no-rinse cleansers and how they might be less damaging to the brush. I currently use the disinfecting cleanser from Beautyblender but am curious about the no-rinse Shu Uemura cleanser btw.

Adriana - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 2:17am
Hola! I'm 26 years old and have a similar coloring to you with mostly yellow undertones but also some pink in the mix. I have fairly good skin (which u keep calling lucky in all your videos! Ty!) no discoloration no breakouts same color all through out the neck and chest. I'm a graduate student and I always like to look professional so I always make my face for work. I use mineral make up foundation daily but I would like a recommendation for a liquid foundation for very light to medium coverage for special special occasions . I was tempted to try the channel aqua when u mentioned it but then decided I should probably get a cheaper one since I wouldn't use it every day. I love your videos they are addictive! Love the product you recommend! Much love!

Sophie - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:59am
Lisa, I'm sure you're familiar with Asian eyes, the lack of a crease, mono-lids. What are your recommendations for eye makeup?

claudia - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:55am
hullo lisa, would you be able to post your tips on dealing with flakey patches of skin? i sometimes get flakey areas and anything i seem to do to cover them makes them worse :( thank you - your site and videos are wonderful :D

LadyEm - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:50am
Hi Lisa--big fan here! What do you think is more important: great tools or great products? Obviously you want both, but if you had limited funds where would you put your money? Would you use it to get quality make-up or high quality tools? I look forward to your blog/video posts every week!

Cristina - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:34am
Hi Lisa, I love your videos and when you post something new it really makes my day! I have no specific question, just wanted to say I am learning so much (I hope..). Please, please keep it going!!!

Silvia Miteva - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:17am
Hi Lisa, please could you tell us what is the lipstick and blusher you are using on the "My Favourite Makeup Brushes" video. I love to watch and rewatch your videos lots of times (heheh), and I just noticed that, that colour is really beautiful and I´d love to know what it. Thank you. Best regards and I can´t wait for your new videos.

Jaleesa - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:10am
I love your videos Lisa, and your work is very inspiring. What would you suggest I use to fade acne scarring and pigmentation? Thanks. =)

Jaleesa - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:09am
I love your videos Lisa, and your work is very inspiring. What would you suggest I use to fade acne scarring and pigmentation? Thanks. =)

Kitty - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 1:00am
Hi Lisa, Love, love, love your videos, blog, photos and work! Thank you for taking the time to give expert help. My question is this: What is the best light for makeup application, (excluding natural daylight)? Example: florescent, incandescent, etc. Looking forward to the next video! Kitty

Josee Drapeau - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 12:50am
Have you ever though about doing a make-up book?I Hope one day you will.

DimitrisMentes - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 12:34am
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Every time you post something I get jittery!

Caroline - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 12:08am
Hi Lisa, For me it was great to discover your blog, I love it, and I learn a lot from your videos! I think a great tip would be a post about colour combination, specially about eye shadows. How do you combine them with the skin tone, the clothes, and different colours to create a look? That's something we (not professionals) don't read much about.... Is it more like a feeling or there are colour theories, etc? Thank you, and I love your work! Kisses from Brazil!

Kat - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 12:07am
Hi Lisa - would you consider at some point doing a tutorial for hooded eyes? I'm 22, with slightly hooded eyes (def. no visible crease!) and low eyebrows. Most of what I can find are for women for whom the hooded lid is age-related, and that really reflects on the suggested results. I usually find that the choice stands between frumpy or nothing, with my current skill set. Some suggestions on how to adapt looks and what to avoid would be greatly, greatly appreciated! :)

Tracey - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 12:04am
Can you publish your book please... :)

Tracey - Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 12:02am
Can you publish your book please... :)

Chelsea Judd - Friday Jan 21st 2011 11:54pm
Hello! Please describe how to care for false lashes so they can be re-used. Thank you Chelsea Kisselev

Jo - Friday Jan 21st 2011 11:53pm
Hi your gallery is so amazing i just wanted to know what loose powders you would recommend for dry skin i am just leaving it out but would appreciate your advice Thanks Jo

Loreale - Friday Jan 21st 2011 11:49pm
Hi Lisa! love your videos and thk U for sharing your knowledge with us. I have a lot of questions but hope watching your videos will be answered little by little. I have learnt so much with you! And people around me find something different on me ;).But just a single thing- why when I go to videos in your web page they are not all? In Youtube I can reach them, but not in you webpage. THY U xx

John - Friday Jan 21st 2011 11:40pm
Hi Lisa, I'm currently using the Anti-Blemish Solutions from Clinique, on-top I use the Men's M Protect SPF 21 from Clinique also. I'm interested in trying a gentle Exfoliant as I feel my skin could do with something different like most people. Can you recommend a Exfoliant which I could try ? Thank-you. John

Arden - Friday Jan 21st 2011 11:36pm
Hi Lisa i cant wait for the video, i was actually wondering if you attended school to become a makeup artist or if you just started doing it. Also what tips do you have for people wanting to break into the business? Thanks :)

Sylvia - Friday Jan 21st 2011 11:22pm
You are fantasti Greetings from Poland

Maria - Friday Jan 21st 2011 11:18pm
Hi Lisa, First of all - thanks for all you do, you're such an inspiration and a great help and just a joy to read/watch! :) My question is related to something you keep mentioning in your videos - eyebrows. You said a few times you don't like plucking them too much and you prefer to dye the strays blonde. How do you do that and which products would you recommend? Do you do it yourself and do you get it done? Thanks a ton! :)

Grace - Friday Jan 21st 2011 11:08pm
I have hyperpigmentation on my cheeks- how can I effectively conceal and wear powder blush? Thanks a bunch!

Carolina - Friday Jan 21st 2011 11:07pm
Hi Lisa. I want some tips about make up asian eyes and how to cover melasma. Thanks

Valeria - Friday Jan 21st 2011 11:05pm
Dear Lisa, thanks for opening the space for questions. I really enjoy watching your videos, you are a true artist. I was wondering if you could do a video addressing eyeshadow placement to suit different eye shapes. I really struggle with my deep set/ hooded eyes. Thanks a lot.

Leslie - Friday Jan 21st 2011 11:00pm
Dear Lisa, My question might seem rather odd but here I go. As it's been so very difficult for me to find a job as a make up artist in my country (is not paid well, plus ppl simply don't care to pay for make up) I have applied for a job as a make-up artist in a mortuary. What do you think about this? Would you recommend anything to me? (products-wise). It would mean so much to have your answer about this, you are my greatest inspiration. Warm regards, L.

Sandy - Friday Jan 21st 2011 10:58pm
DARK CIRCLES-how do you cover dark circles on Indian skin( i have more olive skin). there's so much info about undertones, and peach vs yellow concealers i would love to know from you whats the best way to hide dark circles.

Leslie - Friday Jan 21st 2011 10:54pm
I just discovered your site & thank you soooo much for all of the information you provide! What do you use to set your foundation & concealor? Do you use a loose powder on top of it? I have combo to oily skin and reapply powder at least 2x per day with a cheaper pressed powder. By the end of the day I can end up looking cakey & blotchy. What do you recommend for touch ups, blotting paper, powder, etc & what brands? Thank you!!! :)

valerie - Friday Jan 21st 2011 10:48pm
Thankyou for taking the time to do this Lisa. I am in my 50's and find that my eyes are slightly hooded. Normally i do a smokay eye but there are times I want to wear a red or fushia bright lipstick which means toning down the eyes. When i do this, my eyes seem to disappear and appear so small. Any tips to avoid my eyes fading away. Thanks Lisa.

macuriosity - Friday Jan 21st 2011 10:46pm
Hi Lisa, Thanks for doing this..I have a skin care question and a make-up related one. I've googled my questions but get mixed results. I am hoping to get your expert advise. 1) I have oily sensitive skin that turns combination type during winter. I use Lancome Genifique youth activating serum. Do I need to apply moisturizer on top of the serum? 2) Is Lancome Teint Miracle foundation okay for oily skin? Thank you so much!!

apparellel - Friday Jan 21st 2011 10:45pm
hello beautiful and talented lisa! first i would like to thank you for sharing your bounty of knowledge and wisdom with us and secondly my question. i am 40 years old and i have prematurely aged skin, there are a lot of fine lines around my eyes and my eyelids are starting to hood. i am pretty low maintenance with make up but i have been a wardrobe stylist for 20 years so it's important for me to keep my looks nice and updated. what would you suggest i do for under eye concealer so it doesn't accentuate the wrinkles and crepiness? should i just give up on wearing concealer under my eyes? i really am ready to give up as it seems like anything i try makes me look worse. and also if you have any advice on what is best for an eyelid that is starting to sag (eww!). i would be happy for any suggestions you might have. thank you so much! —tessa

Joanna - Friday Jan 21st 2011 10:40pm
Hi Lisa! Another question from me :) I have extremely oily skin, but recently, due to the weather, my skin is peeling like crazy and it does not matter if I exfoliate or put moisturizer on, my skin just cannot stop peeling! I have not changed my skincare routine, OR my makeup routine, so the only thing I can associate it with is the weather and my lack of sleep. However, the biggest problem is that I can no longer apply foundation on my skin without looking cakey, and ascentuating the flakes. I've tried liquid, mineral, powder, and they all do not work on me! Any suggestions?

Joanna - Friday Jan 21st 2011 10:37pm
Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for doing this! One of the biggest things that I am stuggling from right now is to keep my eyeliner last all day without smudging, running, creasing, or fading (which, my eyeliners all do, btw). I use Urban decay primer potion, and i also tried to apply powder on my oily lids, but nothing seems to work! Any suggestions as to how to make your liner last all day?

Lyla - Friday Jan 21st 2011 10:13pm
Hi Lisa. I would like something similar to the videos you have done with your favourite products - but for items you purchase in the USA (that aren't available here).

Paulina - Friday Jan 21st 2011 10:02pm
I was wandering how many shades of foundation do I need to buy if I want to start doing other people make-up? (I hardly ever work on people with dark skin tones) I hope You will reply. Have a great day!

Ines - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:56pm
Hi Lisa! You are absolutely amazing and so kind to share your knowledge with everyone, thank you for that. Could you advise on the best skincare products/routine and makeup for someone who is about to have a second child in 2 weeks? It seems that my skin is reacting to everything and my face is so round that no makeup seems to look good... thank you!

Ines - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:56pm
Hi Lisa! You are absolutely amazing and so kind to share your knowledge with everyone, thank you for that. Could you advise on the best skincare products/routine and makeup for someone who is about to have a second child in 2 weeks? It seems that my skin is reacting to everything and my face is so round that no makeup seems to look good... thank you!

christelle - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:55pm
Hi Lisa! Thank you for all the advice and tutorials. I am interested in mineral make up (which came quite late here in France). Do make up artists use it for their work? Any tips to achieve a great look with it? Besides, I would love to get some advice on how to wear orange on eyes lids (I am thinking about "naivement couture" by Givenchy, spring 2011 collection)? Thank you!

Livia - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:55pm
Hi Lisa! I found out about your videos about three month ago and became an instant addict. Your advice and tutorials are so well made, inspirational and so clear! Thanks so much for all your videos! I actually have two questions. First, I have oily skin but also need some moisture on it, but never found a moisturizer that makes my skin matte and allows me to apply my foundation and concealer well over it. I never found a moisturizer that does not make my foundation streak in a weird way. Do you know about a good product? Second, how do you apply concealer on spots with a brush (n a way that makes the whole concealing appear seamless and cover the spots entirely? Thank you for everything! PS: Beautiful picture!

Mariana - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:49pm
Hi Lisa! Congratulations on your work, you're a wonderful make-up artist, you're always lovely and very helpful on your videos. My question: My cheeks are naturally slightly pink/red and on really cold or really hot weather it gets more accentuated. I've seen you use tinted moisturizer to help with this, but I can't find any of these here in Brazil in an accessible price, so I was wondering if you have any tricks to help cover it up without a mask of foundation.

Samantha Green - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:48pm
Hi Lisa! Such a fan of your work! I have always wanted to know if certain shades of eyeshadow suit certain eye colours or is that a myth? And also are there ways of applying the shadow to bring out the best in different eye-shapes? I always tend to apply shadow in the crease of my eyelid but never sure if this suits my eye shape? Also... Matte vs Shimmer? I am sure there are any others out there wondering the same thing? Would love to master the whole eyeshadow thing!!!! Thanks so much!!!

Sue - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:47pm
Hi Lisa, I love your videos! And you! Yet another request for a make up look for a Chinese Asian here! I have double eyelids but obviously, a very different (or practically no) socket line. I would love to see a make up video giving some tips on how to glam up without looking tarty. Which is something that tends to happen when I go all out with make up. Thanks!

DAYDAYUPNOW - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:46pm
REALLY HOPE YOU CAN DO A VIDEO ON ASIAN FACE WITH MONO/HOODED EYE LID

Jaqueline - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:45pm
Hi Lisa, I absolutely love the cat eye eyeliner effect (Kylie Minogue in last months Glamour Magazine), however, my eyelids are starting to become more hooded, and my crease is starting to fall. Is there a way that I can wear this kind of look, if so, how do I prevent the eyeliner from transferring onto my lid? x

HannahJ - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:30pm
Hi Lisa! I am a really big fan of your work! In wonder if you could help those of us who have really oily skin and also acne, mostly on my chin. I have been trying lots of different skin care (at the moment I am on the Vichy Normablend range) I use Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions foundation and concealer with the No 7 brushes but usually an hour or so after applying my T Zone is really oily and my make up looks patchy and like it is really caked on. Id love to know a way of creating a glowly/dewy look for oily skin as I know a lot of the products out there at the moment for this have a lot of oil in them! Thank you xxx

Rebecca - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:29pm
Hi Lisa, I really love the blue/purple glittery eye look with flawless, pale skin in your gallery (photographer Catherine Servel) and would love to know how you achieved this, and what you used. Thanks so much, your tutorials brighten my day! xo

Marcia - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:25pm
Lisa, I would like to have some tips on how to do a make-up in an Asian woman like me, the eyes are quite different from Westerners and it is always tricky to do it in a nice and refined way, furthermore I have an olive skin undertone, so it is not so easy to find make up tips for my type. I also would like to know how to build up a make-up on top of sunscreen as I live in Brazil and have to use it everyday. Sometime ago I have started to use a tinted sunscreen (Vichy Normateint) as it is a foundation but I still do not know if it is the best option nor if this is the best way. Thank you so much! I love your hints, looks and videos!

JGarcia - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:07pm
Hi Lisa! Do you have any recommendations for women just starting to use makeup? Specifically, where women (in the US) can go to learn the best colors and types of make up for their skin type and shade. Thank you. Your blog is amazing!

Irene - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:07pm
Hello Lisa! Which is the best moisturizer and antirinkle product for a 25 year old person. I have normal and sensitive skin. thank you so much, i love your work!

Ara - Friday Jan 21st 2011 9:04pm
Hi Lisa! Congratulations for being such a master at what you do! ^_^My brother is getting married and he doesn't want to look shiny in the pictures nor look as if he has makeup on :D lol... do you have any tips for groom makeup? Thanks a lot!

Mari - Friday Jan 21st 2011 8:55pm
Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for doing this =) my question is a comparison between two products. In your opinion, which is a better product: MAC Face and Body or Make up For Ever Face and Body? And which one is better for sensitive skin? Thank you so much Lisa and have a wonderful weekend!

Isabella - Friday Jan 21st 2011 8:52pm
I know BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR is one of your favourite highlighters, could you go through the shades and recommend which ones would suit which complexion coloring? I am around NC35-NC37 and cannot decide which one would be the best (I have to order online as it's not available where I live). Could you also recommend your best way of achieving dewy foundation look? Love you and thank you!!! xoxo

Lindsey - Friday Jan 21st 2011 8:52pm
Hi Lisa! I love your work and since discovering your videos have become even more of a makeup junkie! I really value your vidoes and advice but it would be great if you could do a video about what suits blonde hair, pale skin and blue eyes. My friends loves your videos too and finds it easy to test products as she is the same colouring as you so would be great to see what you would recommend for different hair/skin/eye colourings! Thanks :-)

Raquel - Friday Jan 21st 2011 8:49pm
Hi Lisa! I would love to learn to do the nude makeup look (or the no makeup makeup look as it is sometimes called). How can I achieve it and what products do you recommend? Thank you very much!

Graceful26 - Friday Jan 21st 2011 8:48pm
Lisa, thanks for doing this! I have wondered something of a more personal nature, so feel free to overlook this qestion. :) You're a very beautiful, youthful woman, and you seem exceptionally confident both as a person and in your craft. But I wonder (as someone considering the beauty field myself, this and other questions and issues come up for me) how you cope in a field where your job is to make--for the most part--already incredibly beautiful people even more beautiful? Does this affect you personally in any way? As a massive beauty & and all-things-feminine lover, I feel I would personally enjoy this field, but I wonder if the superficiality of the industry (the constant and seemingly sole emphasis on appearance) ever gets you down? And, if so, how have you been able to stay balanced? Thank you :)

Lucia - Friday Jan 21st 2011 8:47pm
Lisa First of all I wanna thank you for your videos. They are soooooo useful!!! I love them! My question is this... My skin is kinda pale, sometimes I can see my veins through it. I think that's why I always have bags under my eyes. They have this brownish/purple/grey colour... I can't conceal them with anything! Pleaseee heeeelp Lisa!

Mania - Friday Jan 21st 2011 8:44pm
My question is:)... My sister is 18 and she has very deep scars post acne. I don't know how to cover it - could you show me? I've used many primers (most with silicone cause it should diminish the scars). Her prom is really soon, could you PLEASE show how would you hide them? Greetings from Poland:*:*:*

Friday Jan 21st 2011 8:39pm
Hi Lisa! I found out about your videos about three month ago and became an instant addict. Your advice and tutorials are so well made, inspirational and so clear! Thanks so much for all your videos! I actually have two questions. First, I have oily skin but also need some moisture on it, but never found a moisturizer that makes my skin matte and allows me to apply my foundation and concealer well over it. I never found a moisturizer that does not make my foundation streak in a weird way. Do you know about a good product? Second, how do you apply concealer on spots with a brush (n a way that makes the whole concealing appear seamless and cover the spots entirely? Thank you for everything!

Aveling - Friday Jan 21st 2011 8:16pm
Could you do a video on skincare products for acne prone skin, preferably more natural and organic ones?

Silvia - Friday Jan 21st 2011 8:15pm
Hello Lisa! I'd like to know what do you think about BB Creams which are a big hit in Asia nowadays and which would you recommend for yellow-undertone skin (considering that most of them have a pink undertone)? Thank you! you're the best make-up guru! :) xxx from Sicily

Celine - Friday Jan 21st 2011 8:03pm
Hello Lisa ! I love your work and your tutorials and I was wondering if one day you will do a book about beauty? That would be AWESOME !!! I know it's not something that can be done quickly and I don't know if you have time for that, but again, that would be really awesome ! xxx

memabige - Friday Jan 21st 2011 8:03pm
Hi dear Lisa, I can't wait to watch that video no matter what question you'll answer all will be the best tips, personaly I have question about skin moisturizer, as I request so many times in your video and your website that we watched your face cleanser video and sunscreen but still waiting for face moisturizer, if you can show some good brand with SPF I am looking for but not only sunscreen, the moisturizer with SPF for comb skin, really appreciate your time Lisa. xx

ozgur - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:58pm
hi Lisa!!! im not saying it just for the sake of it, believe me u r the most elegant and sophisticated looking lady i have ever seen in my life!! not only in face but in heart as well! whenever i watch any beauty related video my bf says that he cant take it and tells me to stop it or watch it on my own, but whenever i watch u, i see him getting interested in ur videos as much as i do, maybe evenmore :) onto the question, i have some issues with the concealer i use under my eyes, i have tried tons of undereye concealers from high end to drugstore, but all of them tends to settle on the fine lines and i dont know how to deal with it, im just 23 and i dont actually have any major aging problem, i cant even see them when im not wearing make up..how should i prevent it? thanks

Silvia - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:57pm
Hello Lisa! I'd like to know what do you think about BB Creams which are a big hit in Asia nowadays and which would you recommend for yellow-undertone skin (considering that most of them have a pink undertone)? Thank you! you're the best make-up guru! :) xxx from Sicily

Sim - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:43pm
Hi Lisa, I am asian, my skin is light to median with yellow undertones. I would like to know how to make it appear whiter? And what is the best e/s colours for brown eyes? Also in your "all time favorite products" video you like Chanel foundation but what is the difference between vitalumiere and prolumiere and vitalumiere aqua? In my understanding they all gives a dewy/glowy finish... Thank you

Alicia - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:42pm
Hi Lisa, as creative director of No.7 how come their seems to be nothing available for darker skin tones especially when it comes to the foundations??

Alicia - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:40pm
Hi Lisa, as creative director of No.7 how come their seems to be nothing available for darker skin tones especially when it comes to the foundations??

Barbara - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:37pm
Lisa, your videos truly are an inspiration and I am always excited to see a new one. I have a question regarding concealers: I have pretty bad undereye circles and no matter what product I use I never seem to look quite fresh, and trust my I have used many different products and techniques. I would really appreciate your advice on how to best cover my problem area. DANKE!! Thanks you.

Lucy - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:35pm
I struggle so enormously to find foundations that are pale enough for me, the only ones ive found so far are Bobbi Brown's in alabaster, none of which have enough coverage for my rosacea and blemish prone skin, and Illamasqua, which i find too mask-like and very hard to work with, are there any products out there that could be my savior!?

Laura - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:32pm
Hello, I don't think you have mentionned this in your videos yet, but what make-up would you recommend for dry-combination and sensitive skin? I really struggle to find the appropriate foundation/primer because a lot of them break me out or make my skin even drier. Thanks in advance!

selin - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:24pm
Hi Lisa! Just wanted to say that you are absolutely amazing and you give me so much inspiration to take better care of myself and feel beautiful :) and also thank you for sharing your knowledge and tips so generously! I look forward to watching your videos every week xx from Istanbul

Michela - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:22pm
What do you think about glycolic and salicilic acid treatment? They could be good for everyone or we hate to pay attention?

Alix - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:16pm
Dear Lisa, I´am a Parisienne living in Spain and it´s very hot in summer: nothing stays on. I use mineral foundation "les3fées" because it´s a natural mat finish (and I think mineral foundation is healthy) but doesn´t last until 13:00pm. I love your videos about bronzed look but the products you recommand are expensive for me. What should I use? Merci d´avance.

anne - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:15pm
What kind of colours do you most prefer on blue eyes? :)

Anna - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:14pm
Hi Lisa! I am a huge fan of your work. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and time with us. I am currently working as a freelance MUA and am putting together a tfp project for my portfolio. Is there anything specific I should consentrate on in order to show my technique/range? Thank you!

Care - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:10pm
Hello Lisa from the West Coast of Canada! My issue is preventing my makeup from "sliding" off during a hot flash! It is sooo frustrating, when immediately after putting on my "face", I will get a hot flash, so I have to gently blot everything and re apply. Is there a suitable powder or? that could prevent the constant re applying or am I doomed to carry my entire makeup prep in my handbag! Thanks so much :) oxox Care

Emma - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:08pm
I was wondering if you would be able to tell me how you became such a great make up artist. I am passionate about beauty and make up, therefore I aspire to be like you! I am currently in year 11 doing my GCSE's and I am wondering what I should do next. I live near London so I am thinking about going to a beauty school but I do not have much money and I am also wondering if I should do my A levels and then go onto fulfilling my dream or if I should do Beauty Therapy or somehting that will get me on my way to becoming a professional make up artist! i would love it if you could give me some advice and helpful tips. Thank you, Emma x

Silvinha - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:04pm
I love your work and your ability to teach online Lisa! When i see your videos I want to take you home with me! hahaha I have a short question and a suggestion for a tutorial. 1. If you had to live with only 5 make up products, which ones would they be? 2. I'd love a tutorial on how to do touch ups. I mean the order: should i touch up my powder first, then blush, how about if the blush is in cream form...there are so many tutorials on doing make up but none on how to touch up your make up without looking cakey and making a mess! thanks <3

Kimberly - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:02pm
Hi Lisa! My question relates to Bioderma Sensibio H2O--the eye makeup remover you highly recommend...I'm a Texan living in the Far North and can't get my hands on any! What would you recommend as an alternative? Thank you and LOVE the site!

elina - Friday Jan 21st 2011 7:02pm
Hi lisa, im 20 years old and i was wondering when is the proper age to start using antiaging/ antiwrinkle creams or eye cream to prevent skin from looking old or wrinkled..thnx and i luv ur videos =)

Misty - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:55pm
I'd love to know what you would pack in a "touch up kit" for your purse for fixing your face throughout the day. I'd also love tips on applying eyeshadow for different types and shapes of eyes, for instance I have lose skin on my upper lids that drop down over my lid, so I have to make sure I don't put darker colors on above my crease or it really draws attention to my sagging lid (I'm only 34, it's genetic.) Also your favorite long lasting lip wear, the stuff that doesn't smudge. The only one I've found that doesn't dry my lips out and really stays is NYC brand, but most places are no longer stocking it so I'd love other options! I love true lipstick, but as a mom of four and business owner that drinks a ton of water all day, I lose it quickly!

Sophie - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:48pm
How do you hide puffy eyes?

andra - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:47pm
alsoooo, i would like it if you would show us how to slenderize a round or squared face :)

Kate - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:46pm
Hi Lisa! I had always trouble in finding the perfect eyeshadow for my brownish/greenish eyes. Everybody recommends me purple eyeshadows but often they make me look bruised, whereas with brown eyeshadows i look like i've cried... Please HELP, Thanks. XX

Sue - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:43pm
Hi Lisa, do you have any tips to make a larger nose look smaller with makeup? Thanks!

Not-so-visible-covering - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:26pm
I really have problem with covering pimples or stuff like that on my face... If I've covered them well, it's to much visible. I've tried with different concealers, even foundation, but it doesn't work the way I would like to. Help? And many thanks for great videos and advices :) J

Tonia - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:19pm
Ciao Lisa, would really appreciate your advice on a good eye makeup remover. I have tried Lancome and Clarins but found them wanting, especially for getting rid of waterproof mascara. Thanks in advance! x Tonia

Rebecca - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:17pm
Lisa,would you bleach or wax upper lip hair?

Sadie - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:15pm
Hi Lisa! Love looking through your gallery and watching your videos! I would love to become a makeup artist myself and was wondering had you any tips on how to become a professional makeup artist? How did you get started in your career? x

Marla - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:15pm
Hi Lisa! What are your favorite makeup books? And are you planning to do a book?

Sara - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:13pm
Thank you so much Lisa for being so open to your readers/viewers and taking the time to answer to our questions. This is very much appreciated! I'd like to ask you about the very beginnings of your career: where did you study? Did you work on make up counters or did you assist a make up artist?. I'd also like to know what practical advise would you give to future make up artists for getting into this business and how is the relationship between the photographer, the stylist and the make up artist is like at shoots. Thank you so much!

Sara - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:12pm
Thank you so much Lisa for being so open to your readers/viewers and taking the time to answer to our questions. This is very much appreciated! I'd like to ask you about the very beginnings of your career: where did you study? Did you work on make up counters or did you assist a make up artist?. I'd also like to know what practical advise would you give to future make up artists for getting into this business and how is the relationship between the photographer, the stylist and the make up artist is like at shoots. Thank you so much!

Jenny - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:11pm
Hi Lisa, have you come across any good foundations for people with redness/broken capillaries and still help the skin to look radiant? Jenny

Andrea - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:10pm
Hi Lisa, I have an important question. What are the requirements to become a make-up artist? Don't you need an assistant? I would love to do the job like yours. I have passion about beauty and make up, trying out new products, technics, practising on myself, and my friends as well. Regards, Andrea

Isabelle - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:08pm
Hi Lisa, I have problem skin and find it a constant struggle to find a good foundation that gives good coverage without looking too heavy. I am in my mid-20s and I've found everything that I've tried so far just makes my skin look flat and dull. I only need a light - medium coverage but find some of the new 'second skin' foundations don't provide enough cover. What would you recommend? I have pale skin with yellow undertones. Thanks in advance!

Pim - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:07pm
Hi Lisa, I am Asian. I have double eye lid but the crease is not as deep as your. I am bought Bobbi Brown BB Gel Liner. I love the texture and the color so much but it seems to crease after a few hours. I really want to use gel liner but still can't find a way to make it last all day. I have extremely oily skin. Do you have any tip?

andra - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:06pm
hey lisa!!! i would really be interested on how you started out, your story of the make-up artist. what kind of products did you use when you started out? moving on to another subject, i see lots of celebrity pictures where their area below the eye is very white and it doesn't look so good, is it because they use the wrong concealer? anyway, you are a beautiful person and i really appreciate the fact that even though you have a name for yourself, you still find time to show us your tricks and types of make-up, i love your videos and i've learned a lot from them so thank you!!! and have a nice weekend! huuugs

Lisa - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:03pm
Oh my goodness! What a great idea! It's funny cause my friend suggested for me to do the same thing since I'm a makeup artist as well. Everybody's been telling me to do youtube videos and a blog but I feel there's too much competition, so she suggested a twitter account named Ask Lisa! Lisa's also my name! I hope that's ok with you. Thanks to Gina from LovePeaceandLipgloss I found your channel. You've been such an inspiration and one of my favorite makeup artists of all time! I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us!

Alice Anna - Friday Jan 21st 2011 6:01pm
Hi Lisa I always finding info about colors of eyeshadows suitable for bleue,green,brown, honey eyes,however my eye color is GRAYISH, neither blue neither blue,skin complection neutral possibly, what I was told,beauty assistant never sure,any advice?PLEASEEE Many thanks

Kharina - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:56pm
Yay! Ask Lisa (and Betty) is an awesome idea! I was wondering what you views were on products that contain parabens, silicones and mineral oils... there seems to be a lot of controversy but no definite answer to what the deal is, whether they are dangerous or just a bunch of whoohaah from MUAs. Whatcha think?

Cecile - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:55pm
Hi Lisa, I would like if you answer my 3 questions: 1. What was your very first job as a make-up artist? 2. How did you get this job? 3. What would you advice for a beginner make-up artist? Thank you so much!!! Cecile from Belgium!

Cecile - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:54pm
Hi Lisa, I would like if you answer my 3 questions: 1. What was your very first job as a make-up artist? 2. How did you get this job? 3. What would you advice for a beginner make-up artist? Thank you so much!!! Cecile from Belgium!

Dena - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:52pm
I have auburn hair and a lot of red pigment on my face. I have yellow undertones to my skin. What should I look for when choosing a red or pink blush or lipstick, as I always feel I can't wear these colours?

Pamela - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:52pm
Hi Lisa! Thank you for taking your time to do this kind of video! I look forward to it! My question is that, how do I break into "the makeup world"? I would like to start at the counters to learn more and build up a kit, and eventually become a makeup artist. The thing is, I do not have a professional background in cosmetics, and a lot of counters will not give me a second look due to this. But I have passion and drive for this industry. And I have a lot of personal experience with it. I research and learn from youtube and makeup books, etc.. Are there tips you can provide for this? Short of attending cosmetology school, that is. Thanks so much in advance. Molti Baci!

Pamela - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:51pm
Hi Lisa! Thank you for taking your time to do this kind of video! I look forward to it! My question is that, how do I break into "the makeup world"? I would like to start at the counters to learn more and build up a kit, and eventually become a makeup artist. The thing is, I do not have a professional background in cosmetics, and a lot of counters will not give me a second look due to this. But I have passion and drive for this industry. And I have a lot of personal experience with it. I research and learn from youtube and makeup books, etc.. Are there tips you can provide for this? Short of attending cosmetology school, that is. Thanks so much in advance. Molti Baci!

Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:51pm
I have auburn hair and a lot of red pigment on my face. I have yellow undertones to my skin. What should I look for when choosing a pink or red blush or lipstick, as I always feel I can't wear these colours?

kimberly - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:50pm
I have been blessed with a good complexion. As I get older I find there is a bit of uneven skin I'd like to cover. It seems that whenever I try wearing more makeup (typically foundation - I've tried different kinds) my face breaks out. I wash my face like normal but still... Any suggestions?

Laura - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:49pm
Hi Lisa! Thank you so much, it's quite incredible to find someone who's sharing its knowledge with such entusiasm....!! I'd like yo know how understand which is the undertone of the skin and what colours suit best blue-grey eyes. Ah, also your favourite hair products, it will be great! Thank you so much!

ALICJA - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:49pm
Dear Lisa i'm 36 and my eyes are hooded and small.Can you please advise how to make them to look bigger? I tried darker shade in a socket and liner but flick just doesnt look right, the corners of the eyes go down too much I just cannot make them to pop out and I did makeover to my friend and my technic work for her. Kind regards

Penny - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:49pm
Thank you for this initiative, especially as I did not get to ask you any questions in your live webchat with the Sunday Times Style online! I have dry, flaky skin. I use Vitalumiere or tinted moisturiser, but the dryness and redness still show through. When I apply concealer, makes my skin look even more dry and flaky, and I prefer not to use colour corrective products, as the addition of another layer adds to the dryness. Do you have any tips on dealing with the flakiness and toning down the redness?

Karina - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:48pm
Hello Lisa! Thank you so much! It's a very good idea. I have pigmentation in my eyes (like ''stain''. sorry my english is not very good!). I would like to know if there is a way to wear make up that can help not to focuse or enhance it. Thanks again!

SylviaBB - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:48pm
Hello Lisa, I want to thank you for all the sorts of advice you already gave that have been helpfull to me. I have a qeustion for you about lipstick. I love pinky/beige lipstick, but when I put it on my lips they always turn orange. Even when on the skin of my hand it did look like the good color. Hoe does this happen? Thx!

Moa - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:47pm
Hi Lisa, thank you for beautiful make up-looks and great light! haha. My question is actually more related to skincare than make up. I was wondering if you are suppose to wash your face both night and mornings? Even if you have dry skin and it's quite cold where you live? I really, really appreciate it! xx from Sweden!

Diana - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:41pm
Hi Lisa, what do you think about using Shiseido skin care product. Are they are good. Please, recommend! Thank you in advance!

Victoria - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:39pm
1) Make-up tricks for photographs to make the most of features would be really useful. Best products to use. How to avoid the washed out look but at the same time not going ott and looking like a clown! 2) Also which eyeshadow colours bring out the best with each eye colour and how best to make up small, deep set etc eyes. Thanks Lisa your advice is always appreciated.

Petra - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:39pm
Hi Lisa! Thank you for the oportunity to ask you questions directly. This is much appreciated! I have fair, normal-dry skin and freckles through my nose and cheeks. I've noticed that the pores in the same locations are getting darker and bigger with time. My question is this: Any quick fixes and long time solutions? Thank you so much!

Liz - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:39pm
Hi Lisa I have a few questions: 1. What do you you to transport your makeup form home to set? 2. Did you go to university or makeup school? 3. Are you agency represented? 4. Who are your favorite youtube guru's

nina - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:36pm
Hi Lisa,love your video's ,I wish u would talk about hair (products,vitamins or supplements).Thanks for everything ,love u

Judith - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:34pm
Dear Lisa, thank you for this initiative! 2 little things: does Jessie get to travel with you? And where do you recommend stocking u from when in Paris? Thank you again!

silverbell - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:33pm
Best way/products to ensure make up lasts. Looks fine when applies but dissappears rapidly. I am 41, skin not oily. I don't like a lot of product and don't use foundation, primer or powder. blusher and eye make up disappear in a few hours. I like to avoid chemicals if I can and fabvour aveda and korres brands. (Have not tried korres primer). Thanks you , I enjoy your site so much. Especially the beautiful photgrahs of your work, xx

Ellie - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:33pm
Hello Lisa, What colours will complement vibrant red hair like this? (link) I've found it difficult to find colours that will nicely mesh with this hair. http://www.hairfinder.com/haircollections5/shimmer6.jpg

Janet -TheMoultonJ on YT - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:32pm
Will you be coming out with a makeup line? When can we expect a book of all your tips and tricks, with picture from the start of your career and stories? What are your favourite hair products? Correct, I am a big fan of yours! xOx Janet

Heather - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:31pm
Hello Lisa. It's very nice of you to take the time to answer questions. Thank you for that. My question is what kind of hair products do you like using at the moment? Your hair seems so lovely and healthy.

Annamaria Graham - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:30pm
Hi Lisa! First, I must tell you that I absolutely love your website. Thank you for reaching out to all of us and sharing all of your great knowledge of makeup and beauty. I have posed this question to numerous "beauty experts", and no one seems to be able to answer my question ~ even my eyebrow guru! I'm 58 years old, have med skin w/yellow undertones. As a young girl my hair was med-dark, golden brown. So now that I have gray/silver hair, what color should I use on my brows? brown? charcoal? light brown? Help Lisa! Thank you in advance for your help.

ella - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:28pm
Dearest Lisa, i have never applied foundation/concealer on and i was wondering if you could do a tutorial on it, as i want cover up some acne!!! i was also hoping if you could do a tutorial on how to get clear skin. It would be very much appprciated!!!

Christina - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:26pm
hey lisa, i am a huge fan of yours from germany and i love love love your videos and tips. i do not think there has ever been a bigger inspiration to me! I love that you always want to keep the skin and make up natural. My question is about enlarged pores and acne scaring. I have huge pores around my nose and I just can not make them look smaller. In my case it is genetic and of course i can not REALLY shrink them, but there must be some way to change the appearance? Do you have any tips?

Rebekka - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:26pm
Hi lovely Lisa, I am very fair (MUFE HD nr 117) and have blonde lashes and eyebrows. I am looking for an eyebrow colour. At the moment I use Omega by Mac but find even this too dark and cool for me. What would you recomment that is lighter and a bit warmer? Thanks so much! lots of love

Nikita - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:24pm
Hi Lisa (LOVE YOU!) I have two questions; 1. I had IPL (skin laser treatment)done recently - what do you think of this treatment? 2. what is your FAVOURITE nudey lipstick ever?? 3. (Cause I'm cheeky) Do you need an assistant??????! :-P x

shanaz fazal - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:24pm
Hi Lisa - I am of Asian origin - British Pakistani and I have yellow undertones to my skin - however I have dark areas around my chin and upper lip when I apply my foundation it becomes very chalky and noticeable around this area - my foundation fails to look flawless around this area. Does this mean I would need to purchase a darker coloured foundation for this area, this would be quite costly. Please help!!!!! xxx

Desiree - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:22pm
Hi Lisa, I'm looking for the best tinted moisturizer for my skin. I have sensitive, acne prone skin. I get oily but I also get dry because I used a prescription retinoid to keep my acne under control. I recently started using the Boscia tinted moisturizer. I like that it gives decent coverage without looking cakey and it doesn't break me out...but I've noticed that it gets flakey after awhile. Any suggestions for a good-for-your skin tinted moisturizer? Thanks in advance!!

Riina - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:22pm
Hi Lisa. I have a couple of questions. Could you describe your workdays? Do you work evey day from 9 to 17 (doubt that:)) or can you schedule your days yourself? Do you have the time to be with your family only on weekends? How often do you have to travel? How much can you decide yourself when to work, when not to ecc. I'm 23 and my skin is quite oily and I get blocked pores (the ones that you really can't pick, they are under the skin and so my skin looks bumpy), but at the same time I have some dry patches as well. What foundation and powder would you recommend for a healthy not too dry finish but what would eliminate the extra shine for quite a long time? Which is better - the Clinique Invisible Blend one you used in one of your bridal make-up videos or Estee Lauder Doublewear Stay In Place? What could I do for my skin to look more smooth and even? Thank you in advance!

Amber - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:20pm
Hi, Lisa I have been looking for a foundation that is med/full coverage, matte, longlasting and that has no spf.My brother is getting married in a couple of weeks and I'm gonna do my own make up and wanned to make sure it looks good in pictures I would love your advice on this kinda makeup.

Krista - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:19pm
I know that you shouldn't wear a foundation with SPF in it if you are going to have your picture taken because it will give you a white cast. I was wondering if it is okay to wear a moisturizer with SPF under a foundation without SPF? Would it depend on how well the foundation covers?

Ida - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:18pm
You prep a lot of celebs for the red carpet, and I was just wondering...how do you cover up very dark blueish circles without them reflecting the light in flash photography (as in looking very white )? I have asked you before, but I didn't get a straight answer. I need really heavy coverage in order for me not to look like death itself, but no matter how many tiny layers I put on it still looks obvious. And of course I powder my concealer, I'm not that daft Lol. I use Bobbi Brown Corrector and Creamy Concealer and Chanel loose powder. I've been using concealer for 10 years, and I know how to apply it so it looks undetectable in daylight, but I still haven't got the flash photo thing right.

Rina - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:18pm
Lisa, Is Bioderma same as Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 Calming Cleansing Solution with Micelle Technology? Thanks.

Sabrina - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:18pm
Hi Lisa, I'm almost 17 and I was wondering if you could review some products for younger skin. I really like the brand but there are so many age-reversal products it can get really overwhelming. What skin care routine do you think teenagers need? I have dry to combination skin and never break out. I particularly like Origins products.

sophie - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:18pm
when should a woman start wearing anti-aging creams? how many creams do you apply on your face before you go to bed ? when is too much just too much (e.g. eye cream, anti redness cream, anti aging, moisturizing, blabla etc )? what would be a good, simple long term strategy to ensure you keep your skin looking youthful on the long run ?

Donna - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:17pm
Hi Lisa! Love how informative your videos are! Would you mind explain why is it that blue based red lipcolor make the teeth appear whiter from a technical standpoint?

Ashley - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:17pm
Hi Lisa! I was wondering, I bought an YSL Ombres 5 Lumières this summer and I used it for a while. Last november my eyes started to irritate and now I can't use it anymore, because everytime I do, my eyes just blow up like balloons! Do you know what causes this?

JessLydon - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:16pm
Hi Lisa! I'm 13 years old, and I'd love to be a make-up artist when I'm older! What do you think would be the best way to start at my age? How can I start practicing on people? And what's the best way to learn more about make-up? When I leave school, I'm planning on taking a beauty course at collage, is that a good idea maybe? I'd would be great if you answered! Thanks! Jess from UK :D

kelly - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:16pm
Two things. First: Could you talk about skin therapies such as chemical peels, botox etc and what you think of them (same as you did in your skincare video but with treatments and what you see being used by clients, models etc) Second: I have a wedding coming up (well in June actually...lol) and I dont know how to do my makeup. Could you please do a tutorial of that sort? Because I want to look as good as possible but not do anything too dramatic or too natural... Oh! and something extra! I love your sunscreen and skincare videos so whenever you have updates along those lines, do keep us posted. Thanks!!!

Laura - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:15pm
Hiya Lisa! I have a number of questions. Firstly, how did you start out as a makeup artist (as in build up a client base and a makeup kit)? I really want to be a makeup artist but I'm not fully sure how to go about it! Number two, could you recommend any foundation brands that do very pale colours that are easily accessible? I'm really pale and find that 90% of ranges are too dark for me! :( Thank you and keep making the amazing videos! x

Roxanne - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:14pm
Hi Lisa. I've been thinking about trying your acne covering routine for awhile. However, I'm having a hard time finding a light coverage fdtn for my "good" areas + a heavier coverage concealer for pinpointing those annoying spots. The things I have trouble with the most, is finding a light coverage fdtn that still has ENOUGH coverage to even me out & finding a heavy coverage concealer that will cover my spots ENTIRELY(I'm always left with a pink spot, no matter how many concealer I put on - & I don't like to pile it up to the point where you can't see the spot but you CAN see the concealer). I'm also quite pale (lighter than NC15 in MAC for reference), which makes it even more difficult. What are some of your absolute favorites? I've heard some good things about MAC Face & Body, MUFE Face & Body, Normaderm concealer, Kat Von D concealer,... but I can't find a video/blogpost that compares all (or many) of them. Thank you so much in advance.

aliniv - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:13pm
Hey Lisa..i luv ur videos.Im a huge fan of yours because you focus more on face behind the make-up than the make-up itself. Question: Could you please let me know of which colour eyeliner/eyeshadow complements wheatish(tan) color skin. I have black eyes and black hair and have an oval face shape. Thanks again

Cynthia Acuña - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:13pm
Congratulations from Seville (Spain) for your wonderful work, this beautiful web and your practical videos. I love make up, I'm learning a lot with you and I already have my Bioderma Sensibio, it's amazing how it works. Thank you for all these things. Cynthia

Kate - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:10pm
Hi Lisa,I was wondering if you could give some advice about the best eye creams out there...thanks so much Xx

Mary - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:08pm
Can you explain warm and cool skin tones on people? Some people say an olive tone is warm and some say cool. I'm confused!

Elaine - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:06pm
Hi Lisa, I have VERY fair skin so always used to use fake tan but my new years resolution is to stop with all that and go with my natural skin tone. However I always seem to look a bit ill pale and washed out rather than having the "english rose" complexion that everyone goes on about! How can I embrace what I have been born with rather than grabbing the nearest bottle of st tropez?! xxx

lushlushl - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:05pm
Hi Lisa! Just wanted to know your thoughts on the AOFM make up courses, do you have any experience with them? are they any good? Thanks! xxx

Nicola Martin - Friday Jan 21st 2011 5:05pm
Hi Lisa! First of all....I just wanted to say you have been an absolute inspiration to me and I've learned SO much from watching your videos! My fave so far has been your video talking about contouring! It has helped me a lot! Although I'm not a heavy girl...I have a very chubby round face! It's strange but I hold so much weight around my face and it's one of the things that I feel very self conscious about! Apart from contouring....are there any other tricks you can use to slim a chubby face?? Thanks! Nicola xxx

Butovas - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:58pm
Hi Lisa! My question would be about eye shadow color...What color would you recommend for fair skin blond hair green eyes? It seems to me that everything I've tried before doesn't look good on me and I would really love to switch from simple eyeliner to some eye shadows. Thank you:)

Catch the Black Tiger - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:58pm
Hi Lisa! My skin is oily, especially on the "T zone". I apply loose powder every morning, but it doesn't last. So do you have any favourite products for quick touch-ups during the day? Like a compact pressed powder. And how do you I choose the right shade? Should it be lighter than my natural shade, or the same? Thanks in advance.

Linh - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:58pm
Hi Lisa, In a lot of your videos you focus on contouring your eyes with a minky coloured shadow. Can you recommend good all rounder contouring eye colours for olive skin with a yellow undertone? I find it hard because I am asian, and I haven't been able to find a nice contouring eye colour i can use everyday, I know it should be relatively close to the colour of the skin around your socket line but i don't want anything too dark and i've tried different shades of brown but it just makes me look sallow. Thanks so much for your help!

Anna - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:57pm
Lisa, would you be able to share your technique of making up deep-set eyes where not much of the mobile lid is showing? Thank you :) x

Veronica - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:57pm
God! I mean, i discovered you recently ;)

cyd - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:56pm
Hi Lisa, I just recently discovered your blog and I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic knowledge and experience with us! I have 2 questions: As a mixed caucasian/asian with the typically creaseless lid, how can I apply eyeshadow? What are the best colours for my olive complexion? What type of foundation do you recommend for skins that tend to flake when dehydrated? I have sensitive/combination skin, with some dehydration and redness. Thank you!

Jill S - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:56pm
I have looked on google and everywhere else for this answer and I have YET to find it! The question is: What colors make light brown eyes pop?

Veronica - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:55pm
Hi Lisa ;) I'm your fan not for so long. I got a simple question ;) At your main site there's a lovely shade of powder (or maybe blush?) under the pictures on the left. What product is that ? It's amazing and i love this colour ;) Please tell me.

gurpreet - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:55pm
hi lisa! do you know any cheaper alternatives for the mac stippling brush (mac187 i believe)?

Serena90 - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:54pm
Oh wow, thanks for doing this. I have done a couple of high definition filmings for work (am at drama school) but looking back over the footage, I look awfully washed out. I have very fair skin and hair (but hazel eyes) and I thought I was wearing a lot of makeup (I used MUFE HD foundation and BB matt bronzer to contour and Benefit Coralista on cheeks). Any tips for how to look better on screen (and on photos)?

Arantza - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:51pm
Wow! Great opportunity =) I have only one question: What kind of product do you recommend for cleaning and keeping clean the (large) pores? I have oily skin, with occasional blemishes, but what drives me crazy is the large and dirty pores. I'me very careful and picky with my skincare routine, but I haven't found yet (I'm 26) a product that really works well with that issue... Hope you can help! =) Thank you very much!

Elphie - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:49pm
What are your Top 3 best products for olive skin?

Tamsin - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:47pm
Hi Lisa! Firstly, I love your video's I would be truly lost without your tips and expertise! I am an aspiring make-up artist who has mainly worked in film and TV however my true vocation is fashion make-up. I was just wondering if you had any tips on getting into the fashion side and what your own 'big break' was? thank you so much :) xx

Carolina - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:47pm
Hi Lisa! My skin is very oily at the "T zone", and for my everyday make up, I normally use a Clinique sunscreen and MAC studio fix powder foundation. But in a few hours my nose already looks so oily! I want to know what products can I use to minimize this. Thank you! You're the best make up artist. Carol from Brazil

Felicity - Friday Jan 21st 2011 4:41pm
I love the work you have done with Sophie Dahl and I have similar colouring (blue eyes, blonde hair). Could you tell me how you achieve her natural look (as on her cooking show) and how you accentuate her blue eyes, which lipstick, blush etc you would recommend for a bright and pretty face?

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