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Tuesday - 11/05/10 - 11:24am

Make-up shoot for Vogue - Chalky Pastels Trend

I created the looks for this make-up story in the new issue of Vogue. Working with Beauty Director Nicola Moulton and Editor Jess Hogan the idea was to create the 'new pastel face' using this seasons latest chalky pastel products.

Matte chalky pastels like these are quite tricky to get right and can be very difficult to pull off outside the studio. I wanted the feel to be as candy/pretty as possible whilst at the same time having a real strength and fashion focus. I feel these sorts of shades and textures look more modern when they are combined in a clashing colour way....warm sunny lemon juxtaposed against cool lilac.

I kept the texture of the skin very velvety matte for the blue/lemon/pink shot and then played around with a lot more shine and highlight in the lilac/lemon shot. Both gave a completely different frame and feel to the pastels.

Its always fun to play with make-up in this way and great to try out and mix new and interesting textures.

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Latest Comments 19 | Add Your Comments

Durga - Saturday Mar 12th 2011 2:40pm
beautiful work dear!

Patrycja - Sunday May 23rd 2010 3:20pm
I love the first photo and love the look!!! the matte blue/lemon/pink rocks. I keep looking at it. I'd love to be able to recreate that look! IS ot possible to watch you doing the make up? Please, pretty please:)

Andrea - Thursday May 13th 2010 11:10pm
This is a look that I've been wearing a lot the past couple of months, I love it. MAC Petals and Peacocks from the Liberty collection is great for this look. Oh, by the way, it's called Show Orchid, not Snow Orchid! x

April - Wednesday May 12th 2010 10:37pm
So absolutely beautiful!! The first pic reminds me of a rainbow. I wish I had half the talent Lisa has. I think it's so awesome that we are being taught by someone as brilliant as Lisa is with makeup and a real professional. I hope there are many more tutorials to come...

Nadia - Wednesday May 12th 2010 9:38pm
Love how etherial this makeup makes the models look.

Mercedes - Wednesday May 12th 2010 2:03pm
You always manage to wow me with your work! You can tell that you have been doing it for a while! I never tried to use pastels as they are incredibly hard to pull off in real life as you said but I still need to try your pastel tut and see how it goes. Thanks for sharing!

ellie - Tuesday May 11th 2010 9:32pm
When I look at all your work Lisa, it is so evident that the eyes in each image stannd out most, you cleverly use the make up to show the inner and outer beauty of your subject. Thanks for sharing!!!

Lisa - Tuesday May 11th 2010 9:07pm
looks super 80' the 80's!! My fave is the first pic. Her eyes look like they're lit up by rainbows :) x

Lisa Eldridge - Tuesday May 11th 2010 8:35pm
Thanks everyone for the great comments! x @cocoR yeah this would make a cool tutorial, I'll try to do.x @Gina thanks for the link, I really like your blog you have some great images on there x Products used were: Illamasqua Creep eyeshadow (the lilac), Mac Pro Canary yellow eyeshadow, Nars Sugarbaby eyeshadow (the pale blue), Korres pale blue eyeliner (not sure of name), Mac 'Pink Vivid' paint stick mixed with kryolan white supracolour for the pink lip and bright orange and yellow Mac Pro Lipmix mixed up with kryolan white for the orange lip.

Yarisse - Tuesday May 11th 2010 7:18pm
This is so beautiful! I love your work, Lisa.

linda - Tuesday May 11th 2010 7:12pm
this is incredible ^__^ I love it xD!!

Gina - Tuesday May 11th 2010 7:11pm

Love this post, I linked to you in today's post. Thank you for the inspiration!

Hazel - Tuesday May 11th 2010 5:24pm
so gorgeous - product details please! x

elle - Tuesday May 11th 2010 3:11pm
love these matte chalky pastels, like the first look more, i am definitely buying vogue :), love vogue!! :)

cocoR - Tuesday May 11th 2010 2:06pm
i loooove the second look, the dewy skin and lilac-lemon eyes! could you do a tutorial about that one? it's amazing! especially the skin, i want that skin! :)

sofia - Tuesday May 11th 2010 1:42pm
Great look, I really love the lip colour Lisa! Would you share with us what products you used for it? Thanks very much!!!

Janet moulton - Tuesday May 11th 2010 1:40pm
I love the lemon in the blue/pink shot. You do amazing work.

Ronaldo - Tuesday May 11th 2010 12:38pm
What products di you use.

Eleonore - Tuesday May 11th 2010 12:22pm
Great MU, you must have enjoyed realising it enormously, I understand it was a real challenge (balance between velvet matte and shine!!) It is a gorgeous work of art: I look at it as I would a painting! Congratulations xxxx

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