Glam vs Gruesome - Halloween Makeup Inspiration
I love getting creative with makeup, and if there's one time of year when you can really push the boundaries, it's Halloween. For me, Halloween makeup can go one of two ways - glam or gruesome!
My Favourite YouTube 'guru' ..... like evvvverrrr
So, I have an unexpected day off today, I'm supposed to be on a shoot near the South coast of England but it got postponed due to bad weather. It was a great job but I have to say, I'm thrilled to have a suprise day off. As it's such a gloomy Wednesday here in London I thought I'd share a little light hearted fun and guity pleasure of mine with you all. I'm often asked who my favourite YouTuber is and, thanks to hairdresser Sam McKnight, who sent me an email a couple of weeks ago with the words 'I know you are going to love this!', I have been glued ever since. Angie Castellano is a brilliantly eccentric and absolutely hilarious New York character created by Maria Cyza. Seriously, this genius woman should have a regular slot as the resident 'beauty guru' on Saturday Night Live! I've been watching her videos on repeat in-between jobs, book signing events and even walking to the studio and they never fail to put a huge smile on my face - I've also got everyone at the#HouseofEldridge and all of my friends and family addicted to her tutorials ; )
Win a ticket to my #facepaintbook event at London College of Fashion
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED
Next Monday (26th October) I'm doing an 'Inside the Industry' talk at London College of Fashion. The event was open to students and staff from the six colleges at the University of the Arts London (which includes London College of Fashion, Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Art), but I asked them to keep an extra 20 tickets aside for my gorgeous lisaeldridge.com readers.
Beauty Breakdown - Kate Winslet Universally Chic Red Carpet Look
Yesterday I had the pleasure of making up one of my favourite clients, Kate Winslet, for the UK premiere of her hotly anticipated new film Steve Jobs.
Kate was planning to wear a stunning one shoulder Alexander McQueen gown in ink blue and I wanted to keep her makeup equally elegant, with a touch of red carpet glamour. We decided on a chic makeup look - polished skin, classic flicked liner, lots of lashes and a sophisticated nude lip.
Laura Carmichael - Red Carpet Makeup Look
Yesterday my beautiful friend Laura Carmichael - or Lady Edith to all the Downton Abbey fans out there - dropped by at the #HouseofEldridge. Laura had asked me to do her makeup for a screening of her new film, Burn Burn Burn, which she'd told me about on her last visit to the studio. I knew that I was finishing my job with Kate Winslet early so we made a date for 4pm!
Best & Worst Makeup Moments in History #FacePaintBook
My #FOTD Makeup Look for my FacePaint Signing
I've had lots of highs throughout my makeup career, but yesterday was a BIG moment for me - the launch of my first book, FacePaint. As many of you know, I've been working on the book for a long time so it was a real pinch myself moment when comments and photos started to come in from my makeup bunnies who'd bought a copy.
For such an auspicious occasion I decided to wear one of my favourite dresses (the purple shade always makes me feel good), teamed with a bright lipstick for a boost of confidence. I went for a vibrant pink-red shade for a twist on a glamorous classic.
Here's a breakdown of my makeup...