Korean 'Beauty Trends' Inspired Makeup Tutorial
To see the photos from my tour of Asian beauty hotspots - check out my Instagram (http://instagram.com/lisaeldridgemakeup).
I’ve always been really into Korean products but my trip to Seoul in December has really turned my love into an obsession! Here's a look using some of the products that I bought, I hope you like it! X
New Year News!
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Here's a little video I made explaining the low down on how my channels will be keeping their integrity in light of my exciting New Year news! X
'Dear Lisa' - An Inpirational Letter ...
Happy New Year dear readers. I want to wish you all a very happy, healthy and fulfilling 2015 and to thank you for all your support, encouragement and love this past year.
I am always overwhelmed by the lovely photos and messages I receive daily via social media from viewers of this, my little piece of the interweb. Way back in the early days of my blog I had a competition to win a personal online consultation (a sort of 'ask me anything' type thing) and a bunch of products tailor-made to the winners skintype and style. The winner was a great girl called Janne-Marii. We began an email correspondence that lasted for a couple of months and I remember being struck by her intelligence and enthusiasm. We talked about many aspects of the beauty industry and, based on photos and information she provided, I sent a box of make-up products I thought Janne would like and would suit her colouring. A couple of months ago I received a beautiful email which, admittedly, brought a lump of pride to my throat. In it, Janne explained how she had followed her heart and made a significant move into the cosmetic industry and the job of her dreams, thanking me whole heartedly for the inspiration and impetus I had provided. Her letter moved me so much that I asked if she would consider writing a short blog post for my readers so that you could take inpiration from her journey. I really like how this story highlights the variety of jobs open to women in the cosmtic industry,
Here's Janne-Maril's story....
"When Lisa Eldridge held her first giveaway in 2011, it never even crossed my mind that I could actually win. I have never been lucky with the lottery or anything similar, but on 21st September 2011 I won the jackpot! The prize was an online consultation with Lisa during which she handpicked products that would suit me best (and I still have, and keep most of them very dearly).
Our conversation inspired me so much that I knew I had to pursue a career in the beauty industry from then onwards. I have been obsessed with beauty since I was 4, but I had never considered it as anything more than a passion before. Make-up artistry seemed to be the obvious choice but I felt I lacked the artistic part, as I have always been better at science-based subjects at school. Like a little miracle it dawned on me that there had to be a science bit behind all those products.
And lo and behold, I found a degree, MSc Cosmetic Science, at the London College of Fashion. It is a very comprehensive course that teaches everything you would need to know to set up your own cosmetic company. Other opportunities would be also to work for cosmetic giants, like Procter& Gamble and Estee Lauder, or raw material companies and consultancies. As it sounded too amazing of an opportunity to miss, I set my goal to attend this course and moved alone at 18 from a small Estonian town to London not even knowing whether I would get accepted. Two fast years later, I have only just started my second year in the course, and have never looked back.
Audrey Hepburn - 1950's Inspired Makeup Tutorial
This look is a fun and easy to do version of Audrey Hepburn's make-up in the 1957 movie 'Funny Face'. A glamorous look for a costume party or dressy night out … adapt to suit your own features and face. X
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Huge thanks to Jessica McCormick for the fabulous diamonds!
Winners - Holiday Gift Guide 2014
Happy Holidays! X
This giveaway is now closed!
Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments, I wish I could give everyone a gift!
To see if you're a lucky winner, look for your name on the list below and if it's on there, please check your inbox. If you haven't received an inbox message straight away don't worry, I'll be sending you one soon. X
Aromatherapy Associates - Relaxing Bath Box - ChrisCelcius
Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Balm - pauladma1
Caudalie - Hand Cream Trio - Erika Gonzales
Charlotte Tilbury - K.I.S.S.I.N.G Mini Lipstick Trio - Paula Shaughnessy
Ciaté - Antique Brooch & Fair and Square - Laura Luz
Clinique - Whole Lotta Chubby Set - An Jenny
Dior - Diorific Golden Shock - Illuminating Pressed Powder - Alyssa Gardner
Feel Unique - £200 Feel Unique Voucher - Daisy Jewell
Givenchy - Le Prismissime Noirs En Folie Eye Palette - Tamara Vili
Hourglass - 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner - Uyen Mai
Japonesque - Velvet Touch Brush Set - Beatriz Rodrigues
KIKO - Hypnotic Gaze Mascara-Eyeliner Duo - Lisa Yang
Lipstick Queen - Red Carpet Edit Gift Set - Natalia B
Nails Inc. - Be Gelous Collection - Elena Strio
Nars - Virtual Domination Cheek Palette - Laura Christopher
Revlon - Colorstay Moisture Stain - Natália Saab
Rococo Nail Apparel - Pro Glass Nail File - Rachael Farber
Stila - Merry & Bright Makeup Set - Samantha Dekker
This Works - Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle - Emma S
Urban Decay - Black Magic 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil Set - Catherine Toh
Weleda - Wild Rose Gift Set - Carmen Schloeter
The Makeup Artist on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Valli O'Reilly - Makeup Chat
When I interviewed Bafta and Oscar winning Makeup Artist Valli O’Reilly for my ‘Makeup Moments’ series (click here to read it), she also chatted about her favourite products to use on set and on herself, as well as her new skincare venture. After years of working very long hours on film sets here are the products she really rates:
L.E. What are some of your favourite products?
V.O. I use a lot of Lancôme products on myself. There’s one called Black Coffee Kohl that’s like a brownish black. The pencils are soft but they are still firm enough to drag and smudge. Sometimes I’ll put it underneath the top lashes.
L.E. And what about Mascara?
The Rimmel one is in a black tube with a yellow lid. I like the extreme black, it’s so black and what’s also good about them is that they’re cheap.
When I'm making people up for a job I’ll buy a whole bunch of Rimmel and just say “Keep this”, I can’t use those disposable mascara wands, they’re horrible for applying. I do sometimes use them for combing out the lashes and combing removing excess mascara but that's it.