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Plum Chic - Alternative Plums

Blog - 11th Sep 2014 - Comments - Read →

Thank you for all your comments on my latest film ‘Plum Chic – A Wearable Fall / Autumn Look.’ If you love the look of the KIKO eye pencil but can’t find it where you live I have sourced a couple of similar alternative products.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Paranoid Purple (1)  is a pearlier, creamier version in a slightly lighter shade.

There’s also Clinique’s Portly Plum 11 (2) which is a sheerer, less intense version or, for a more intense pigment pay off try ByTerry’s Ombre Blackstar in Velvet Orchard (3) , both pencils are much creamier than the KIKO so easier to blend (although not as long lasting!).

The Maybelline Lip Pencil I use in the video  is new and currently only available in the UK, however for a similar, slightly redder based plum lip pencil try Nars Matt Velvet Lip Pencil in Damned (4). 

Here's the film incase you missed it. If you know of any other great alternatives, please do let everyone know in the comments. Thanks X 

Inspiration - A Brave Click of The Shutter & Giveaway

Blog - 7th Sep 2014 - Comments - Read →

As a make-up artist working in the fashion industry its important to be well versed in art, literature, cinema and photography references. Not only for inspiration but so you can take direction and work as part of a team in the various creative processes that take place when creating imagery for magazines and advertising.

I spent a good part of my teenage and early adult life pouring over images in glossy magazines and photography books and strolling around galleries soaking up as much visual language as I could squeeze into my head. One of my favourite images is this one of Muriel Maxwell in white sunglasses applying bright red lipstick (1939). It's one of those iconic fashion images that perfectly sum up the aesthetic, glamour and feminine mood of the time and chimes so well with the fast paced changes that were taking place in womens lives.

This striking image was taken by Horst, one of the leading fashion photographers of the 20th Century. Famous for many of his black and white images he was also one of the first photographers to perfect the new colour techniques of the 1930s. When someone has been close to the likes of Coco Chanel captured the beauty of Bettie Davis, Rita Hayworth,Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich and created more than 90 Vogue covers - you sit up and take notice!

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Lavender Smokey Eye - Starring Sophie Dahl

Video - 22nd Aug 2014 - Views - Comments - Watch →

This gorgeous lavender smokey eye make-up was a much requested look on my Instagram and Facebook. A recent red carpet look I created for the inimitable Sophie Dahl, it's easy to achieve and suits all colouring. X

On my nails, I'm wearing Nails Inc - Nail Kale in Bruton Mews

Flawless Friday! Lisa Loves - Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial

Blog - 22nd Aug 2014 - Comments - Read →

I'm loving using Ren's Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial at the moment. I smooth a thin layer all over my face (I don't rub as they suggest as it's a little grainy for my taste). Then add water which turns it in to a wonderfully smooth, rich lotion - and the water activates vitamin C in the formula. Massage skin for a couple of minutes and then leave for one minute. Rinse off for smoother, brighter skin. Use every three days. Quick easy and effective - it's my summer holiday favourite this year. X

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Simple Shimmer - Everyday Makeup Look

Video - 13th Aug 2014 - Views - Comments - Watch →

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Chanel - Collection États Poétiques

Blog - 7th Aug 2014 - Comments - Read →

I’m away in Austria this week so won't be uploading my new video today (back in a few days though, so will upload early next week). In the meantime, fans of Chanel make-up may be interested to see this look I created for their site using their Fall/Autumn 2014 Collection États Poétiques. The eye colours in this new collection really make a statement so I decided to do a bold colourful eye look. You can recreate the look in any way you like. I've also taken a few photos of the other items in the collection, as we all love drooling over pictures of make-up!

 

 

 

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Cleansing Balms and News Update!

Video - 30th Jul 2014 - Views - Comments - Watch →

Here's a little update on everything that's been happening at the House of Eldridge and an in-depth look at some of my current favourite Cleansing Balms.Xx

The nail varnish I am wearing is Jessica's White Cap

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