No7's 75th Anniversary Shoot
I thought I'd show you some of the looks I created for Boots No7's 75th anniversary. There are 7 in total - one for each decade since the 40's but these are my personal favourites (60's, 40's, 70's and 90's).
All of the looks were created on one model so it was a very loooong day but a great one as I got to do exactly what I wanted and be creative. I think its amazing how different the model looks in each of the pictures, initially most people I showed all 7 to didn't believe it was the same girl - shows the power of make-up!
It was decided the best way to really showcase the make-up was to keep the model in more or less the same position for each shot and vary just the hair and lighting each time. Photographer Ben Hassett did an amazing job of really capturing a feel for each decade with clever lighting and hairdresser James Rowe made the perfect subtle statement each time with hair.
I also created the palettes/nails/lips which go with each decade. The eye shadows were chosen by the best sellers from each of the decades and it was great fun researching the archives looking at the original products and advertising for each era starting with their launch in the 1930's.
I have added all 7 to my gallery alongside each other so you can really see the transformation.
New Video: My Favourite Brushes
My personal favourite brushes has been the most requested video recently. I’ve also been asked to do a video of the ideal bushes and tools that non professionals should have in their make-up bags… that one is coming soon. So here are the top favourite brushes from my kit. I’m mentioning 27 (there were a few more but I ran out of time) and each and everyone is essential for me in my working life as a professional Make-up Artist. For non professionals, there are some great brushes here that will really help you to apply your make-up with a more polished finish. Enjoy and let me know what you think…your comments are always gratefully received.! Lisa x
UPDATE - for anyone outside of the UK and Japan who are looking to purchase the SUQQU brushes. At the moment the best way to buy them is via mail order from Selfidges Department Store in London. The PR Christa told me this .... "The number to ring is +44 20 7318 3538, which goes directly to the SUQQU counter. The girls will be able to process the order over the phone and ship any products to anywhere the buyer so wishes"
They will also be launching onto the Selfrides on-line shop within the next month or so too. Hopefully word will spread about this great brand and they will be available in more countries soon.
Watch the video here.
These are my favourite brushes and links to find them online:
1. Suqqu - Face Brush
2. Suqqu - Cheek Brush
3. Suqqu - Brush pouch set
4. Suqqu - Shadow Brush L
5. Suqqu - Eye Brow Brush
6. Suqqu - Eye Shadow Brush S
7. Kevyn Aucoin - Concealer Brush
8. Sephora - Professional Concealer Brush 46
9. Sephora - Smoky Eye Brush 24 - Professional Platinum
10. Laura Mercier - Smokey Eye Liner Brush
11. RMK - Eye Brow Brush
12. Bobbi Brown - Lip Brush
13. Daniel Sandler - Blending Brush
14. Benefit - Fantail Brush
15. Jemma Kidd - Deepen Brush
16. Paula Dorf - Eye Blender
17. Paula Dorf - Sheer Crease Brush
18. Paula Dorf - Eye Contour
19. Paula Dorf - Lip Brush
20. Paula Dorf - Smoke Lid
21. Sue Devitt - Powder Brush
22. No7 - Foundation Brush
23. No7 - Concealer Brush
24. MAC - Brush - 109
25. MAC - Brush - 129
26. MAC - Brush - 217
27. Shu Uemura - Synthetic Brush - 10
Lisa Loves - More Strawberries Please...
With the recent hot summery weather my thoughts returned to the favourite lipstick of my summer holiday last year. I had a thing for wearing Revlon Matte lipcolour in Strawberry Suede rather inappropriately whilst sitting around the pool. Aside from the fabulous shade, which just screams summer, the formulation is feather light, comfortable, smooth and very long lasting (important if you like to sip on a cocktail). The best thing about this shade is its schizophrenic quality; it can look completely different depending on the light. In sunlight it’s the brightest orangey poppy red whilst in the evening it seems to flip into a richer pinkier red. I'm wearing this in my next video which i'll post here on Friday (my favourite brushes....for those who requested!)
Meanwhile, here is a photo of me in said situation (complete with cocktail), working those lips….
Inspiration - Love this...
This isn't exactly make-up related I know but I get my inspiration from many different sources. So for a minute and a half of pure beauty watch this film....so inspiring not to mention relaxing. Especially love it when the Peonies appear at 1.06, can there possibly be anything prettier?
Done and Undone Make-up (Lisa Eldridge Style!)
I recently worked on his shoot for the the current issue of Glamour shot by Photographer Alan Gelati and edited by their fab beauty director and 'skinny chick' Alessandra Steinherr. The model was non other than barefoot singing starlet Diana Vickers who is currently riding high in the charts with her debut single.
I loved the idea of Done and Undone looks and Alessandra and I quickly came up with the codename 'Glastonbury Versus Boulevard St Germain' in the lead up to the shoot. Its only when you see different looks on one person along side each other like this that you realise how truly transforming make-up can be!
These are my 2 favourite looks from the story - Faye Dunaway inspired kitten flick liner and pale sexy mouth and the warm, glowy natural look. For the 'Done' look I tried out Mac's penultimate liner in Black with lashings of Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill mascara in Black. The lips were pale and interesting in Lord and Berrys Glazed Pink. For the 'Undone' look I used The Bobbi Brown shimmerbrick in Pink Quartz, buffing the deeper brown shade into the socket line and along the lower lashes to define and a wash of all the shades over lid, brow bone and cheekbones to highlight.
How are you wearing your make-up today....are you 'Done' or 'Undone'?
Pin Up Look
Following on from the lipstick tutorial earlier this week, today I'm posting a pin up look. I've done this type of vintage look on Katy Perry, Lily Allen, Mischa Barton, Kelly Osbourne, Karen Elson and many others and it's one of those classically glamourous looks that never goes out of style. You can swap the eye or lips colour shades for ones you already have as this look can be done in any of the classic shades. I've kept the brows, skin and general feel as modern and fresh as possible to give an updated feel. Perfect for a party, glam event or girly vintage night. Have fun with it and thanks for watching!
Gallery Update - Emma Roberts (Julia Roberts Niece!)
A couple of months ago I was working with actress Emma Roberts whilst she was visiting the UK for a press trip from her native LA. Emma was really sweet and fun to work with. I love these shots we did for US In Style Magazine as they capture her energy and spirit really well courtesy of fab photographer Freddie Helwig and stylist Nancy Rohde. I did a 'rock chic' dark eye using tons of smudgy black kohl pencil and lots of mascara, pale flawless skin and a sexy neural lip. Emma has quite a few new movies coming out soon so look out for her... talent and beauty is obviously in her genes!