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Retro 80's Make Up Look

Video - 11th Mar 2012 - Views - Comments - Watch →

This video is a bit of  retro 80’s make-up fun, a time that was all about bright, stripy blusher and garish eye colours. I’ve worked on a few 80’s inspired shoots recently which had me thinking about and researching all things 80’s beauty related. I loved doing the make-up and hope you enjoy watching this x

Lisa Loves - A Beauty Swoon!

Blog - 4th Mar 2012 - Comments 96 - Read →

It takes an awful lot these days to get me excited about a beauty product. It could be the colour, the texture, the originality or the practicality but when its all at once my oooh's and aaaah's can be heard for miles! The arrival at the House of Eldridge of the new YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains, saw such a moment.

First up the technology and texture is something brand new in the lip arena. Creamy and glossy but not too glossy, long lasting in a way that actual gloss never truly is and fabulously moisturising in a way that stains usually are not. The packaging could easily be mistaken for a nail polish bottle, the applicator is a flat, petal shaped spatula that hugs the curves of your lips perfectly.

The colour palette is also extremely desirable. The twenty pearl-free shades feature everything from a seriously pale, baby pink to wearable 'like natural lip colour only better' shades through to the richest cyclamen and bright orange. So far I've worn No2 (a bitten lip shade), No8 (an off the chart hot orange) and No17 (a beautiful lilacy pink) and loved all three. You can almost feel the creamy, long lasting formula locking on and clinging to your lips which is quite reassuring. I often find the sweet fruity fragrance of glosses a bit cloying but this one, although quite perfumed, didnt bother me at all.

A stain is the most modern way to wear lip colour and this, in my opinion is the most modern of all stains.

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My long lasting night out look, new products chat and news!

Video - 29th Feb 2012 - Views - Comments - Watch →

This is the look I wore for the Elle Style Awards. I wanted to do a really long lasting but wearable red lip and this video features my techniques for doing just that. This lip lasted all night (11 hours), through a 3 course dinner and drinks without any touch-ups! The only thing I touched up all night was my powder once. I'm using some new products that I really love too.

Very excited about my new monthly column for Elle UK, if you're in the UK and pick up a copy of the April issue let me know what you think.... it will be out in about 5 days.

Lisa Loves - Creme Textures at LFW

Blog - 23rd Feb 2012 - Comments 66 - Read →

On Tuesday evening I did the make-up for the Osman show at London Fashion Week. Osman is known for his minimalism but for this his A/W 2012 collection he combined his minimalist vision with a beautifully heady mix of rich texture and colour. Beautifully textured brocades in opulent red and gold were accompanied by a sprinkling of tribal folklore in the shape of colourful embroidered applique, a few extraordiary pieces of artfully placed jewellery and fabulous brocade shoes.

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Minimal Product Make-Up - Pink Flush

Video - 21st Feb 2012 - Views - Comments - Watch →

This is the look I was wearing in the intro of my last tutorial and was requested by many of you. I have added one extra product here in the shape of a moisturising sheer lipstick but if you want to stick to the original look, use the cream blush on lips for a pop of pink (and one less item!).  I'm doing this look on myself everyday at the moment as I find blusher is essential at this time of year for making me look alive! Pink blush is gorgeously flattering on so many skintones and can really lift a tired complexion.

Gallery Update - Gemma Arterton For Vogue

Blog - 18th Feb 2012 - Comments 84 - Read →

I'm absolutely in love with everything about these shots by photographer Ben Weller for this months Vogue UK. The issue (with Lana Del Ray on the cover), also features an insightful interview with Gemma who has no less than three movies set for release this year. Gemma is one of the most beautiful and talented young actresses working today, I love doing her make-up because shes also one of the nicest. One of those natural beauties that looks equally good without a scrap of make-up on (dont you hate her now!) we decided to do a tough, 'rock chick' look with a hint of a 60's vibe as it worked well with the fierce styling. The look above was a deconstructed smokey eye, I wanted it to look kind of messed up and lived in.... and for the top shot, I added shine to the liner and an exaggerated, graphic black liquid line just above the socket area. Combined with  a touch of light base - i love Gemmas freckles - and a pale lip I think this look works well. We shot these pics in super quick time as Gemma was due on set of her latest project but sometimes everthing just comes together so perfectly through team effort that a little magic is created!

To read Gemma's interview and see the pics first hand get the March issue of Vogue UK

Photgrapher: Ben Weller at CLM

Creative Direction: Jamie Pearlmann

Fashion Editor: Gillian Wilkins

Hair: Syd Hayes at Premier Hair and Make-up

Nails: Anatole Rainey at Premier Hair and Make-up

 

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Fresh and Polished look for Office/Work

Video - 12th Feb 2012 - Views - Comments - Watch →

A simple, quick look for the office with the emphasis on long wearing formulas and fresh polished looking skin. The shade and shape of the liner can be adapted to suit your eyes. Thanks to my lovely model Jiin Jang from South Korea. She came to London to study acting and has just left drama school, so wish her well! 

Model: Jiin Jang

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