Lisa Eldridge is one of the world’s leading make-up artists. Her prodigious artistic instincts have made her indispensable to designers, editors, photographers, art directors and celebrities alike. Equally at home orchestrating her signature red carpet look - dewy, fresh and flawless - or conceiving avant-garde innovations for catwalk or editorial. Lisa is a make-up artist whose talent and vision have made her a top global creative force.
For Lisa, makeup is more than mere glittering surfaces, it is an important signifier of the importance of both creativity and humanity. In October 2015, Lisa published her first book, Face Paint: The Story of Makeup, an accumulation of years of research into the history of makeup. The book quickly became a New York Times bestseller and is now published in nine languages. In tandem with her book, it is well known in the industry that Lisa is one of the leading collectors of vintage make up in the world, with a museum quality treasure trove of seminal, valuable and important pieces: for example, the lipstick holder that Cartier made for Audrey Hepburn in 1954. The collection informs both her creative work and her own brand.
Lisa has previously lived and worked in Paris, New York and LA, she is now based in London, working regularly with fashion photographers such as Nick Knight, Solve Sundsbo, Dan Beleiu, Hugo Comte and Mert and Marcus and her artistry frequently appears on the covers of international publications such as Vogue and Bazaar.
Her celebrity roster includes most of the A List - from Dua Lipa and Kate Winslet to Keira Knightley and Nicole Kidman and her fashion advertising and show credits include Gucci, Prada, Balmain, Jil Sander and many more.
Lisa is currently Global Creative Director of Lancôme (appointed in 2015), working across product development, advertising campaigns and digital strategy. She has previously held creative directorships, ambassadorial and product developmental roles for leading brands including Chanel, Shiseido and Boots No7. And after over 20 years of such roles Lisa’s knowledge of cosmetic chemistry is in-depth and comprehensive
Lisa was an early adopter and disruptor in the digital sphere. In 2002 she became the first professional make-up artist to have her own dot com. In Dec 2010 she started broadcasting her celebrated YouTube tutorials which have had over 233 million views to date. She has developed a large, global online following, while maintaining a high editorial profile
On her YouTube channel Lisa shares her knowledge and expertise with her loyal audience, who value her advice and recommendations. Lisa’s views are always her own. She self funds all her YouTube content and does not accept any sponsored or paid content or any payment to promote any products or brands. Since 2016 she has donated 100% of the YouTube advertising revenue (around £200,000) to charities that focus on female education and health
Perhaps the next logical step in this roll call of achievements was for Lisa to create her own brand. In 2018 she launched a limited-edition capsule-collection of immaculate True Velvet Lipsticks. The reception was so enthusiastic they sold out in hours. Lisa has expanded the range of colours and formulae, following up with further launches in 2019 and 2020 and readers of Temptalia voted Lisa Eldridge the best Niche Beauty Brand of 2020.
A range of ground-breaking product launches followed, including the ‘skincare-grade glow-giver’ (Grazia) Elevated Glow Highlighter, the next level Luxuriously Lucent Lip Colour, a sumptuous range of Enhance and Define Lip Pencils and the sell-out sensation, Liquid Lurex Eyeshadows. 2021 also saw the hotly anticipated launch of Seamless Skin The Foundation, which Vogue heralded as, ‘As close to a perfect foundation as you’re ever going to get’.
In 2018, Lisa unexpectedly used her unique and unparalleled take on colour to launch a chromatic spectrum of fine, gemstone rings and earrings - the Lisa Eldridge Jewellery line, which continues to evolve.
‘When I started making YouTube videos back in 2011, I had no idea that the rings I was wearing would get almost as many comments as my make up techniques. I’ve always been fascinated with coloured gemstones. It started when I was a child and used to draw intense coloured circles on paper with wax crayons and then add a big drop of water – the wax held the water in a dome shape and created an illusionary jewel.”
Lisa Eldridge Jewellery uses only semi-precious gemstones that are completely natural. Each gemstone is cut exclusively and precisely to Lisa’s design specifications. Inspired by the simplicity of antique old cut cushions, classic ovals, brilliant rounds and distinctive movals. This faceting technique enhances the gorgeous array of colours, lustre and spectacular beauty of the natural stones. Lisa wanted the designs to really showcase the gemstone it holds and allow for as much light as possible to surround and pass through the stone. Lisa has selected the metal for every setting to work in synergy with each gemstone, whether 18 carat gold, sterling silver, or white gold.
Lisa recently launched an iconic Lipstick Charm, where three of her best-selling True Velvet shades were immortalised, with fans heralding it as ‘The Lipstick That Lasts Forever!’. The pieces continue to be collectibles for beauty and fine jewellery lovers alike.
In Winter 2021 Lisa opened her first, wildly successful Pop-Up in the heart of London’s historic Covent Garden. This totally unique beauty pop-up mimicked Lisa’s studio ‘The House of Eldridge’ and attracted constant queues of visitors around the block of the bustling Piazza. Across it’s ten week residency, the experience gave Lisa's fans unique insight into the colourful world of the House of Eldridge. As well as being able to try and buy the full suite of Lisa Eldridge products, attendees were able to experience Lisa’s curated vintage make-up museum and attend events, talks and masterclasses.
In 2022 the Lisa Eldridge beauty brand was voted, by its readers, as Best New Expert Led Beauty Brand in the Sunday Times Beauty Style Awards.
Celebrity Clients Include
Adwoa Aboah, Adriana Lima, Alexa Chung, Alicia Vikander, Amanda Seyfried, Amber Valetta, America Fererra, Anna Kendrick, Annette Bening, Aurore Clement, Bella Hadid, Bianca Jagger, Billie Piper, Bonnie Wright, Cara Delevingne, Carey Mulligan, Cate Blanchett, Cameron Diaz, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Claire Danes, Clémence Poésy, Daria Werbowy, Daisy Edgar Jones, Daisy Ridley, Debbie Harry, Demi Moore, Diane Kruger, Dua Lipa, Edie Campbell, Elle Macpherson, Elizabeth Jagger, Elizabeth Hurley, Emma Chamberlain, Emma Roberts, Emma Watson, Emma Stone, Eva Green, Eva Herzigova, Florence Welch, Gemma Arterton, Georgia May Jagger, Gigi Hadid, Gwendoline Christie, Hari Neff, Hayley Atwell, Heather Graham, Heidi Klum, Helena Christiansen, Helena Bonham Carter, Ines de La Fressange, Irina Shayk, Isabella Rossellini, Jade Jagger, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jorga Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Joan Collins, Joan Smalls, Joely Richardson, Julie Delpy, Julianna Margulies, Karlie Kloss, Kathleen Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Bosworth, Kate Moss, Kate Winslet, Katy Perry, Keeley Hawes, Keira Knightley, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Kylie Minogue, Kyra Sedgewick, Laura Carmichael, Lena Headey, Lily Aldridge, Lily Allen, Lily Collins, Lily James, Liv Tyler, Lucy Liu, Maggie Cheung, Michelle Dockery, Miranda Richardson, Naomi Campbell, Naomi Scott, Natalia Vodianova, Natasha Poly, Nastassjia Kinski, Nicole Ritchie, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Cooke, Paloma Faith, Penélope Cruz, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Princess of Monaco, Princess Claire of Luxembourg, Rihanna, Romola Garai, Rosamund Pyke, Rose Byrne, Rosie Huntington -Whiteley, Sally Hawkins, Sandra Bullock, Selma Hayek, Sienna Miller, Sofia Coppola, Sofia Richie, Sonam Kapoor, Sophie Dahl, Suki Waterhouse, Taylor Hill, Taylor Swift, Tyra Bank, Uma Thurman, Vanessa Redgrave, Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood, Yasmin Le Bon
Advertising and Fashion Clients
Alberta Ferretti, Balmain, Benetton, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Chloe, David Yurman, Dior, Donna Karan, DKNY, Emporio Armani, Feragamo, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gucci, H&M, Hardy Aimes, Hermes, Jean Muir, Jessica Ogden, Jil Sander, Junko Shimada, Lancome, L’Oreal Paris, Louis Vuitton, Max Factor, Maxmara, Maybelline, Moschino, Mugler, Mulberry, Nina Ricci, Osman Yousefzada, Philosophy, Piaget, Prada, Pringle, Pucci, Revlon, Rimmel, Shiseido, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Versace, Yeezy, Yohji YamamotoRead more Read less
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