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 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
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, Cate Blanchett, Cameron Diaz, Catherine McCormack, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Claire Danes, Clémence Poésy, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Daphne Guinness, Daria Werbowy, Demi Moore, Diane Kruger, Diane Lane, Dua Lipa, Edie Campbell, Elle Macpherson, Elizabeth Jagger, Elizabeth Hurley, Emma Roberts, Emma Watson, Emma Stone, Emily Mortimer, Eva Green, Eva Herzigova, Florence Welch, Gemma Arterton, Georgia May Jagger, Gigi Hadid, Greta Scacchi, Hari Nef, Hayley Atwell, Heather Graham, Heidi Klum, Helena Christiansen, HRH Princess Beatrice, Ines de La Fressange, Irene Jacob, Isabella Rossellini, Jade Jagger, Jada Pinkett, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Brown Findlay, Joan Collins, Joanna Scanlan, Joely Richardson, Julie Delpy, Julianna Margulies, Karlie Kloss, Kathleen Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Bosworth, Kate Moss, Kate Winslet, Katy Perry, Keeley Hawes, Keira Knightley, Kelly Osbourne, Kelly Reilly, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Kirsten Dunst, Kylie Minogue, Kyra Sedgewick, Laura Carmichael, Lena Headey, Lily Allen, Lily Collins, Lily James, Liv Tyler, Lucy Liu, Maggie Cheung, Mena Suvari, Michelle Dockery, Mischa Barton, Minnie Driver, Miranda Richardson, Natalia Vodianova, Natasha Poly, Nastassjia Kinski, Nicole Ritchie, Nicole Kidman, Paloma Faith, Penélope Cruz, Princess Charlene Of Monaco, Princess Claire of Luxembourg, Priyanka Chopra, Rihanna, Romola Garai, Rosamund Pyke, Rose Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sally Hawkins, Sandra Bullock, Samantha Mathis, Salma Hayek, Sienna Miller, Sofia Coppola, Sophie Dahl, Sonam Kapoor, Suki Waterhouse, Teri Hatcher, The Saturdays, Tyra Banks, Uma Thurman, Vanessa Redgrave, Victoria Beckham, Yasmin Le Bon, and Zara Phillips
Advertising and Fashion Clients
Alberta Ferretti, Benetton, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Chloe, David Yurman, Dior, Donna Karan, DKNY, Emporio Armani, Feragamo, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gianfranco Ferre, Gucci, H&M, Hardy Aimes, Hermes, Jean Muir, Jessica Ogden, Jil Sander, Junko Shimada, Lancome, L’Oreal Paris, Louis Vuitton, Massimo Dutti, Matthew Williamson, Max Factor, Maxmara, Maybelline, Moschino, Mugler, Mulberry, Nina Ricci, Osman Yousefzada, Philosophy, Piaget, Prada, Pringle, Pucci, Revlon, Rimmel, Shiseido, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Temperley London, Versace, Yeezy, Yohji Yamamoto