Jan. 8, 2021

Episode 10: Lisa Eldridge | Eva Green in Dumbo

We’re back this week to kick off the new year with Episode 10. I sat down with Beauty Icon, Makeup Historian, Pro Makeup Artist, NYT Bestselling Author, Lancome Global Creative Director, and founder of Lisa Eldridge Makeup & Jewels, Lisa Eldridge. We discuss her humble beginnings and early love for drawing & painting faces, her big break getting representation and working with Cindy Crawford, her take on the beauty boom & the success of her beloved YouTube channel, and of course her work creating Eva Green’s looks with the incredible team on Tim Burton’s Dumbo. Plus, so much more. Enjoy!

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We’re back this week to kick off the new year with Episode 10. I sat down with Beauty Icon, Makeup Historian, Pro Makeup Artist, NYT Bestselling Author, Lancome Global Creative Director, and founder of Lisa Eldridge Makeup & Jewels, Lisa Eldridge. We discuss her humble beginnings and early love for drawing & painting faces, getting her start in London and big break getting representation and working with Cindy Crawford, her take on the beauty boom & the success of her beloved YouTube channel, and of course her work creating Eva Green’s looks with the incredible team on Tim Burton’s Dumbo. Plus, so much more. Enjoy! Guest Bio: 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. (MORE AT WWW.LISAELDRIDGE.COM) Episode Guide: 2:56: The last time Tiffany and Lisa saw each other was the first Monday in May - Lisa did Dua Lipa’s stunning makeup for the 2018 Met Gala 4:54: Lisa is an OG Beauty Guru on YouTube. She started back in 2010 and her channel is the holy grail of tutorials, product reviews, and behind-the-scenes. 5:35: Lisa has been in to makeup since she was 13 years old. One of her first books she learned from was Stage Makeup by Herman Buchman (Her original copy pictured!) She fell in love with drawing face charts and faces and using makeup to make portraits. 15:22: Lisa shares about her early days and humble beginnings. Including some very passionate Italian roommates in London. 16:50: Lisa went to Milan to get her portfolio together and come back to London and found representation. 17:47: One of Lisa’s first big jobs was with Cindy Crawford for Elle. 24:35: Lisa’s first YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRh4w... 29:00: Lisa’s New York Time’s Best Selling Book, Face Paint: The Story of Makeup (2015) https://www.lisaeldridge.com/pages/fa... 33:00-47:49: DUMBO DISCUSSION BEGINS. Lisa shares all about the process of working with the whole team on the looks for Eva Green’s character in #Dumbo, Collette Marchant, a trapeze artist circa 1919. Costume and Headpiece by #ColleenAtwood and Wig by #AlainPichon. She covers everything from research to tests, coming on set, press shoots, and her special love for the star patch.* *See lots of footage from Lisa and watch her whole video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GmKj... Look Behind The Look is a new podcast hosted by the filmmaker behind Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story, Tiffany Bartok. It is a deep dive into iconic looks in film, TV, music, and fashion history with the creatives that brought them to life. Look Behind The Look also offers rare and exclusive visuals on YouTube featuring archival photographs and footage to enjoy along with the story.

Lisa Eldridge

Makeup Artist

From lisaeldridge.com
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, make up 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 You Tube tutorials which have had over 210 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 £100,000) 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. Her ground breaking new product ranges will be revealed in 2021.

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, Carey Mulligan, Cate Blanchett, Cameron Diaz, Catherine McCormack, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Claire Danes, Clémence Poésy, 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, 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, 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, Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Natasha Poly, Nastassjia Kinski, Nicole Ritchie, Nicole Kidman, Paloma Faith, Penélope Cruz, Princess Charlene Of Monaco, Princess, Claire of Luxembourg, Rihanna, Romola Garai, Rosamund Pyke, Rose Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sam Rollinson, Sandra Bullock, Samantha Mathis, Selma Hayek, Sienna Miller, Sofia Coppola, Sophie Dahl, 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, Amanda Wakely, Benetton, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Chloe, David Yurman, Dior, Donna Karan, DKNY, Emporio Armani, Feragamo, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gianfranco Ferre, Gucci, H&M, Hardy Aimes, Harvey Nichols, Henry Cottons, Hermes, HUAWEI, Jaeger, J Crew, J.C. Jeans, Jean Charles De Castelbajac, Jean Muir, Jessica Ogden, Jil Sander, Junko Shimada, Kurt Geiger, Lancome, T LeClerc, L’Oreal Paris, Louis Vuitton, Marks and Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Matthew Williamson, Max Factor, Maxmara, Maybelline, Moschino, Mugler, Mulberry, Nina Ricci, Osman Yousefzada, Philosophy, Piaget, Prada, Prada Sport, Pringle, Pucci, Revlon, Rimmel, Shiseido, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Temperley London, Todd Lynn, Yohji Yamamoto