Lisa has worked with the likes of Kate Winslet, Emma Watson and Cheryl Cole and attracts millions of viewers to her website every month where she shares her wealth of knowledge and demonstrates her expert skills in video. All this and she is a judge in the 2012 ELLE Beauty Awards (to be announced in November issue).
We sat down with Lisa in her London home to answer your questions via Twitter. Here’s the Q&A:
ELLE Twitter Q&A with Lisa Eldridge
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_EldridgeIs there much of a difference between a BB cream and a foundation? Which should I use?
Hi @lucyrossx BB creams have a much lighter coverage but still offer good protection, SPF etc. x
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge What advice would you give to someone looking to enter into a career in make-up, with no professional experience?
Hi @petitepip decide what type of make-up you would like to do then find out as much as you can about that industry. Lisa x
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge What tips do you have for applying eye make-up on large/protruding eyes?
Hi @music_junkie87 apply a dark pencil or gel to the waterline and then all around the eyes close to the lashes and extend at the edges. Soften and blend. X
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge I would like to do more photographic/editorial work. What can I do to gain more experience?
Hi @VickysGlamoRama contact established photographer’s assistants and model agencies to work with their new faces. They are the future.
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge How do I make the concealer around my chin last all day? I use a powder and a primer but it always disappears.
Hi @bbeautylove you may need to use a less creamy one. Something like Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage which is quite dry. X
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge I would love to know your make-up journey inside out, but what has been your favourite, “wow, I’ve made it” moment?
Hi @zoenewlove Well it probably has to be when Axel Rose invited me and Cindy Crawford to go on stage with Guns & Roses for fun! I was doing Cindy’s make-up at the time ;) x
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge My lips always get very dry and start peeling from lipstick (highend and drugstore). What can I do to prevent it?
Hi @PentaPhobia massage them every night in circular movements with a cotton bud and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. Leave a layer on while you sleep. X
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Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge What is your best tip for applying make-up to ageing skin?
Hi @FashionEdin very light moisturising (light reflective) layers. Only use foundation where needed and go easy on the concealer under the eyes. X
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge what are your favourite waterproof mascaras?
Hi @susieq434 my favourite one is the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Waterproof mascara. X
Hi @JaynaKawa apply an eye primer. My favourite is the Nars Pro Prime but Urban Decay Primer Potion Original is also really good. X
Hi @morenikeojeleke moving from my home to London, then London to Paris and eventually Paris to US - Now back home in London but all helped.
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge My face is lighter than my chest. Which should I match my foundation to? My face can look pale compared to my chest sometimes.
Hi @LouiseWest1 it depends how great the difference and what shade your neck is too. You may need to split the difference to even everything out.
Hi @elitfashionista Murad and La Roche Posay have great ones. X
Hi @S_LouiseMiller I swear by Suqqu's felt tip brow pen so you can paint individual hairs back in. And it’s waterproof so it lasts all day. X
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge How do you make blue eyes pop? (for a 16 year old)
Hi @ellieFoot_ Try using a golden bronze eyeshadow or pencil close to your lashes. Your eyes will instantly become extra blue! X
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge What’s the best eye look for hooded lids? I feel eyeliner makes them look smaller?
Hi @katkin10 Apply eyeshadow with your eyes open looking straight ahead into a mirror. Aim to create a smoky 'fake socket' for depth and definition.
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge I naturally have really rosy cheeks but foundation only covers them up slightly. What can I use to make my cheeks look natural?
Hi @xHurdlesx After applying foundation apply concealer to the bits of redness you want to cover (jawline etc), leave the rest to show through. x
Hi @Snick_Snicks Apply highlighter on your cheekbones. Becca or Lancôme are my fave's. x
@ELLEUK Hi Lisa! Which powder mineral foundation has a dewy finish and also which creamy eye shadow is the best? Thank you
Hi @Magdalena1122_ They don’t really have a 'dewy' finish, more of a glow. I like the Laura Mercier one best. And good cream eyeshadows: Mac, Benefit and Make Up For Ever. x
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge What can I do to make my small eyes look bigger Lisa?
Hi @kaitlynxoxo avoid harsh dark liners/shadow (especially on the waterline). Invest in a good beige toned eye pencil and use mid-toned shimmery shadows. x
Hi @rosieCwright No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Serum and creams and Roc 'Retinol' based treatments. x
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge What’s a failsafe rose lipstick for any woman?
Hi @ShamzLDN there isn’t one shade that suits all. However Chanels' Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle is a lovely classic rose shade. x
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge What’s the best skincare brands for sensitive skin and to help with an uneven skin tone?
Hi @emillais Avene and La Roche Posay are both great for sensitive skin types. x
Hi @lia_luciano gentle cleansers are best and how often you exfoliate is a personal thing, everyone’s skin tolerates it differently. I personally like Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant. For cleansing etc Dermalogica, Avene, Murad and La Roche all good for blemishes
Hi @LouiseLFC81 do you have oily upper/lower lids? Or is your concealer too creamy? Both will pick up mascara. Try using an eye primer underneath.
Hi @Adelemmr Yes avoid trying to 'cover' them with heavy foundation, it doesn’t work. In my kit I have Bioderma's Sebium Pore Refiner. x
Hi @LollyBeckett I always use a thin layer of Avenes Diroseal treatment. It’s not especially for oily skin but you can use it under a primer. It’s a light formula so not greasy. x
Hi @ELLEUK @Lisa_Eldridge if you could only have one product in your makeup bag what would it be?
Hi @glitterbox81 Please let me have two!!! Concealer and mascara (and curlers!) Thank you ; ) X
@ELLEUK hey Lisa. What's the best tip/product to make eyes look like they don't stand too close together? X
Hi @elena_kopp never line eyes right to inner corner (upper or lower). Start one third of the way along and extend out at the outer. For evening apply fake lashes at the outer edge - works a treat! X
Hi @elizabethMuA contact good model agencies to work with their new faces on test shoots that way you meet new photographers. X
Hi @FrankieNeal1 good and eager to learn .....and work hard! X
I think I need a cup of tea now! Thanks so much for joining me today, sorry if I didn’t answer your question. Most of the questions I've been asked today are addressed in the videos on my site. http://www.lisaeldridge.com @Lisa_Eldridge