I love the work of make up artist Lisa Eldridge – She is a pure makeup magician-ess!
Once you start looking at Lisa’s videos, you can’t stop!
She explains concisely why, how and what she does for the individual concerned. I chose this video because beauty is rarely depicted in anyone over 25 and a beautiful makeup is created for Yvonne a mature model.
When I was a teenager (back in the day) products weren’t as comprehensive as they are now. Rimmel, Cover Girl, Maybelline and playing around with pots of my Mums Mary Quant eyeshadows was pretty much it. I remember the heavily scented powders that gave me an orange face, badly chosen foundation that gave me tide marks (no, I gave me tide marks!) and bright red lips which, well, We won’t go there! Today most of the teenagers I see walking around look as though they have just stepped out of a music video!
Makeup needs to be understood; It is not a weapon but a means of enhancing your natural features. nothing more, nothing less.
Makeup should be a part of you, not apart from you and learning to understand why you apply makeup, helps to apply it.
Do you use makeup as a mask to cover up bad skin? Because you could never dream of going out without it? Or because someone told you, you need it?.
Makeup can at times be confusing and even intimidating. How to apply it can send us into a spin; Un-doing bad habits and getting confidence back can take years. With constant pressure from the media to look good, it is no wonder we get bullied into buying products in the hope that we too will get the look, the man, the career we dream of. Right? Wrong!
Firstly, you are gorgeous just the way you are! and secondly, never let anyone tell you what you should look like; dress like or otherwise.
If you DO decide to wear makeup, make sure at the very least, it enhances your natural features; face shape, hair skin and eyes.
Following people like Lisa will go a long way to giving you all the tools required to move your image up a gear when needs must.