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Lisa Eldridge

Creative Director, Lancôme

Having jump-started her career by working with Cindy Crawford, the makeup artist is a social media star in her own right with over almost 2 million YouTube subscribers.


Lisa Eldridge has over 20 years of experience in makeup, consistently working in the highest echelons of the fashion industry and on the faces of some of the world’s most high profile women.

Known for her fresh and understated approach to beauty, she was appointed by French beauty house Lancôme as creative director of makeup in January 2015. in 2018, she launched her own line of makeup, starting with lipsticks, which are sold on her own website.

Having lived and worked in Paris, New York, LA and now in London, Eldridge has maintained a high editorial profile working with many of the world's top fashion photographers including Regan Cameron, Solve Sundsbo, Patrick Demarchelier, Thomas Schenk, Paolo Roversi and Horst Dirkgerdes.

In 1998, Shiseido approached Eldridge to work on developing the concept for a new makeup line. "The experience of working on my own makeup line really completed the circle of my career, and has lead me to fully understand makeup from the inside out having applied it, designed it and learnt how it is made and sold." In 2003, Eldridge was approached to be the creative director of No.7 Makeup, and has been integral to its re-launch.

Eldridge’s advertising clients include some of fashion’s biggest names, such as: Calvin Klein , Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Hermès, H&M and Prada. In addition to her campaign work, Eldridge has crafted runway looks for Nicole Farhi, Matthew Williamson, Yohji Yamamoto and Alberta Ferretti .

Eldridge writes a monthly column for Elle UK and collaborated with Peter Phillips, previously Chanel’s cosmetics creative director, on monthly online magazine Makeup Confidential. She has also expanded into jewellery and in 2015 wrote "Face Paint: The Story of Makeup," a New York Times bestseller. 


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26 October 1974

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