Inside the Industry: In conversation with Lisa Eldridge

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26 Oct 2015

6pm to 8.30pm

Join us for an In conversation event with Lisa Eldridge; one of the most highly regarded make-up artists on the international beauty and fashion circuits. Lisa will be sharing details on how she has got to where she is today and discussing her exciting new book, 'Face Paint - The Story of Make-up'.

With over 20 years of experience, London based Lisa Eldridge has become one of the most recognised faces in the beauty industry.  Whether she’s called upon to create her signature look, best described as fresh and flawless or to work her magic for the catwalk or on editorial shoots, her understated, modern approach to beauty has made her indispensable to designers, magazine editors, art directors and celebrities alike. She provides online make-up tutorials, and has been the resident on-screen beauty expert for three seasons of Channel 4’s successful series ‘Ten Years Younger.

Throughout her career, she has maintained a high editorial profile working with many of the world's top fashion photographers including Mert and Marcus, Solve Sundsbo, Patrick Demarchelier, Thomas Schenk, Paolo Roversi and Horst Dirkgerdes. Her masterful make-up artistry appeared on the pages of virtually every fashion magazine including British, Italian, Chinese and Japanese Vogue, Allure, Glamour, Love, Numero, Pop and Lula.  In addition, Lisa has collaborated with many of the world's top fashion houses on their advertising campaigns and fashion shows.

Book sale information
Lisa Eldridge's must-have new hardback book, 'Face Paint - The Story of Make-up' (published by Abrams Image) will be on sale in the canteen immediately after the talk at a special discounted rate of £13.00 (RRP: £18.99) for all talk attendees. 

The book focuses on fascinating stories about the history of make-up, set alongside beautiful illustrations, paintings and iconic photographs.  Women's history and the ways in which we can understand their story through the prism of make-up is also explored. 

Do you have a question to ask Lisa Eldridge?
If you would like to prepare a question to ask Lisa Eldridge at the end of her talk, please submit it via e-mail to by Friday 2 October.  You will be e-mailed prior to the event date to let you know if your question has been selected.

Tickets are free and this event is open to students and staff. 

This event is now fully booked.  Please e-mail the Events Team directly if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Please arrive at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.


Image credit: Lisa Eldridge