Face Paint : The Story of Makeup

Face Paint : The Story of Makeup
Author: Lisa Eldridge
Rating: 4.28
Bestsellers Rate: 56905
Publisher: Abrams
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: Твердый, Суперобложка
Pages: 240
Hours of reading: 4.0 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 22,99 €

About the book

Make-up, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. Lisa Eldridge, one of the world's foremost make-up artists-with a very large and loyal public following of her own-has written the first real history of the subject. Face Paint will explore the reasons behind make-up's use, the actual materials employed and manufactured through the ages, the icons that people emulate and how they achieved their effects, the impact on women's lives and the present and future of make-up from high profile practitioners artists to cosmetic breakthroughs. Along with the glamorous trappings, this is also about women's history and the ways in which we can understand their story through the prism of make-up.




"Makeup artist and Lancome global creative director Lisa Eldridge drops serious knowledge in Face Paint, her book on the history of beautifying."--Marie Claire

Lisa Eldridge Biography

Lisa Eldridge (born 26 October 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand) is an English-New Zealand make-up artist, businesswoman, author, and YouTuber. She was raised in New Zealand and then moved to Liverpool, where she settled with her family. She had her first big break when she was booked by Elle magazine to work with model Cindy Crawford. From 2003 to 2013, Eldridge was the Creative Director for Boots No7, where she was responsible for developing, re-designing, and re-launching the brand. Eldridge is the global creative director of Lancôme, working across product development, advertising campaigns, and digital strategy. In October 2015, Eldridge published the book Face Paint: The Story of Makeup.

Early life

Born in New Zealand, Eldridge later moved to the UK and settled with her family in Liverpool. She started to be interested in make-up at age six when she discovered a box of her mother's vintage Mary Quant and Coty make-up from the 1960s at her grandmother's house. Her interest deepened when she was given a book on stage make-up as a teenager, and it was then that she decided to pursue a career in make-up artistry.


After moving to London, Eldridge took a course in photographic make-up artistry at Complexions, began building her portfolio, and eventually signed with a make-up agency. She had her first big break when she was booked by Elle magazine to work with model Cindy Crawford. Crawford and Eldridge subsequently worked together on several more shoots. She has been based in Paris, New York and, Los Angeles, and now lives in London. Her work has appeared on the pages of British, Italian, French, Chinese, and Japanese Vogue, Love, Allure, Glamour, Elle, Numéro, Harper's Bazaar, Pop, i-D and, Lula for covers, fashion, beauty, and celebrity shoots. Eldridge has worked with the photographers Tim Walker, Mert and Marcus, Regan Cameron, Sølve Sundsbø, Rankin, Paolo Roversi, David Sims, Mario Testino, and Patrick Demarchelier. Eldridge has collaborated with fashion houses and beauty brands on their international advertising campaigns and runway shows. These include Lancôme, Chloé, Alberta Ferretti, Prada, Donna Karan, Moschino, Yohji Yamamoto, and Pucci. Eldridge was named by The Business of Fashion as one of the people 'Shaping the Global Fashion Industry' in their Fashion 500 list for 2013. She has been the Make-up Creative Director of Lancôme since 6 January 2015. In October 2015, she published the book Face Paint: The Story of Makeup, on the history of makeup.

Television and media

Eldridge has been the resident on-screen beauty expert for the Channel 4 TV series Ten Years Younger, as well as an expert on non-invasive treatments on Ten Years Younger – The Challenge. She has made appearances on GMTV and Lorraine and has appeared on the Today Show in the USA.In 2021 Eldridge hosted Makeup: A Glamorous History, a show about the history of makeup on BBC Two.

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Authors: Lisa Eldridge
Publisher: Abrams
Imprint: Abrams Image
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9781419717963
ISBN10: 1419717960
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: 125 color & b/w illustrations
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: Твердый, Суперобложка
Paper: Мелованная
Font: None
Pages: 240
Book Weight: 990
Book Dimensions: 214x255x21
Circulation: None
Publication date: Oct. 13, 2015
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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