Celebrity make-up artist Lisa Eldridge is helping non-celebrities look glamorous at home via her regular video beauty tutorials.
Lisa Eldridge shares her professional expertise with the world via her website, LisaEldridge.com.
Her latest step-by-step guide – how to achieve a glowing, youthful make-up look for mature skin – is proving to be a huge hit as over 160,000 people have logged on to watch her make over 64-year-old model Yvonne Ellis.
Aimed at those over the age of 50, the video shows viewers how to achieve a youthful complexion and coverage of blemishes, without layering on heavy make-up.
“Most women over the age of 50 want to know how to approach foundation so that it won’t emphasize lines and how to make-up their eyes” says Lisa Eldridge, who receives thousands of letters from women every week.
Lisa Eldridge first suggests using a fresh and balmy foundation that can be easily be worked into the skin.
She uses Bobbi Brown Moisturizing Balm to provide a foundation-like coverage without accentuating wrinkles and lines.
Lisa Eldridge suggests: “When it comes to skin, never try to ‘paper over the cracks’ as people say, because it just doesn’t work.
“If you put heavy foundation on, or something that’s drying, it’s going to sit in all the lines, it’s going to emphasize them, and you’re going to make yourself look much much older.”
Under the eyes Lisa Eldridge suggests avoiding lots of light reflecting products as they can look white, and instead uses a small amount of Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer in the corner of the eye to cover any darkness.
If there are any more obvious marks or blemishes, Lisa Eldridge recommends using a heavier coverage specifically on those areas with a small make-up brush, such as Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation.
Aimed at those over the age of 50, Lisa Eldridge’s beauty tutorial shows viewers how to achieve a youthful complexion and coverage of blemishes, without layering on heavy make-up
In keeping with her emphasis on lighter, more moisturizing products being best for more mature skin, Lisa Eldridge uses a cream blusher, working it in from the apple of the cheek, in a wide circle, and carries it up the cheekbone to achieve “definition without any harsh lines”.
When it comes to eyes, Lisa Eldridge contradicts the often held belief that older women cannot wear much eye make-up, saying: “I think as you get older you actually need more make-up around your eyes in terms of defining make up.”
She uses a mauve color across the whole eye lid and warns that using colors that are too warm may clash with grey hair.
Again the eye shadow is a cream based product to avoid emphasizing lines and Lisa Eldridge follows the Clinique Lid Smoothie with a small amount of a darker mauvy-brown eye shadow from the No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow palette to add further definition.
Softly blended eyeliner (Sigma small eyeliner) should be applied to upper and lower lids, sweeping slightly upward to avoid dragging the eye down, followed by curling the lashes and applying mascara.
When it comes to brows, Lisa Eldridge says a soft brow works best on older women, and care should be taken to create subtle matt look on the lips to avoid the “Barbara Cartland” look.
A sweep of bronzer down the sides of the face and across the tops of the cheek bones brightens and completes the look.
Yvonne Ellis looks fresh and radiant in what Lisa Eldridge describes as a “dressy-day look”, but the celebrity make –up artist also shows viewers how to transform the look into an evening make-up.
“I think if you’re going out in the evening, you can up the ante and put on a slightly deeper lip,” she says.
“It’s nice to have a bit of color on your lips as long as it’s not too intense, or drying.”
The video has already been watched more than 160,000 times and has received over 1,600 comments, with some younger women even commented that the video makes them less afraid of aging.
New studies suggest that upping the “good” bacteria in our skin is essential for our immune system and can also combat wrinkles, sagging and pigmentation.
Just as good bacteria in your gut can calm your stomach, boosting levels of it on your skin can restore your complexion’s youthful plumpness and glow.
The beneficial bugs work on the surface to maintain moisture and radiance and fight the bad bacteria that cause redness, sensitivity, spots and other infections.
The bacteria also penetrate the deeper levels to repair skin DNA and build wrinkle-preventing collagen. So it’s not surprising that skincare companies are getting on the bug bandwagon, with a host of ranges containing ingredients to increase “beauty bacteria”.
Just as good bacteria in your gut can calm your stomach, boosting levels of it on your skin can restore your complexion’s youthful plumpness and glow
First off the blocks are Aromatherapy Associates, which has just launched a new line of soothing skincare that is rich in prebiotics, which encourage the growth of good bacteria.
Next week, skincare brand NUDE, whose fans include supermodel Helena Christensen, will re-launch its skincare with an anti-ageing ingredient called n-probiotic, a live micro-organism derived from yeast.
These smart bacteria stimulate the skin to produce its own anti-ageing collagen and hyaluronic acids. It is claimed that in lab tests this probiotic reduced cellular damage by up to 50%, reduced irritation by up to 35% and activated cellular renewal by up to 70%.
Next month will also see the arrival of Idealia from French brand Vichy. Idealia serum and creams contain a probiotic derived from fermented tea. The company claims it can create “ideal skin” by reducing dark spots and wrinkles, improving texture and boosting radiance.
These are big boasts, yet there is serious science to back up the buzz about bugs. The 2011 Nobel Prize went to a team who showed how skin bacteria act as an important immune system for the body. Further studies have shown that probiotics can improve eczema and fight off acne-causing bacteria.
Professor Richard Tester, a research scientist at Glasgow Caledonian University, is conducting studies with the prebiotic GMH (glucomannan hydrolysate), which is derived from a type of yam. His soon-to-be published studies show GMH can promote skin healing and treat acne.
“Because this prebiotic can penetrate the skin surface, it also helps regenerate skin from within, rebuilding collagen, reducing wrinkles and bringing back its natural glow,” he says.
However, this is not an excuse to stop cleansing – if we did, we’d be left with several hundred types of “bad” bacteria on our faces, living off our sweat, sebum and dead skin cells. When this happens, our skin becomes irritated so in response the body creates free radicals and a collagen-digesting enzyme. The result? Wrinkles and sagging.
Unlike traditional treatments for wrinkles and acne – such as retinols and benzoyl peroxide, which irritate the skin – bacteria beauty boosters are very gentle.
Kim Kardashian has made a career out of looking good and admits that her beauty regime is a full-time job.
Kim Kardashian, 31, loves to treat her 15 million Twitter followers to daily snaps of her working out, being pampered and generally looking hot in not very many clothes.
And now the cost of looking like Kim Kardashian has been revealed as a staggering $100,000 a year.
And that’s without all the freebies the star gets for endorsing armfuls of products including OPI polish, Illumifill line-filling make-up and QuickTrim diet supplement.
According to Heat magazine the star splashes out on $8,500 of treatments every month, spending over 180 hours beautifying herself.
24-carat gold facials, tequila body scrubs and weekly eyelash appointments are the norm for the reality star, and she also recently admitted to chat show host Oprah that she has had “everything lasered”.
But don’t think it’s all fun being Kim Kardashian, the reality star says that she also works hard to maintain her money-making curves.
Kim Kardashian makes sure she stays a trim 8 and a half stone with daily gym sessions, and has even been spotted working out on her Hawaii holiday this week with beau Kanye West.
Kim Kardashian has made a career out of looking good and admits that her beauty regime is a full-time job
KIM KARDASHIAN’S BEAUTY REGIME
Fortnightly $1,250 facials at Beverly Hills salon Bailey’s as well as a monthly 24-carat gold UMO facial and twice weekly anti-ageing glycolic face peels.
Kim Kardashian is a huge fan of permanent eyelash extensions and has a weekly appointment to fix any strays and keep them topped up.
Regular blasts of Fraxel cosmetic laser treatment, costing up to $3,200 a time keep her complexion peachy.
Twice monthly spa days at the five star Four Seasons hotel keep Kim Kardashian’s body in top condition. Her favorite treatments include $175 body scrubs made with tequila, tangerine and sunflower oil.
She has admitted to having laser cellulite removal on various parts of her body.
Two detoxifying mud wraps per month keep her skin flawless.
Kim Kardashian spends a hour a day on either a massage, skin and nail treatments. A nail session at Bevery Hills Nail Design sets her back $150 a time.
Kim Kardashian goes to celebrity stylist Philip Wolff at the Shades salon in Beverly Hills for $800 styling sessions to keep her sew-in weft extensions in tip top condition.
Kim Kardashian also treats them at home with an hour long treatment.
The size 10 star works out every day with celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson who says: “Kim is an incredibly hard worker. She comes right from the airport to the gym and is no stranger to 6:00 a.m. workouts.”
As well as the “sex diet” that she credits with help her losing seven pounds in seven days recently, Kim Kardashian cuts out gluten, dairy and sugar from her diet and has all her food delivered in special freezer bags ready to refrigerate.