June’s – ‘The Beauty Issue’ – Download Now

Lisa Eldridge, entrepreneur and world-renowned makeup artist, talks us through her skincare and beauty essentials.

True Velvet Lipstick in Velvet Ribbon

Lisa Eldridge Lipstick

Dhs135 Lisa Eldridge

I’ve tried and tested hundreds of lipsticks over the years, but a classic red is my go-to – if I ever need a confidence boost or pick-me-up it’s the first thing I reach for. My True Velvet Lipstick in Velvet Ribbon is the one I wear most often – it’s a classic pillar box red with a hint of blue, and teamed with the velvet finish is such a dreamy pairing.

Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss

Lisa Eldridge Lip Gloss

Dhs94 Lisa Eldridge

I have dry lips, so I’m never without a balm or lip treatment. My Gloss Embrace lip glosses are a high-pigment gloss-meets-indulgent treatment, with moisturising oils and butter that leave lips smooth and plump. The moisturising and healing properties of these glosses is long-term, they keep hydrating even after the colour wears off. I always have at least two in my handbag at any time!

Secret Camouflage Concealer

Laura Mercier

Dhs163 Laura Mercier

A good concealer is underrated. It’s my secret weapon for even, flawless skin, and it’s not just for spots or dark circles (though it will of course brilliantly cover that too). If you have pigmentation, redness or unevenness that you want to conceal, don’t mask your face in foundation – concealer is all you need. This has been in my professional kit and personal makeup bag for years. I apply with a small brush, keeping each layer light and well-blended. It stays on and is like digitally retouching the face.

Eyeshadow Palettes

OPV eyeshadow

Dhs100-150 OPV

I love discovering new indie brands and used OPV’s colourful eyeshadow palettes on Dua Lipa’s new album campaign. The formulas are brilliantly creamy and pigmented and full of surprising, inspiring shades.

The Sculpting Powder

Kevyn Aucion

Dhs175 Kevyn Aucion

Contouring is shadow, and shadow isn’t the colour of bronzer – it has a lot of grey. I love Kevyn Aucoin’s Sculpting Powders for exactly this reason as they’re realistic shades. The best way to use is to apply a little under the cheekbones at the back (don’t bring it all the way forward) and blend.

Monsieur Big mascara

Monsieur Big mascara Dhs130 Lancôme

Dhs130 Lancôme

I’ve used Lancôme mascaras personally and professionally for years and they are consistently the best. It’s hard to choose favourites but I was personally involved from the outset in the development of Monsieur Big, and I’m really proud of that. It really is an instant face changer – it lifts and separates lashes beautifully for a wide-eyed look.


3D Moisture Infusion Mask

3D Moisture Infusion Mask Dhs230 Sarah Chapman

Dhs230 Sarah Chapman

I love face masks, and sheet masks are especially good for a quick glow boost. I always have one of these on standby in the fridge incase I wake up looking puffy – it plumps up the skin amazingly well.

Bi-Facil Instant Eye Makeup Remover

Bi-Facil Instant Eye Makeup

Dhs125 Lancôme

A cult classic! I love it because it’s so effective, even on waterproof mascara, and it’s gentle on the eyes.

Facing Toning Device


Dhs835 Nuface

I first discovered this when I was working with a celebrity client who asked if I could help her find something she could use at home to help tone her skin. After using it solidly for a month (consistency is key) I really noticed a difference in my skin. It’s also really relaxing, perfect to use on the sofa watching a box set!

Restore Shampoo and Mask

Restore Shampoo and Mask Dhs125 Living Proof

Dhs125 Living Proof

My hair is fine but frizzy and wavy and I love these products because they really make my hair feel nourished without weighing it down.

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