Who is Lisa Eldridge, host of the BBC show Makeup A Glamorous History?

Make-up artist Lisa Eldridge is hosting a new documentary series for the BBC.

But who is she and what is she known for? What projects has she been working on?

Read on to learn more about the makeup expert.


Lisa Eldridge hosts Makeup: A Glamorous History (Photo credit: Lisa Eldridge / BBC)

Who is BBC star Lisa Eldridge?

Lisa Eldridge is a professional makeup artist.

Growing up in Liverpool, England and New Zealand, she is now a successful businesswoman, writer and YouTube content creator.

She is the author of Face Paint: The Story of Makeup, which was released in 2015.

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Lisa currently works with cosmetics company Lancôme as the company’s global creative director.

She was born on October 26, 1974 and is 46 years old.

Lisa has a husband, photographer Robin Derrick, and they have two sons.


The star will examine fashionable looks across three different eras in British history (Photo Credit: Lisa Eldridge / BBC)

What film and television projects has Lisa worked on?

According to IMDB, Lisa worked as a makeup artist on a short film released in 2010 called Thunder Mind Perfect.

More recently, she worked on the live-action version of 2019 Disney classic Dumbo and last year on the music video for pop star Dua Lipa’s single Physical.


The makeup artist’s range includes lipstick (Photo credit: Lisa Eldridge / BBC)

Lisa in makeup: a glamorous story

Now Lisa presents the BBC Two’s Makeup: A Glamorous History documentary series, which examines the image of beauty from three different eras in British history to see what the ideals and fashions of the day say about time.

It starts on Tuesday (April 20th) on BBC Two. The first episode deals with the Georgian time.

Think Marie Antoinette and the huge, huge wigs and makeup they used.

During the first episode, Lisa goes to Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, and explores Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire who was one of the day’s best beauty icons.

She will also recreate a Georgian look of a 21st century model.

Lisa spoke about it on her YouTube channel and said, “Episode one is really only based on a decade, the 1780s. It’s the real High Georgian … when you think of Marie Antoinette and the huge, huge wigs and makeup they used. “


In the first episode, Lisa creates a Georgian look for model Queenie (Image Credit: Plimsoll Productions / Will Edwards / BBC)

Lisa Eldridge’s lipstick

Lisa has her own lipstick. A description on their website reads: “Paint your lips like an artist with these highly pigmented True Velvet Lipsticks. Described as “a phenomenon … a work of art”.

“Each ball looks like a beautiful plush velvet, a ‘trompe l’oeil’ that has to be seen to be believed. This is a matte lipstick that has been revolutionized with a saturated Technicolor formulation and a creamy texture with a slight sheen that is 3D and luscious, not flat matte.

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“So intensely pigmented it’s easy to either create a graphic lip statement in one fell swoop or gently dab the ultimate subtle lip stain.”

Is BBC star Lisa Eldridge on Instagram?

Yes, Lisa has an Instagram account at @lisaeldridgemakeup. It currently has an impressive 1.3 million followers.

Lisa is also on Twitter, tweeting using the handle @Lisa_Eldridge.

On YouTube, Lisa’s channel is simply called Lisa Eldridge and she has 2.04 million subscribers.

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