Lisa Eldridge proves to be more than just a makeup artist in her first book, “Face Paint.” She is truly a makeup historian. Out Oct. 13, the 190-page graphic novel reveals the entire history of the art form, from Egyptian and Classical times through the Victorian age and golden era of Hollywood. Plus, it covers the makeup of the present and future. Published by Abrams, the book also unveils the history of women and the impact of makeup on their lives.
Meanwhile, Eldridge has her hands full. In January, Lancôme tapped the British makeup artist as makeup creative director.
To that end, Eldridge has consulted with several color cosmetics brands in the past, including Shiseido and No7. She has also collaborated with brands such as Prada, Chloé and Donna Karan on runway shows and advertising campaigns.
In addition to her editorial and company work, she also regularly posts how-to videos on YouTube and maintains her own namesake blog.