5 Makeup Tips That Changed Our Beauty Routines Forever

by Stephanie Montes

After giving one-on-one tips at Lancome’s beauty counter in Harrods years ago, noted British makeup artist, Lisa Eldridge has just been named the new Creative Director of Makeup for the brand. How’s that for a full circle? With a 10-year gig as the Creative Director for Boots No.7 under her belt, a lineup of A-list celeb clients and over a million YouTube subscribers we can see why the makeup house set their sights on the wildly successful artist. In celebration, we’re trying out 5 of our favorite makeup tips from Lisa’s best videos.

Take It Away, Lisa

How To: Conceal Acne Without Looking Cakey

Instead of packing on heavy concealers, cover blemishes by buffing a high-coverage foundation with a blending brush (only on problem areas) over your daily foundation routine. The result is flawless, not cakey.

How To: Smoky Eye Without The Dark Circles

Avoid looking like a raccoon by applying dark shadows on a clean, moisturized face. Always apply your foundation and concealers after you have created the sultry smoky eye. This keeps the look clean and tidies up any shadow mishaps.

How To: Apply Blush Without Looking Too Flushed

Instead of piling the blush on the apples of your cheeks, apply with a fluffy brush in a C shape starting at the temples and moving slightly under the cheekbone. This lightly contours and adds a healthy flush without looking too red.

How To: Wear Dark Lipstick For Daytime

A dark lipstick might be too stark for the office if you apply a thick layer. Instead, blot dark lipsticks on moisturized lips with your finger to create a sheer stain. This proves that lips can be moody without being too made up.

How To: Get A Crisp Cat Eye Without Smudging

Start with a swipe of liquid eyeliner to create a guide for a longer-lasting gel liner. This fills in top lashes to make them look fuller and is thin enough to create even the tiniest detail.