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

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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

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!

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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.