Lisa Eldridge - am I the only one...

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Lisa Eldridge - am I the only one...

Post by oh,please » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:04 am

who cannot stand this woman? I realize she's very well-respected as a makeup artist. But I find it bizarre that anyone who is that successful would also find it necessary to have a YouTube channel. I find it annoying that she refers to her videos as "films" (no, Lisa. Films are made with film.) and the "#houseofeldridge" thing is so pretentious I could barf. she mumbles. She repeats the same look over and over, just with slightly different colors. She mumbles. SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY. It must be me, as I can't find any threads about her in the "Trash" section, but really - is there no one else who can't bear to watch her?

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Post by nina84 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:07 pm

I think it's nice to have professionals on YT but I don't really love her videos or looks. Her video trying both Korean and Western trends was nice, but didn't bring much new stuff to the table, all her other videos I haven't watched because I don't find them very interesting.

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Post by staedtler » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:23 pm

I think she started her channel to educate. She doesn't take any sponsorships, she just on youtube to help. I really like some of her looks, usually the basics ones and any about Korean beauty etc. But most of the time I will skip her videos since they are not looks I'm after. I really respect her for actually having good content unlike some big youtubers that started as beauty youtubers but are now lifestyle ones.

But yeah, she mumbles. It really irks me.

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Post by peanutella » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:30 am

Yeah, I believe she started her channel for educational purposes and because she's sick of all those beauty gurus showing young girls how to cake on makeup without any actual skill. I don't think she makes any money off it, and she doesn't seem to need it anyway since she's a world renowned makeup artist (I'd love to know how much she charges per hour) and creative director of Lancôme (hello $$$). I like watching someone with actual skill and makeup knowledge, even though not all of her videos are of use to me.
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Post by robinette » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:55 am

The "film" thing irritates me to but that's a minor thing.

I do like the ducationla value of her vieos, especially when she talks about skin care. Her looks tend to focus more on wearable, classic, and light but that's ideal for the office or for people who don't have tons for time for complex looks. So much better than cake-on make-up, instagram-brow and the attempts to do toned down drag-queen-looks.

I really like that she sometimes uses older models. It's so refreshing seing someome who's not in their twenties do make-up either on herself or on models in their forties, fifties and even sixties.

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Post by INdifferent » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:04 am

I really have nothing bad to say about her, it's clear that she has an intense passion and love for makeup, unlike 99% of people on youtube, who if you'd have to ask them about the history of makeup, they'd blind you with their highlighter shining brighter than any star with that deer in the headlights look, will giggle and be like YAAASSS HUNNY slay me with your questions :roll: :rofl: :roll: :rofl:

If she has an air about her, she totally deserves it, but I don't get that vibe from her. Her video's are very mature and informative.
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Post by imaginarypants » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:43 am

I actually love Lisa, but no lie, when I first started watching her, her voice was so quiet it had a soporific effect on me and I'd be bored silly and click out of the video. She grew on me over time because it's clear she actually knows what she's doing with makeup and her enthusiasm for it shows clearly.

She is sometimes a bit judgy about makeup -- her ideals are for a natural base and subtle makeup but that's not always what everyone else is trying to achieve. She is way less judgy about it that other people on youtube, though (I like Jordan Liberty but he is super judgy about people doing makeup the 'wrong' way. Wayne Goss is the same, but then says 'it's only makeup!' You can't have it both ways, sir). I prefer doing my makeup the way Lisa does it, because that's what I like best on my face, but make up is just make up and everyone should be able to do whatever the hell they like without being judged left, right and center for it.

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Post by robinette » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:30 am

I think it can sometimes be hard for Pro-MUAs not to be 'judgy', after all they've studied this stuff and work in the industry and, in the case of Lisa, know the history and trends and are really deep into things. Then to be confronted by someone like Manny who claims to be an MUA, and gets just about everything "wrong", it must be hard not to go: "You're doing it all wrong!!!!" and show him how it's really done.

There's also often a different focus between natural or glamorous looks, exprimental/fashion shoot looks, subgroups (goths, drag-queens and such). Pro-MUAs like Lisa seem to focus more on natural and glamor (red carpet, photoshoots for actresses) and less on edgy, crazy, or experiemental.

It's a bit like a trained chef dealing with someone who's only cooking for themselves and their family. They'll probably also see a lot of things that are wrong and have a hard time not jumping in and taking over.

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Post by imaginarypants » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:59 pm

^^ True. I kind of feel the same way (but obviously without MUA credentials or know how) when my friends who aren't as into makeup do things likes never wash their brushes or use mascara for two years straight.

I do appreciate that Lisa tries not to be that person, though. It's clear (to me anyway) that she does appreciate a lot of different styles and looks, even if it's not what she typically does on clients, fashion shoots or in tutorials. Her tutorials come off as instructional and informative rather than preachy, because instead of concentrating on what not to do, Lisa just talks about what she prefers to do. I know this is a trash trend, but it's very hard to find things about her I don't actually like, lol.

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Post by Hadto » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:56 am

I started to go off her when she recommended two products that I subsequently bought and were crap; a Rimmel lip liner and lipstick that do not go on well at all! Also, when she had Rosie Huntington- Whiteley in the video and it was basically to promote her new make up range, and similarly with the latest video with that annoying hair dresser's products. Some of her looks are great, but Lisa could sit there and daub herself in cow dung and sheeple would still day 'so classy and sophisticated' :rofl:

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Post by CinnamonBun » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:42 pm

robinette wrote:I think it can sometimes be hard for Pro-MUAs not to be 'judgy', after all they've studied this stuff and work in the industry and, in the case of Lisa, know the history and trends and are really deep into things. Then to be confronted by someone like Manny who claims to be an MUA, and gets just about everything "wrong", it must be hard not to go: "You're doing it all wrong!!!!" and show him how it's really done.

There's also often a different focus between natural or glamorous looks, exprimental/fashion shoot looks, subgroups (goths, drag-queens and such). Pro-MUAs like Lisa seem to focus more on natural and glamor (red carpet, photoshoots for actresses) and less on edgy, crazy, or experiemental.

It's a bit like a trained chef dealing with someone who's only cooking for themselves and their family. They'll probably also see a lot of things that are wrong and have a hard time not jumping in and taking over.
I personally don't mind if a pro MUA is particularly judgy about how makeup is done as long as the focus is on technique and product usage. You can wear your makeup however you please but there is a right and wrong way of doing so, but at the same time, I do believe that a Pro MUA should be versitaile at the same time, while reflecting their own personal makeup preferences. Across the board, a vast majority of pro MUA do seem to tout the more glamorous/ natural look which can be a bit boring. Personally, I prefer a more "done" makeup look. I like the light base, foundation that looks like skin sort of foundation but I prefer a semi-matte or a satin finish rather than a glowy dewy look that can veer into the oily territory as I do have oily skin as well.
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Post by ilikepuppies12 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:47 pm

She's an amazing MUA, but I think sometimes people glorify her. Remember that her husband is the creative director of British Vogue...

I've seen a lot of makeup artists on YouTube who do the same or even better looks (in my humble opinion) with cheaper products. I think Sharon Farrell and Jean Francois CD are more talented and versatile than her.

Obviously, her channel was created for educational purposes, but let's get real: It's also to show the world how amazing she is... Bragging is a human thing. ;) She knew that being a Youtube influencer could be a good thing!

I like some of her videos... Her skincare advice is not the most reliable, though,

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Post by Eva DeStruction » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:11 pm

No. No, you're not the only one who doesn't like her. I can certainly appreciate her knowledge and expertise in the field, but her mannerisms and especially the sound of her voice makes me want to punch my monitor. I do not know why this is, but I have the same reaction with any of those so called autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) speakers as well.

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Post by CinnamonBun » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:36 am

Eva DeStruction wrote:No. No, you're not the only one who doesn't like her. I can certainly appreciate her knowledge and expertise in the field, but her mannerisms and especially the sound of her voice makes me want to punch my monitor. I do not know why this is, but I have the same reaction with any of those so called autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) speakers as well.
Her voice does't really bother me, but I think she overglorifies French makeup and skincare way too much. And also, she shills too many vloggers and Kim K :roll:
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Post by Knitting Jenny » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:09 am

oh,please wrote:But I find it bizarre that anyone who is that successful would also find it necessary to have a YouTube channel
Just because she is successful doesn't mean she can't enjoy making youtube-videos.
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Post by God » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:12 pm

Hadto wrote:I started to go off her when she recommended two products that I subsequently bought and were crap; a Rimmel lip liner and lipstick that do not go on well at all! Also, when she had Rosie Huntington- Whiteley in the video and it was basically to promote her new make up range, and similarly with the latest video with that annoying hair dresser's products. Some of her looks are great, but Lisa could sit there and daub herself in cow dung and sheeple would still day 'so classy and sophisticated' :rofl:
The rosie line is terrible and the perfume smells like garbage. Don't recommend it. Never wasting my money on that again
I'd enjoy Lisa more if she wouldn't glorify Kim Kartrashian and if she didn't act like such a "know it all" so much, i guess i could understand why, she's a pro mua.. :|

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Post by onigiri815 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:55 am

When and how has she glorified Kim K?
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Post by gakawak » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:25 pm

I can't stand the lighting in her videos, it way over softens everything and it just looks so washed out. The only part of her nose you can really see is the nostrils. I wonder if she does that to camouflage her not so great makeup? I don't know, but it is bizarre.

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Post by Aw_hell_no » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:02 am

You're not the only one. Extraterrestrial lighting, mega $ product usage, world renowned mua, swimming in $....but has time to prop up for yt -educational- videos? I barely have time to watch a video and I'm none of above. Idk what it is with her, but I don't buy it

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Post by Aw_hell_no » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:03 am

You're not the only one. Extraterrestrial lighting, mega $ product usage, world renowned mua, swimming in $....but has time to prop up for yt -educational- videos? I barely have time to watch a video and I'm none of above. Idk what it is with her, but I don't buy it

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Post by Aw_hell_no » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:05 am

You're not the only one. Extraterrestrial lighting, mega $ product usage, world renowned mua, swimming in $....but has time to prop up for yt -educational- videos? I barely have time to watch a video and I'm none of above. Idk what it is with her, but I don't buy it

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Post by waterbottle » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:57 am

I like her, but she seems to be a little too impressed with celebrities and the fact that she knows them and gets to work for them. She has a tendency to name drop which I find annoying.

And while I do find it tiring with all these "gurus" shilling stuff all the time, it's a little unfair to compare them to Lisa in that aspect "Lisa Eldridge doesn't shill products or have promo codes!" Well of course not, she doesn't have to. Youtube isn't her livelihood, she makes a lot of money elsewhere.

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Post by FrozenLeaves » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:52 pm

I came on GG just to look up Lisa Eldridge because her fans annoy the living fuck out of me. She herself can be aggravating with her somewhat snobby attitude toward less natural makeup, but I agree with another poster that she isn't as grating as people like Jordan Liberty or Wayne Goss. I can't stomach either one of those morons.
As for her fans, they will bash edgy and dramatic makeup done by non-professionals who just do makeup for fun, then cream themselves if Lisa does it.
Take this for example:
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I've seen non-pros use blue eyeshadow in a much better manner than this. Most people seem to think that particular shade of blue is out of style anyway. And this is just personal opinion, but shimmery eyeshadow in the crease looks hideous on most people. Not to mention a tiny bit more blending would have helped. The only reason it looks any good at all is because the model is pretty. Someone please tell me I'm not the only one who sees it.

Again, nothing majorly against her, I just hate how her fans will think anything and everything she does is superior to a non-pro no matter what.
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Re: Lisa Eldridge - am I the only one...

Post by Wombie » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:27 pm

In a good way or a bad way? It looks a little scary like Lisa Rinna lips to me

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