Essentials: Lisa Eldridge, make-up artist

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My approach to fashion is, above all, about fun. I hate that boring red-carpet look you see so much of today – all long dresses and Jimmy Choos. Amy Winehouse may be a bit of a nutter but at least she dresses with some personality.

I love prints and colour and just bought a dress from New Zealand designer Karen Walker ( in bright orange that I'll wear in a pared-down way, with simple shoes and one of this season's stripy Prada bags (

If I'm after something quirky I go to The Girl Can't Help It in Alfie's Antique Market ( My latest finds were a 1950s prom dress and 1960s leopard-print mules. I'm usually in heels; my staple summer daytime shoe is a Topshop wedge (www., right) but in the evening I go a bit wilder with YSL strappy sandals – I call them my lap-dancer shoes as the heels are so high (

Ironically, at a photo shoot, make-up artists usually wear less make-up than anyone, but at other events there's a lot of pressure to look flawless so I'll make a big effort. Never underestimate the power of a good pair of eyelash curlers to transform your face – Shu Uemura makes the best (

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (below) adds great polish to skin so you look subtly groomed without too much effort (www.becca No7 lipliner in nude ( with some lip balm is all you need for a perfect natural look. As far as my hair goes, I'm all about heated rollers and tousled, 1970s-style locks right now.

I went to the Kinara Spa in LA ( and absolutely loved it, so I now use its skincare products; its Lactic Acid Hydrating Serum is genius.

Lisa Eldridge is the make-up expert on '10 Years Younger', which returns to Channel 4 on Tuesday at 8pm