Lisa Eldridge Does Downton Abbey Make-Up on Laura Carmichael (Video)

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If you’re as fascinated by Downton Abbey as it seems half the planet is, you might want to watch this video from British make-up artist Lisa Eldridge. In it, she shows you how to do Downton Abbey make-up on Laura Carmichael’s face, the actress who plays Lady Edith Crawley in the popular series, and can I just say — it’s pretty.


Eldridge starts with a foundation brush to work in L’Oréal Infallible Foundation Porcelain 015 into Laura Carmichael’s skin. She then applies a concealer on Laura’s face to even out her skin tone.

To add color to Laura’s pale skin, Lisa uses a rosy Daniel Sandler watercolour blush, for a very natural 1920s look, as during that period of time women wouldn’t wear make-up unless they were ‘women of ill repute’.

Laura also talks about the type of make-up that’s used on Downton Abbey, and some of the tricks they use to make the actors’ make-up look authentic.

For the entire Lisa Eldridge tutorial of Downton Abbey inspired make-up, watch the video below. She really does do an amazing job of not only doing gorgeous make-up, but explaining what and why she’s doing what she’s doing.