The 411: Georgie Eisdell-------
Among the few celebrities whose red carpet moves we have historically tracked closely for beauty inspiration, Carey Mulligan ranks fairly high. Besides being remarkably easy on the eyes, the actress has mastered the fine art of elegance with a twist, both in her dress and beauty choices, when she hits the red carpet. For the latter, Mulligan has Aussie-born makeup artist Georgie Eisdell to thank. Eisdell, who kicked off her makeup career in Sydney while still a teenager, quickly climbed the beauty ranks, becoming an editorial darling and favorite among a coterie of style-savvy celebrities including Mulligan, Dianna Agron (with Eisdell, left), Diane Kruger, Christina Hendricks, and Saoirse Ronan. With Gatsby just hitting theaters, the past two weeks have seen Mulligan pounding the red carpet circuit hard. “My favorite looks for Carey vary,” shares Eisdell. “Her skin is incredible so I always love to enhance that and give her an extra glow. She is quite a chameleon so it makes it very easy for me; everything suits her.” Eisdell’s go-to red carpet products for Mulligan? “Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels; I use them on all my clients because they cool, de-puff, and tone the skin,” she says. “I love my Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen, too. I use it under the eyes to brighten the area and it’s so fine that it doesn’t cake. Lastly I can’t do without my La Mer The Powder; it sets makeup and is kind of my secret weapon to glowing skin.” Here, Eisdell shares some of the beauty bets she reserves for her own big nights out—and the daily grind in between.
The Balm Par Excellence: Lucas’ Papaw Ointment
“This is from Australia and is literally the best lip balm on the planet. There is nothing that heals chapped lips better. It is also amazing for bites, burns, and it’s great to put on dry elbows. The other thing I love to use this product for is when you are breaking in new shoes: Rub a little on the inside of the shoe where it rubs, and you find yourself blister free with perfectly broken in shoes from day one.”
Available at www.newlondonpharmacy.com.
The One and Only Moisturizer: Crème de la Mer Soft Cream
“I cannot live without this moisturizer. It is perfect for every season; I feel like it injects moisture into my skin instantly. It feels light, yet gives so much hydration. It’s the perfect base for makeup!”
Available at www.cremedelamer.com.
The Desert Island Beauty Product: Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Medium
“If there was only one product I could have, this would be it. This bronzer is so light on the face; it doesn’t have a powdery finish so it can be used over powder, or on clean skin. The color is perfect! It’s so natural and never makes people look over-tanned or orange. It adds the perfect amount of sun-kissed color to the face.”
Available at www.bobbibrown.com.
The Cleansing Necessity: Clarisonic
“This is the only way to wash your face fully. Other than it being a really chic looking appliance, it cleans the skin so well without being too harsh. It removes significantly more dirt, loosens impurities from your pores, and it leaves you so smooth and glowing.”
Available at www.clarisonic.com.
The Once a Week Indulgence: La Licious Brown Sugar and Vanilla Body Soufflé
“This is my once, or twice a week luxury. The feeling of this scrub on the body isheavenly. It’s a light body scrub and it smells incredible. It nourishes the skin with coconut oil, and sweet almond and vitamin e oils leaving your skin so soft and hydrated. There is no oil dripping or remixing needed and the best part is, it’s all natural.”
Available at www.lalicious.com.
The One-Stop Beauty Shop: Hair Health and Beauty
“In Bondi, Australia, it’s one of my favorite places on earth to shop for anything beauty. When I go home I make at least one trip there. It has everything you need—and everything you don’t need, but get anyway.”
1 Rowe Lane, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia; +61 9389 1855.
The Signature Scent: Comme des Garçons No. 2
“This is my favorite perfume. I have been wearing it for over ten years. It is such a beautiful scent that I can’t live without. I have the scented candles and incense that I burn constantly so I can smell it all the time!”
Available at www.luckyscent.com.
The Lash Lengthener: YSL Faux Cils Mascara
“This is arguably the best mascara on the market. The colors are so rich and you only need one or two layers to get full, fluffy gorgeous lashes. It doesn’t get chunky and it glides on the lashes so easily so you don’t need to keep putting layers on to get the full effect.”
Available at www.yslbeautyus.com.
The Vintage Housewares Haunt: Vintage Weave
“This is my favorite housewares store. It is a French interior boutique and the buyer has incredible taste. I love reclaimed wood and iron pieces, French linens, and farm house style antiques. It’s like a French flea market. Perfect for gifts and the best place to buy one-off pieces and knickknacks for your home.”
7928 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA; 323-932-0451, www.vintageweave.com.
The Life-Affirming Getaway: Santiago, Chile
“This place is just magical. I went for the first time over the Christmas holidays and I plan on going again next year. The best part about this trip was the two-day horse riding trek I took through the mountains of the Andes. It literally took my breath away. I have never seen such views, been so inspired and felt so alive—apart from when I am in my hometown of Palm Beach in Sydney, Australia.”
For more information, visit www.lonelyplanet.com.