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From an early age, Lucy Bridge was obsessed with her mother’s make-up. She marvelled at the beauty products she found on shelves where Chanel and Dior stood side by side. Brought up in the fashion frenzy of the 80s, she quickly developed an interest and passion for make-up art. After studying make-up, hairdressing and wig-making in Manchester, she made the bold decision to move to London to live her dream.

In the UK capital, Lucy Bridge took her first steps as a freelance make-up artist, working on a multitude of projects that helped forge her reputation in the industry. But what really propelled her career was her vast social network of club photographer friends, stylists and designers, including the famous Charles Jeffrey, who loved exploring the madness of London’s queer nightlife.

© Dries Van Noten SS 2024 / Photographe : Jean Marques

The turning point in her career came with a chance meeting with photographer Tim Walker. This was to be the starting point of an exceptional collaboration that would last over 10 years and see Lucy Bridge, with her obsession for Chanel, featured in an editorial for I-D magazine. In 2017 and with Tim, she worked on a project that pushed back the boundaries of creativity and artistic expression.

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© Haider Ackermann x Augustinus Bader / Photographe : Julien Martinez Leclerc

Lucy Bridge’s make-up style is inimitable, as it is heavily influenced by artistic techniques and the work of contemporary artists. This is reflected in the use of traditional materials, such as the choice of paintbrushes to create the subversive undertone that characterises her work. However, behind this unique style lies old-fashioned hard work, diligent practice and unwavering concentration. Lucy Bridge is not only a creative artist, but also one who knows how to work as a team to create exceptional works.

© Beauty Papers SS 2022 / Photographe : Cho Gi-Seok

Influenced by art, film, travel, culture and social media, Lucy Bridge is part of a new generation of make-up artists whose genderless approach champions self-confidence. Her vision is unapologetic and fearless, constantly pushing the boundaries of conventional beauty. She celebrates diversity and inclusivity, creating looks that defy gender stereotypes and emphasise individuality.

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Thomas Durin