Model Skincare Routine: 5 Minute Rescue

This is one post where you really have to watch the video to fully appreciate the transformation. I give myself five minutes (a little longer due to the practicalities of filming) to change myself from a hungover wreck to something presentable enough to attend a casting.

I’ll be absolutely honest here: this is not me at my most hungover. I couldn’t possibly, ever, show that on camera. The reasons for this should be obvious, but just in case they’re not: I’m a model, and models are supposed to look good at all times just in case the editor of Vogue/casting director for Prada/George Clooney passes by. Pasting myself all over the internet with bloodshot eyes and bits of kebab meat stuck in my hair wouldn’t do me any favours.

So here we are! Me, with a hangover (mild) and you with a computer. Watch me fix myself up! I’m quite the expert at repairing hangovers, although not usually before a casting – these days I try to have a little discipline on a school night! But I was actually on a tight schedule for this video, as I had to be at a casting soon after, so this really is me genuinely getting ready in a hurry!

The heros of this video are probably the Sisley masks – they really do tighten and brighten in an instant, and although they’re very expensive, if you only use them in emergencies they last for AGES. Years. I’ve credited the products in the video as and when they appear, but here’s a brief summary: Dior Instant Cleansing Water , Sisley Eye Mask, Sisley Flower Gel, Klorane Dry Shampoo, Trevor Sorbie Light Serum, Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser, Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer, Nars Multiple Tint, M&S Perfection Bronzer, Dior Voluptuous Care Lipstick, The Balm Luminizer.

In case you’re interested, the polish on my nails is Rouge Noir by Chanel, and my lashes are extensions by Flutter.

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  1. AD
    September 23, 2010 / 4:56 pm

    5 minutes!! Wow. You must be an expert at this! I take at least 10 mins at my fastest. haha!

    • admin
      September 23, 2010 / 10:08 pm

      I am the hangover/running late EXPERT! x

  2. September 23, 2010 / 6:26 pm

    the sisley products sound so amazing! also, the laura mercier tinted moisturizer really transformed your face; i was definitely impressed.

    fantastic video, ruth! very informative and while i don’t drink, i DO push the snooze button one too many times and your tips/tricks would really come in handy!

  3. September 23, 2010 / 7:02 pm

    Excellent, my kind of makeover! Although my hangovers are rare I regularly need to carry out damage limitation with the lack of sleep I get. The products look great.
    MB x

  4. September 23, 2010 / 7:17 pm

    Love this post! The vid is great and you look AMAZING. Just came across your blog and am loving it. Will def be back. Love TBAG xx

  5. Sole
    September 24, 2010 / 12:31 am

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  6. Dizi
    November 3, 2010 / 1:44 pm

    I’ll be buying the Sisley products and the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser. I’m hopeful that they’ll help with the jetlag look!

  7. Pluto
    January 22, 2011 / 5:05 pm

    Have you tried Lierac Soin Eclat Express – Stimulating & Firming Beauty Lift Mask????
    I am planning to buy it instead of Sisley Flower Gel.

    • January 22, 2011 / 5:13 pm

      I haven’t no, but when are you planning on buying? I can try and give it a test! The mesolift serum is SO nice, I really rate Lierac.

  8. Pluto
    January 22, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    I prefer to wait your test. Both products sound quite similar to me. I really hope Lierac one is as good as flower gel.
    thanks alot….

  9. Pluto
    February 5, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    Hi Ruth
    Please please dont forget to try Lierac mask!

  10. December 11, 2011 / 3:28 pm

    Great vid for my hangover wrecked skin today! Too many drinks last nite in Soho :0 ?( can’t believe u beauty transformed in 5mins!! Expert wow. The best tips, as usual.) Xx ;D

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