Holiday Sunset Makeup

ruth crilly a model recommends

I found this video sitting about on my laptop – all edited and ready to go! I had totally forgotten to post it up, but here it is. Better late than never, eh? I love this makeup look – it’s perfect for summer evenings when you don’t want to go down the whole ‘bronzed-up’ route. The hints of coral with the sultry eyes make for a pretty, fresh look which, incidentally, is great for those with fair skin.

All of the links to the products featured are below the video pane – luckily, all of the limited edition cosmetics used are still available, including the Becca palette and the Bronze Goddess bits and pieces…

Product Info and Stockist Links!

No7 Tinted Moisturiser in Fair/Medium, £12 from Boots here:

Estee Lauder Smoothing Cream Concealer, £17 from Boots here:

Becca Halcyon Days Palette, £55 from Zuneta here:

Sue Devitt Mascara in ‘Kenya’, see her website here:

Bourjois Illuminating Touch in 97, £7.49 from Superdrug here:

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Palette, £31 for a limited time only, House of Fraser online here:

Estee Lauder Sea Star Bronzer, ltd ed, £29 from House of Fraser online here:

Chanel Waterproof Eyeliner, £18 from Boots here:

Nail Polish ‘Stark Naked’ by Models Own, £8 from Boots here:

I used a selection of random brushes!

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  1. August 22, 2011 / 10:56 am

    breathtakingly beautiful you are Ruth !
    I can spot your Zara kimono over there :P
    I really really love the Becca palette!

    • admin
      August 22, 2011 / 11:27 am

      @Martha yes, it’s the famous kimono! xxx

  2. Chloé Elizabeth
    August 22, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    Ruth, have you tried the Laura Mercier secret brightening powder to set concealer? xx

    • admin
      August 22, 2011 / 4:14 pm

      @Chloe no! Is it nice? I tend not to set my concealer – usually they just stay in place quite well! x

  3. Carla
    August 22, 2011 / 2:41 pm

    Hi Ruth
    Having recently returned from holiday, only to find myself surreptitiously fired, (seriously, what kind of boss does that?!) I have been working my way through 4oD and stumbled across This Model Life. I thought you were really endearing on the show – some of your facial expressions in Tokyo were priceless. I didn’t realise how old the program was, although it should have been immediately apparent by your outfits (esp. shoes) but I just thought you were clueless and had rather poor tastes in fashion! When I googled you I was genuinely thrilled to see that you had made it! Equally pleased to find your blog with fabulous product recommendations. I would especially like to thank you for introducing me to the Alpha H range. We are the same age and whilst my skin is in pretty good shape, it is nowhere near as flawless as yours. I hope Liquid Gold will help turn back the clock!
    Love the look in this video, definitely one I will be recreating!

    • admin
      August 22, 2011 / 4:14 pm

      @Carla hahaha! My shoes were AWFUL! I don’t know what I was thinking, except….comfort. Clueless! Although I can often be found out wearing similar footwear when I have sore feet, I try to only do it when nobody will notice. Not on a TV programme that will be repeated for ten years! xxx

  4. Carla
    August 22, 2011 / 4:56 pm

    Haha, I’ve been known to don some shockers too. Lace up knee high boots spring to mind – tres (hooker) chic! xx

  5. August 22, 2011 / 8:18 pm

    I’ve had my eye on that Becca Palette for a while…do you think it works for tanned olive skin?
    BTW, is that a bra in the background?

    • admin
      August 22, 2011 / 8:20 pm

      @Sylvie probably, haha! Yes, it would work, although two of the eyeshadows don’t have very good pay-off at all, the middle one is superb and the coral creme tint is amazing! An expensive way of doing things, perhaps, but the sun had really gone to my head! xx

  6. liloo
    August 23, 2011 / 3:53 am

    dont ask me why but this has been one of my favourite makeup videos from you. love your laid back attitude. i felt a lil bit stressed about the sun going down at some point but other than that it was lovely. thank you for taking us to santorini with us. haha.
    I don’t comment much but I read (and watch) religiously x
    where will you be taking us next? :) x

    • admin
      August 23, 2011 / 1:05 pm

      @liloo ooooh, I don’t know…..East London? Hahaha.. xxxxx

  7. liloo
    August 23, 2011 / 3:54 am

    liloo = @tsunimee by the way xx

  8. Sundal
    August 23, 2011 / 11:30 pm

    great makeup look. quick question, did you put the khol just in the lower waterline? or the top one as well?


    • admin
      August 24, 2011 / 9:23 am

      @Sundal in the lower and then the inner third of the upper, most likely – that is my usual lazy way! xxx

  9. Scelestus Tempestas
    August 24, 2011 / 5:37 pm

    Another wonderful video Ruth, many thanks :)
    Sadly I cant make the pale and interesting look work on me – I have dark hair and dark eyes. Without a little colour my face seems washed out so I tended to always endeavour to have a little tan on my skin.
    With the health of my skin more forefront in my mind now I wonder if you have (or know of) a really nice, subtle fake tan (how I hate that that term!) that I can work around my beauty regime?
    My usual habit would be to apply some the previous evening to allow it to develop overnight and then cleanse and moisturise the excess away. Now I have incorporated new skin cleansing routines, (including liquid gold overnight) I don’t know what my alternatives are!
    I’m hoping you might have some insider information that might help! :)

    • admin
      August 24, 2011 / 5:57 pm

      @Scelestus I think you’re probably on the right road with what you’re doing, although the glycolic is exfoliating so you may be fighting a losing battle with that one! There are a few different products that help to trigger the skin’s melanin production, which could be useful for you – Esthederm’s Bronz Repair is VERY good indeed, expensive but amazing. Type it into the search box and it’ll come up! xx

  10. Scelestus Tempestas
    August 24, 2011 / 10:35 pm

    What a darling you are Ruth :) Thanks for the info!
    Ideally though I need something that doesn’t require ANY actual sun exposure! And I always feel guilty about clogging my pores over night. I need a product that has all the benefits of a hard working anti-wrinkle night cream with the benefit of giving me a lovely colour.
    Shouldn’t be too much to ask for eh? :D
    the search continues…

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