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Diamonds and Rubies Festive Makeup Tutorial!

Diamonds and Rubies Ha! I look a little bit like I’m sticking my middle finger up at you don’t I? Not intentional. That’s just my lip-gloss-patting pose!

A nice little makeup video to round off the pre-Christmas festivities. It makes a change from bloody gift guides and such! All of the products used are listed below the video pane – I love this black and red combo, it’s a bit of a classic. Perhaps you could say it’s slightly dated, but I’m a sucker for retro-esque makeup looks! You all have a nice relaxing video-watching session whilst I run around like a headless chicken with last-minute Christmas preparations! Don’t mind me…

Nail Polish:

Priti in Flamingo Flower, £8.95: http://goo.gl/RnYVt

LOOK Beauty in ‘Dorothy’, from Superdrug

ByTerry Cover Expert in Shade 9: £45 from SpaceNK

Chanel Eclat Lumiere, £26: http://tidd.ly/f54f6135

Burberry Light Glow 0, £29: http://goo.gl/vpbG7

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof, £18: http://tidd.ly/5dbde80c

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Mirifique, £22.50 from Chanel counters. Sold out online.

YSL Tuxedo Highlighter, £39: http://tidd.ly/ba9373f

Mii Divine Illuminator: http://www.miicosmetics.com/product/items/id/38

Lancome l’Absolu Nu, £19.50: http://tidd.ly/d2f02101

YSL Lip Gloss in White Gold: £21: http://tidd.ly/a30be252


  1. Gorgeous makeup! I love Diamonds and Rubies idea! I am definitely going to use it for the New Year’s! I wore a sequined dress today too, lol! Merry Christmas, Ruth! May all your wishes come true!

  2. Amazing look! Totally gonna try it for the New Years party – my only issue is with Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre. I can never smoke it out quite right before it totally sets and I end up having to going over it with powder shadows :( You do it beautifully though!

  3. I adore this look!

  4. Oh lovely and I have Mirifique so will give this a go! Have a wonderful Christmas xxx

  5. Hi Ruth,
    I found your blog while google-ing for info on By Terry.
    I am really interested in trying the Cover-Expert foundation. Do you know what shade I should get if I am light/medium, NC25 with yellow undertones (Asian)?

  6. Thank you!
    Can I ask what shade you are in MAC? Maybe I can use that as a reference. Also, could you describe the undertone of shade 9? Would you say that it is suitable for Asian skin? (I am Asian, so quite yellow toned)

  7. Hi Ruth,

    I stumbled across your blog about a month ago while looking for reviews on Alpha-H’s Liquid Gold. I’ve been addicted ever since – to your blog and to the LG haha! Anyway I wasn’t sure whether to post my question here or on your most recent post but hey-ho here it is: Can you rememeber the shade of Lancome L’Absolu Nu you’ve used in this video?

    Many thanks :)

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