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How To: Get Glowing Model Skin

I originally filmed this video in March 2011, but I had to take it down because of issues with the intro. I was annoyed because it had been my most viewed video EVER, but when I was in LA I found the original video file in my MacBook backup folder! So here it is, re-edited and slightly more succinct than it was to begin with – some little improvements made here and there, some of the ‘waffle’ cut out, some of the product info links updated.

Those of you who saw it the first time around might want to have a look for old time’s sake – you can even go back to the original post if you want! It can be seen here: How I Get Glowing Model Skin.

Newer readers have got a real treat – I love this video. I love dewy, glowy products that make skin look incredible without being glittery or brash, I love the creamy and light textures of all of the products used. It’s the most common ‘look’ requested on fashion  and beauty shoots – clients always want models’ skin to look impossibly healthy but completely natural. A ‘glow from within’ rather than some shimmer slapped on the surface!

So here are some gorgeous bits and pieces ready to be layered up, worn alone, dabbed along the cheekbones or mixed in with moisturisers. Further product details can be found by clicking the relevant link below the video pane. Enjoy!

NuBo Diamond Peel and Revealhttp://tidd.ly/5b09150f

Glamglow Mud Mask: http://tidd.ly/770fe2af

Liz Earle Brightening Mask: http://goo.gl/tlyfF

Dermalogica Multi Vitamin Mask: http://tidd.ly/284e8cf9

REN Vitamineral Day Cream: http://tidd.ly/53cc59

Oskia Get up and Glow: http://goo.gl/FowoI

Sisley Radiant Immediate Lift: http://tidd.ly/b7c2bb58

Cosmetics a la Carte Illuminator: http://www.cosmeticsalacarte.com/about/whatshot.html

Urban Decay Brightening Primer: http://tidd.ly/c29f6359

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser in Golden Glow:http://tidd.ly/79ef8abd

Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation in Nude 105: http://tidd.ly/ef25f81b

Rodial Eyelight Pen: http://tidd.ly/a2d45395

Becca Eye Tint in Vicuna: http://goo.gl/48lDx

Skin Glow, Topshop: discontinued now.

St Tropez Skin Illuminator: http://tidd.ly/a0cc8046

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector: from Becca online

Sisley Phyto in Mat: http://tidd.ly/c7522ed6


  1. Ruth love your videos you got me hooked on Sisley. Does the Radiant lift have silicone in it Ihavent found any info on ingredients. Thanks!

  2. Liza Hamilton-Smith

    Quick question regarding Urban Decay brightening primer: is it nicer than Laura Mercier illuminating primer?? which one gives a nicer finish?? and what is the main difference??

    • The LM is SUPREMELY shiny. I almost can’t handle it, actually! It can look a bit greasy-skin if not used with caution! The UD is easier to control! x

  3. how did you get such amazing cheek bones!! xx

  4. Hello Ruth,

    Do you considerat Liz Earle Brightening Mask a quimical exfoliat or more a pick-me-up mask?

    Many thanks

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