Messing About with My Makeup

makeup beauty video

Sorry, I look a bit moody here don’t I? I do smile but I never catch it on camera properly for a stills shot. I always get myself mid-grin looking like someone who’s escaped from an institution. Oh well. It won’t affect your enjoyment of the video, I hope – it’s an informal old thing, anyway. Just me messing about with some makeup – lots of new bits and pieces. The lighting is a bit yellow, perhaps, because I had a weird lamp on and it turned everything a shade of jaundice. Shan’t do that again! I also managed to break my favourite Louise Young brush by leaving it in the sink – it’s a brilliant, chunky brush that’s almost like some kind of heavy-duty masonry-paint brush. It really gets the product on fast and leaves a good finish.

I love this lipstick from Chanel: La Favorite. It’s – wait for it – my favorite this spring! I also love, very much, the Theodora palette from Urban Decay (review here). I think it’s out in Debenhams this week – if it is it’ll be in this section: Urban Decay

If you’re reading this via email, you need to click here to watch the video on Youtube!

Products Shown:

Bare Minerals Primer:

Louise Young LY34 Brush:

Dior Nude Foundation in shade 030:

Dermablend Shade 13:

Smoothing Concealer from Estee Lauder:

Clarins Face Powder:

Daniel Sandler Bronzer Brush:

Guerlain Maxi-Lash Mascara:

Theodora Palette – more info see here:…

Chanel Lipstick in La Favorite – found it at Boots, it’s quite elusive!

Chanel Polish in Emprise:

Coat is a faux fur vintage coat from a store on Washington Avenue in Miami.

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  1. Maggie
    January 29, 2013 / 7:22 am

    Ahh, say ‘this Spring’ again. Is there really light at the end of this wintry tunnel? :) have bought Emprise to join you in the bid for an early spring. It is also gorgeous. This year’s June methinks. Thanks for the vid, Ruth. So good to have you back. Mxox

    • RuthCrilly
      January 29, 2013 / 10:53 am

      Thanks Maggie! x

  2. Adrienne Angelos
    January 29, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    I really like the idea of having these types of videos as a replacement of the more common “haul” videos (not that you do those boring things). Even if it doesn’t catch on with the other beauty bloggers, filming yourself playing with new products is a really fun idea and I like it a lot better than just seeing the packaging. You rock!

  3. Jacqueline
    January 29, 2013 / 11:37 pm

    Love this makeup video:) I LOVE the Clarins powder- perfect for me, but your link took me to a site that does not ship internationally:( any suggestions where I could find this exact color in the States? xx

    • January 30, 2013 / 8:49 am

      Can I pipe in by saying that it looks as if Nordstrom’s has it. Free shipping too! x

  4. Jennifer Rodriguez
    January 30, 2013 / 2:46 am

    Ruth, how does this compare with the ysl foundation?

  5. January 30, 2013 / 8:51 am

    Great video. Thanks for all the info. Love the lipstick (though I haven’t gotten over my hooker look yet – am willing to give this one a try however!) ;)

  6. Rose
    January 30, 2013 / 9:33 am

    Hi Ruth, amazing video as usual! Just wondering which primer you prefer…the Estée Lauder matte perfecting primer or the bare minerals one? Do you think the bare minerals one could be slightly drying?

  7. paris1975
    January 30, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    Hi Ruth are you using any white eye pencils??? If yes which one is the best on the market and which one you would highly recommended???
    I can’t decide Dior or Chanel or maybe there is something better…???!!! :)
    xoxo from D.C.

  8. Emma
    January 30, 2013 / 8:47 pm

    Is the Chanel lipstick more orangey or pinky please? It really suits you but I am worried it will be too orangey for me as I am very pale!
    Thank you x

  9. Slanted Stripes
    January 31, 2013 / 10:22 am

    Hi Ruth! Love the part when the brush head falls off! :)
    I need that Chanel lipstick… *adding it to wishlist*

  10. Vanessa
    February 1, 2013 / 5:50 pm

    Could you do a proper review of the Chanel lipstick? I really like the color, but when I tried it in the shop it felt like it would be quite drying. Does it wear comfortably? And have you compared it with the Rouge Allure in Enjouee?
    Love your blog xxx

  11. Keet
    February 5, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    I love that Chanel lipstick, bought it when passing the chanel counter. I use Nuxe Reve de miel underneath it because it is a little bit drying, it makes the colour come out better. I would say it’s a coral going towards pink. It’s amazing!

  12. February 21, 2013 / 7:46 am

    you’re skin is so nice… do you have warm beige undertones or yellow¿ in mac for reference what shade are you

  13. February 21, 2013 / 7:49 am

    i had dior forever 020 and is too pink but 030 is a tad dark and don’t match my skin very well but i still dior products,,,, have you try maestro lipstick of giorgio armani is so beautiful is matte and last so much

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