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Messing About with My Makeup

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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: http://tidd.ly/ef74df39

Louise Young LY34 Brush: http://tidd.ly/9f33605b

Dior Nude Foundation in shade 030: http://tidd.ly/2ac080b1

Dermablend Shade 13: http://tidd.ly/5825c14a

Smoothing Concealer from Estee Lauder: http://tidd.ly/e959429d

Clarins Face Powder: http://tidd.ly/c7709cbb

Daniel Sandler Bronzer Brush: http://tidd.ly/c49153be

Guerlain Maxi-Lash Mascara: http://tidd.ly/57466948

Theodora Palette – more info see here:http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2013/01/15/urban-decay-oz-the-great-and-power…

Chanel Lipstick in La Favorite – found it at Boots, it’s quite elusive!http://tidd.ly/caf07485

Chanel Polish in Emprise: http://tidd.ly/ac464876

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

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  1. 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

  2. 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. I really need a faux fur coat–I’ve been wanting one ever since I was about 12! :P

  4. 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

  5. Jennifer Rodriguez

    Ruth, how does this compare with the ysl foundation?

  6. 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!) ;)

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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

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