Sunday Tittle Tattle: My Dog Does My Makeup

my dog does my makeup

Last week I made a very silly video in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day; I asked* Dexter, my dog, to do my makeup. He did a pretty good job, considering he doesn’t have any fingers, though you’ll have to watch the video and decide for yourselves.

Lots of Youtubers took part in a campaign called #RedOut, which was a 24 hour online silence to help raise awareness for the charity. Some people didn’t quite get what was happening or how this would raise awareness – the point was to drive people to the charity website, and that was exactly what happened. Hundreds of thousands of people clicked the link to where they could donate or get involved themselves, so the campaign was – is, as people are still clicking! – a massive success.

Then, at the end of the 24 hours we posted special videos to further raise awareness about the work that Comic Relief does, which is both massively varied and incredibly important both here in the UK and around the world. I had no idea that the charity supported so many different organisations and helped so many vulnerable people.

I hope that you enjoy the video and please, if you would like to donate or find out more about the amazing work that Comic Relief carries out, click here. A massive thanks to Faye Marriott (@fayemarriott_makeup) for her great makeup artistry skills!

*obviously I didn’t ask him, he’s a dog, but he was very happy to clart about with brushes for an hour and was well fed with bits of cheese and ham. Now every time he sees a makeup brush he thinks he’s going to get a treat… Facts about Dexter, because people always ask: he’s a cockapoo, so a cross between a (working) cocker spaniel and a poodle. He’s four in August. He’s completely insane and has a lot of energy when he’s out walking (he’ll fetch a ball for hours) but actually very chilled out when he’s at home and will happily sleep on your feet as you work. (Sounds like I’m trying to sell him off, I’m not. Mr AMR would kill me.) He doesn’t shed his fur (hair?) but does require grooming, he has a cut and a comb-through every four to six weeks.

**this video is not monetised and I was in no way paid to participate in this campaign. I have made a monetary donation to Comic Relief.

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  1. March 19, 2017 / 10:07 am

    This is brilliant Ruth! What an amazing and funny idea!

  2. Jemima
    March 19, 2017 / 11:20 am

    When he did the lipstick!!! I actually cried with laughter! Is that you doing Dexter’s voicer? I mean, what an exceptionally clever talking Dexter!

  3. Stephanie-M-M
    March 19, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Dexter is so sweet! The video was very funny and I love the voice. There’s a very talented dubbing actor on work ;)!

  4. Moo
    March 19, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Very funny. Lipstick line Dexter!!!!

  5. Minty
    March 19, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    A bit off topic.
    Thinking of getting a dog for my autistic 10 yr old – he’s animal mad and a dog would make an amazing playmate. Cockerpoo is on our list.. so here’s the question! How easy was Decter to train? Was he ok with Mr Bear from the outset? We have 3 cats..
    Any feedback you can give on cockerpoos as pets would be lovely. My son wants to do agility training with said dog so the high energy would be good!! X

  6. Jayne
    March 19, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Absolutely love this!! Such a great cause and think you may have started something here…..I have a collie/husky cross called Beano but not sure I’d trust him with my mascara wand :(

  7. Patricia
    March 19, 2017 / 3:00 pm


  8. March 20, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Dexter is quite skilled with application, he might be able to support the family soon.

  9. Jane
    March 20, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Fantastic, I haven’t laughed so much in ages! The voice made me remember the dog saying “sausages” on That’s Life, anyone else remember that?

  10. Joan Chen
    March 20, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    it was really funny but you know what, i can’t help wishing that it was Mr Bear instead!!

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