Beauty Reviews: Lancome Air de Teint, Clinique Feathering Mascara, Guerlain Maxi Lash

lancome air de teint foundation

Another bunch of beauty reviews for you; this time I’m “live testing” Lancome’s new Miracle Air de Teint foundation, Clinique’s new Feathering mascara and a second mascara, a violet-hued Maxi Lash version from Guerlain. The response to these videos seems to be very good, so I’ll keep on doing them so long as there’s stuff to test out. And there’s always stuff to test out, believe … Read More

Ruth CrillyBeauty Reviews: Lancome Air de Teint, Clinique Feathering Mascara, Guerlain Maxi Lash

Beauty Reviews: By Terry Foundation, Rimmel Bronzer and Estee Lauder Pure Envy Lipstick

face makeup beauty reviews video

The second instalment of my “beauty reviews” – I do hope that this will become a regular feature. It’s useful, I think, to see products being applied – obviously you can’t feel the texture yourself, but you get a good idea of how a foundation blends, or how pigmented a lipstick is or how much coverage a concealer gives. I hope that … Read More

Ruth CrillyBeauty Reviews: By Terry Foundation, Rimmel Bronzer and Estee Lauder Pure Envy Lipstick

An Easy (Affordable) Everyday Makeup Look

ruth crilly model beauty blog

Some of the Youtube-phobes amongst you might actually like this video; it’s really short and I don’t speak! I’m planning on doing a few more music-only videos, mostly because it’s a relief not to have to sit there listening to the sound of my own voice for hours on end as I edit. I’m not sure that they’re as effective, … Read More

Ruth CrillyAn Easy (Affordable) Everyday Makeup Look

The “Vintage Vamp” Smokey Eye

charlotte tilbury vintage vamp palette

I was very much in two minds as to whether I was going to post up my “Brit Awards” makeup look – there’s something about it that irks me. I think partly the lighting – I like filming in natural daylight so much more – but it could be, as I mentioned a week or so ago, the little “winged” … Read More

Ruth CrillyThe “Vintage Vamp” Smokey Eye

My Current Makeup Look (Winter into Spring)

ruth crilly model beauty blogger face makeup video

I didn’t have a clue what to call this makeup look, so I went with something yawn-inducingly generic. Sorry. But I do love this little routine I’ve got going with the slightly sultry, metallic eye and the pretty flush of pink on the cheeks. And I absolutely can’t get enough of my current skin perfecting dynamic duo; Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonder Glow skin … Read More

Ruth CrillyMy Current Makeup Look (Winter into Spring)

I’m Sorry for Partying…

ruth crilly outfit burberry aw14

Yes, I know: “partying” used as a verb. As bad as “holidaying”, in my books – where do you holiday? - but still. I wore it emblazoned across my chest on a Milly NY t-shirt: “Sorry for Partying”. I wish I had time to “party” – the most I’ve managed recently was a couple of red wines at my local Turkish restaurant! … Read More

Ruth CrillyI’m Sorry for Partying…

Detoxing My Makeup Bag

sewlomax makeup bag

The video below shows an enthusiastic attempt to de-clutter my ridiculously full makeup bag. There were seven foundations in there! Five concealers! Twelve eyeshadow brushes! I wanted a streamlined version with just a few favourite products that I love and can rely on to do the job properly – a lightweight, compact super-kit that I could throw into my handbag and know … Read More

Ruth CrillyDetoxing My Makeup Bag

My Five Most-Used Face Bases…

ruth crilly model recommends blog

This video is a bit of a “precursor” to the full-length foundation guide that I’m going to film in the New Year. I’ve picked out my five most-used foundations and bases and shown them in action, along with a little blurb about each and the kind of coverage and finish that they give. I’d like to point out that there … Read More

Ruth CrillyMy Five Most-Used Face Bases…

Retro Hair Waves and Natural, Glowing Makeup…

babyliss pro curl waves

I’m rather pleased with my latest video – I’ve mastered the art of the loose curl using my Babyliss Pro Curl! With the accompanying glowy, sunkissed skin I’ll admit that it’s not very Christmassy, but I am in Dubai and it’s about twenty seven degrees here so it just felt wrong to go ahead with my original look… (Glitter, pale … Read More

Ruth CrillyRetro Hair Waves and Natural, Glowing Makeup…

My Updated Autumn Makeup Look

autumn makeup tutorial

Here’s the Autumn makeup look from Monday’s video, shown in full. And yes I did revise it and remove the dark, harsh eyeliner! Although many of you actually really liked it (thank you for your kind words) I couldn’t quite get my head around it and so I re-filmed using shadow around the lashline for softer definition. (For those who wanted … Read More

Ruth CrillyMy Updated Autumn Makeup Look