Lancome Air de Teint: “Before and After” Photos

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I was editing some film yesterday and came across a couple of photos that I thought may be of interest to some of you. When I’m filming videos, I take a still photograph before each segment to autofocus the camera, and two of the stills from last week’s Beauty Reviews video show quite a good “before and after” for Lancome’s Miracle Air de Teint foundation. (Please … Read More

Ruth CrillyLancome Air de Teint: “Before and After” Photos

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

Studio 10: Makeup for Perfecting and Correcting

anti-ageing face makeup

I’ve been making an effort, recently, to try and do before-and-after photos when I review makeup products. It’s hard to do this for everything that’s out there, but there are certain launches that end up catching my eye. In the press release for a new cosmetics line, Studio 10, there was a “before” shot of a lady wearing what could only be described … Read More

Ruth CrillyStudio 10: Makeup for Perfecting and Correcting

The Eve Lom Makeup Test: Surprise Verdict

face makeup test mineral foundation

A rather belated review, I’m afraid; I had a bit of a shade mix-up with the Eve Lom products when they were first launched and then they got a little overlooked for a while, partly because I wasn’t overly wowed by the product that I tried first (spoiler alert!) but mostly because my schedule went haywire and I simply couldn’t … Read More

Ruth CrillyThe Eve Lom Makeup Test: Surprise Verdict

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

The Cube of Great Frustration and Eventual Delight…

the body shop shimmer cubes shade 30

Hooray and Hurrah for the Cube of Great Frustration and Eventual Delight has landed at The Body Shop online. I featured this springtime eye quad earlier on in the week – it has the most bizarre little boxing set-up that I have ever seen! Four little plastic cubes, each with a little lid that has to be prised off with your manicure, … Read More

Ruth CrillyThe Cube of Great Frustration and Eventual Delight…

New and Wonderful: Dior’s Matte Tan Powder

bronzing face powder review

Newly beamed down from Beauty Heaven: Dior’s Diorskin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powder. A perfectly matte bronzer that (if you have a very light hand) can be swept all over the skin for quite a realistic “long weekend in Marrakech” kind of tan, or used in more targeted areas for adding contour. I think that matte bronzers are some of the … Read More

Ruth CrillyNew and Wonderful: Dior’s Matte Tan Powder

New Makeup Hero: Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder

Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder Review

My “powder of the moment”, both for everyday use and when I’m going to be on camera. It’s an absolutely invisible and weightless setting powder that seems to literally freeze time: over the course of a twelve hour rush about town last week, my makeup stayed exactly the same as it had been when I left the house. I was … Read More

Ruth CrillyNew Makeup Hero: Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder

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…

Heart-Shaped Box…

too faced blush heart

I used to love the Nirvana song Heart-Shaped Box. When I was suffering my first ever proper crush on a boy, I listened to it over and over again on my little tape cassette recorder. That and Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill. Completely random and irrelevant piece of information for you there, but if anyone wants to listen to a bit of … Read More

Ruth CrillyHeart-Shaped Box…