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Ruby4643-3Dewy Skin, brushed up brow’s, earthy golden tones – Heaven! I love a natural beauty look!  On recent shoot with Photographer Ben Pyke & stylist Katy Blom, it was all about simplicity!

Katy had a range of woven kitts with a neutral pallet, so I wanted the makeup to be pretty understated. Our gorgeous model Ruby from Jaz Daly had such a exquisite etherial look I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her face… & hair for that matter! Oh the hair!

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Skin – I start as I always do by massaging moisturiser into the skin, I wanted a super dewy reflective look so I added a drop of Benefits ‘High beam’ into the moisturiser.

Foundation – Chanel ‘Vitalumiere’ buffed in with hourglass no2 brush best foundation brush

ConcealerDior Star 02 – pressed under eyes with fingertips.

best blusherBlush – Estee lauder ‘sensuous rose’ – applied sparingly with a large dome brush and blended up along the cheekbones.

Highlight – MAC mineralise skin finish – Soft & Gentle – buffed over cheekbones, inner corner of eye, tip of nose & cupids bow.


how to style curly hairEyes
– MAC ‘Frosted Dirty Peach’ Paint pot – buffed all over lid with a #217 Blending brush, Followed by Urban Decay’s ‘Smog’ pressed over the mobile lid & ‘Buck‘ blended into the socket line & along the lower lash line. (both UD shadows from the original ‘NAKED’ palette)8 hour cream

Lips – Elizabeth Arden 8 hr cream applied & left to sink in. L’Oreal’s ‘creme de rouge’ from the colour riche 30yr collection, pressed onto the centre of the lips.
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Curly hair don’t care! 

Naturally curly hair needs to be treated with love & respect! Curly hair is often fine & prone to breakages. Wild curly hair like Ruby’s is freaking awesome! & should be left as close to it’s natural state as possible! I wanted ruby’s hair to be a little bit more defined for the shoot so i gave it some love…2285CU_Curling_Wand_Pro_750px

YOUNG.AGAINI used Kevin Murphy’s Young Again Treatment Oil to nourish & protect the hair – i’ve mentioned this product a few times – but it’s incredible! great for most hair types, it’s my go-to atm. Apply to damp or dry hair, it’s super light texture doesn’t weigh the hair down & still allows you to style.

I defined Rubys Curls with the babyliss curling wand on a medium heat, then loosely pulling out the curls with my fingers.

SMA xx

Photography // Ben Pyke

Styling // Katy Blom

Model // Ruby @ Jaz Daly

H/MU/Nails // Nicola Johnson


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