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Expert’s Top 5: Ruby Hammer


International makeup artist and brand creator Ruby reveals the contents of her kit bag

Check out Ruby's expert page here.

  • Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer

    Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer

    This is my all-time favourite concealer. It conceals all kinds of imperfections from redness to blemishes and spots to dark circles.

    The two shades in the palette allow you to customise the colour to meet your needs. It is oil free and can be used by all skin types, even sensitive ones. My personal shade is SC-7 - I sometimes blend with an eye cream or a serum for under the eye area but it covers everything and has a great shade selection from the palest to the darkest tones.

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  • Benefit Benebalm

    Benefit Benebalm

    A wonderful mango butter enriched hydrating tinted lip balm. Use on it's own for a hint of color, or over a lip pencil or lipstick for buildable wear.

    It’s so soft and comfortable to wear - I always get comments from my models when doing touch ups on set. It stops lips from drying out and comes in 4 shades.

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner

    Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner

    A staple in my kit - its smudge-proof and long-lasting even when used in the water line.

    Strongly pigmented, it also has a sharpener at the end for when you need a more dramatic line and is absolutely budge proof until you remove it, making it suitable for all weather conditions and as a contact lense user, it is perfect for me. It also comes in 8 great versatile shades.

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  • RMS ‘Un’ Powder

    RMS ‘Un’ Powder

    I love this translucent powder. It is so fine and can be used on anyone, whatever your skin colour.

    It’s made with very high quality ingredients and it goes on invisibly even under the delicate area under the eyes. A most wonderful product indeed to set your makeup and remove shine without looking heavy or caked in powder.

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  • Beautyblender


    I love this tool for making any foundation I use look better.

    The original pink one now has two additional colors. I use the white one for applying my skincare and suncare which means you can have an even and uniform application of product. The black one is so soft and can coat the skin with foundation, concealer or cream blush and blends everything so smoothly. It gets into every nook and cranny of one's face without dragging the skin. It’s very long lasting when used with the special cleaner it comes with. It makes blending effortless.

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