RUBY RUNWAY *are vegan
We prepped Nicole's face using Mardara Micellar Water* our favourite backstage essential. It is infused with organic aloe vera and damask rose and removes make up quickly without any need for water. Also try Melvita Rose Nectar Fresh Micellar Water for a refreshing quick cleanse with 23% organic content. If your skin needs some exfoliation try Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask* which is like a peel exfoliator that removes surface dead skin without any down time.
We spritzed Neal’s Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Toner* which calms and helps skin to absorb the moisturiser we used after that.We massaged the face with Therapi Lemon Moisturiser that mattifies oily skin and makes a great make up primer. If you have sensitive skin just MV Soothing Rose Moisturiser* that is vegan too; it calms and balances and is beautiful as a make up primer. For the balm lovers we recommend All You Need Is Me for lips or any dry, sensitive and even excema-prone skin. With all we recommend you take time to massage the product in, from the center outwards. You can be quite firm in your strokes -like in the video- as it promotes lymphe drainage, tones skin and helps the product to sink in.
As a base we applied Gressa Skin Serum Foundation #08* -made with broccoli seed oil to give it a silky feel- with a W3ll People Foundation brush. Gressa Skin serum foundation is buildable from medium to full cover in a wide range of colours. Also check Ilia's Vivid Foundation Sandar F6 a beautiful deep dark colour that is vegan, organic and in cool packaging. For a wide range of colour pigments -that can be mixed in- check Alima Pure Foundation Powders*, which can be used to mattify the make up too. For more options check the gallery at the bottom of the tutorial page. Whatever you do always choose a colour to match the rest of your body, which might be paler or darker to the colour of your face. For a natural finish press your fingers into the skin to blend and remove any excess.
We contoured with Zao Compact Cream Foundation #741* mixed with RMS 'Karma' Eyepolish. Take care to blend out the colour with a soft brush or your fingers. With our fingers we blended Ilia 'Sway' Illuminator on eyes and cheekbones for a bronze/golden highlight.
Shape brows adding small strokes with a pencil in a matching colour, we used Zao Black 601* for a natural look. Brush up brows with a clean spoolie brush. We lined the lashes with 100% Pure Creamy Long Last Liner*, an intense black for strong definition, that also holds well lining lashes and on the waterline. Also check Ilia Rebel Rebel Eyeliner that is 42% organic is dryer in texture with a long lasting hold. Use W3ll People Mascara or Ilia Mascara* from root to end. We added gloss on the eyes All You Need Is Me organic balm.
For lips we used Absolution Rouge Theâtre #8 a true bold semi-matte red with strong pigment similar to MAC's Ruby Woo. Other semi-matte reds we recommend are Nu Evolution Femme Fatale and 100 Percent Pure Sonora*. For a crisp lipliner use OCC lip pencil*, also see OCC LipTar Stalker* an orange red liquid lipstick with fashion week cult status! Use Ilia's Powder Brush* to mattify the T-zone if necessary with a little -tap of excess- Alima Pure Powder* in matching colour.
To add a gorgeous sheen to the body we used organic Bodhi & Birch Sicilian Rose Oil* blended with geranium and juicy lemons! Also check out Rahua Amazian Body Oil*, rainforest grown -responsibly sourced- full quick to absorb and rich in omega 9 and 6. Prrty Peaushun* a body lotion available in plain and bronzing shades that add a veil of colour and sheen to 'photoshop' skin to perfection. A A-list cult favourite and blended full with organic skin nourishing ingredients.