Q&A With... Ruth @MODELRECOMMENDS
SUM UP IN ONE WORD HOW IT FEELS TO BE PART OF THE L’ORÉAL PARIS TEAM:
TALK US THROUGH YOUR BEAUTY REGIME?
Skincare is always my priority. Cleanse, “treat” (whether with a serum or targeted toner or cream) and then moisturise. Makeup is also very skinorientated; it’s always about getting a very fresh and natural “real skin” base and then the dramatics (smokey eye, red lip and so on) are saved for special occasions. Haircare is minimal, I don’t like to style it if I’m not working, so that makes life easier! Dry shampoo in the roots and then a leave-in serum or cream in the dry ends and that’s me done, most days.
YOUR CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT L’ORÉAL PARIS PRODUCT?
Makeup, it would have to be the True Match foundation. Skincare? I’m a HUGE fan of the Revitalift Laser Renew Night Mask, and for day time the new Double Care.
BEST BEAUTY HACK?
Using cotton buds (Q-tips) to create a smokey eye if you don’t have any brushes to hand. Draw a soft eyeliner kohl around the lashline and then use a Q-tip to smudge the line and soften it out. Works a treat every time!
WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO ANY ASPIRING BEAUTY BLOGGERS?
Don’t be afraid to be different - your unique voice or perspective is what will set you apart from the crowd.
EARLIEST MEMORY OF EXPERIMENTING WITH BEAUTY?
“Mixing” myself a new nail polish shade when I was about eight. I did it in a little plastic tub and then popped it under the bed. Fast-forward to the next day and the “formula” had melted through the plastic AND the carpet and formed a congealed mess.
L’ORÉAL PARIS IN ONE WORD?
BEST PIECE OF BEAUTY ADVICE YOU HAVE RECEIVED?
HOW DID IT FEEL SAYING THE FAMOUS WORTH IT LINE:
It was amazing saying it together as a team - though we did have a few false starts because we couldn’t stop giggling…