HARRODS: RUBY HAMMER’S GUIDE TO BEAUTY

Ruby Hammer MBE has been working in the beauty industry for over 25 years after starting out as a make-up artist’s assistant at London Fashion Week. Fast-forward to 2016, not only has Ruby’s work appeared in industry-leading magazine titles, but in 2007 she was...

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THE TIMES: SECRETS OF CELEBRITY BEAUTY EXPERTS

You might not be able to afford the bespoke Alexander McQueen frock that Cate Blanchett wore to the Baftas but take heart: the contents of her make-up bag is far more purse-string-friendly. We asked Hollywood’s biggest make-up artists for the budget products— which...

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STROBING: SUBTLE HIGHLIGHTING FOR FRESH FACED BEAUTY

We are still totally obsessed with the glow of great skin and the newest buzz word is ‘strobing’. A switch from the somewhat harsher contouring (at least when applied on the street) this shows off your bone structure and flawless bare faced skin. An impeccable...

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HARRODS: IT’S MY PARTY: GET THE LOOK

Get ready for party season with this grown up glamorous look – Kept modern with the use of clever and subtle makeup to stop it looking too severe and dated. PREP Prepare the Skin before hand, the better the prep the less makeup you need on the skin. I like to...

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HARRODS: THE ART OF DARKNESS: GET THE LOOK

HARRODS: THE ART OF DARKNESS: GET THE LOOK Less is more this season with ‘no make up make up’ remaining the staple daytime choice. As with everything in life the better you prep, the better the end result. I love AVEDA TOURMALINE CHARGED EXFOLIANT to clean and scrub...

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BEAUTY FALL

Keep your Summer sparkle this Autumn with Ruby’s top tips to look bright eyed and bushy tailed... 1. My favourite instantly gratifying trick is to start by splashing my face with lots of cool water in the morning - it really helps to get the blood flowing.  2. After...

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GET THE GLOSS: MODEL MAKEOVER

READ FULL ARTICLE on GET THE GLOSS Getty Images, Instagram @officialjdunn WHICH BRIT MODEL ARE YOU CHANNELLING? IN HONOUR OF LONDON FASHION WEEK, WE GOT A MAKEUP LESSON IN MODEL BEHAVIOUR FROM SOME OF THE COUNTRY’S BEST MAKEUP ARTISTS Are you more Cara or Jourdan? Or...

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INSTYLE: HOW TO COVER, CONCEAL AND GET RID OF SCARS

READ FULL ARTICLE We would say we've all got scars, but the fact of the matter is, we don't, and sometimes it can be tough when you do. From leftover acne marks to cuts and grazes and sometimes something a little more extreme, they can be a serious source of low self...

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THE POOL: WHAT IS A BB CREAM?

Quick face fix or beauty guff? Here’s a comprehensive lowdown on BB cream  By Frankie Graddon on 12.08.15 Last week, I was emailed the following by a fellow member of The Pool: “F, help. What on earth is BB cream? When should I use it? Over or under moisturiser etc....

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FENWICKS: INFLIGHT BEAUTY ROUTINES

READ FULL ARTICLE Four beauty experts reveal their inflight beauty routines... 3. Ruby Hammer MBE, makeup artist With 25-years experience in the beauty industry there are not many tricks the internationally renowned makeup artist does not know. What are your beauty...

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MINMAX – THE BEST EYELINERS

READ FULL ARTICLE Ruby goes for long-lasting and easy application. Her pick is from the american brand Hourglass: “My ultimate pick for the best eyeliner has to be the mechanical gel eyeliner by Hourglass. It is simply the best for a thin or thick cat flick. Plus it...

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AURELIA SKINCARE

"I am obsessed with cleansers and believe great skin starts with them. My current favourite is the Aurelia Miracle Cleanser." Ruby Hammer...

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GET THE GLOSS: ADDRESSING HYPER-PIGMENTATION

FROM HOW TO EAT YOUR WAY TO MORE EVEN SKIN TO THE BEAUTY ESSENTIALS THAT ACTUALLY DELIVER, HERE’S YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR ADDRESSING DARK CIRCLES, SUN SPOTS AND HYPERPIGMENTATION FROM THE INSIDE OUT When it comes to smart skincare, we’re big believers that an inside out...

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SUMMER SKIN

To keep problem skin at bay make sure to body brush daily and exfoliate. I love the MIO SKINCARE natural dry body brush, it is slightly larger than the palm of your hand so that you can grip easily whilst brushing upwards in the direction of your heart. The brush...

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FESTIVAL OF BEAUTY

Whether it’s Coachella, Glastonbury or the House Festival if you love music and fashion the fields provide the hottest catwalks around. This time of year wipes come into their own, whether it’s facial, antibacterial, deodorant or feminine hygiene. Festivals are one of...

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