Tuesday, 2 October 2012

HOW I Wash My Makeup Brushes ❤

Hey Dolls,

I've uploaded another video to my YouTube channel beautybyrubielee 


Comment, Request, Subscribe & Like, See you in my next video :)


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Show Me How You Burlesque!

Hey Dolls,

I fell in love with the movie 'Burlesque' the very first time i saw it, For those of you who haven't yet seen it it's an amazing story about a small-town (very talented) girl who ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer feat. Christina Aguilera and Cher. Hands down it is easily one of my favourite movies! I'm such a big fan of Christina.. and Cher too of course!

Here's a sneak peek of what to expect..

After falling in love with the costumes, makeup and style of dance a few months ago I was offered the opportunity to work as an Assistant Make-up Artist for a semi-local Burlesque show called 'Rhythm Of Deception' 

Aaaaand I thought i would share a picture with you all of the Make-up i was asked to do for the show..

What do you think?


Monday, 3 September 2012

More To Me Than Makeup TAG ❤

Hey Dolls,

I've uploaded another video to my YouTube channel beautybyrubielee 


In this video I have done the 'More To Me Than Makeup TAG' I did film this on the same day as 'My New Zealand Accent TAG' video hence the same outfit, hair, makeup etc..if you haven't already make sure you subscribe :)

Which YouTube beauty guru's do you follow? What sort of video's would you like to see me film?


Sunday, 2 September 2012

Client Makeover

Hey Dolls,

So today I have a 'Client Makeover' for you all, below is the before and after pictures of my model. She wanted a look that she could wear to a 21st or out clubbing on a saturday night. I chose to give her a soft smokey eye paired with dramatic lashes, highlighted cheekbones and baby pink lips. 

Products Used 

Prep + Prime

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer


Revlon Colorstay Foundation 220 Natural Beige

Minifies White Translucent Face Powder
BYS Blush Pretty In Pink
Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finishing Powder Brighten


MAC Painterly Paint Pot

Coastal Scents Eye Shadows 88 Shimmer Palette
- White Pearlesque Shimmer
- Soft Grey Shimmer
Ebay Lashes
DUO Lash Glue
Fluidline Blacktrack
Collosal Mascara Glam Black


Lucas PawPaw Lip Conditioner

Kryolan Lip Colour LC002

If you any of you want to see a tutorial on how to achieve this look, I'd be happy to film and upload a video for you all.


Thursday, 30 August 2012

My New Zealand Accent TAG ❤

Hey Dolls,

Just a quick update to let you all know that I have uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel beautybyrubielee


It was my first time filming a TAG video so I was a little nervous, but let me know what you think in the comments below and if you haven't already make sure you subscribe :)


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Editorial Make-up

Hey Dolls,

Today i have a tutorial for you all inspired by the photo below, on the right is a colour editorial make-up from Elle Russia magazine, which i have used as inspiration to create my look on the left..

My step by step guide on how you can acheieve this look at home..

Prep + Prime
Ok so the first thing you want to do is use either a moisturiser or a primer to prep your skin. Im using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. You'll want to make sure you have a nice smooth lips so be sure to prep your lips with a lip conditioner too, im using lucas pawpaw.
Im going to apply a concealer that matches my model's skin colour to cover any blemishes and areas of redness on her face some people prefer to apply concealer after foundation and some before, I think its really down to personal preference and what works best for you. My model provided her own foundation for this look (Elizabeth Arden) so im going to apply this all over my model's face using a flat top foundation brush and then set the foundation using a white transcluent face powder, to create a matte finish.
I'm using my coastal scents 88 original palette for this look, im going to take a teal blue-green eyeshadow and apply it all over both lids.
This particular look is quite strong so I wanted to make sure to emphasise the eyebrows. I added a dark brown eyeshadow to fill them in and followed the natural shape of the brows. 
The eyelashes Im using are ones I ordered off ebay, if anyones interested leave a comment below and I can add the link to the seller. For this look i recommend using high impact, dramatic lashes. To achieve the pink accents on the sides I used a hot pink lipstick and painted it on ;)


Take a thin eye liner brush and apply a gel liner or liquid (whichever you prefer along) the base of the top lashline of both eyes and along the lower lashline then apply a black pencil liner in your waterline. I've used MAC 'Blacktrack Fluidline'.
For this look i've used a muted pink blush on the apples of the cheeks.
Using a shimmery highlighting powder, like MAC's 'Soft and Gentle' highlight the cupids bow then apply a hot pink lip colour to the lips. Apply a highlighting powder to the middle of the bottom lip and finish with a coat of clear gloss.
I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial.