Ruthie In Disguise @ Harvey Nichols

Most of the people reading this blog are bodies I’ve encountered when wandering around in a bright orange fireproof suit and looking like I’ve been up since 5am. Which, in truth is what time I probably did get up anyway.

These early mornings and unflattering clothes often leave me looking a little dishevelled and wondering where on earth the glamour has gone from my life, so, when Lily Allen rolled into Harvey Nichols looking incredible – despite being on a UK tour promoting her new clothing range, Lucy In Disguise AND planning her wedding – I realised there was something missing in my life. A make up artist.

A few days later, I heard on the grapevine that Harvey Nichols were offering people the chance to get ‘the Lily Allen look’ courtesy of Giorgio Armani’s make up counter manager, Zuzanna Kaleta. Who transformed Lily into a sultry siren on the day she visited the Leeds store.

Obviously not one to shy away from some make up tips and the chance to try on dresses that cost more than your ‘Asda Big Shop’ yet make you look far more delicious than the maxi dress I bought from George, I wandered on down.

Having lost 2 stone in the past year, I have never regained the confidence I had as a sparky young 18 year old, so to have Zuzanna show me just how beautiful you can look by using the right products and applying then in a particular way was something that I would be eternally grateful for.

I must say, the light Master Primer is most certainly a must—have for any girl’s handbag, whilst the Eyes to kill Eye Colour in champagne is just the most luxurious thing to ever grace these eyelids. Finally, we went for dramatic lips, which I am sure many of you know, I am a big believer in, and we used Rouge d’Armani Number 400. The lipstick had incredible staying power, and didn’t leave me with just a line around the outer rim of my lip after I had eaten and drank during the day.

After I’d finished looking fabulous, I decided to try on some of the Lucy In Disguise dresses which, I must say, are so beautiful I want to dress up in them each and every day.


Obviously to sit in such a renowned store as Harvey Nichols, they are of great quality, but they still have the quirky edge that we have seen from lily during her time as a musician, and I think that is what makes them so unique! You simply must pop in and have a look next time you’re passing Harvey Nichols!

So, this was me, after a hour-long make up session and a lot of talk about products…. its quite surprising how I can scrub up given the right materials. Don’t you think?

1.Light Master Primer

Light master make-up primer creates a mirror-like veil that maximizes the cheekbones and arches of the face while toning down uneven zones.

2.Luminous Silk Foundation no.4

As seen in the press, capture the glow of perfect skin with this award-winning foundation. Luminous Silk foundation is an oil-free fluid with exclusive Micro-fil technology.

3.Master corrector no 2

Corrective concealed in four colour-balancing shades designed to target specific complexion concerns.

4.High Precision Retouch no 2

A radiance-enhancing concealer to wipe away shadows, blur imperfections, and brighten the complexion.

5.Sheer Bronzer no.1

Create the glow of sun-kissed skin with sheer bronzer, a soft micro-fine bronzing powder. Copper and bronze hues warm skin, creating a sculpted glow with shimmering, honey highlights.

6.Sheer Blush no.10

Extremely soft and light, sheer blush enhances the complexion with a flush of natural colour. Sculpts the face delicately and naturally. Cheeks are left with a warm, radiant glow.

7.Eyes to kill Eye color no.8 champagne;

This innovative hybrid texture, which is not a powder, nor a cream acts like a smooth, lasting color film. Each shade is intensified with a second pigment for a multi-dimensional effect. In just one swoop, create a wet, shimmering smokey eye. Base color covers eyelid, and second pigment adds drama to the contour.

8.Maestro Eyeliner no.1

A long-lasting, water-based liquid eyeliner with a tapered pen tip that provides ultimate application precision. This unique calligraphic tool produces sharp contrast and definition to the eyes. The matte black liquid shade creates a sultry and dramatic look.

9.Eye Pencil no.4

This silky soft formula allows for precise, easy application and versatile looks. Use it to subtly define or to intensify your eye look. Glide the smudger over eyeliner for a sexy, smoky result.

 10.Eyes to kill mascara

Dress the eye with powerful, plush, voluminous lashes. Fine, fluid Microfil technology creates intensely captivating lash texture.

11.Rouge d’Armani no.400

Exceptional long-wear formula results in up to 8 hours of intense colour. Experience comfort and shine, without fading and feathering. Soft texture leaves lips feeling continuously hydrated.

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