Video: New Chanel Makeup & Glowing Skin

makeup video 2018

I had no idea what to call this week’s video – it’s such a jumble of reviews and demos – and so I pulled out the two features I thought might be of the most interest. Some new Chanel makeup bits (from the recently launched AW18 collection) and a foundation for supremely glowy skin. And thus the world’s most profoundly interesting video title was born; New Chanel Makeup and Glowing Skin.

All silliness aside, there are some real makeup gems in this one, especially if you don’t like to layer on a lot of product. The PUR Hydrafluid Foundation is really lovely and the Chanel Les Beiges powder is a brilliant barely-there bronzer for those who just like a touch of colour. I actually wanted to do a standalone review of the PUR foundation but stocks online seem to be very limited, as does the shade range, so I’m shelving that idea until I have more info.

Clarins Skin Illusion foundation review

As an aside, Clarins have just launched something incredibly similar; the new Skin Illusion Natural Hydrating Foundation*. By the looks of it, this serum-style face base replaces the older version of the Skin Illusion, which I liked a lot – a fresh, dewy finish with comprehensive coverage that never looked dried-out or heavy. The new Skin Illusion comes in a glass bottle with teat pipette dispenser (my least favourite makeup packaging of all time, but I’m forgiving when the product inside is so good) and has a silky, dry-oil sort of feel without being greasy. It’s supremely comfortable on the skin and has a very realistic, glowy sort of finish. I think that it will become a must-buy for nearly everyone who likes a natural, low-key foundation look.

There’s a full review coming up shortly, but would anyone be interested in watching very short, snappy Youtube video foundation reviews too? Just one product at a time? Do let me know; it always feels a little bit “niche” to just talk about a single product for minutes on end but I’m sure that people looking for foundation recommendations on Youtube would find them really useful…

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I’m rambling. Watch the video for a little peek at some Chanel AW18 makeup (again, if you’d like a more comprehensive video review of the collection then register your interest in the comments below) as well as a concealer demo and a mascara that’ll make you throw out your false lashes…

Isle of Paradise light drops, £13.30*:

MUJI Moisturising Milk: (I was wrong, this is a mini – the standard comes in a WHOPPING 200ml bottle!) 

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter, shade 3*:

PUR Water Serum Foundation, shade Light*:

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder, shade 30*:

Bare Minerals Blush in Bellini Brunch*:

Trish McEvoy Correct and Even Full Face Perfector*:

Dior Pump n Volume Mascara*:

L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine in 658*:

Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Clair Obscur*:

Chanel Jumbo Crayon Mat in Discretion*:

Cardigan is from QED London – I bought it from a local shop, and I can’t for the life of me find it online!!! So sorry to those who continued watching just to find out, what a let-down! *inserts laughing emoji* 


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  1. Julianna
    September 11, 2018 / 4:59 am


    What foundation would you recommend to cover acne scars ?

    Thank you so much,


  2. PKM
    August 27, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    Hi Ruth! What product are you using on your eyebrows?? I don’t see it listed anywhere and I am REALLY curious! Thanks!

  3. Luc
    August 24, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    Hi :) how does the PUR foundation compare to the Clinique even better glow foundation you trialled earlier this summer? Particularly in terms of hold and coverage? Thanks!! I love your foundation reviews

    • August 24, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      Better coverage, I’d say, longevity….would have to test half on one side of face and half on the other! I’ll add to the long list! : )

  4. Henriëtte
    August 21, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    Well, the Trish McEvoy Correct and Even Full Face Perfector* should be amazing, considering the price! My god, it’s way above my budget!
    But seriously Ruth, you look amazing and this was, again, a very nice video to watch!

  5. Kitty
    August 21, 2018 / 8:46 am

    Can you please tell what color in the Trish McEvoy concealer? As I have to buy it online!

    • August 21, 2018 / 10:05 am

      I use shade 1 in the video but it is VERY fair x

      • Kitty
        August 29, 2018 / 11:37 am

        Thanks! I will def go a shade darker then, as I am not a big fan of doing the eye area that much lighter than the rest of my face.

  6. Mansi
    August 16, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    Would love to see your foundation reviews- especially how they hold up at the end of the day.

  7. Lorraine McGarvey
    August 15, 2018 / 11:13 am

    I would watch a review video on a single foundation :-)

  8. Lee Cavanaugh
    August 14, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    I would absolutely watch a series of quick foundation reviews!

  9. Stacey
    August 14, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    Love your videos! Do you have any reviews (or opinions) on the Chanel CC Cream Complete Correction SPF 50?

    • August 14, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      I have it somewhere, I think – if I find it I’ll test it and let you know! x

  10. August 14, 2018 / 10:03 am

    Awesome post. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Jen
    August 14, 2018 / 8:27 am

    Just bought hollywood flawless filter after your last love love it.Pur water serum foundation next on list…Going to need a 2nd job soon Ruth

    • August 14, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      It’s great – the Clarins has more shades though, very similar texture! x

  12. Dominique
    August 14, 2018 / 12:10 am

    Love this fresh video. Your make up tutorials are my faves. 50 + and still learning… my skin has never look so good thanks to you :)

    • August 14, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you, that’s so good to hear! x

  13. SomeGirlMel
    August 13, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    You are always such a vision. Are you growing your hair out?

      • SomeGirlMel
        August 13, 2018 / 11:45 pm

        I love it darker blonde, closer to your natural color with highlights. And I’m partial to it being longer. Either way it’s always pretty! I grew mine out, I couldn’t stand styling it anymore.

        • August 14, 2018 / 3:30 pm

          Same!! I’m gradually going a bit darker again and yes, longer. Next time I say I’m doing short and blonde, STOP ME!

          • SomeGirlMel
            August 14, 2018 / 7:21 pm

            I will!

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