There’s not much that international A-list make-up artist Ruby Hammer, 57 - who has an MBE for her 25 year contribution to the beauty industry - doesn’t know about make-up application and helping women of all ages to look their best.
So when this beauty industry legend brought her new mini magnetic brush set to a recent Woman & Home beauty shoot, it impressed us so much that we were all were all clamouring to get our hands on one.
Ruby has worked with some of the world’s most famous faces, including the Duchess of Sussex and Cindy Crawford.
And as one half of the sadly no-longer, yet wondrous, Ruby & Millie make-up line that used to be available in Boots, she brought colour, innovation and fun to so many of our make-up bags.
Now, with the launch of her thoughtfully designed, mini magnetic brush set, £28, she’s once again tempting us with amazing beauty must-haves we never knew we needed in our make-up bag until we tried them.
Stylish, compact, with a flawless finish, these brushes are ideal for busy women who are always on the go.
The lipgloss-sized cylinder holds three interchangeable, mini brushes that each slot together with the aid of a magnet.
Whether you use them to apply your eyeshadow, define your brows or perfect your lipstick, they are just perfect for preening, wherever you are.
These handy brushes work with cream, powder and liquid formulas. Plus, they're sustainably designed and responsibly made - meaning they're 100% cruelty free.
I’ve used mine on the train to work, on a weekend away and even to top up my make-up before work events. The fact that they stack together keeps them clean and hygienic plus the brush hair is synthetic and easy to wash after use.
Get hold of yours now, before they all sell out!
Group Beauty Director Sarah Cooper-White has almost 20 years experience as a beauty journalist. She has written for many well known national magazines, newspapers and brands including Woman & Home, Woman, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly, Boots, Tesco, ELLE, InStyle, The Mirror, The Sun, Prima and Top Sante.
Sarah's love for beauty started at a young age when she used to make up her own face masks and 'perfumes' in the kitchen made from herbs and flowers she'd grown in the garden! As a student she often blew much of her student loan on Ruby & Millie make-up and Lancome skincare and her signature look was a sparkly eyeshadow, even in the daytime (it was the 90s!).
But it wasn't until her first proper job in magazines, as the Features Assistant at ELLE magazine, where she realised you could actually BE a beauty journalist and there and then she decided that was the job for her. Since then she's met hundreds of talented and inspiring people from hairstylists and dermatologists to biochemists and aestheticians and loves passing on their incredible knowledge through her writing.
The power of beauty, whether it be make-up, haircare, skincare or fragrance, to make someone feel more confident, happier and generally better about themselves fascinates Sarah and she's a strong believer that beauty and self care is not a frivolous thing but essential to better mental health, empowerment and confidence.
After being diagnosed with skin cancer in her 20s, Sarah developed a passion for skincare and is constantly on a quest to educate people about the importance of looking after their skin. She'll never say never to Botox but believes that a good skincare regime (as well as staying out of the sun) is one of the best investments you can make for your future self.
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