July 3, 2015

Our Dec 2014 cover girl Ruby Rose is undoubtedly the hottest thing to happen to the latest season of Orange Is The New Black. As new inmate Stella Carlin, she’s been stealing many hearts with her piercing grey-blue eyes, swept-back hair and sculpted features.

Jokes about that undeniable resemblance to Biebs aside, we do want to have a piece of her gender-fluid appeal. So we’re hitting the replay button on this Ruby Rose makeup tutorial by YouTube makeup maestro Kandee Johnson, because in just under two minutes, she manages to transform herself into a pretty convincing Ruby Rose doppelgänger.

Sure, Johnson already bears a rather striking resemblance to Rose, and we don’t have those sharp Western features, but with some coloured lenses, clever contouring and an accurate hair parting, we could come pretty close. See below for a mix of products used by Johnson in her video, as well as some suggestions from us:


BeautyBlender, $30, Sephora




YSL Beauté  Touche Éclat Illuminating Foundation, $75, YSL Beauté Counters


MAKE UP FOR EVER 11 Foundation Palette, $200, MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Loft


Clé de Peau Beauté Translucent Loose Powder, $180, Clé de Peau Beauté counters


Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara, $19.90, Watsons




Illamasqua Brow Gel in Strike, $39, Illamasqua store at #B1-32 Takashimaya S.C. and Robinsons The Heeren



Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette, US$59.95,



Benefit Hoola, $46, Sephora



Too Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick in Sugar, $30, Sephora