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A Model Recommends’ Top 10 Cult Products

A Model Recommends is so much more than just professionally good-looking (as if that weren’t enough)! Her years working with the best hair and make up artists in the business have instilled in her an understanding and passion for all things beauty, which she shares – with honesty, humour and a sharp eye for excellence – via her globally adored blog, twitter and YouTube channel. Sincere yet irreverent, Ruth never takes herself too seriously – her infectious laughter and wry wit are charmingly addictive (we’ve oft found ourselves chain-watching her videos) – while her extensive product knowledge is delivered in a thoroughly engaging way. In short, she’s the beauty best friend you haven’t met yet, which is why so many entrust her with the tricky task of steering them so successfully through the bewildering beauty minefield.Here’s what’s floating Ruth’s Boat right now:


“Just when you think things can’t get any better, they go and stick Liquid Gold into a cream with loads of other good stuff. I use this a lot – it ticks many boxes, and I can sleep easy knowing that my face has been taken care of!”{ROSE SOOTHING & PROTECTIVE MOISTURISER}

“I call this my ‘rest day’ moisturiser. It feels very calming and balancing, not just skin-wise but for the soul too (I’m well into nurturing my spirit these days…) I love the whole of the MV range but think this luxe, relaxing moisturiser is the star.”


“Oh, if I could walk through an unending mist of Queen of Hungary… This stuff instantly transforms your mood; it’s a spa-in-a-bottle, a fragrant spritz for the body and a brilliant face tonic all in one. It’s my in-flight saviour.”{EPI-PEEL}

“A new(ish) discovery but one of those ones that I wish hadn’t taken so long. It’s a scrubby-textured peel that looks harmless but should come in a padlocked casket; skin is totally sloughed and polished after just a few minutes.”


“A scent so sexy that I just sit there sniffing my wrists. It’s a good job it doesn’t come in a spray version – I can imagine it having something akin to the ‘Lynx Effect’! This is definitely one fragrance that needs to be contained…”{HEALGEL INTENSIVE}

“One of the best product I’ve ever used on upset skin – think minor sunburn, over-exfoliation, make-up artists scrubbing at your face with baby wipes… This soothes and repairs almost instantly; it might be a light gel formula but the effects are for more powerful than you’d expect.”


“A truly excellent eye treatment that feels rich and nourishing but has a really light texture. Sits well beneath make up and you can still feel the hydrating effects when you take it all off again. A properly good investment.”{LUMINIZING MOISTURE TINT}

“A perfect base really this one; radiant but not shiny, sheer but not pointless. It has just the right amount of everything in it and blends out like a dream. Great for that youthful, healthy look that we all strive for, and a brilliant staple to have to hand as the weather gets warmer.”


“No more smudges or black specks on your undereyes; d.j.v. forms little tubes around each lash that don’t budge until you want them to. For those who hate waterproof mascaras (me), this is one handy option that isn’t difficult to remove.”


“This is my ‘one sweep’ shadow for those off-duty days. It’s not neutral – you can definitely tell there’s something there’ – but it’s as subtle as high glamour shadows get! A gorgeous, golden goddess sheen that makes your eyes look perfect after approximately twelve seconds of effort.”


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...