Each month I'll be talking to someone in the beauty industry to get tips and recommendations on their favourite beauty products. Kicking off the series is Ruhena Begum, Creative Director and Founder of Asia Glam. I've been fortunate enough to work with Ruhena on quite a few shoots and I have to say that she's one of the nicest people I've ever met! She's probably also one of the MOST glamorous women I know and for that reason I really wanted to have a nosey peek into her makeup bag!
What products that can be found inside your makeup bag? Chanel Allure Perfume, Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad, Lancome Hypnosis Doll Eyes Mascara, Givenchy Croisere Healthy Glow Powder and Dior Lipstick Rouge.
Where did your passion for beauty come from? It's been there since I was a child. I was always into fashion and I guess my time at London College of Fashion really drove home my passion for beauty and design as they go hand in hand!
What's the secret to your flawless makeup?! I get asked this all the time! It's because I use two different foundations and mix them together. First I use Illamasqua Satin Primer, and then I mix MAC Studio Fix in NC42 with Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation in RF240. It works like magic everytime!
What are your tips for women with dark hair who want to dye it blonde? Get ready for lots of maintenance! It takes several dyes to get it to that shade, along with a patient and good hairdresser. It normally takes me five visits to the hair stylist to achieve my blonde, but I love it! After care is also very important to maintain it and I recommend using Tigi products.
Are there any beauty products on your shopping list? Not really, I have everything. I’d be disappointed as makeup artist if I didn’t have the latest and greatest in my handbag!
Perfume: Chanel Allure
Lipstick: MAC Cream Cup & Pink Plaid
Makeup Brand: Illamasqua
Beauty Icon: Beyonce & Kim Kardashian