Get Ruby Rose’s marie claire cover look

Nail her glowing, bold look in six easy steps

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / July 29 2016

Ruby Rose quickly shot to international fame last year when she starred as Stella Carlin on season three of Orange is the New Black. Since then the Aussie has become one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars, and even scored the role of global face for makeup brand Urban Decay recently.

The model turned DJ turned actress has also graced the cover of numerous magazines in her career so far, including most recently appearing as the main cover star alongside Shanina Shaik and Elizabeth Debicki for the August issue of marie claire Australia.

In true Ruby style, the makeup was bold and sultry, so we asked Toby Fleischman, her makeup artist at the shoot to reveal the exact steps and products needed to recreate the look.


Apply your base

To start with, Fleischman buffed a small amount of Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup into the skin to create a clean and sheer finish. We also like L'Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation for getting her healthy glow.


Conceal and set

Next, she used concealer under the eyes and to highlight around the nose and mouth. To set the look, Fleischman applied Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder. “This translucent setting powder is amazing because it just locks in the foundation where you need it, but never looks cakey,” says Fleischman.


Fill in the brows

To fill in any sparse areas in the brows, she used Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil and Brush in Taupe (we also love Maybelline New York Brow Satin Define & Fill Duo in Dark Blonde) and a clear brow gel to lock them in place.


Define the eyes

Next, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey was smudged all over the lid and under the lash line to give a soft hint of warm colour. Ruby’s eye look was then finished off with a coat of Urban Decay Perversion Mascara.


Blush and strobe

“To add some dimension to the face, I used Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sun-Kissed around the hair line and as a light contour,” said Fleischman. To bring some colour to the cheeks she then applied a light dusting of Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Bang and used “Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter in Sin to pick up the light for that gorgeous strobing effect,” said Fleischman.


Add a pop of colour

The real hero of the look was the amazing red lip. Fleischman used Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Spiderweb to finish off Rubys makeup as she said the lip colour left a “cream finish that had a gorgeous shine to it.”

For more on Ruby, pick up the latest issue of marie claire, and make sure to head to for more beauty advice, tips, and tricks.

Image credit: David Gubert for marie claire

Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.