I love be­ing re­lat­able and per­son­able with my fans; it’s like an ex­change of en­ergy. If I’m feel­ing down, they’ll lift me up and vice versa.

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the tweez­ers. In ret­ro­spect, I’m just glad the eye­brow gods gave me a sec­ond chance,” she joked. Ruby has def­i­nitely come a long way from those dark times but her days of ex­per­i­ment­ing with make-up aren’t over. “I re­ceived 100 lip­sticks from Wende and it al­most gave me a heart at­tack! How was I sup­posed to only choose one?” (Note: She didn’t; Ruby ended up mix­ing In­ter­ro­gate and Trick). So how does be­ing gen­der-fluid af­fect the way she ap­proaches beauty? “Make-up – lip­sticks in par­tic­u­lar – makes you feel more glam­orous,” she ob­serves. “If I’m on stage, I might like some­thing bolder and darker. If I’m in a girlie mood (which does hap­pen!), lip­sticks make me feel more put­to­gether, like I’m pay­ing homage to a dif­fer­ent side of me.” And fi­nally, what would Ruby cook up if she is given free rein to cre­ate her own Vice? “I’ll go around and ask for one per cent of their colour, mix it all to­gether and it will be some­thing amaz­ing! Maybe a glow-in-the-dark lip­pie that has its own mu­sic.”

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