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Slay Belles Get The Look: Venus

Slay Belles Get The Look: Venus

Meet Venus. She is natural, glowing and golden. She oozes warmth and kindness. She prefers to party in nude tones and keeps colour to a minimum – that doesn’t mean she doesn’t love playing with make-up though, she is a Slay Belle after all! Her essential this Christmas is the HQhair Beauty Bauble. You can shop Venus’ top picks here.

When we were looking for someone to play the part of Venus, Amy from Salt and Chic was a must! Her fiery red hair and beautiful features are perfect for shimmering shades of brown and nude. Take a look at how to recreate the look yourself!

Venus: How To Get The Look

Step 1: The Base & Eyes

Get The Look Venus HQhair Eyes

The first step is getting that glowing base on. After cleansing and moisturising, grab the Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer and apply to the face. This will keep your make-up in place all night long, and hydrate your face at the same time! Next, apply your foundation. We recommend the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Skin Tint for a dewy glow with minimal coverage – this look is pretty natural remember!

Now that your base is in place, it’s time to make it GLOW! Add a pop of colour to the cheeks using the Nudestix Lip and Cheek Pencil in ‘Whisper’ and blend in some extra warm glow using Illamasqua’s Gleam Highlighter in Supernatural.

Create a smouldering smokey eye using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ Loose Colour Concentrate Eye Shadow in shade Brasstacks, the perfect gold/brown. This eyeshadow is really highly pigmented so you don’t need to use much at all, and it blends beautifully! Emphasise your lashes with Illamasqua’s Masquara Gain. Perfect for adding volume, lengthening and defining your lashes, this mascara is also infused with a walnut-derived active that acts as a natural dye extract, tinting lashes after just 2 weeks of use!

Step 2: The Lips

HQhair Slay Belles Get the Look Venus

A little extra colour on the lips is an essential. Grab the Nudestix Lip and Cheek Pencil that you used earlier and apply it to your lips. If you’d prefer a darker nude, try Illamasqua’s Vanatis Matte Lipstick in Wanton.

Step 3: The Hair

HQhair Slay Belles Get The Look Venus Hair

Add some loose waves to your tresses using straighteners. Our recommended tool for the job has to be the ghd Copper Luxe Platinum Styler. This premium gift set comes with exclusive ghd Nails Inc nail polishes in gold and bronze tones, perfect for this look! Set it all in place and add a little texture with Original & Mineral’s Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray for tousled, surfer-inspired waves.

The HQhair Beauty Bauble

You can get pretty much all the products you need to create this look in our exclusive limited edition HQhair Beauty Bauble! Take a look at the blog post below for more info about what’s inside!


Introducing: The HQhair Beauty Bauble | #HQPartyInTheNude

The HQhair Beauty Bauble has arrived! Take a look at what's inside our exclusive limited edition Beauty Bauble.

2016-11-07 17:00:17By Sally

Will you be recreating Venus’ look? Make sure you let us know over on Twitter & Instagram!


Introducing: The HQhair Slay Belles

It's time to meet the HQhair Slay Belles.. which Slay Belle will you be?

2016-11-29 17:00:16By Sally




I’ve always loved anything artistic and creative, and experimenting with makeup is no exception! Bold and bright lip colours are my vice. When I’m not trying out new make-up products, you can usually find me scrolling through Instagram, laughing at the latest snapchat filter, or catching up with friends over a few cocktails. Long Island Iced Tea is my staple.

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