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Slay Belles Get The Look: Aurora

Aurora is the most colourful of our Slay Belles. Taking inspiration from the Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, she is coated in shades of green, pink, purple and blue and glazed with glitz and glitter. No shade is too bold and no look is too brave, Aurora dares to create her own trends. You can shop Aurora’s top picks here.

When we created the character of Aurora, there was one girl and one girl only that came to mind. We just had to get Sophie Hannah Richardson in to rock the blues of the Aurora Borealis alongside that bright blue hair. Take a look at how to recreate the look yourself!

Aurora : How To Get The Look

Step 1: Apply The Base

Slay Belles Get The Look Aurora Sophie Hannah Richardson

First things first, you gotta get your base down. Prime your skin to perfection and add a little radiance using the Laura Geller Spackle Under Make-Up Primer in Champagne. This will instantly smooth uneven skin and prolong make-up wear, so you can party the night away! Next, add your foundation. We love the variety of shades that EX1 Cosmetics has to offer with their Invisiwear Liquid Foundation. Perfect for a lightweight, luminous base that works in harmony with your skin’s natural tone.

Set everything in place with the Matte Maker Invisible Oil Blotting Powder from Laura Geller. Perfect for all skin types use this powder to eliminate shine, absorb oil and minimise the appearance of pores. Our number one brush for applying has to be the Real Techniques Powder Brush.

Step 2: Blue Brows

Sophie Hannah Richardson Aurora Blue eyeshadow eyebrows

Time to shine. We filled Sophie’s brows in blue, and blended in shades of teal and green to give that intergalactic feel. For extra sparkle, we added some gems to her brows, but we also recommend adding a dusting of the Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Axolotl. Check out the best of the blues below:

Step 3: The Eyes

HQhair Slay Belles Get The Look Aurora

When it came to the eyes, no holds were barred. Shades of purple, pink. blue and green were blended together to create bold and bright eyes. You can pretty much find all of the shades you need inside Pixi’s Ultimate Beauty Kit, but for the perfect collection of pinks and purples, Pixi’s Mesmerising Mineral Palette in Amethyst Aura is a must.

Finish and frame the eyes by creating beautifully bashful lashes. Our favourite for this look is the FACE Stockholm Lash Booster Mascara. It strengthens and extends the appearance of lashes whilst deeply nourishing – definitely something us mascara addicts need!

Step 4: The Lips

HQhair Aurora Get The Look Slay Belles Lips

The final touch when it comes to Aurora’s make-up is a purple-pink lipstick. For something slightly more subtle, we love Bourjois’ Rouge Velvet Happy Nude Year liquid lipstick. It has some serious staying power and keeps lips feeling soft and supple. Wanna go bolder? Try Illamasqua’s Matte Lip Liquid in Exoskeleton, an intense purple lipstick that glides on with unique precision and dries with intense, highly pigmented colour.

Step 5: The Hair

HQhair Sophie Hannah Richardson Aurora Slay Belles Hair

Take the top section of the hair and clip it up out of the way, then grab yourself some straighteners or a curling wand and add some loose waves to the bottom layers of your hair. If you’re a master of curling your hair using straighteners, you might like to give the Corioliss C1 Straightener a go, bonus – they come in PINK! Prefer to use a wand or tongs? You’ll fall in love with the ghd Copper Luxe Soft Curl Tong. Fix your curls in place with a spritz of hairspray. We love the TIGI Bed Head Full Of It Volume Finishing Spray for added va-va-voom without residue or stiffness.

Aurora HQhair Slay Belles Sophie Hannah Richardson Hair Plait

Unclip that top section of your hair and split it into two halves. Plait both halves (as above) and secure into place with small elastics. Give those plaits a spritz too so that nothing can ruin your look!

Will you dare to recreate Aurora’s look? Make sure you let us know over on Twitter & Instagram!

Introducing: The HQhair Slay Belles


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



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