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FESTIVE MIDWEEK MADNESS: WIN £20 GIFT VOUCHER!!!

We all love to see what beauty items that our favourite celebrities use! So we have devised a little game to see how much you know about what products are hot property with our choice of A listers, and the winner gets a £20 instant gift card!! Below are four celebrities and below them are four products. Simply match the celeb with the product you think they use! All entries must answer in the blog comment box below.  *Our sources for this games came from UK and US beauty press in 2010!

1. Leighton Meester

2. Natalie Portman

3. Elle Macpherson

4. Kim Kardashian

1. Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream

2. NARS Lipstick (Belle De Jour)

3. Frederic Fekkai Technician Colour Care Conditioner

4. Benefit Benetint

Vogue’s Fashion Night In

Tonight is the night! Vogue’s Fashion Night In has taken over HQhair. After some serious negotiations with top brands such as NARS, Moroccanoil, Philosophy, Paul & Joe, Fekkai and Philip Kingsley we are able to bring customers a super special, luxurious and totally exclusive goodie bag. Infact we had to restrain ourselves from taking them home as they are super lush and include products such as a mini multiple from NARS and the incredible Moroccanoil Treatment. Check out all the details of how to get one of these gems  here.

You didn’t think we would stop there did you? We also have to mind-blowingly amazing competitions to enter, you can win a trip to New York with Fekkai you PLUS you can win a make-over from a top NARS make-up artist! Not to mention the tons of fabulous Christmas gifts that have hit our shelves recently…

Click here now to get involved!

How to Create 60’s Eye Make-Up!

The lovely David Scheffen, AKA NARS make-up artist and HQ girls’ flavour of the month recently popped into the HQ offices to chat all things NARS Holiday Collection. Whislt he was here we got him to show us how to create a 60’s eye! Be prepared Ladies, it requires a whole lotta make-up- but it’s a fab look for the party season. Check out his incredible instructions below:

1)      First of all use the Eyeshadow Base from the lash line to the eyebrow, this is a heavy look and you don’t want anything to start moving after a few hours.

2)      Then blend Cosmic Girl cream shadow from the lash line to the crease of the eye and blend towards the brow bone but not too high.

3)      With Iceberg white pencil go over the cream until the crease and blend them together so it becomes really white.

4)      Using Pandora duo powder eyeshadow ,blend the white shadow all over the eyelid (the white on the mobile lid should be much brighter than the brow bones)

5)      To give a little bit more definition to the eye, blend (using the back of your hand as a palette) a little of the black and white shadows (still using Pandora duo eyeshadow) until you get a light grey colour and very lightly using a small rounded brush (number 14) apply the colour in the crease of the eye.

6)      Using a black pencil (Black Moon) draw a line just on top of the crease of your eye.                                

Start in the middle using little movement, if you are not too confident to start with, and slowly extend the line to the outer corner of your eye to just above the inside corner.

To do this you should be looking straight at a mirror, so you can see the line your eyes open)

7)      Using a very small brush blend the line together and use a cotton bud to clean it so it looks sharp.

8)      Still using Black Moon lift your eyelid and looking down (you can place a hand mirror on a table and place yourself above it) draw a line in the inside top rim of the eye, so you get a real dark eye)

9)      Using Nuit Blanches our eyeliner stylo draw a fine line along the top and bottom lash lines and gradually go over it and thicken it towards the outside.

Make sure you accentuate the inside corner of the eye and create a point.

Once you have reached the thickness you desired, extend the lower and top line towards the outside so they blend into each other, they should join just underneath the black line you have previously drawn and finish the line with a thick flick.

10)   Using first our Lengthening and then our Volumizing mascara, apply 2 to 3 coats of each mascara until you have really long and thick lashes and push the outside corner towards the side.

11)   You can also use false lashes to accentuate the look, they should be thick and dense and not too long.

12)   Using the white pencil (Iceberg) draw a line inside the bottom eye rim.

13)   Pick a dark shade of eyebrow pencil or Bali single eyeshadow and go over your eyebrow, start by defining the outer shape and then colour them in. With this look it always looks better to accentuate the arch a little bit more.

14)   For an even more 60’s look you can draw bottom lashes unto the skin with the eyeliner stylo (Nuit Blanches) by doing little strokes mostly on the outer corner.

15)   You can even finish the look by adding a dot of Black Moon underneath the outer corner of the eye (be sure to apply some Eyeshadow Base underneath so it stays put)

A Sneeky Peak into Our Warehouse!

Ever wondered what our magical Warehouse looks like? Now you don’t need to because I just went wild with my iphone! I don’t think the warehouse were very impressed with me snapping away. We have tons of lush products on the HQhair shelves and we reckon it must be one of the best smelling warehouses… ever! If only our bathroom shelves could carry as much stuff aye?!

NARS eyeshadow duos…. ahhhhhh

Bumble and Bumble…. oooooohhhhhhh

Moroccanoil… waaaaaaaahhhhhh

Essie.. waawaaaweeewaaaa!

So this is where the magic happens… thoughts? x

NARS SUMMER 2010 COLLECTION NOW LAUNCHED!

Finally it’s here! The Nars Summer 2010 Collection has hit the HQhair shelves and we are expecting a lot of fuss over these seven beauties! The collection includes electric blues, shimmering golds, delicious browns and perky peaches! Personally we think Francois has out-done himself!

GIRL CRUSH: JANE RICHARDSON

Last week we were lucky enough to have a make-up tutorial with international make-up artist, Jane Richardson from NARS. Having worked on top NARS shoots along side the one and only, Francois Nars and on Catwalk shows from Marc Jacobs to Thakoon we were truly in girl crush mode as she transformed our bare faces and eye bags into shimmering photo-worthy reflections. A full report will be making it’s way to our beauty talks section on HQhair.com very soon… so watch this space.

Check out Jane in action at the Thakoon New York Fall/Winter 2010 runway show: