Even though she didn’t win the top prize, Ms. Philippines-Universe candidate Venus Raj’s beauty look was certainly worthy of bagging her the crown. With her liquid metal gown by Colombian designer Alfredo Barazza stealing the show, the easy route would have been pared down makeup and hair.
Staying clear of typical Maria Clara beauty, Venus channeled pageant queens of late by pumping up the glamour with smoldering eyes and a sleek coiled bun atop her head–drama especially apt for this year’s "Sin City" venue. Nude lips and cheeks streamlined the overall look.
Whereas you probably would have thought it all too much for your regular formal fare, we definitely think that if you’re going to go all out, the Ms. Universe pageant is probably the best time to do so.
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