The other side of Venus Williams: the cosmetics line of the older sister of Serena


Venus Williams and her line of cosmetics Credit: Instagram/VWilliams

MADRID – Winner of four medals in gold (and silver) olympic, seven Grand Slam singles and 14 in doubles, with 49 titles behind their backs… and also businesswoman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, vegan and lover of beauty, both as to launch her own line of cosmetics. So is

Venus Williams

half least known of the couple’s most famous tennis, formed by her and her younger sister, Serena.

The profile of the greatest is, however, much less popular than Serena, who is just 15 months younger.

Venus will turn 40 this month

and, unlike his sister, is not found in interviews, covers, parties, or weddings, princely. The friendship of Serena with Meghan Markle, wife of Henry of England, has made his role would have been greater in the past few months.

Now, however, Venus takes the word. The tennis player has been granted a couple of interviews to specialized media that has addressed some of its facets is less known: the food, the theme the who confesses to be vegan (though somewhat tricky, according to her), and the business. After spending hours on the tennis in all weather conditions possible, has left to experience and

has released her own beauty line

, whose first two products make sense, coming from someone so exposed to the open air: a solar protector (factor 30) and a serum moisturizer, also with SPF 35. Williams takes them under their brand, until now, sportswear-called “EleVen”, by allying with the signature beauty american Creed.

Obviously, the athlete has not stopped random products: the sunscreen comes in bar, and both dry quickly once applied, leaving no residue or a whitish, irrespective of the skin tone, something that the player will not always been easy, as the account in the economic magazine Forbes.

It is estimated that Venus Williams has amassed a fortune of about 40.000.000 euros

only thanks to the tennis, but in addition has a multitude of sponsors, participates in television programs and has invested in sports teams, like the Miami Dolphins.

“I am a crazy skin care,” says the tennis player to the publication. “Especially because my work is the sun, so I have to protect it. After all, it is the largest organ of the body. Many times people do not take care of their skin as the rest of your body. If you eat well, you exercise… you have to take care of what you add, and also protect it. As a strong supporter of the solar protection, to do this has been a natural step for me,” he said.

Williams has chosen the ingredients of the formula (“clean; we must be conscious of what we put in the body”), the mark to which it has attached (Creed; “when we do collaborations with brands, companies and people have to connect on a personal level, and in this case, we believe in the same things”) and even the packaging, repetuosa of the environment (“it was a key aspect, because we have to think about what we are doing, in our global impact”).

The tennis is open to sharing their routines and facials, as that has sensitive skin and exfoliation and the oils, especially the rose hip oil, work for you. “I don’t feel very comfortable with a lot of makeup, but a lot of people yes. For me, the philosophy of beauty is that it makes you feel good and happy and healthy, go ahead,” he says in Forbes.

Another of the issues that make you be good about is the power. This also maintains a relaxed attitude, constant improvement, but without being too demanding with myself. That is why he has opted to maintain a vegan diet, which began, “for health reasons”, as has explained to the american edition of Women’s Health. “I needed to give energy to my body in the best way possible, knowing how important is my diet to keep me going”, has, in connection with Sjogren’s syndrome, who suffer from, an autoimmune disease that suffers from fatigue and muscle aches and joint pain.

By that account most of their foods are raw and vegan”. “But I am human, and is known for making some traps,” he adds sarcastically. “I joke with you that I am a trampavegana, because sometimes I detour,” he says. Usually breakfast fruit or protein shakes; lunch-rice, sweet potatoes and green smoothies, and take something else of carbohydrates if you are competing; dinner salads Caesar in their vegan version, and to snack between meals opt for snack bars, fruit, smoothies… And what about the desserts? “When I train attempt to control myself, but once in a while a girl needs a donut!”, crying fun, counting that often makes smoothies with fruit like coconut and vanilla… that dress with prosecco or with a splash of rum. Because, as she says, “life is too short not to love what you eat”.

© Diario El País