It’s pageant season! The #65thMissUniverse began last January 12, 2017 and will culminate with a live telecast on January 30, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena Philippines. I can feel the hype from everyone in my LGBT and non-LGBT community friends!
What’s really good about holding this locally is that aside from promoting our cultural works and workers – like Mindanao fabrics, our every own fashion designers, photographers, etc – our team of top-notch local color artists will be providing makeup for the contestants throughout the pageant! A special team of makeup artists by MAC will also be available for the Miss Universe Organization, current title holder Pia Wurtzbach, VIPs, judges, and hosts. I think that makeup artists do major work back stage and let’s see the looks they’ve curated for this event!
The official team of makeup artists for the contestants includes Al De Leon, Anacleta Paredes, Angel Manhilot, Apple Fara-on, Byron Velasquez, Don De Jesus, Emer Buenaventura, Emman Concepcion, Gela Laurel, Gery Penaso, Jaycee Matias, Kusie Ho, Leah Casio, Mikee Raymundo, Omar Ermita, Pong Niu, Raf Bardon, RB Chanco, Ria Aquino, and Ryan Wong.
with the VERY talented Raf Manosca when he discussed to me the makeup that will be used on the girls
The Miss Universe MAC makeup kit
Rounding up the special events team are Renen Bautista, Pia Reyes, Bea Colet, Alex Lisbona, Jorence Delimos, Cielo Desamperado, Erin Cabrera, Mhike Gonzales, and Jaja Pangilinan.
MAC Miss Universe color artist team
As the Official Makeup Sponsor, M·A·C Cosmetics was present during their official registration and fittings. Once the candidates arrived, they went through interviews, fittings and final registration to officially be signed as a candidate for the pageant. (see below backstage photos from MAC)
M·A·C Cosmetics helped the girls get all glammed up for their official photoshoots and they met with all 86 candidates to give them the perfect MISS UNIVERSE KIT compliments their skin tone.
I can say that glowing nudes and neutrals will be the thing, but cool to see statement colors as well!
Raf Manosca placing contrast through a complimentary warm blue eyeliner on Miss Curacao
Mikey Raymundo on Miss Guam
Jayce Matias doing a subtle sexy smokey eye look on Miss Peru
Ms Pong Niu!!
My favorite makeup looks from what all the BTS pictures I saw.
Leah Casio’s work on Miss Bahamas
Miss Switzerland and Miss Australia!
Can you guess what MAC lipstick Miss Brazil is wearing? Definitely perfect for her beauty!
Super excited! Who are your bets for this year’s #MissUniverse? =)