Nude or Bold? 2017 Miss U Makeup Artist Tells All
We asked Jaycee Matias, training manager for MAC Philippines and part of the Miss Universe 2016 makeup team, whether the candidates preferred neutral or bright-colored lipstick.
"They normally go for neutral lips because the eye makeup is already bold," said Jaycee.
For Miss Switzerland Dijana Cvijetic, Jaycee used MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy topped with Clear Lip Glass.
But sometimes, makeup rules are meant to be broken. For Miss Georgia Nuka Karalashvili, Jaycee did a bold eyes-red lip combo that looked stunning.
Another favorite is the MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15, which offers medium to full coverage.
MAC Cosmetics is the official makeup partner of Miss Universe 2016. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach loves MAC.
Check out her Everyday Look Makeup Tutorial!
Pia's MAC favorites include Lightful C Softening Lotion, Studio Sculpt foundation in NC35 and NC42, Fast Response Eye Cream, Eye Brows in Spiked, Lingering and Fling and Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark. MAC Matte Lipstick in Kinda Sexy is also a staple in her kit.
We are covering the Miss Universe Preliminary Event (swimsuit and long gown competition) and Coronation Night live from the Mall of Asia Arena so watch out for updates!