It's just about a week before most of the Miss Universe 2016 contestants begin arriving on Philippine shores, and we got first dibs on something they'll be so excited about: Their very own Miss Universe Beauty Kit, packed with popular MAC Cosmetics products that will surely help them achieve whatever queenly look they want for every part of the competition. MAC Cosmetics, the pageant's official makeup sponsor, will also be giving each candidate a beauty consultation, recommended looks, and makeup tips right after they officially sign up for the pageant at the Conrad Manila from January 12-16. And, of course, the brand's talented roster of makeup artists will be in charge of primping the most beautiful women in the world for the pre-pageant activities and pageant night.
Click through the gallery to see the products, and read on for their descriptions:
PRIMER & SKINCARE
PREP + PRIME SKIN. A lightweight gel lotion formulated with special effect silicones. Evens out skin redness and skintone while adding radiance. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder.
PREP + PRIME FIX+. A lightweight mist of water packed with vitamins and minerals, infused with a blend of green tea, chamomile, and cucumber to gently soothe and refresh the skin. Gives an instant boost of hydration while delivering a soft sheen to refresh and finish makeup.
CLEANSE OFF OIL. An oil-based cleanser that removes all makeup, including longwearing and waterproof products. Formulated with extracts of sea grass, peach leaf and grape seed oil, which are ingredients known to condition and moisturize.
FOUNDATION & POWDER
STUDIO FIX FLUID. A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium to full buildable coverage with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15/PA++ protection. With 42 shades to offer, each contestant will be matched with the perfect foundation shade for her skin tone.
STUDIO FIX PERFECTING POWDER. A pro-quality, refined loose powder to set makeup with a matte finish. With sheer coverage, M·A·C Studio Fix Perfecting Powder is a universal makeup must for beginners and buffs alike.
CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT
MINERALIZE SKINFINISH NATURAL. A luxurious, slow-baked domed face powder with low-level pearlized pigments that provide a dimensional yet natural-satin finish. Can be used to set foundation and to touch-up makeup throughout the day.
STROBE CREAM. Boosts the look of dull, flat or tiredlooking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea, and enhances the effects of light on all skin in all lighting conditions from sunlight to spotlight.
BROW PENCILS IN LINGERING, SPIKED, AND FLING. Self-propelling, self-sharpening, brow-defining. Each contestant will receive this trio of eyebrow pencils for an extra detailed, extra dimensional brow.
FALSE LASHES WATERPROOF MASCARA. The ultra-thickening formula in combination with the plush-'em-up action of its unique double-lush brush douses lashes in a deluxe dose of tear-, sweat- and humidity-proof pigment with each stroke that lasts for 12 hours.
FALSE LASHES LASH #4 (NATURAL LENGTH AND WISPY) AND LASH #34 (DRAMATICALLY LONG, WISPY, AND HAS A LONG, WINGED OUTER EDGE). Each pattern and design is perfectly shaped and arranged to give a striking effect, whether the look is natural or dramatic.
PRO LONGWEAR FLUIDLINE – BLACKTRACK. Ultra-smooth, Fluidline's gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish.
EYE SHADOW X 9 PALETTE IN AMBER TIMES NINE AND DUSKY ROSE TIMES NINE. This well edited palette features a colour wave of amber hues and dusky rose hues that offer countless shade combinations, with an array of textures from matte to satin to frost for creating a variety of looks for both day and night.
POWDER BLUSH. From light pinks and peaches to deep mauves, each contestant will be matched with one of the specified blush shades to bring out her natural flush.
LIPGLASS IN NYMPHETTE. Designed to be worn on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick, it's the perfect product for creating shine that lasts. It's pigmented, very shiny, and can impart subtle or dramatic colour.
LIP PENCILS IN BOLDLY BARE AND RUBY WOO. They have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for outlining lips or colouring them in. Each contestant will receive this classic lip pencil pairing featuring a universally flattering red lip and a beautiful nude shade.
RED LIPSTICK (IN RUBY WOO, DIVA, OR RUSSIAN RED). In order to achieve the perfect red lip, each contestant will be given one of our classic shades based on which red suits her best.
BROWN LIPSTICK (IN WHIRL, MEHR, OR VELVET TEDDY). To spice things up, each contestant will receive her choice of brown lipstick.
NUDE LIPSTICK (IN PLEASE ME, TAUPE, TWIG, OR COSMO). Perfect for pairing with smoky eyes, each contestant will receive one of the following shades to achieve her perfect nude.
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