MAC and Miss Universe

 

 

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Miss Costa Rica

 

Have you caught the Miss Universe bug? I have to be honest. I’m not really a fan of beauty pageants. But since Pia Wurtzbach won, I’ve been following her in Instagram. I love what she has done as an advocate of HIV awareness. My knowledge about the pageant has gotten a little deeper since. And because Miss Universe is being held here in the Philippines, I don’t think any of us can escape the excitement.

Miss Universe began last January 12, 2017. The candidates have been doing interviews, preliminaries and shoots. It’ll culminate with a live telecast on January 30, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

M·A·C Cosmetics, the official sponsor of the Miss Universe Pageant, met with all 86 candidates and gave each the perfect MISS UNIVERSE KIT that complements her skin tone.

Top-notch artists from M·A·C Cosmetics, have been providing makeup for the contestants. In addition, a special team of makeup artists will also be available for the Miss Universe Organization, current title holder Pia Wurtzbach, VIPs, judges, and hosts.

Friends from M·A·C Cosmetics sent me photos taken from the activities of the past week. This is a photo-heavy blog that I’m sure will make pageant fans happy.

 

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M·A·C Cosmetics, the official sponsor of the Miss Universe Pageant

 

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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.

 

 

 

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All 86 candidates received a personalized Miss Universe M·A·C Cosmetics Kit containing these products – Primer, Skincare, Foundation, Powder, Contour, Highlight, Eyebrows, Eyeliner, Eye Shadow, Lashes, Blush, and Lipstick. Products are available in all M·A·C stores.

 

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Look how happy Miss Colombia is with her MAC loot bag. That’s how I feel too every time I receive gifts from MAC.

 

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My makeup artist Ria Aquino and Miss Namibia

 

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Miss Thailand

 

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Miss Indonesia

 

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Miss Brazil

 

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Our very own. Miss Philippines Maxine Medina

 

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Miss Slovak Republic

 

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Miss Russia

 

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Miss Canada

 

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Miss Kazakhstan

 

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Miss Guatemala

 

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Miss Aruba and her MAC kit

 

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I didn’t see her sash in full. Who is she?

 

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Miss India

 

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Miss Indonesia

 

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Miss Israel

 

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South Africa

 

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Maxine

 

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Miss Puerto Rico

 

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Miss Italy

 

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Miss Peru

 

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Miss France

 

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Miss Mexico and Miss Argentina

 

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Miss Dominican Republic

 

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Miss Sweden

 

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Miss Nigeria

 

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Miss Russia and Miss Honduras

 

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Miss Germany

 

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Miss Switzerland and Miss Austria

 

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Miss Albania and MAC artist Omar Ermita

 

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Miss Albania

 

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Miss Ukraine

 

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Miss Finland

 

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I love these photos back stage. It’s the closest thing we’ll get to seeing the candidates so natural. Miss Colombia.

 

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Miss Argentina

 

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Miss Japan before makeup.

 

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Miss Japan with game face on.

 

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A hairstyle that’s ready for a crown. Miss Iceland.

 

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M·A·C Cosmetics Philippines’ Gay Lao and Miss Tanzania

 

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Miss Sweden, Miss Curacao, and Miss Norway

 

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Miss Spain and MAC artist RB Chanco

 

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Miss Germany pre-makeup

 

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Miss Turkey

 

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Miss Kenya

 

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Miss Kosovo

 

A couple of days ago, on January 20th, M·A·C hosted the M·A·C AIDS Fund event to raise awareness for the Viva Glam campaign. It was attended by Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, and select Miss Universe contestants.

The M·A·C AIDS Fund is the leader in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. Each year, they support more than 400 charitable organizations that work to combat the HIV epidemic worldwide. With each purchase of (1) Viva Glam lipstick, MAC provides 10 nutritional meals for someone infected with HIV/AIDS.

 

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A #MACLipsLipsLips Pop-up Store is open to the public at the Main Atrium of S Maison Mall of Asia from January 18 to Febraury 2, 2017. Viva Glam lipsticks can be purchased there.

 

#MACBackstagePH, #MACLipslipslips

 

 

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  • Elna Smith

    Great photographs. Thanks for sharing, Daphne. I am not into beauty pageants either but I’ve been watching Miss Universe since the mid-late 90s when Charlene Gonzales was the Miss Universe Philippines, and it was also held in Manila. I don’t care about Miss World, Miss Earth and so on. :)