Rain Cosmetics, the official cosmetics sponsor for the Miss USA® Pageant for years, shared the pageant makeup tips they used with the new Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo:
Olivia Culpo’s winning look starts with a flawless complexion. Prepare the skin using Smooth Criminal Face Primer. Next, blend Perfect Cream Foundation over the face and under eyes to cover blemishes and to even out the skin tone. Finish with Setting Loose Powder.
For Olivia’s eyes use the Diva Eye Shadow Quad in Viva Las Vegas, which includes colors Shalimar, Canterbury, La Bella and Allure.
Apply Shalimar shadow all over the eyelid, starting from the lash line and blending up to just above the crease of the lid. Add Canterbury to the center of the lids for subtle shine.
Using La Bella shadow with the Hey Big Spender Blender Brush, start at the outer corner and sweep color towards the center of the lid. Blend the color softly back and forth in the crease of the eye.
Draw a thin line across the upper lashes with Expressive Eye Liner in Black. Start at the inner corner of the eye and work outwards. Extend the liner slightly past the lash line and upwards for a lifted look. Do the same on the lower lash line.
Add two coats of High Roller Mascara in Black and Drama Lash in style Tease to further enhance the eyes.
Using the Expressive Lip Liner in Cameo, line the lips and then apply Glam Lipstick in Bottle Service. Finish with Gloss of Fame in Wine Newton to add dimension and shine.
Apply Glowing Blush in Striptease to the apples of the cheeks, blending upwards and outwards.
To finish the look, use Eye Brow Gel in Clear to keep brows in place.
Olivia’s pageant makeup was done for the 2012 Miss USA Pageant Finals by Melinda Osgood.
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