Miss USA Makeup and Hair

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Miss USA contestants are beautiful: luscious hair, pearlescent teeth to match their bright eyes and round lips. Surgery is expensive, so we’ve devised makeup and hair tutorials inspired by the pageant queens to help with your look.

Miss USA Inspired Makeup
Release your inner beauty and emphasize your facial features by starting with your eyes. When choosing an eyeshadow, opt for a shade which matches your outfit. You can’t afford to blend into the background either, so choose deep colors: blues, blacks, grays and browns, all are great options.

Don’t just stick to one block color though. Contour your eye shape by blending a color palette – creating a shadow effect on the outer corner of the eye. A touch of white on the inner corner will brighten up your eyes and make them appear bigger. Don’t be afraid to take your makeup to the next level by adding some glitter too.

Complement your eyeshadow with liquid eyeliner and false eyelashes. It’s okay if your eyelashes are blatant. In fact, the bigger the better. Choose a shape which is thick, long and curved.

Once you’ve perfected the ear area, it’s time to cover up any blemishes and red patches you may have with a foundation and concealer. Although most Miss USA participants look like they’ve just come back from holiday, a foundation that’s obviously two shades too dark won’t do you any favours.

Stick to your natural color and pick a matte one (you don’t see Miss USA’s with shiny foreheads on stage). A quality primer beforehand will work wonders with those oily areas. Finish up with a concealer, powder and touch of bronzer to give you that sun-kissed look all year round.

Miss USA contestants

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Miss USA Inspired Hair
Long, thick hair, recently dyed roots and stage lights mirroring off of their heads, you never see a Miss USA will flat, lackluster hair. Put down the hair straighteners, and reach for the curlers. Curls will instantly make your hair appear thicker and give you the confidence to work that stage.

Big, loose curls will make a statement, whereas tight curls are more suitable for an everyday look. For brunettes, go a few shades darker and add in some highlights to go all out. The last thing you’ll want to do is cover up your pretty makeup with a thick side fringe, so opt for a long sweeping one or a classic middle parting.

So there’s the style sorted. Now it’s time to work on the length. Extensions are your new best friend if you have short hair as they can frame any face perfectly. There’s no length requirement, but longer locks that reach past your shoulders to your ribcage has been a traditional look which almost every Miss USA in the competitions have sported for years.

Vanity isn’t what makes the contestants so great, but using makeup and hair tricks will help you exude confidence and be a strong contestant in the running.


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