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your look ● makeup By Liz Everett Let Your Outer You Help Crush Your Interview Having a flawless face can only help boost your confidence when facing an interview F or even the most seasoned pageant contestant, the interview competition can be nerve wracking. While all other aspects of a pageant can be pre- cisely prepared for, the interview is the great un- known. However, facing the unknown with poise and grace is the mark of a true competitor, and the face you reveal to the judges should glow with confidence. Interview makeup is one of the most important pieces of the pageant puzzle. The idea is to always focus the judges on your eyes so that they truly hear what you say and un- derstand your truth. You want a look that is captivating without being flashy. In this tutorial you will learn five easy steps that will help you create an interview look that is smooth and fabulous. KEY MAKEUP ESSENTIALS: 1) Modern Renaissance Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills 2) Sun Chaser Palette by Becca 3) Yellow Neutralizing Powder by YBF Cosmetics 4) Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette 5) Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lip Pencil STEP 1: CREATE THE CANVAS In this step, you want to make sure that you have a smooth foundation and powder application. I would rec- ommend cream highlighting and powder contouring to keep it light. I also love to use YBF’s yellow neutralizing powder as a part of my powder contour portion. A light padding under the eye as well as down the nose will help keep facial symmetry in proportion if any contouring 24 PAGEANTRY Model: Rachael Todd, Miss United States 2017 Hair & Makeup: Liz Everett GLAM Photography: Wayne Denny Photography BEFORE strokes are off. You will want to finish the entire look with a light dusting of translucent powder. Be sure that you also cover the neck, chin, and the back of the neck if you are wearing your hair up. STEP 2: BRIGHT EYES ARE THE BEST One of the best ways to brighten the eye for the inter- view is to combine an ultra-matte shadow with a bit of iri- descent shadow in the crease, as well as the tear duct. For