Makeup plays an important role in enhancing and highlighting facial features in any beauty pageant. This year, the prestigious Miss Universe pageant partnered with top makeup brand MAC Cosmetics as its official makeup sponsor. We checked out some of the looks created by our local MAC makeup artists for the pre-pageant activities and events.

The 65th Miss Universe will be held on January 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena (8AM).

Check out the stunning looks created by some of our certified MAC makeup artists:

Day 1 with @missuniverse @piawurtzbach makeup: @gerypenaso @maccosmetics #MACbackstageph hair: @lalbertluiz #CHI

A photo posted by Gery Penaso • Makeup Artist ?? (@gerypenaso) on

@missuniverse @piawurtzbach wearing #mariahcarey for tonight’s ball #MACbackstagePH #GeryPkeepingmemories

A video posted by Gery Penaso • Makeup Artist ?? (@gerypenaso) on

MISS UNIVERSE PANAMA @keitydrennan #misspanama #makeupbykusieho using @maccosmetics #missuniverse #macbackstageph ??????

A photo posted by Kusie Tubig Ho (@chinitohosikusieho) on

QUEENS ??? #makeupbykusieho @santana_raissa @dajanadzinic #brazil #austria #missuniverse #macbackstageph ??????

A photo posted by Kusie Tubig Ho (@chinitohosikusieho) on

But how could I ever miss this!:) with MS Philippines, Maxine Medina ?❤️? Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! #macxmissuniverse #macbackstageph

A photo posted by Blezel Anne flores (@makeupbyblissful_zion) on

Ms. Universe Italy, Sophia Sergio!❤️???? #MACBackstagePH #MissUniverse #MakeupbyLeahC ? @bruce.casanova

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