WATCH: Miss Universe makeup artist shows us how to look like a queen

Vernise Tantuco
WATCH: Miss Universe makeup artist shows us how to look like a queen
Makeup artist RB Chanco, who's doing the Miss Universe 2016 candidates' makeup, shares how to create a perfect look for coronation night

MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Universe candidates are beautiful with or without makeup, but it’s an important aspect of how they’ll present themselves at the pageant.

Because they’ll be onstage, on TV, and walking and talking live in front of the judges, the ladies have to wear makeup that will look good in all 3 situations.

MAC sponsored makeup artist RB Chanco took the time to talk us through what she and other MAC artists will do to have the 86 ladies ready on coronation night.

RB’s demonstration took an hour to film, but she said they have to do each candidate’s makeup in just 15 to 30 minutes during the big event itself!

On coronation night, RB did Miss Universe 2016, France’s Iris Mittenaere’s makeup. 

Today is truly a momentous day of my life, especially in my career. I wish I could do the make-up of all the lovely girls particularly the ones who trusted me since day 1. But the great story today is about the gracious lady, who approached me with gratefulness, who willingly waited, and once again given me her trust for the final event. An event that will start a significant change & journey in her life. #MissFrance Iris Mittenaere @irismittenaeremf, it's my turn to say thank you for making this day more wonderful for me, and it gives me pleasure and pride to have #RBeautified the 2016 #MissUniverse! Je vous remercie et je t'aime! Vive la France! #RBconquersTheUniverse #MACbackstagePH #MACxMISSUNIVERSE #makeupbyRBCHANCO #usingMACcosmetics

A photo posted by RB A. CHANCO (@rbchanco) on


Aside from coronation night, RB also worked on many of the candidates for other pageant events. Check out the look she did on Miss Philippines Maxine Medina for the preliminaries, plus more of the candidates’ looks for other events!


#MissThailand  @namtanlitaa #MACxMissUniverse #MACbackstagePH #MissUniverse #MissUniverseDressRehearsals

A photo posted by RB A. CHANCO (@rbchanco) on


#MissVenezuela @mariamhabach #MissUniverse #MACxMissUniverse #MACbackstagePH #MissUniverseDressRehearsals

A photo posted by RB A. CHANCO (@rbchanco) on



Watch the video above, try out some of the tricks, and let us know which of them you think you can work into your makeup skill set! –

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Vernise Tantuco

Vernise Tantuco is on Rappler's Research Team, fact checking suspicious claims, wrangling data, and telling stories that need to be heard.