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IPL Arizona Bikini Competition Make-up Look

So… if you follow me on IG then you know I recently entered a bikini competition. You know the one where you gain a lot of muscle, lose some fat and then walk around in a tiny little bikini while smiling like a maniac on stage. Yep, I entered the International Physique League Competition.

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Super-glam competition Make-up while waiting back-stage

I couldn’t afford a make-up artist (on top of fees to enter, the photo session fees, the trainer fees, etc); but I figured since I am a make-up junkie, I have a friend who is into theater, and I have YouTube available to me, that I could do it myself. It was a big gamble but I was quite happy with the results.

This is what I came up with – what do you think?

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Smoky Eye with Glitter Competition Make-up Look

I focused on contouring, highlighting, dark eyes and a neutral lip. I also wanted a lot of glitter and eyelashes so that my eyes could be seen from across the stage. The key to stage makeup is finding a focal point, mine was the dark eyes as I figured my lips are big enough (in an extremely good way).

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Cut Crease with powder

I used the following items.

I wanted to try a whole smoky eye with glitter, but I generally shy away from the smoky eye because of my hooded lids.  But I learned from YouTube how to try to create a crease, everything i need to know is on YouTube!

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

Ardell eyelashes

Too Faced glitter glue – I had an itty bitty sample of this from an Ipsy bag.

Too Faced Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs eyeliner

MAC Brick eyeshadow

MAC Spike eyebrows and ABH – these were strong and very IG appropriate, more than I would do on a daily basis.

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Contour and Highlight
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Getting ready

For the Face

Too Faced Hangover Primer – I wanted my make-up to last all day!

CoverFX Cream Foundation in N90 – this was a no-brainer as this is the only cream foundation that I own and I knew it wouldn’t highlight any dry skin patches. I wanted full-on cake-face!

IT Cosmetic Bye Bye Undereye Concealer in Rich

Covergirl Queen Collection – I’m not good at contouring so this was a big of a gamble.  I wanted cheekbones that can cut glass!

Coty Airspun Powder – I’m working on a review of this powder.  I put this on my under-eyes while I worked the eye-shadow and it kept me fall-out free.

Ulta Makeup Setting Spray

Mario Badescue Aloe Vera

Milanie Blush in Lumioso and Giorgio Armani Sheer Fluid 12 for my Cheeks

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I kept the lip extremely neutral based on the strong eyes.  I used my beloved Chanel Coco Rouge in  – its basically a my-lips-but-better and way more shiny lip colour.

NYX Lipliner in Brown

Chnael Lipstick in Rouge Coco Shine in 99 Melancolie

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Finished Look
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Bilbo Baggs Competition Suit

As you can see, between the bling on the bikini top, the diamante earrings and the big, big hair, this was a total glam look. I was surprised by how many of the girls who had their make-up done professionally went for more neutral looks.  All I know is that I felt super-confident and I am glad I took the risk and initiative and believed that I could do it myself.

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Bikini Competitor Stage Make-up Look

The only bad thing is that I did not take proper pictures of the process. But in my defense, besides getting ready for the show, I was also packing my kid up for a day with her dad and taking my sister to the airport for her trip back home to Botswana. Digging out a 2lb camera wasn’t a priority at the time.

Hope you liked it.  I had a blast at the International Physique League show in Mesa Arizona.  I promise to have a post about the experience up soon.





AhhhsoNeo loves writing about beauty, fashion and prosperity from the point of view of the every day woman.

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