It’s time for QC Makeup Academy’s annual Holiday Makeup Contest!

This year, we’re going “Naughty” or “Nice”! draw inspiration from a photograph and create a Winter Fairy Princess or Evil Snow Queen makeup look! You don’t need to be a QC student, everyone is welcome to enter.

There will be an amazing prize for both categories, AND a special prize for QC students and grads who enter the contest!

Hurry! Contest entries close on December 15th, 2015!

How It Works

This contest contains two categories. You can enter in one or both categories, the choice is yours.

Simply complete your makeup look, and send in your entry via email to by December 15th.

In your email, you’ll need to include the following:

  • Your full name
  • Your student number if you are a QC student or graduate
  • Your email address and a daytime phone number
  • Your full mailing address
  • Clear, high quality Before and After pictures of your model
  • A brief description of the look you decided to create

On December 16th, we’ll post the semi-finalists to QC’s Facebook Page. You’ll vote for your favorites by liking the best photos! The five photos with the most “likes” by December 18th will be our finalists.

The five finalists in each category will be critiqued on video by the category judge who will also pick the grand prize winner!

Here’s your inspiration image:

Ice Castle

“Nice” Category:

Winter Fairy Princess

Create a fantastical creature that lives in this image. Does she live in the ice castle? Or maybe she roams the frozen woods looking for strangers in need? Perhaps she’s trapped in the dungeon underneath!

Be creative and have fun. And be sure to send us a written description of the look you created!

The Prize

The winner of the “nice” category will receive a Sephora Favorites “Give Me More Lip” Collection along with a few samples from Nathan Johnson’s Studio!

Makeup Contest Nice Category Prize

Submit your Entry

“Naughty” Category:

Evil Snow Queen

Create an evil snow queen that might lurk the grounds, hunt in those caves, or rules the land from the icy tower!

Again, it’s important you include a description of the look you created with your entry. We want to see your creation in your story!

The Prize

The “naughty” category winner will receive a Sephora Favorites “Lashstash” Collection along with a few sample products from Nathan Johnson’s Studio!

Makeup Contest Naughty Category Prize

Submit your Entry

The Judges

Holiday Makeup Contest Judges

Special Prize for QC Students & Grads

This contest is open to everyone, not just QC students and grads. But, we’ve got an extra prize reserved for the QC Community!

So, if you are a QC student/grad, include your student number when you send in your entry! At the end of the contest period, we’ll draw a random QC student who entered the contest, and the lucky winner will receive a Sephora Favorites “Superstars” Collection, just for participating!

Makeup Contest Student Prize

Still have Questions?

We’ve answered the most common ones below! You can also read through the contest rules for more information, or contact us if your questions still aren’t answered!

Can I enter if I’m not a QC Student?

Yes you can! This contest is open to anyone who has a love of makeup, whether you’re already a member of the QC Community or not!

Can I enter each category or do I have to pick one?

The choice is yours. You can enter in only one, or in both categories.

Can I enter more than one look in each category?

You can, however if you’re selected as a finalist we’ll only pick one of your submissions to feature in the top 5.

When will the semi-finalists be announced?

The semi-finalists will be announced on QC Makeup Academy’s Facebook Page first thing on the morning of December 16th. You’ll be able to vote for the finalists by “liking” your favorite image in each category.

When will the winners be announced?

Voting will continue until Noon Eastern Time on December 19th. On December 21st, we’ll post the video critique of all five finalists, and announce the winners!

What happens if I win?

And we hope you do!

We’ll contact you via email or by phone to arrange delivery of your prize. We’ll need to speak to you first, as we won’t send out any prizes before we can verify your address either by phone or email, so make sure you’re available to chat!

You can read the full contest rules here.