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It’s time for QC Makeup Academy’s Spring Makeup Contest!

The advent of spring may mean it’s time to put away your heavy concealer and berry-hued lipstick, but it’s also music festival season, which is a fabulous opportunity to be creative!

Now is your chance to show us how creative and liberated you can be as a makeup artist.

This year, we’re celebrating the summer music festival! Create a look that incorporates all the beautiful, natural elements of an outdoor music festival. Use the provided photo collage below as inspiration for your festival look(s)!

There will be an amazing prize for the winner, runners-up, AND a special prize for QC students and graduates who enter the contest!

How It Works

Simply complete your makeup look, and submit through the submission form below. Use the photo collage as inspiration when creating your best festival look!

On May 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 May 19th will be our finalists.

The five finalists will be critiqued by Azzi Williams, who will also pick the grand prize winner and two runner-ups! We will announce the grand prize winner on May 22nd, so keep an eye out on our Facebook page! The special student winner will be randomly drawn and announced on May 22nd as well.


Your Tutor & Judge

QC Tutor Azzi Williams will be the judge of QC’s Festival Dreams Spring Makeup Contest. Here’s a note from Azzi:

Spring is the perfect time to get creative and get into the festival spirit, and what better character to slip into than a glam and dreamy Coachella-inspired look! I’m super thrilled to be judging QC Makeup Academy’s Spring Makeup Contest and can’t wait to see the beautiful looks you will create. Get glittery, dreamy and festive with a Coachella-inspired fun spring festival look. Think dazzling embellishments, glittery cut crease eye makeup, cheeky metallic lips and highlight that strobes like the sun!

What I would like to see:

Effort: Beautiful detailed makeup that works seamlessly with the hair, costume styling and accessories, creating an overall visually springtime stunning look.

Skill: Clean, neat and polished makeup skills, beautiful detailed work, killer contouring and gorgeous, high-pigmented products that capture your spring festive look. Of course I’m also expecting those false lashes to be totally on point.

Photo Quality: Nice clean, crisp image that is of great quality—something you would see in a makeup artist’s portfolio. Nothing blurred, out of focus or with poorly thought-out backgrounds. (Certainly no bedroom clutter in the background. And less is more with skin retouching and Photoshop —- and yes, I will be able to tell!)

Fun: I want to see joy, magic and dreamy, fantasy fun! Have fun every step of the way!

Final note: Take time to really study this genre and see what models, makeup artists, celebrities and bloggers are creating to help fuel inspiration. Think of the details of color, texture, pigment and application. Look at the overall mood of your image—have you conveyed the character’s true springtime festive fantasy essence? All the best with your exciting creative makeup journey ahead and have loads of fun creating your look! Finally, GOOD LUCK!


Entry Form

The Prizes

The winner of the Festival Dreams Spring Makeup Contest will receive a Pinch Provisions “Festival Kit” (estimated retail value $29), a Tarte Make Believe In Yourself: Eye & Cheek Palette, (estimated retail value $52), as well as a Bite Beauty “Love, Bite Lip Set” (estimated retail value $45).

Festival Dream Makeup Contest Grand Prize

First Runner-up Prize

The first runner-up will receive a Pinch Provision “Festival Aid Kit” (estimated retail value $18), a Stila “Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Gold Goddess (estimated retail value $31), and a QC 9-shade Contour and Highlight Palette (estimated retail value $20). Runner up Wristband Warrior and Stila Eyeshadow in Gold

Second Runner-up Prize

The second runner-up will receive a Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Duo: Lip Contour Edition (estimated retail value $25), and a QC 9-shade Contour and Highlight Palette (estimated retail value $20).

Runner up Kat Von D Duo Lip

Special Prize for QC Students & Grads


This contest is open to everyone, not just QC students and grads. However, we’ve decided to include a special prize that is reserved exclusively to QC students and grads!

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 this Benefit Cosmetics’ “Sunday My Prince Will Come” Easy Weekender Makeup Kit (estimated retail value $42)!

Entry Form

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 more than one look?

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 on May 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 12pm Eastern Time on May 19th. On May 22nd, we’ll post the critiques 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.

Submission Form