Pastel Paradise Spring Makeup Contest

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time for another QC Makeup Academy Spring Makeup Contest!

This season, we’re all about pastels. Get inspired by the shades of springtime to create a Pretty Pastel or Pastel Fantasy makeup look for your chance to win some color-packed prizes!

You don’t need to be a QC Makeup Academy student to take part—everyone is welcome! However, there is a special prize for QC students and grads who enter the contest!

Hurry! Contest entries close on April 25th, 2016!

Entry Form

How It Works

This contest contains two categories: Pretty Pastels and Pastel Fantasy. You can enter in one or both categories, the choice is yours!

Simply complete your makeup look, fill out the entry form at the bottom of the page and upload one before and one after photo of your work by April 25th, 2016.

On April 26th, we’ll post the semi-finalists on QC Makeup Academy’s Facebook Page where you’ll vote for your favorites by liking the best photos! The five photos with the most “likes” by April 29th will be our finalists!

These five finalists from each category will be scored by the category judge on select elements, who will then pick the grand prize winner!

Submit your Entry

Beauty Makeup Category:

Pretty Pastels

For our Pretty Pastels category, we’d love to see some stunning looks using a pastel color palette! Perhaps a perfect baby blue liner paired with candy colored lipstick, or soft yellow glitter eyes and a lilac lip?

Be creative and have fun! Be sure to include a brief description of your makeup to help you tell the story of your look.

The Judge

We’re so excited to have QC Tutor, Pro Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist, Azzi Williams as our judge for the Pretty Pastels category!

Check out Azzi’s scorecard to see what she’ll be looking for in each finalist’s look:

Azzi Williams Spring Makeup Contest Judge
  • Creativity: How unique is this look?
  • Effort: How much effort has the makeup artist put into the look in terms of color, texture, and detail?
  • Skill: Was there a high level of skill demonstrated (color palette selection, symmetry, blending, accuracy)?
  • Theme: Is there a clear conceptual connection with the contest?
  • Overall Image: Does the makeup complement the outfit, hair, and model’s features?

The Prize

The winner of the Pretty Pastels category will win Stila’s Eyes Are the Window shadow palette with 12 gorgeous eyeshadows perfect for spring, and Too Faced’s 6-piece Love Flush Blush Wardrobe to help you achieve a stunning springtime glow.

Pretty Pastels Spring Makeup Contest Prize

Submit your Entry

Fantasy & SFX Makeup Category:

Pastel Fantasy

For our Pastel Fantasy category, we’d love to see your creativity shine! Use a pastel color palette to bring your springtime fantasy or SFX ideas to life. Perhaps a garden fairy finally emerging after a long winter, or Mother Nature herself!

We’re so excited to see what you come up with! And don’t forget to include a brief description of your makeup look.

The Judge

We’re delighted to have QC Tutor & Pro SFX Makeup Artist, Michele Mulkey as our judge for the Pastel Fantasy category!

Check out Michele’s scorecard to find out what she’s looking for in the winning look:

Michele Mulkey Spring Makeup Contest Judge
  • Theme: Does the makeup reflect the “Pastel Paradise” contest theme?
  • Creativity: Does the makeup show elements of originality in the design?
  • Level of Difficulty: How elaborate was the makeup? Did it contain more difficult elements such as prosthetics, bald caps, airbrushing, etc.?
  • Application: Was skill shown in the makeup application?
  • Overall Look: Was the final makeup look enhanced with additional elements such as background, props, or wardrobe?

The Prize

The winner of the Pastel Fantasy category will win this Urban Decay prize pack that includes the Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette and the Electric Pressed Pigment Palette. Your looks will be sure to stand out this season with these jaw-dropping eyeshadow shades!

Pastel Fantasy Spring Makeup Contest Prize

Submit your Entry

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 or graduate, include your student number next to your name when you submit your entry! At the end of the contest period, we’ll draw a random QC student/grad who entered the contest, and the lucky winner will receive this awesome prize pack!

This prize includes Urban Decay’s UD Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette with Gwen’s 15 must-have shades. Plus, you’ll receive a special gift from QC Makeup Academy tutor, Azzi Williams! Designed to be compatible for HD camera, photography, and video, Azzi’s 100% natural, vegan, and cruelty-free translucent setting powder and complementary brush is the perfect addition to your makeup artistry kit. Plus it comes in a gorgeous, sparkling case!

Pastel Paradise 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 on Tuesday, April 26th. 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 April 29th. On May 3rd, we’ll post the judges’ scoring of all five finalists of each category, 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