Coronation night is a beauty queen's last chance to stand out to the judges. Therefore, her look for the night should elevate her already stunning features to their fullest potential. In fact, our queens over the years have shown a love for specific beauty looks that ensured a striking and lasting impression.
Below, we list five non-negotiables for a jaw-dropping coronation night look, as shown by the queens themselves:
1. Updo hairstyles
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Updos are a coronation night favorite because it highlights the candidate's face better than any hairstyle can. A top bun in particular makes wearing the crown a little easier! Having a beauty queen's hair away from her face also means she's confidently beautiful and has nothing to hide.
2. Smokey/Dramatic eyes
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Our bets for major beauty pageants rarely sport a simple eye look. After all, dark eye looks are believed to make a candidate's eyes pop under the harsh stage lights and flash photography. That said, Gloria Diaz wore cut creases even before they became an Instagram hit, while Margie Moran was big on the brown and black smokey eyes.
3. Glossy lips
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Matte lips are another pageant no-no if you want to stand out. Because the more gloss you have on your pout, the brighter your smile will shine!
4. Large earrings
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Beauty queens don't settle for less when it comes to accessorizing on the big day, and that's especially true for their earrings. Large danglers with stunning crystals or diamonds are perhaps the most frequently used by our queens! And while we're on the topic of accessories, have you noticed that they rarely wear necklaces?
5. Bronze skin
The Filipina's signature tanned skin is a subject of envy around the globe, so its presence is a must to complete Miss Philippines' look. Our naturally bronzed skin has also proven effective in making our candidates stand out in the best way possible. Sunkissed beauties represent!