Muscle Make-up: Beauty Regimens of Female Bodybuilders

Photo by: MAC
The beauty industry was taken by surprise when MAC debuted its latest spokesperson, Jelena Abbou, a Serbian-American female bodybuilder with the kind of ripped physique more likely to be ... more 
Photo by: MAC
The beauty industry was taken by surprise when MAC debuted its latest spokesperson, Jelena Abbou, a Serbian-American female bodybuilder with the kind of ripped physique more likely to be found in Muscle Milk ads than high end cosmetics campaigns. For those within the female bodybuilding world, however, it made perfect sense. "A lot of us use MAC," Monet Colbert, a makeup artist and former bodybuilder, tells Yahoo Shine. "It's designed for theatrical stage performances." That means it holds up under the double white lights designed to capture every muscle striation--and if you're not prepared, every wrinkle.
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Mon, Jan 7, 2013 4:26 PM EST
Forget pageant queens and reality stars, no one lays the make-up on thicker than a female bodybuilder. Can you blame them? If you were about to walk onstage in a thong swimsuit and have your muscles judged under dentist lights, you'd take your beauty regimen just as seriously. Here's how the world's most muscular women get in cosmetic shape before a show. --Piper Weiss, Shine Staff