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Summertime is the perfect time to revamp your beauty routine. Longer days and hotter nights call for special skin, hair and make-up tricks. Share your tips in the first ever Instructables Beauty Contest!

No, there's no swimsuit challenge or talent round in this Beauty Contest. We want to know your secrets for glowing, healthy skin, for taming unruly hair, and for make-up to last through all-night beach parties.

Whether you're an expert at henna highlights or a gourmet chef at homemade skin creams, this is the contest you've been waiting for. It's time to share your secret kung-fu for effortless summer updos, and perfect smudge-proof cat eyes.

To enter, you must publish a new Instructable that involves a hair, make-up or skin care tip. It can be a recipe or technique. So show us what you've got for a chance to win one of 6 luxury Summer Skin Care Kits from Sephora. Top products from companies like Bliss, Clarins, and Smashbox will both protect and pamper your skin this summer.

So get glowing! We can't wait to see what you'll make. Multiples entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize International entries are accepted (Official Rules)
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The Beauty Contest is closed.

6 PRIZES

Beauty Prize

Sun Safety Kit by Sephora Collection
Also an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, and more!
HOW IT WORKS

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jun 24, 2010 and Jul 11, 2010 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Beauty Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.