Despite any feelings you may have reserved for prom, you still want to look your best, especially for all those selfies you’ll be taking at the big dance. Your best bet for making sure you look awesome in your photos years after you’ve left those wretched halls is picking a timeless make-up look.
Whether you prefer a soft and subtle romantic look, an old Hollywood vintage style, a dark smoky eye, or an ultra feminine look, it’s important to find a palette that works well with your skin tone, along with your hairstyle and gown of choice. If you find yourself going for a long, slinky and sleek gown, a classic red lip and minimal eye make-up may help you achieve that vintage, old Hollywood look. If you’re more of a girly-girl who can’t resist anything pink and poofy, a more feminine and romantic make-up look may be right for you.
1. Full on Glam
If you’re the type of girl who wears a full face of makeup on a daily basis and refuses to leave the house with her hair looking anything less than fab, try this ‘full on glam’ prom look that will have you looking picture-perfect ready all night. This look combines glossy crimson lips with a dramatic smoky eye for a bold, yet glamorous and attention-grabbing appearance. This look pairs best with porcelain skin and a textured up-do that allows for an equally bold pair of earrings to show through and top off your prom look.
2. Rosy & Romantic
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This light, dewy look is can easily be mastered, making it perfect for anyone who prefer a more natural look. The perfect match for a floral or light pastel coloured gown, this soft and sweet makeup look combines fresh-faced rosy pinks with muted taupes for a natural and romantic looking appearance. This is the most versatile makeup look, as it can be paired with just about any type of hairstyle or gown thanks to its natural-looking rosy cheeks and subtle peachy lips.
3. The Metallic Eye
If you’re into all things that sparkle and shine, this one’s for you. The metallic eye is a look that may be difficult to pull off, but if it’s done correctly, it’ll have you shining all night like Edward Cullen in the sun. Similar to the classic smoky eye, the metallic eye consists of darker shades of grey and black that tends to look best when paired with a darker complexion. In order to keep attention on the eyes, make sure to go with a neutral lip colour such as beige or peach, but don’t be afraid to play with other shimmery products such as lipgloss or blush.
4. Old Hollywood Glam
This Lauren Conrad old Hollywood glam look not only lets you to channel Marilyn Monroe on your prom night, but it is also a timeless and sophisticated look that will have you looking classy and elegant even without the help of a sleek gown. The key to creating this bold, yet simple look is to opt for a minimalist approach on the eyes: use a “barely there” shadow with a bold winged liner (this accentuates the eyes and make them appear larger). Add the finishing touch using a bold red or plum lip colour for a look that will be sure to grab the attention of your date (and maybe other people’s dates) for the whole night.
5. The Barbie Look
The “Barbie” look is for all of you uber-feminine girly-girls out there who hope to use prom as an excuse to treat yourself like a princess for the day. With hot pink lips and neutral, bronzed shades for more natural cheeks and eyes, this look will go perfect with that voluminous princess dress you’ve had picked out since the beginning of senior year and have just been dying to wear. Make sure to keep eye and facial make-up to a minimum using light shades of brown or orange in order to ensure that your hot pink lips are the center of attention on your special day.
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