The best way to complement your gorgeous prom dress? By choosing the perfect makeup look. These five beauty ideas are special enough to make memories in.
For a fresh and bold look, try accentuating the eyes with coloured liner. First, apply a thin black cat eye as close to the top lash line as possible. Then, follow the black line by adding a curve of coloured pencil just above it.
Try: Annabelle Khol Eye Pencils come in a wide range of colours and finishes, from baby blue to bold purple, to match or contrast any dress. Bonus: The long-lasting formula guarantees that your liner will look as fresh on your 100th prom selfie as it did on your first.
Tip: With eyeliner, patience is key—and so are cotton swabs for cleaning up any smudges.
A classic smoky eye is the perfct partner for a sexy LBD. Start with a medium neutral shade on the base of your top lids, then add a lighter colour up to your brow and at the inner crease of the eye. Finish by adding a darkest colour in the crease, blending to the outer corners.
Try: Physicians Formula #InstaReady Multi-Finish Eyeshadow palettes, which include matte, satin and shimmer finishes that go perfectly together.
Tip: Ensure optimum blending by taking a clean fluffy eyeshadow brush and using it to gently buff all your colours together.
You need a long-lasting lip if you’re going to be blowing kisses across the dance floor all night long. A neutral shade can be just as impactful as a bold bright, especially in a high-shine finish—plus, it’s a little more wearable.
Try: The double-ended L’Oréal Infallible 2 Step Lip boasts a one-two punch. First you apply the hydrating, highly pigmented lip colour, then top it with the colour-sealing balm for long-lasting impact. You’ll be smooch-ready until the lights come on.
Tip: To make your lips look fuller, concentrate the shine in the centre of the lower lip.
Looking for a cool-girl take on the bright lip? Try this season’s essential metallic or shimmer-finish lipstick, which offer on-trend shine rivaling any prom queen’s crown.
Try: Katy Perry’s Cover Girl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick, which features reflective pearl-infused colour and fun shades ranging from sparkling scarlet to frosty sky blue. Bonus: The ultra-hydrating formula is infused with shea butter and lip-loving oils.
Tip: When you wear a metallic lip, it’s the star of your beauty look. Keep the rest of your face matte or dewy to ensure a flawless canvas for your notice-me pout.
Lashes add a glam finish to any prom makeup look. (Plus, they make your eyes look amazing in photos.)
Try: Rimmel Shake it Fresh Mascara allows you to create perfectly defined, clump-free lashes. If you’re looking to unleash your inner Zendaya, CoverGirl Total Tease Mascara offers maximum length and fullness. Either way, your fluttering lashes will make you the belle of the high school gymnasium.
Tip: For maximum coverage and volume, define all those pesky little lashes by applying mascara both from above and underneath the top lashes.