Prom is your special day, and everything has to be perfect, right? This does not always happen, because we do not live in a perfect world, but here are a few prom makeup tips that can help make your prom as perfect as possible!
First when deciding what make up to wear to prom I believe the best choice you can make is lips or eyes. Once you decide which one you would like to accentuate half the battle is over. It is important to pick one or the other because you do not want to overdue your make up and end up looking too dramatic. If you choose to highlight your lips, pick a dark burgundy, a bright red or a dark mauve. Make sure whatever color you pick matches your dress because you want to accent your lips not make them stand out. If you are going with darker lips make sure to use light eye makeup. I find that gold goes well with burgundy and red lipstick, and peach tones go well with mauve or brown lipsticks. If you choose your eyes you may like to match your eye shadow to your dress or just use plain old black; either can have a very lovely affect. When you are going with dark eyes make sure to use a muted lipstick or a light lip gloss.
No matter what part of your face you choose to accentuate when doing your prom make up, it is important to use mascara. If the eyes are the window to the soul you definitely want them to have some pretty curtains. Remember during prom you are likely to be dancing up a storm, and you might even shed some tears so make sure to get waterproof mascara because it will last you all night and into the after party.
Pictures are a must when you are attending prom and you don’t want your prom makeup to look bad in pictures. It is important to touch up your make up and reapply lip liner and lipstick before you are planning on taking pictures if you want them to come out perfect. So always use a mirror when reapplying your prom makeup.
Skin tone is an important part of our prom makeup that many over look. I am not saying go out and lather your face with concealer because that will not be fun, but you should use a little finishing powder to give yourself an even tone. Make sure to pay attention to your cheeks, nose, and forehead when applying because these are the areas that will get greasy first. It is also important if you do choose to use foundation to blend it in well at your jaw line and neck.
Another part of prom makeup that is easy to forget but very important is what you bring in your purse. Extra lipstick, gloss, eyeliner, and mascara are always good to have as back ups, and it is also important to bring some finishing powder if you start to sweat a little. I also brought some candy, deodorant, and blotters to my prom. These are handy because you never know what will happen.
With these tips your prom should be a smashing success, and you will be the bell of the ball!