My best friend came up with the idea to do a prom inspired make up look, so I thought I would share some of my faveouite make up items which would be perfect for prom. My prom was 9 years ago! And that seems totally crazy! Back then I wasn’t into make up so I probably didn’t even wear that much, but if I was going to one now this is what I would opt for.
Prom make up has to be long lasting, so you want to choose a foundation that you know will last and won’t sweat off while your dancing. My two favourites at the moment are Loreal Infallible 24 hour matte, and this is perfect for keeping a matte finish and lasts such a long time. My next foundation choice is Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid, this leaves your skin looking pore less and amazing. What I tend to do is mix these two together so I have a middle of the road foundation and it’s not too oily and not too matte so that my skin looks dry. Before I apply foundation I like to use a primer, any one you have will do but for this look I chose Rimmel Stay Matte so it helps mattify your skin even before you apply your foundation. To apply he foundation I have opted for a Real Techniques sponge as this will help you apply it evenly, also it stops you applying too much so you don’t get that cakes look. I don’t really use concelor that much, but to add some light under the eyes I use Maybeline Dream Lumi which is a highlighting concelor for under the eyes. Another good concelor is from Maybelline and is good for covering up dark circles and adding a bit extra coverage.
The next step is adding some colour to your face, depending on what you prefer you could go for a cream contour it a powder contour. For cream contour I really like the contour and highlight stick from Tarte. And for a powder contour I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, I like to use the middle brown shade to contour my cheek bones. After cream contour and before powder contour I like to set my make up using the Rimmel Stay Matte powder which is my go too. If you use this your make up will pretty much be matte the whole night. I also find applying a powder all over helps the blending of all the other face products.
After contour I then like to add some bronzer to add some more depth to the face, my go to is Laguna bronzer by Nars as this has a subtle shimmer and is very natural on the cheeks. For blush, I like a natural light pink shade as I find this adds the perfect amount of colour and doesn’t draw to much attention from your eyes or lips. Now onto highlighting, obviously everyone has their faveouite highlighters and mine are Mac Soft and Gentle if you want a pink shimmer and The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer is you want a golden glow.
At the moment my go to brow product has been the Maybelline Brow Drama pomade crayon. This gives such a natural look. I then set my brows using Loreal Brow Plumper which adds a bit more dimension.
For eye lashes most girls wear false eyelashes but if you don’t want to wear them, Loreal False Lash Architect mascara is great for building up long black lashes. I also like to prime my lashes first, I find this helps make my mascara work better and give extra length.
In order for your eye shadow to look popping it’s important to prime your eye lids. My go to primers are Mac Paint Pot in Painterly which is a soft nude colour. And then Urban Decay original Primer Potion.
Deciding on a eye shadow colour is hard, this all depends on the colour of your dress and what lip colour you want to do. My personal favourite is a golden brown smokey eye. But I also really like a soft pink/purple smokey eye. There are so many options to do. A matte eye or a shimmery eye. The world is your oyster. Above are some of my faveouite palettes for natural and less natural looks.
Out of all my lip products these are the ones I picked that I would wear to prom. Choosing a lip colour depends on the colour of lip and what suits you. Different skin tones suit different colours. And remember to pick one your comfortable in. I never used to like wearing a red lip, but now I wear it all the time because it really suits my pale skin. If your wanting a long lasting lip colour that you don’t have to touch up much during he night I would definelty choose a matte one as these last longer.
This lip liner from MUA is my go for any colour lip, especially if it’s a red lip. This lip liner is an anti bleed one, meaning that it lines your lips and stops the colour of your lipstick bleeding onto your skin and spreading. It’s only £1 from Superdrug and so worth it!