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Prom Night Lipstick Tricks

Nov 30, 2010

One of the most important aspects of your prom or semi-formal ensemble is your makeup.  When you’re getting ready for the big day, pay special attention to your lipstick.  Here at Dress Prom, we have a few tips and tricks to help you make the most of your lipstick on prom night.

Keep it fresh for the big dance

Keep it fresh for the big dance

  • Pick one feature and run with it.  If you choose to amp up the lipstick, then stick with that.  If you’ve got heavy lipstick and heavy eyeshadow you might end up looking a little overdone.
  • Lipstick will last longer if you fill in your lips with a lip liner first.  Try a nude or light-colored liner, and put your lipstick on top.  It’s also a good trick for applying lip gloss.  The liner actually gives the gloss something to stick to.  This is ideal for keeping your lipstick going all evening!
  • Did you know that you can prevent those ghastly lipstick lines on your drinking glass?  Just give your lips a little lick before you sip, and it shouldn’t rub off quite as much.
  • If your lipstick breaks off, it’s not the end of the world.  You can fix it!  Take the broken portion out of the tube and wave a lit match under the broken piece of lipstick.  When it’s melted a bit, you can put it back on the base.  Swivel it around a bit, and put it in the fridge.  Make sure you leave it uncovered.  Voila!  Good as new.  This can be a helpful trick in a pinch.

Short Formal Hairstyles

Nov 20, 2010

If you have short hair, you might think that you’re fairly limited when it comes to great prom hairstyles.  Well, everyone here at Dress Prom is here to let you know that you’re mistaken!  In fact, you have just as many great choices as girls with longer hair.  So once you find that perfect semi-formal or prom dress, you can spend a little time thinking about how to do your hair.

Feel beautiful on prom night

Feel beautiful on prom night


If you want to look fancy and carefree, you can achieve that with a bohemian chic look.  Just add some texturizing cream to your hair, and blow it dry with a paddle brush until your hair is straight.  Then just mist small sections of your hair with some hairspray, and curl with a 1-inch barrel curling iron.  Run your fingers through it so that the little curls look loose and natural.  This is great for bob haircuts.

Sleek and Sophisticated

This is certainly an edgy look!  Apply a volumizing mousse to your roots and tease the hair on the top of your head.  Then put styling gel on a comb and slick back the sides, and comb your hair downwards.  In order to keep your hair in place the whole night, mist all around with a super-hold hairspray.  This style is great for all lengths of short hair.  And it’s ideal for showing off your earrings.

There are certainly countless ways to enjoy that special night.  With dresses from Dress Prom and a great hairstyle, you can’t go wrong.

Evening Gown Competition Tips

Nov 12, 2010

You'll feel glamorous in our pageant dresses

You'll feel glamorous in our pageant dresses

When you step out on the pageant stage, you need to feel confident in your pageant gown. But what are the judges looking for?  The evening gown competition is the most glamorous event in the pageant, and it provides entrants with the opportunity to look absolutely beautiful.  Every pageant is different, and judges are always looking for different things.  For instance, bigger beauty pageants like Miss USA and Miss Teen USA look for things like beauty, glamor, fashion, charisma, and poise.  Pageants that offer scholarships tend to emphasize a more classic beauty, elegance, grace, and poise. But there are certain things that are basically universal.

The specific scope for each pageant will vary, but some qualities that judges consider can include:
•    Their first impressions of you
•    The beauty of your face and your figure
•    Your poise, presence, and composure
•    The appropriate image for the specific pageant
•    That your attire is appropriate for your age
•    That your gown compliments you!
•    Posture, carriage, walk, and modeling technique
•    Proper fit of your gown
•    And your overall appearance

When you get your pageant gown from, you can be sure to pick a winner!

Snow Ball Theme Ideas

Nov 7, 2010

Your school might not have a traditional homecoming dance, but they might have a fun winter snow ball.  Now is the time to start thinking about planning this great event, and Dress Prom is here to help you with some fun snow ball themes.  Get ready to start shopping for formal or semi-formal dresses, and gear up for a night of fun!

winter formal themes

Christmas Theme

Turn the winter formal into a Christmas-themed dance to spread some holiday cheer before everyone leaves for Christmas break. The venue can be decorated in the usual Christmas fare: silver bells, holly, twinkling lights, red and green accent colors, wrapped gifts and mistletoe. The theme can be incorporated not just in the decorations, but throughout the dance.  For example, you could serve non-alcoholic eggnog instead of punch, and Christmas cookies.

Snow Theme

For a more secular winter formal, you can focus on the beauty and splendor of the season.  Snow falling, icicles forming, and lakes freezing over are some good ideas. Use some of the sights of a winter’s night when decorating the venue.  For example, hang paper snowflakes from the ceiling and icicle lights from the door frames, and lay strips of cotton on flat surfaces for the illusion of fallen snow.