Prom Makeup Perfection
Aug 16, 2011
You may have your prom dress, shoes, jewelry and hairstyle for planned, but you’re not finished! All you need to complete your prom look is makeup. Don’t settle for your normal makeup, try something new. After all, this is prom! Not sure how to begin experimenting with prom makeup looks? We’ve come up with a step-by-step makeup guide to help you out.
Step 1: Foundation
Use foundation if you have acne or an uneven skin tone. The secret to foundation is making it look at natural as possible. To achieve a natural look you need to match the foundation color to your jaw line’s skin tone. Blend foundation into your cheeks, forehead, chin and outward into your jaw line until the foundation vanishes. After you’re finished, set the foundation with loose powder.
Step 2: Blush
Apply a light dusting of blush to the apples of your cheeks using a large soft makeup brush. To find the apples of your cheeks, smile hard. The spots that extend outward are the apples. The correct color of blush for you should match the color of your cheeks after you work out.
Step 3: Eyes and Lips
Most makeup artists recommend highlighting only one of these areas. For example, if you’re wearing heavy eye makeup then wear a light color on your lips. Decide whether your eyes or lips are the better feature, and highlight them. Always choose colors that complement your skin tone. Using liquid eyeliner gives eyes a more intense look, while pencil eyeliner provides a softer look.
Remember, your makeup should compliment, not overpower your look. Now that you know how to do your makeup, don’t wait until the night of prom start experimenting—find the perfect prom look now!