Make Up For Prom!

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With prom dresses, it’s all about fashion and makeup is a part of that fashion statement that will make you shine!

If you’re one that doesn’t like to wear makeup, you will need to wear a small amount for your prom. Makeup will bring your features out and cover those unwanted blemishes.

If you have decided to do your own makeup, put on your makeup before putting on your prom dress. This is a precaution to protect your prom dress from any drops or spills that may take place while you are applying your makeup.

There are many tips for applying makeup that can bring out your natural beauty.

Foundation and Concealer

The first step in applying makeup is choosing the perfect foundation. This is done by matching the makeup with your skin tone and complexion. Always make sure the makeup is well blended and there are no foundation lines around the neck. For any visible blemishes or dark circles under the eyes, a concealer can be used. Just dab it on lightly and blend it in good with the foundation.

Eye Makeup

Once your foundation is applied, your eyes are the next important step. You do not want your eye shadow to match the colour of your prom dress but you do want it to compliment the dress. In order to highlight your eyes, you will use a lighter shade or the base colour from the lash line to the brow. Use a darker shade as a contour along the upper lash line from the centre toward the outer corner, then back along crease. Check out my other guide to look for the best eye colour to suit your eyes.

With an eyeliner pencil, draw a single line above upper lash line from inner to outer corner. Then, draw a line under your lower lashes from outer to inner corner.

Mascara adds the finishing touch to your eyes. Hold the brush vertically to stroke your lower lashes. Then, for your upper lashes, wiggle the brush back and forth at the base, and then sweep the brush upward. This will accentuate your eyes. For that extra striking look, you can add false eye lashes.


You may want to add a little cheek colour just to make people think you have a natural glow. For applying this, you can use a cheek colour brush and this will make blending easier. Check out my other guide to find your blush!


Your lips can be outlined by lining them with a pencil, then filling them in with a creamy lipstick. This will give definition and shape to your lips. It can also make them look fuller. Glossy or matt lipstick can be used for that stunning look.


Finally, after all your prom makeup has been applied, dust your face with loose powder using light, downward strokes. This can be applied by using a powder brush

Body Makeup

You may want to experiment with the body makeup to highlight your prom dress. This is glitter powder or gel that can be applied to your arms and shoulders and you will look like you are under the stars. This looks amazing under lights. Shimmer and dazzle all night!

Just one tip: Do not use any of your friend’s makeup (especially eye makeup). Bacteria may be in the makeup because it has been opened and used. This can cause eye infection or pink eye. If you are having your makeup done professionally, carry your own lipstick with you.

These makeup tips can also be used for other occasions in which formal dresses, homecoming gowns and Quinceanera (simply quince) gowns are worn.

If you still haven’t got a dress, handbag or accessories, check this link (for the US site) this link (for the UK) and it might give you a few ideas!

Makeup and prom dresses can blend to bring out your beauty on your special evening!

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