I'll have to make it a point to dig up my old prom photos for some good laughs.
Until then, you will just have to endure this tutorial for prom makeup so you high school girls can get your dance on this year.
MAC Studio Sculpt foundation in NC30 (mixed w/ Skin79 hot pink bb cream to lighten it a bit)
MAC Select Cover-up Concealer
MAC Blot Powder in Medium Dark
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Inglot palette (AMC Shine 15, Pearl 439, Pearl 434, AMC 63, DS 467)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara
Forever 21 False Eyelashes
Rock & Republic Contrived Press Blush in Call Me
MAC 3D Glass in Racy
I was actually pleasantly surprised with these Forever 21 lashes. Usually when I see lashes this style they are too long but these are shorter and full, which is perfect for prom. They are a bit too much for everyday makeup but I think they add the right touch of drama for a special occasion.
I pulled my hair up to simulate how it would look with an updo. I actually like it better this way! It really shows off the eyes without all the distracting hair.
Here are some of my personal tried-and-true tips for prom or other special occasions with lots of pictures:
1. Avoid foundation with high spf since this will give you a mask-face in photos.
2. Go for a matte finish on your face instead of satin or pearl so you don't look oily.
3. Use a highlight shade that is matte or nearly matte. This brings more attention to your eyes and not your brow bone.
4. Go for classic cheeks and lips. Heavy lipliner, dark lips, or overly contoured cheeks may haunt you years later. ;D
5. In your purse or clutch, keep it simple. Gloss and blotting sheets are lightweight and make for easy touch-ups.
6. Neutral shadows will always look great with bright dresses, and jewel-tone dresses really pop with a similar accent color in your shadow.
7. For neutral-colored dresses like black, grey, or gold, a neutral eye with bright lips looks really classy.
8. Be safe and have fun! No matter what happens, you will never regret dancing with the girls, laughing, and feeling beautiful on prom night.
I hope this tutorial was helpful! I know I wish I had youtube videos to help me out when I got ready for my prom (which was eons ago because I'm so darn OLD).
Let me know in the comments:
what your best (or worst) high school dance memory was
what color and style your dress is if you are going to prom this year
I hear kids these days don't wear the giant, pouffy, floor-length princess dresses that we wore back when I was in high school. Loooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllyougirlsdon'tknowwhatyou'remissingouton. I am a pretty pretty princess!