Hey everyone! It seems that prom season is already upon us. When I stayed in a hotel last week there was actually a prom going on that night in the banquet rooms and I'm not gonna lie, I get a big grin on my face every time I see high school kids getting dressed up for the dance.
Each year for prom, I try to do a makeup look that will work for many types of dresses since I know each prom will have a flurry of colors and styles that'll be popular. Last year's tutorial was a two-toned shadow with voluminous lashes, a look that I am still in love with now. To bring something different but still appropriate for every dress, I turned to this basic smoky eye using a blackened dark green shadow as the focal point.
Video tutorial, pics, and a look back at my own prom below!
Darkness False Lashes in VXA
Silk Maxi dress via Hautelook (my invite)
Amrita Singh necklace
This look was loosely inspired by Jennifer Lawrence's red carpet smoky eye while she was promoting for The Hunger Games. Her soft smoky eye was rimmed in black all around and the edges were very blended out. Coupled with nude lips, the overall effect is sultry yet elegant.
Here you can see that the base shape of this smoky eye is a blended out oval. The cat-eye effect is from the liner, not the shadow. This oval technique is actually the easiest to adapt to any eye shape for a smoky eye.
Please tell me you girls will take lots of goofy pics like this for your prom too. ;p
As promised, I wanted to show you a photo I found the other day from my own prom! (LOL!) Kids, this was before we had digital cameras so forgive the scanned 35mm quality. I guess the dust and scratches make it more authentic and make me seem really, really old, right? Haha.
I remember feeling quite proud of my dress because I had sewn it from scratch. It was a strapless A-line dress with extra tulle sewn into the under-dress lining to give it more volume. The bodice even had boning! The over-dress had a split at the side and buttoned at the waist. I'm not sure I could make it again now, but I was definitely proud of the fact that nobody else would show up in the same dress as me. :)
Can you believe how much younger I looked then than I do now? I can see that my face matured a lot after high school and my eyebrows could be shaped better. LOL!
For those of you in high school I hope you have a fun, safe time at prom and take lots of pics!
To everyone else, lets give those prom-goers some good advice in the comments. I mentioned in my video that my best tip is to bring blotting sheets, lipstick, and lash glue in your purse. What's your best tip?