Before going to the prom, figuring out what you are going to wear and how your prom makeup will look like are at the top of the list of things to do. I know there are many decisions to be made, but no worries. Give yourself ample time weeks before prom to think about how you might like to appear.
Where do you start, if you don’t have a clear idea of what you want your prom makeup to look like? Start flipping through fashion magazines like Seventeen, and sift through online image galleries. Look for young celebrities that have similar features to your face. Do you like any style of makeup they are wearing?
Gather a variety of images you like and start trying to recreate those looks. If you need help applying makeup, take the pictures to a makeup counter or Sephora and ask a makeup artist to help you recreate those looks. Don’t feel pressured to buy the products they use on you. The whole point is to learn step-by-step how to apply the prom makeup the way you want. You can purchase similar items at the drugstore at a fraction of the cost.
Prepping Your Skin
First off, you need to start off with good skin. Take good care of your skin by exfoliating, thoroughly cleansing, and properly moisturizing it everyday. Use a moisturizer with built-in sunscreen.
I know you might be worried about using moisturizer if you’ve got acne. You might think that it will only make your acne worse. A lot of teens have this notion, so they tend to dry out their skin by using harsh soaps or astringents, in an attempt to make the acne go away. This does not work however. The reason is because dry skin traps the acne beneath the surface, and the acne only gets worse.
Another problem that worsens acne involves touching or picking at your face. I know it’s tempting, but it doesn’t do you any good. So follow the method outlined above and you’ve got life long secrets to great skin.
Prom Makeup Ideas
This is one of those occasions where applying stronger makeup would be appropriate. To start off, you will want to create the appearance of flawless-looking skin. This includes applying concealer, foundation, and face powder. Don’t worry if you don’t have flawless-looking skin. It’s possible for you to achieve this by following these makeup tips and techniques.
Once you’ve got the basics covered, there are individual features of your face you may wish to highlight. You might be interested in doing a smokey eye. Smokey eye makeup is a very appealing look. It’s hard to go wrong with this classic technique. If you choose the smokey eye, balance it out with a pale lip color. You don’t want different features of your face competing for attention. Here are more dramatic eye makeup ideas.
On the other hand, you might feel like doing a strong lip color instead. Maybe you’ve been dying to try gorgeous deep red lipstick. But which one to choose? Here’s how to choose the right lip color and apply lipstick.
Don’t forget to apply pretty pink or apricot blush. A shot of color really livens up the face. If your skin is on the dry side, apply a cream blush. Powdered blushes are also a good option. Here’s how to apply blush the right way.
Since you will probably be taking photos under bright lights, you may want to apply bronzer as well. This way, you will have a healthy glow instead of appearing washed out in the photos. If your neckline is showing, you may want to apply bronzer there as well.
Prom Makeup to Bring With You
For the night of prom, bringing a few makeup items for touch-ups is a good idea. Here’s a short list of things to take with you:
-Pressed powder or powdered blotting paper to get rid of the shine in your t-zone before taking pictures
-Lipstick or lipgloss: reapply after eating or drinking
-Concealer in case the makeup wears off in places you’ve wanted to cover up, i.e. acne
Those three things should cover it. You don’t want to carry around lots of items when you’ll be moving around a lot. Just keep it simple. You’ll be better off going light.
The most important thing is to smile and have a good time with your friends there. So have fun you guys!