12 Prom Makeup Ideas For A Stunning Look

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The prom season has finally approached us and the ones who are passing from high schools want to look classy and photo-worthy on their last day. To make the last hurray of your high school memorable and full of fun, all of us want to look chic and sexy and capture all the moments in pictures with friends. Since it's gonna be a long day event with a lot of dancing, partying, and gaming, figuring out a makeup look that steals the show and remains intact or put throughout the event remains a primary concern. 

If you ask your mother, grandmother, aunt, or elder sister about their prom night event, you might have heard about their experience of going through the hassle and nuisance of smudged and smeared makeup. Therefore, if you want to avoid your encounter with the same problem and look stylish with perfect makeup, then follow us to explore the best prom makeup ideas along with expert tips to make it last longer. 

Prom Makeup Ideas For An Exclusive And Chic Look 

Prom makeup looks comes with a wide range of looks which allows you to play with the subtle nudes to glitter to the dark smokey makeup. So delve into the prom makeup looks and check which one suits you the best. 

Natural Makeup

If you wish to go ahead with natural makeup for your prom night, then this one will do justice to the look. Unlike regular makeup which comes with excessive coating and blending, natural makeup is more about giving a touch-up to your facial features to uplift your look. Start with applying the makeup base and concealer according to your skin tone. Then apply a light pink and light brown eye shadow and pair it with fake lashes. Apply a nude pink blush-on and glossy lipstick of the same colour. finish the look by contouring your cheeks and inner eye corners with the same highlighter. This prom makeup is best for girls who are planning to wear a simple dress with light colours. 

Natural Makeup look

Rose Gold Prom Makeup

Rose gold makeup is all about a flush of pink and a pop of gold blending into each other. Every makeup look starts with the foundation and concealer, but if you have oily skin, you can start with your makeup with a primer. Once you are done, apply a glittery light pink eye shadow and smudge it with a glittery golden eye shadow at the brow bones. Finally, apply black eyeliner and fake lashes if you need them. Now it’s the turn for a blush-on. A soft and rosy pink blush-on accentuates perfectly with the rose gold makeup. A matte pink lipstick will complete the definition of rose gold makeup and will give you a timeless look if you wear it to your prom. If your prom dress is simple with some shimmers and has a pink colour, then you should opt for this prom makeup.

Rose Gold Prom Makeup

Bold Prom Makeup

This prom makeup look is most suitable for a red or black dress. The black eye shadow applied on the eyelids and the brown eye shadow applied on the brow bones blended in a cat-eye shape giving a sharp and edgy look. The brown underliner applied at the lower lash line adds an extra flair to the look. The eye makeup is finished with black eyeliner applied on the upper and lower eyelids. The blush-on in the picture is a light pink one, but you can opt for a light peach, brown or any nude shade. The hypnotic and sexy appeal of matte red lipstick complemented with bold and smokey eye makeup is unparalleled. Going ahead with this dramatic and playful prom makeup look with a red or black dress will be sure to make all the boys fall head-over-heels for you. So, go ahead and rock the show!! 

Bold Prom Makeup

Purple Prom Makeup 

Girls who want to opt for prom makeup which is a mixture of glamour and subtleness, then don’t hesitate to opt for this one. This comes with a shimmery silver eye shadow at the eyelids transitioning into the light and dark matte purple eye shadows applied at the crease and brow bones. Add a pop of silver highlighter at the inner eyelids, and contour the cheeks and jawbone with the same highlighter to blend with the overall makeup look. For blush-on, opt for a light purple or any nude shade and blend it well into the makeup base. Finish the look with a glossy light purple lipstick. The shine of the glittery silver eye shadow and highlighter blended into a soft lipstick calls for a need to be considered a balanced prom makeup. You can wear this makeup with a purple or lilac colour prom dress.       

Purple Prom Makeup

Peach Prom Makeup

It is obvious from the name that this prom makeup is filled with the elegance and charm of the peach colour. Start by applying primer to keep the makeup from smudging, especially if you have oily skin. Then, apply a dark brown foundation at the edges of your face to add prominence to your face shape and jawline. Once you are done, apply the makeup base according to your skin and then blend it with a dark brown base in a way that it remains at the edges. Finally, pick a shimmery peach eye shadow, peach blush-on and glossy peach lipstick and apply accordingly. Finish the look with black eyeliner fake lashes.

Peach Prom Makeup  

Blue Eyes Prom Makeup 

The prom makeup category is incomplete without the brightness of blue eyes. This prom makeup is inspired by Dua Lipa. All you need to do is apply a white eye shadow at the inner corners of your eyes first. Then apply a light blue eye shadow on your upper lids and cover your lower lash line with a thick stroke of the same eye shadow. Use glitters to cover your upper and lower lash lines to make the eyes pop and exude endless charm. Now grab a light brown or any nude lipstick and wear it to finish the look. This prom makeup is best for girls who are planning to wear a plain white or a plain black dress. 

Blue Eyes Prom Makeup

Burgundy Prom Makeup 

This prom makeup look is a blend of soft and bold look. Pick a makeup base or a foundation stick according to your skin tone and blend it properly. For eye shadows, check your eye shadow palette opt for a purple and pink eye shadow, and apply them on your eyelids creating a transition in colors towards the brow bones. Apply black eyeliner in a winged and apply a shimmery light pink blush-on and pair it with a dark burgundy colour. The softness of the eye makeup and base paired with the boldness of burgundy lipstick looks ravishing and sophisticated. 

Burgundy Prom Makeup   

Dramatic Prom Makeup 

If you are looking for prom makeup which is a perfect combination of boldness and charisma. Then don’t hesitate to opt for this prom makeup look. The radiance of the shimmery metallic grey eye shadow blended with the shimmery black eye shadow looks timelessly ethereal. A pop of dark green eye pencil applied on the lower lash line adds drama to the look. Finally, the subtleness and softness of the light purple matte lipstick perfectly balance the look. 

Dramatic Prom Makeup

Green Eye Prom Makeup 

This is a versatile prom makeup and looks pretty good on almost every dress. Before starting with this makeup look, keep in mind that contouring the nose, jawlines, and face edges is extremely important. Once you are done with the foundation and contouring, grab a shimmery dark green eye shadow, black eyeliner and a nude shade lipstick and apply accordingly. For eye shadow, you can blend it with black or brown and create a transition in colours, or you can just stick to the green eye shadow. 

Green Eye Prom Makeup

Pink Prom Makeup 

All the high school girls who love the girlish look of the pink colour and want to blend themselves into the girlish look should opt for this makeup look. It will take you back to the Barbie core trend of the pink colour. All you have to do is cover the inner half of your eyelids with a matte pink eye shadow. Pick the blush-on apply heavily on your cheeks and take it upwards to your temples. Add a pop of pink to your nose with the eye shadow or the blush-on you use. Finish the look with a glossy pink lipstick.  

Pink Prom Makeup

Brown Prom Makeup 

This prom makeup is very exclusive and calls for the need to acquire the required tools. The real technique for this makeup lies in applying the base and contouring the face. First, apply a base that is darker than your original skin tone at your forehead, nose, and jawline. Then apply the makeup base that matches your skin and finally blend it with the previous one. For eye shadow, use a matte light brown one and pair it with black eyeliner and faux lashes. For lipstick, you can either apply a glossy or a matte brown one or wear it with confidence. 

Brown Prom Makeup 

Glitter Prom Makeup  

One of the most exotic and luscious prom makeup on the list is incomplete without the sparkle of the glitter. It doesn’t require an excessive makeup kit. Just apply a matte black eye shadow on your eyelids. Then apply glitter on the eyelids. If you have shimmery black eye shadow, then you don’t need to apply glitter. Pair it with a light pink blush-on and nude lipstick to finish the look. 

Glitter Prom Makeup  

Tips For Prom Makeup 

Following are makeup and preparation tips from experts you should know before attending your prom functions. These tips will add ease to the prom makeup application. 

Prep your skin: use a moisturizer before applying makeup if you have dry skin. It’s best to exfoliate your skin 3 days before the event. You can also apply face masks to remove the dirt and achieve smooth and soft skin. 
Use highlighters: to make your prom makeup look standout, apply highlighters at the inner corner of your eyes, cheeks and jawlines. 
Use setting spray: since prom is all about looking good and keeping your makeup put on throughout the event, then use setting spray after applying the makeup to prevent it from smudging. 
Use waterproof makeup: waterproof makeup including eyeliners and mascaras is extremely important to spend the prom with ease without smearing. Waterproof makeup will prevent the makeup from spoiling and keep it intact. 
Go for a makeup trial: do your intended prom makeup according to the dress at least 3 to 4 days before the event to find out how you will look and check for any flaws so that you can fix them before the final day. 

Wrap Up 

Although the article states various prom makeup ideas, but to achieve a prefect look you need to incorporate the right tips and techniques mentioned. Moreover, before opting for any makeup look, ensure that the makeup base is according to your skin type and skin tone, and eyeliners and mascaras are waterproof.

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