Prom- the most important night of the year and your time to shine beautifully in perfectly gorgeous makeup. Whether you’re a natural goddess, sexy glamourista, or retro-loving drama queen, we have found the celeb beauty looks to copy for your big night. But first, you’ve got to decide- are you a girl-next-door, vixen, or all-out Hollywood girl?
Girl-next-door: For the girls-next door, this pretty and effortless look seen on Michelle Williams at the SAG awards is perfect for your prom makeup look. Without looking overdone, you will look glowing and ethereal in natural tones of peach and pink to highlight and complement your skin, and softly black-lined eyes highlighted by vanilla shimmering shadow on the inner corner. Top lips with succulent peach gloss. This look is best with a feminine dress in shades like coral, pastels, nudes or pinks and a lovely ruffled or embellished material.
Glam Vixen: For the vixen in you, sexy and luxe like Eva Longoria (at the White House correspondents dinner)is the way to go for prom night. This is one of the sexiest makeup looks celebrities turn to, without looking harsh or vampy. The key to this look is eyes, eyes, eyes. It’s all about the smoky chocolate and black eye using layers of soft shadows to create the perfect smoky, mysterious effect. Black liner is your best friend for this look, and lashes are key so grab some artificial, luscious feathery glue-ons for the night. A bronzed face (right down to the decolletage) and pale, sexy nude lips are the finishing touches. This look is the ultimate add-on to a sexy mermaid or column dress in black, nude, or white.
Hollywood Heartbreaker: Bold red-lipped and retro like Ginnifer Goodwin is the makeup inspiration for all you up and coming starlets and wannabe superstars, as well as the retro-loving girls. Probably the trendiest look of all, the bold matte red lip is a great way to shed your everyday image to make a huge impact when you hit the prom. Like Ginnifer, stars know a red lip takes centre stage, so keep face and eyes soft and minimal. Starting with a flawless finish on the face using primer, foundation and mineral powder, and line lips with red liner to start the stay-on lipstick process. Then, complete the look with layer after layer of cherry or tomato red matte lipstick, dabbing in between the applications. Keep eyes subtle, and you’ll shine in that retro-inspired printed, black, red or primary-coloured gown in an hourglass or tea-length silhouette.