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Prom Makeup Tips

Prom makeup is so much fun because you don't have to do much to make a powerful impact. We asked Suzie bond of Perfect 5th Salon in Mooresville, NC how she creates a great look on her prom customers. Here's what she told us:

Eyes

I like to begin with a gentle smoky eye utilizing plums and soft browns. Start with a deep plum shadow to define the lash line on the top lid.  Using a shadow will create a thicker, softer line than a pencil will.  Connect the outside of that line and follow it up and around to create a triangle.  Fill in the lid and upper brow bone with a soft pink or light tan.  Now deepen the lower lid area with more plum or brown, blending up toward the brow bone to deepen the eye.  Grab a liner pencil like Mirabella's Plum to line the lower lash line for a stronger look.  Connect the line at the outer corner with the upper lash line and contour line for a "cat eye" effect.  For a photo finishing touch use a silver or white shadow at the inside corner of the eye as well as a fine line under the lower liner. Adding white at the inside corner and right under your lower eye liner will make your eyes look brighter. This is especially good for girls whose eyes are deep-set or have dark shadows. Add lots of mascara or some false eyelashes to top it all off!

Smoky eyesSmoky eyesCourtesy of Maybelline

Skin

Keep it dewy and natural.  Clean off cheeks from any eye shadow dust.  Make sure skin is moisturized, concealed, and then add a light touch of foundation. Test the foundation color on the back of your hand between your thumb and pointer to get the correct shade. If your foundation doesn't match your skin tone, it will be hard to blend your foundation color with the rest of your skin, and you could end up looking like you're wearing a mask, so the right color is really important.  Cheeks just need a touch of blush in a soft pink or peach to make the eyes stand out! When applying blush smile at yourself in the mirror and sweep your brush on the "apples" or roundest part of your cheeks from the area closest to your nose back toward your hairline, following your cheekbone.

Apply blush to your cheekbonesApply blush to your cheekbones

Lips

When wearing a smoky eye, the lip should remain a bit more natural and soft.  I like to use pink for a youthful look: My favorite look is to line the lip with Mirabella's SHY line and fill in the lip with Flicker from the Mirabella Luxe lip line! Keep q-tips, lip color and tissues in your purse for touch ups throughout the night.

Light pink lipsLight pink lipsCourtesy of AlreadyPretty.com

Have Your Say 

Love this look? Let us know how you will bring out your inner glow with makeup this prom! Share your comments below.

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"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? It's really nice that your mother supports it, that always helps!! I'm glad that your family enjoys his company as well. Being 16 while he's 20 is alright. It's a slight odd age gap. But, I think as long as you both are ready, it's alright. Make sure you're mature and safe with your choices though. Personally, I think you should wait until you're closer to at least, 17. But, as long as you two are smart about what you're doing, it should be alright when it come around to it.
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"Shygirl15" wrote:I really like this boy in my second period class but i dont know how to tell him because he knows that im transgender do whatever makes you feel comfortable or just wing it and tell him and if he tells you something because you're trans forget about him! He doesn't deserve you. But it's totally okay if you want to play it safe and not go up to him. You do you. :3 
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"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? i suggest you wait i mean you are going to be 16 that's way too young to be dating someone who is 4/5 years older than you,no? You can still talk to him when it comes to your anxiety attacks and all of that because I have those too every night so I know how it feels, but maybe you should wait. But at the end of the day it's your decision I'm just here to give advice 
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SatanslilDemon
Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice???
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SmartSunnyShadow
I feel like that too. My best friend will always hang out with her 'new friends' that I have a really bad opinion about. My friend will treat me rudely all the time and sometimes make fun of me with her friends. But, when I needed her the most in my life, she was there for me, and I told her how I felt. She says that she just wants to hang out with more people and apologized, people can be a little teasy at times.  Also, after seeing each other for a long time, people make new friends and start hanging out with them more, it doesn't mean that she doesn't like you.  This may be different for you, but just tell her about it, she will have to know you feelings at one point.  Hope I helped you. 
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