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Prom Makeup Ideas 2013

May 15, 2013

Prom is just around the corner so we've rounded up a few helpful tips on how to add the finishing touches to your pretty party look with some gorgeous makeup ideas! Between picking the perfect dress, finding the right shoes, and securing a date, we sometimes forget that creating a flawless makeup look is what will really top off your look. Remember though, you don't want to overdo the makeup for prom, you still want to look like yourself! Check out our tips for standing out on prom night

Hayden Panettiere's red carpet look is perfect for promHayden Panettiere's red carpet look is perfect for promCourtesy of www.yahoo.com

1. Bright Lips 

Makeup artists have a rule - only emphasise your lips OR your eyes. Don't highlight both as it's just way too overdone. You want to look natural, not like you've caked on makeup! Bright lipstick is an awesome way to make a statement with makeup. Make sure your lips are moisturised and not at all chapped - if you're lips aren't 100% smooth, you won't be able to pull this look off! Take bit of facial exfoliator on a warm washcloth and gently slough off any dry skin. Rinse and immediately apply lip balm. Once it sinks in, lightly use a lip pencil that matches your lipstick to gently color in your lips. Blot. Use a lipbrush to carefully apply the lipstick. Finish with drawing the lipliner over the outline of your lips to seal the color

Alexa Chung's striking red lipsAlexa Chung's striking red lipsCourtesy of www.stylebistro.com

2. Smoky Eyes

Smoky eyes are a classic way to emphasize your eyes for prom. If you go for this look, make sure you keeps your lips neutral - you don't want your lipstick to clash with your eye makeup! You'll need three eyeshadows in the same color family (grays and browns work best for smoky eyes). A light shade, a medium shade and a dark shade. Prep eyelids with a bit of primer. Apply the lightest shade all over up to your eyebrows. Apply dark eyeliner close to the lashes. Blend in medium dark eyeshadow colour just below the crease of your eye. Using an eyeshadow brush, blend the darker eyeshadow from the eyeliner up to the crease and let it fade out a bit. Apply mascara and voila! 

Kristen Stewart rocks her signature smoky eye lookKristen Stewart rocks her signature smoky eye lookCourtesy of www.msn.com

3. Pink Glow

This look is all about a natural glow and pink lips and looks best if your skintone is fair to medium. Give yourself enough time to apply a moisturizing mask to your face. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off. Apply moisturizer and let it absorb. Mix some illumating cream with foundation and apply all over. Apply shimmery eyeshadow on your eyelids and use creamy pink blush on the apples of your cheeks. Finish with some natural looking pink lipstick.

Kate Bosworth is pretty in pinkKate Bosworth is pretty in pinkCourtesy of www.beautyriot.com

4. Peachy Bronze

This is a great look for warmer skintones and olive skin. The key is to find the perfect peachy blush and bronzer and to ensure that your foundation is perfectly blended. Wear this look with a bit of bronze eyeshadow gently blended on the lids and some dark brown eyeliner. Brush your face with a touch of bronzer on the nose, forehead wherever the sun naturally hits your face. Apply peach blush with a bit of shimmer to the apples of your cheeks. Finish off with a coral-toned lipstick.

Selena Gomez perfects the peachy bronze lookSelena Gomez perfects the peachy bronze lookCourtesy of www.instyle.com

5. Photo Ready

Always be photo ready and keep a small compact mirror, blotting papers, lipstick, bobby pins, a concealer pen and some eyeliner for touch-ups in your bag. That way you'll always be ready for the next photo op!

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