Prom is like no other this year. You may be lucky enough to have an elaborate outdoor soiree, or perhaps you’ll be required to wear a face mask all evening. You may be confined to a virtual event, or it’s possible that your school isn’t holding a shindig at all, so you’re creating your own party at home. Whatever the situation, you want to radiate and glow. Therefore, your prom makeup should complement the setting.
Prom Makeup for an Outdoor Event
For an outdoor event under the moonlight, under string lights or amongst garden florals, wear a light smokey eye in browns, blues or greens. Since your prom is outdoors, you don’t want your smokey eye to be too dark and mysterious, therefore avoid dark blacks and grays. Wear a light pink or peach blush and neutral lip if a mask isn’t required.
Prom Makeup for a Masked Event
Many proms this year will require a mask, therefore you don’t want to overdo it with heavy makeup. Rather, opt for pastel eyes. Select a color that contrasts your dress or mask. You don’t want to be too matchy-matchy, but make sure your overall look is cohesive. Blush isn’t necessary, however you may want to consider taking an extra moment to add a bit of highlighter to contour your face. Keep your lips moist with a rich chapstick.
Prom Makeup for a Virtual Event
Makeup registers totally different in person then it does on screen. Any color reads dark on camera, so it’s best to avoid colorful eyeshadows. Gold offers a fantastic, soft glow. Swipe on a little mascara after applying eyeshadow along your lids. If you like darker eyes, then add eyeliner, but it’s not necessary. Choose a beautiful bold lip to compliment the radiant glow of your golden eyes. Then, wear a light pink or peach blush to pull the look together.
Prom Makeup for an At-Home Prom
If you’re gathering your closest friends together for a celebratory evening at your house, then dazzle them with soft pinks and purples. Find the best tone to flatter your skin color and highlight your features. Blend a dark hue along the lash line and crease, then fill in the lids with a medium tone. Finally, add a light, shimmery, champagne shade from the crease to the brow to truly make your eyes shine. Take the time to contour your face and add a soft, rosy blush. Complete your look with a luscious lipstick.
Nails for All Situations
Whether you’re wearing a face mask or not, your hands are free to show off, so no matter your situation wear glittery nails. Make your nails shimmer and shine in any color with a glittery nail polish. Paint all your nails with glitter, or feature one or two, it’s totally up to you.