The problem with prom makeup is the misconception that it needs to be showy and strong. Not true. Avoid bright, harsh colors and anything too caked-on. Go for understated, but polished.
Instead of bright blue or purple shadow, opt for a sunshine-y bronze or a cool taupe.
Try a colored gloss or sheer lip stick rather than doing the lip liner/lip stick jazz thats so not you.
Forget about beauty pageant blush. Lightly dust on bronzer, then add a soft pink blush to the apples of your cheeks.
Never do flashy eyes and lips. Choose one feature to focus on, and downplay the rest. For stellar eyes, add lots of mascara or give false eyelashes a whirl. If lips are your forte, wear a daring, yet flattering color.
Another point to consider is that your prom night makeup will need to last through hours of photo ops, dancing, and after parties. There are long-lasting formulas of everything from lipstick to foundation to mascara.
Little tricks like applying concealer and powder before eye shadow or dusting your foundation with loose powder also help set your makeup.Hair
Prom hairstyles are all the same: overly hairsprayed updos with curls galore. Never think that to be dressed up you need a complicated, elegant hairstyle. This idea is just plain old-fashioned.
Stick straight. Especially for curly girls, an ironed do always makes you feel very glamorous and together. Add a beaded barrette, headband, or tiara for extra glitz.
Luscious curls. Flowing, romantic curls or waves complement ruffled, femme gowns, yet contrast nicely with sassy, hip dresses.
Chic chignon. A sleek, low bun or ponytail looks sophisticated, but never overdone. A pretty hairclip or ponytail holder gives a serious style boost.
Remember that hair accessories count for accessories too, so dont go overboard. If youre going to toss on a tiara, lose the earrings. If youre wearing a flashy headband, skip the bejeweled necklace.