21 Insanely Beautiful Makeup Ideas for Prom
We know that the entire look is important when it comes to getting ready for prom. There are so many things to think about too – the hair, the dress, and then you’ll need to work out which makeup looks goes with the lot. Thankfully, we’ve come together to bring you a few looks that we think you might just get on board with. These insanely beautiful makeup ideas for prom are not only beautiful, but relatively easy to do yourself at home. Of course, if you’re hiring a makeup artist, just make sure you show them the photo you love the most to get the same finished effect.
1. Peachy Eyes
The entire world went mad for the Two Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette, and with looks like this coming into fashion, it’s not very hard to see why. If you were looking for the perfect excuse to own that palette (and use it, obviously), this prom look is definitely it. Pretty, feminine, and shimmery-splendid too. It’s got prom night written all over it!
Products used: TheBalm Primer, Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Modern Renaissance’ Palette (Primavera, Vermeer, Cyprus Umber and Burnt Orange), Inglot AMC Pure Pigment 50, NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk and Inglot Body Sparkles XL73 (inner corner highlight).
2. Purple Glittery Eyes + Pink Lips
Just when you thought you couldn’t wear pink and purple together in a beautiful makeup look, we show you how to do it with style. When it comes to beautiful makeup ideas for prom, this glittery one definitely adds the right amount of pink and girlie colour to the mix. We love the way that that a slight lilac line has been added to the edges of that black eyeliner flick. It’s all about paying attention to detail, and that’s just what this stunning makeup look does.
Eyes: Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Self Made’ Palette (Deep Purple shade), ABH ‘Modern Renaissance’ Palette – Raw Sienna, Venetian Red & Red Ochre (crease), Cyprus Umber (Outer V), Tempera (Brow Bone), and Vermeer (tear duct), NYX Glitter in shade ‘Purple Reign’, Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Clay Paint Liner.
Lips: Lena Lashes Liquid Lipstick in ‘Tony’.
3. Elegant Eye Look for Brown Eyes
Of course, you could stick with what you know. This brown and gold well-bended smokey look is so easy to do at home, you’ll be kicking yourself for not learning how to do it sooner. The trick is to blend well, and you’ll need a big and fluffy blending brush for that – a good one, from a reputable brand. Half the battle to getting these looks just right is having the right tools to do them with, so make sure you have everything you need to start with.
Products used: Huda Beauty ‘Rose Gold Palette’ – Dubai (Lid), Henna and Sandalwood (crease), Blacktruffle (outer corner), and Moon Dust (brow bone + inner corner); Tarte Cosmetics Double Take Eyeliner.
4. Dramatic Black & Silver Smokey Eye
You can’t go wrong with a classic black and silver smokey eye look. The smokey eye look is perfect for any occasion, so you couldn’t expect to see a list of beautiful makeup ideas for prom without seeing at least one classic smokey look on there … right? Once again we’re paying attention to detail, and you may find that using tape is a great way to ensure your liner flicks are as “on fleek” as possible. Tape will also help to make sure your eyeshadow doesn’t end up anywhere you don’t want it to also.
Products used: Sigma Night Life Eyeshadow Palette, Line Ace Liquid Liner, and Eclipse Eyeliner Pencil.
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5. Blue Smokey Eye + Nude Lips
What about when you really want to stand out form the crowd? How do you feel about bright and bold blue eyes? If you’re going to go for a really bold and brave eye like this one, your best bet is to keep your lips nice and neutral. As you can see here, a nude lipstick and gloss combination has been used. It gives you the perfect excuse to pop out those Mac nudes!
Eyes: MAC ‘Blue Flame’ Mineral Eyeshadow (lid), Melt Cosmetics ‘Rust Stack’ (crease).
Lips: Kylie Cosmetics ‘Exposed’ lip gloss.
6. Gold Glittery Eyes + Mauve Lips
Glitter can be really hard to work with if you don’t really know what you’re dong (which is most of us here at StayGlam!) but there are a few really clever tips and tricks you can use to ensure your eye glitter doesn’t end up being worn by everybody else. A makeup setting spray is essential for keeping your entire face in check, and when worn with a decent primer, and a good glitter adhesive, you should find that your look lasts the distance.
Eyes: Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette – Force of Nature (Upper Crease), Dreamer & Multi-Tasker (Crease), Natural Beauty (Inner Corner), Fashionista (Outer V), Super Mom (Brow Bone and Tear Duct); NYX ‘Copper Sparkle’ Glitter and TheBalm Schwing Black Liquid Eyeliner.
Lips: Molly Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in ‘Hot Chocolate’.
7. Natural Look
When your dress and hair speaks for itself, you could leave your makeup as nude as possible. This barely-there look still has enough about it to make a difference, but without being really out-there. It’s a good place to start if you’re not sure where to go with your prom makeup look.
Products used: ABH Eyeshadow Singles in Birkin, Deep Brown, Smoke & Penny Metal; Misslyn Cosmetics Black Eyeliner Pen.
8. Pink Smokey Eye
If you want to jump in on the pink eye makeup bandwagon, there are a few things you should know first. It’s easy to want this look, but recreating it yourself might be quite hard work. That is if you don’t want to look like you’ve been smacked in the face! For the record, if you don’t have pink eye shadow to hand, there’s nothing to stop you from layering up your pink blusher, or even your pink lipstick, to get a similar effect. We’ve seen lots of makeup artists using matte liquid lipsticks as eyeliner, and we think it’s a jolly marvellous idea.
Products used: Kylie Cosmetics The Burgundy Palette in ‘Dubai’, ‘Penny’ and ‘Almond’ (crease + lower lash line), ColourPop Cosmetics ‘Bubbly’ (lid), and Inglot gel liner.
9. Classy Brown Smokey Eye with a Pop of Gold
Your eyebrows are just important as the rest of the look when it comes to your beautiful makeup ideas for prom. They have the power to really frame your face, which is why it is important to remember them when bringing together your look. If you have the time and a few bucks to spare, can we recommend threading? It gives you a really crisp and beautiful brow look, and once you have the basic shape right, you can build the rest with your preferred brow tools of choice.
Products used: Elf Cosmetics Palette, NYX Roll On Shimmer in ‘Chestnut’, Wet n Wild Black Mega Liner, and BBByBeholderEL lashes in ‘Jewel’.
10. Bronze Eye Makeup for Blue Eyes
If you have blue eyes, you have the perfect eyes for gold and bronze shades of eyeshadow. When you have the opportunity to play around with such beautiful metallic tones, and very on-trend ones, can we just add, why wouldn’t you? A quick slick of a metallic shade, teamed with an elegant flick of eyeliner, and you’re good to go for almost any and every occasion, prom included.
Products used: Makeup Geek eyeshadows and House of Lashes lashes in ‘Iconic’.