21 Insanely Beautiful Makeup Ideas for Prom
11. Mauve Look
We love this stunning dusky pink look, perfectly glammed up with just the lightest hint of gold in the inner corner of the eye. In fact, this is a very good trick to know. If you use a lighter, brighter shade on the inner corner, it will reflect the light and make your eyes appear bigger and wider. It’ll also help you to look more awake, just in case you need that. We certainly do!
Eyes: ABH Modern Renaissance Palette and Morphe Brushes Pressed Pigment in ‘Untamed’ (Lid); Certifeye glitter in Lemonade; NYX gel liner & smudger.
Lips: OPVBeauty Matte Liquid Lipstick in ‘Soho Secrets’.
12. Glitter Eyeliner + Nude Lips
How do you feel about glitter eyeliner? We know that it’s quite a brave move, but it’s one we definitely think you should look at whilst on the hunt for beautiful makeup ideas for prom. Keep everything else nude, because the glitter eyeliner does all the talking for, and you’ll find that people are chatting about your makeup looks for all the right reasons. It’s good to be so on-trend, right?
Eyes: NYX Face & Body Glitter in ‘Rose Highlight’.
Lips: Jouer Cosmetics Rose Quartz Lips + Kylie Cosmetics ‘So Cute’ Gloss.
13. Silver Eyes + Glossy Nude Lips
We’ve gone for gold / nude glitter eyes, but what about an all-put silver sparkle? Those glossy nude lips go really well with the silver shades, even though you might have thought they’d clash. It’s all about knowing how to work them together, going against the “work with one – eyes or mouth” rule that we were all taught by our mothers as kids.
14. Gold Glitter Lower Lash Line
If you want to inject some sparkle, but you don’t want to inject too much sparkle, how about this bottom liner look? You’ve got a dusky pink and relatively neutral top eyelid look, keeping all the attention on the lower lashes. A quick slick is all it could take to take your look from daytime chic to nighttime prom, and when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, it could be the look that proves the answer to all your prayers.
Products used: BH Cosmetics 88 Color Matte Palette, SLMissGlam lashes in ‘Sparkly Glam’. With this look we recommend light pink, glossy lips.
15. Purple & Bronze Glitter Eyes
Purple and bronze – how do you feel about combining those two shades together? Now look at the beautiful beautiful makeup ideas for prom we’re showing you below and then get back to us. Isn’t it crazy how well the two shades blend together? If you want a look like this that’ll last the entire night, invest in a good eyeshadow primer. It’ll keep everything in place for the duration, and when you’re working with glitter that’s not a bad thing!
Products used: Morphe Brushes 35B & 35F Eyeshadow Palettes, Certifeye glitter, and Certifeye lashes in ‘Dreamy’.
16. Nude Lips + Pop of Color
When you’re rocking nude kips, you can afford to go with a bit of colour on the eyes. How about this beautiful icy blue shade, perfect when you’re wearing a Cinderella-esque gown? Do you remember that we mentioned before about adding that lighter, almost-white shade to the inner corner of your eye to open it up? Well, this is a classic example of that. IT’s been done beautifully!
Eyes: J. Cat Beauty Blinkle Shimmer Eyeshadow in ‘Joyful Emrald’ (inner lid), Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette in the shade ‘Haute Chocolate’ (outer lid), Morphe Brushes 35C palette (crease), J. Cat Beauty ‘Dolce de Leche’ triple crown baked shadow (inner corner).
17. Peachy Lips + Neutral Eyes
To achieve these peachy lips and neutral eyes, you’ll want to start by going over your entire eyelid with a pale skin-tone shade. This is to act as a primer, over the top of the actual primer you’ve applied of course. You shouldn’t forget eye primer when making a feature of your eyes. Throw your darker brown shade into the corner, and then blend that with a lighter brown shade into the crease. The inner corner of your eye, and also the centre of it, should be that brighter and more shimmery shade. Finish things off with a peachy shade of liquid lipstick and you’re prom ready!
Eyes: Morphe Brushes 350 Palette, and Tarte Clay Paint Liner.
Lips: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in ‘Bombshell’.
18. Elegant, Gold Eyes
Are you in the mood for some elegance? When it comes to beautiful makeup ideas for prom, this gold look is got to be one of the greats. Gold is always very well known to be a luxurious shade, and combined with that flick of jet-black eyeliner, you have a classic look that you can always rely on. Team with beautiful red lips for a Hollywood glam look, or opt for something more modern with a nude lip.
Products used: Too Faced Natural Eyes – ‘Honey Pot’ (lid), ‘Sexpresso’ and ‘Cashmere Bunny’ (crease); NYX Liquid Crystal Liner ‘Crystal Silk’ (lid).
19. Brown Smokey Eye + Gold Glitter Liner
Why not make a feature of something you would wear every day? If you always have black eyeliner, add a little something new to the table for your beautiful makeup ideas for prom. Once you’re done with the black liner, add a tiny line of gold around it to really bring everything to life. It’s a simple trick, and a tiny change to your regular makeup routine, but one that really will make all the difference.
Products used: Morphe Brushes 35O Palette, Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette In Bloom Palette, Becca Cosmetics Champangne Collection Face Palette – Prosecco Pop & Champagne Pop (inner corner), Lycheexo Champagne Gold Glitter, and NYX Glitter Primer.
20. Gold Eye Makeup + Double Eyeliner
Another day, another double eyeliner look, we’re telling you this eyeliner pop is a big thing right now. You’re going to regret NOT doing it! The gold on the lid has been really packed on with this beautiful look, and that’s something you’re going to want to do with your beautiful makeup ideas for prom. The trick is to build the colour up in layers gradually. Whacking it on and hoping for the best is not the greatest tactic.
Products used: BH Cosmetics Gold Rush eye and cheek palette.
Mini tutorial on the look – Instagram.
21. Soft Glittery Eye Makeup for Green Eyes
Alternatively, cool things down a touch with this more nude and natural shimmery eye look, just the slightest addition of a light peach tone along the lower lash line. You’ll be amazed at how much difference that tiny flick of colour on the lower lash line can change the tone of your makeup, and when blended properly, can really soften any look.
Products used: ABH Modern Renaissance Palette – Warm Taupe (Crease), CoulourPop Cosmetics ‘Nillionaire’ (lid), and Tarte Clay Paint Eyeliner.
Whether you want something glamorous, simple, elegant, or sophisticated for your prom this year, we think these beautiful makeup ideas for prom will cover everything. Just remember to be yourself, go with the looks that you want to go with, and above all else, have loads of fun! We long to go back to the days of our school prom!