First things first, make sure that you know your brushes. There are a few basic brushes you need to know about – the blending brush (AKA the fluffy brush), the angled brush, the eyeliner brush (for eyes) and the foundation and contour brushes (for your face).
The next thing is to get all your makeup in place. Shop for anything new that you want beforehand and give it a go before you wear it for your prom.
First, do your hair if it is going to take you long, such as if you need to iron or curl your hair for a hairstyle, do all the heating requiring tasks before you start on your makeup. The extra heat on your skin which radiates from the equipment may hamper with your makeup.
If you want to go for a bold look, keep it down a notch by either going for bold eyes and soft lips or soft eyes and bold lips. Bold lips look great with dresses in white, black, emerald or royal blue. Go for soft tones of peachy or orangey lips if your dress is purple, mauve, orange, gold, turquoise or different shades of green. If you have a light color dress, go for bold eyes and soft lips.
Always do your lips such that they appear fuller than they actually are – unless you have very full lips. That’s the right way to do it. And don’t forget to shape them up.
Never forget your false eyelashes if you are getting ready for your prom. Falsies make a huge difference even if you don’t put on very heavy makeup; they enhance your eyes in the most natural of ways.
Strobing is the new highlighting these days, but it might be just a bit too much for your prom. Stick to the old and easier highlighting and accentuate your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose with the highlighter of your choice!