How to Choose Makeup for Prom

Prom 2022 is just around the corner, and as well as finding the right prom dress, you also need to consider how to complete your look. That means picking the right accessories and beauty look. It can be hard to know how to perfectly color match your accessories, jewelry, and makeup. How you choose to style your hair and makeup can make a huge impact on your final look. We’re here to help you figure out how to pair the right makeup with your prom dress for the new 2022 season.

The first step is, of course, to find the perfect dress. Before making any other choices, you need to decide on the dress first. This gives you a good idea of what colors you’re working with and how to match that with the right finishing touches. The color you pick will be a big influence on the makeup you select. For example, if your dress is very bright, you’ll want muted makeup to balance the tones and to keep attention on your bold dress choice.

If your dress is neutral-toned, pastel or simple black and white, you could use your makeup as a way to make a statement. You have the option to wear a bright eyeshadow or daring colored lipstick. These are just two ways you can use makeup to balance out your final prom outfit on the night.

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Get Inspired

Once you know what dress you’ll be wearing, it’s time to get inspired and seek out unique makeup looks to base your own on. A great place to start is on the internet! Hit up your favorite fashion websites such as Pinterest and Instagram. See what kind of makeup your favorite celebrities and influencers are rocking for their events. Save all of your favorites in one place.

The next step is to color match your favorite choices. Carefully consider your top makeup looks you’ve saved. Ask yourself if the colors used would match your prom dress, bag, and accessories. You can even try the same or similar shades out on yourself at home and then try on your dress to see if everything matches.

DIY Prom Makeup

When it comes to prom night, you have two choices. To do your own makeup, or to use a professional makeup artist. Both can work out great, and it all depends on your own confidence and ability. If you love makeup and feel like you can do a great job at home, then doing your own prom makeup is a good option that can save you money. You can always use that saved cash to invest in a few professional-level makeup products instead.

If you do plan to do your own makeup at home, it’s a good idea to do a dry run a week or two before the big night. This will help you figure out how long you need to do your makeup, and if you have all the right products to create the look you want. Then, you have time to fix any errors or buy any products you’re missing in time. Remember to use a room that is naturally lit, so you can see the colors correctly. You can also take some test photos to see how the colors you’ve used will look in photographs.

Using a Professional

If you aren’t so confident in your own makeup skills, or simply love the idea of being pampered and having that polished touch, use a professional. A professional makeup artists is an easy way to make sure your beauty look is perfect. Look for a local person who has a great reputation and can create the exact makeup you want. You can even do a test run if they’re open to it.

Make sure you check out their portfolio so you can see their previous work and are happy with their makeup style. Leave plenty of time on your prom day to include having the professional do your makeup, as it can take several hours depending on how complicated the look is.

Making it Last

Finally, you want to make sure your makeup for prom lasts all night long. It’s a great idea to use a primer before beginning, and finish your look with a finishing spray to keep it all in place. As well as that, you’ll need to bring a few key products in your bag or clutch. This will help you top-up your makeup during the night. For example, if you’re wearing a bold red lip, you’ll definitely need to bring the lipstick and a lip brush along with you.

Other essentials include blotting paper, foundation or powder, and any other key products that helped create your makeup look. Blotting paper is a great way to remove the shine from your skin without layering up your makeup too heavily, while powder can help add more coverage if you need it.

Most importantly, have fun selecting a makeup look that suits your dress and is easy to maintain over the course of the night, so you can relax and enjoy the moment!

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