How to Look Your Best at Prom Night


We’re way past the holiday season. In a few more weeks, it’s gonna be the Prom Season!  And yes, as early as now, you should start prepping your beauty plan. Whether you’re aiming for that Kylie Jenner glam or looking for a more subtle Gigi Hadid-inspired look, your makeup is just as important as your dress.

The things you should know before you get your makeup done for prom may seem obvious to some, but they’re definitely still important. Whether it’s good skin care or using the right products, a lot of thought goes into what your look will be and how you’ll achieve it.

While many ladies do their own prom makeup, just as many choose to get their makeup done professionally. However, even though you’ll have an expert available at your appointment, there are things you should discuss with your makeup artist and things to know before going in to your appointment. With multiple options of makeup looks, lots of potential skin care prep work, and a gazillion photos your parents are sure to snap, making sure your look is as flawless as Beyonce is imperative. Remember girls, you only have this chance to look good in photos, and these aren’t just photos, but prom photos that will last you a lifetime of shame or fame. gives you some tips on  how to look your best this coming prom night:

Book ahead of time

You want to look your best when your crush Mark asks you to the dance. Just like you, others at your school and other schools in the area will be booking their makeup sessions. You’ll want to plan ahead and book in advance.

Have a specific look in mind

Whether you want a dark smoky eye or a more neutral look, knowing what you want before your appointment is a great idea. Communication is key when it comes to your makeup artist.

Between the professional photos being taken for prom or the ones your parents will be snapping, the likelihood of flash being involved is high. Flash can easily create a flashback in pictures that can completely wash out. Bring this up with your makeup artist if it’s a concern so you can find one that will look great no matter the camera lighting.

Prep your skin

Be sure to keep your pre-prom skin care in mind before you get prom makeup done. While makeup artists are incredibly talented, having a great base will make your face look even more flawless.

Admit it, we all want to standout. But we obviously want to stand out for the right reasons and not because we were that girl who wore bright orange lipstick. First impressions are usually lasting ones, so it’s really important your makeup looks for the prom reflect the ambitious, go-getter you are. But, we’re not all beauty bloggers and we don’t always get it right! That’s why we’ve compiled some office appropriate looks that are not only easy to pull off but are flawless too:

Less is more

It’s the effortless but made-up look that we all try to achieve. And you can achieve this by choosing to focus on one key area on your face. If you like to wear colors like red on your lips I would advise to not apply too much product, if any, to your eyes. You can add sophistication to this look by focusing on your cheeks and lips, remembering of course not to overdo it.

Decide if you’d go for the smoky eyes

Smokey eyes are usually a no-go at school, but trust us, if you use subtle brown shades you can get away with it. Because all it will do is add definition to your eyes which gives more of a natural look. But in order for this to work, you cannot do anything too overpowering with your lips. You can use the combination of shades to create that subtle smokey eye. And the right mix of the dark colors create that perfect evening look.

Go for natural look

The same rule applies, by keeping it minimal and focusing on only one area. This look focuses on the lips, letting them bring vibrancy to your outfit. Whilst simple mascara, perfectly drawn eyebrows and a little bit of highlight brings the whole look together. It will give you a strong look without looking like too much.

Glow it up

Light pinks have been a favorite among makeup artists. By doing it right you can really use a lot more and get away with it in the office. It will give you this fresh-faced look allowing you to focus on both lips and eyes, which you wouldn’t be able to do with other brighter, darker colors.

Be true to your style

While something dramatic is great for prom, be true to your style. Don’t be so concerned about having an Instagram-worthy makeup that will leave you fidgeting the whole night. Do you, girl!

Vance Madrid

Freelance writer, lifestyle blogger, social media manager, events coordinator, scriptwriter, film buff, wanderlust and certified foodie. Zealous for a keyboard and new experiences, I wish to live and learn through my writing.