Prom makeup trends straight from the runways
Prom is getting closer with every passing day and that means ladies are losing precious time figuring out the perfect dress, hairstyle and cosmetics to wear. Even if you have your gown picked out, figuring out what fashion-forward makeup to rock is crucial in pulling the style together, which is why Teen Vogue Magazine recently found its favorite runway-to-prom looks for every style.
According to the fashion experts at Teen Vogue, the best way to achieve that gorgeous princess vibe is to go for "lush, over-the-top-lashes." Famed makeup artist Pat McGrath, who has worked with style powerhouses like Louis Vuitton, reports lashes work to create a sassy and romantic feel, instantly.
"The look feels very fragile and feminine at first, but the intensity of the eyes makes it strong," McGrath told the source.
To achieve the perfect eye makeup, McGrath suggests ladies start by covering their faces in a light foundation using makeup brushes to get a bright, even complexion. Next, apply a light pink or shimmery gold eyeshadow on your top lids and a touch of brown or black eyeliner on the bottom lids. Finish off by attaching two sets of false lashes - placing one on top of the other and then apply black mascara to the lashes for more drama. Swipe a touch of blush on your cheeks and mix in a drop of Vaseline to achieve a dewy feel and finish with a bit of pink lip gloss.
Girls who are looking to embrace their inner-divas at prom should try a more sultry look, involving stunning crimson red lipstick.
"Bold, luminous red lips are a great take on old Hollywood glamour," McGrath told the magazine.
She added that ladies going this route need to make sure their skin is flawless and should keep their eye makeup natural. To achieve this style, start by applying a light foundation to hide any pimples or imperfections. For the eyes, apply a neutral-toned eyeshadow such as a gold, a light peach or a light brown. Add a touch of black eyeliner on the upper lids using a fine liner brush then apply volumizing mascara. Swipe a touch of pink blush or sun-kissed bronzer on your cheekbones and then move on to the standout lips. Start by rubbing your lips with a damp washcloth to remove dead skin, then apply a lip primer to keep the red in place. McGrath reports ladies may need to find a few different lip colors to apply to get the perfect crimson tone.
Glamour Magazine reports that celebs like Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams and Blake Lively have been rocking red lips on all the red carpets this past award season, so you'll be right on point with this style.
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