13 Prom Makeup Ideas To Inspire You

Still searching for the perfect Prom makeup? We’ve got your back! We know that your memorable night deserves an equally memorable look, but it can be difficult to decide on your makeup with so many  unique trends and styles out there. From classic elegance to bold and bright, we compiled a list of 13 stunning and timeless makeup ideas to inspire you on your big night.


1. Playful Cat Eyes

While simple cat-eyes are always a good choice, we love this playful take on a classic by @lidddig using our Take Be Back To Brazil Palette. Add a youthful element to this otherwise traditional look by sweeping a bit of neon yellow shadow in the corners of your eyes, spreading softly above and below your lash line. Make your eyes pop by using a neutral color palette on the rest of your face.


2. Purple Smokey Eyes

Switch up a classic smokey eye by using purple shimmery shadow. Try our Opalescent Palette featuring shades like Lovely, Captivating, Charm and Dreamer for this breathtaking look. As a rule of thumb, go for high-shine shadows rather than actual glitter, as glitter doesn’t photograph well.


3. Bold Eyeliner

Give your black eyeliner a break this Prom and make a statement with one of our Power Pencils. Blue eyes are super trendy right now, and we love this look featuring our Royal Blue Pencil. If this color is too clashy with the rest of your look, try one of our more neutral shades, like Pearl, Gold or Silver.


4. Contrasting Colors

Try using contrasting shadows or liners on your lid and under eye for a playful look that pops. @Athena_Live chose the shades Candy and Pop from our Colour Festival Palette for this bright and flirty effect. We are LIVING for this smoked out lower lash line.


5. Dual Liners

Channel your inner influencer and try this dual liner look using our signature ItsMyRayeRaye Palette. @makeupbylee achieved these enchanting and sultry eyes by sweeping a bright color like Canary on top of her sharp black liner and blending with Brick.


6. Mermaid

Shades of blue are really hot right now, and this look by @liza_lash is just the right amount of mermaid-chic without looking costumey. She covered her lids in a light blue shade from our Take Me Back To Brazil: Rio Edition Palette, blending it with a smokey gray for a sulky vibe. Teal green liner and a bold brushed brow completed the look.


7. Neutral Lips & Bold Eyes

We absolutely love this look by @itsmyrayeraye using her signature palette. Pair the regal purple eye with a neutral lip and a full brow for a sophisticated look fit for a (Prom) Queen. 


8. Neon Accents

Neon is definitely back in style and we are here👏for👏it👏! @jesssusgomez is poppin’ in this warm sunset look with neon accents using our Daisy Marquez Palette.


9. Pastel Wings

For eyes that are a work of art, play up a classic bold liner with this cool pastel angled look. Starting at the inner corner of your eyes, draw a thick line of teal blue eyeliner extending out to below your eyebrow. Add white to make shadows pop for a super dramatic look. Top it off with a neutral lip from our Cashmere Cream collection.


10. Princess Pink

Be a Prom princess with this girly look using ourHangin’ In Hawaii Palette. @alannaoreillybeauty blends super cute Ohana with neutral browns on her lid, adding some contrast on her lower lash line with bright pink Paradise. She completes the look with playful pink blush and a neutral pink lip for all-over Barbie vibes.


11. Soft Lavender

@iluvsarahii is giving us all the spring feels with this romantic lavender look she created using our Daisy Marquez Palette. She paired our Lucid shade with a bold winged eyeliner, natural-looking lashes, and a neutral high-gloss lip for this flirty look.


12. Barely There

We love this sun-kissed and sultry look by @makeupbylee using our Hangin’ in Hawaii and Blushing in Bali Palettes. High-shine lips, dewy cheeks and full brows make the look subtle but eye-catching, especially paired with some natural-looking falsies.


13. Funky Fuchsia

Stand out from the crowd with this colorful and lively look by @makeupmouse. She used a vibrant fuchsia shade blended with golden yellow from our best-selling Take Me Back To Brazil Palette. We love how she matched her makeup with her hair and nails for an added playfulness.


Whether you plan your makeup around your dress, or your dress around your makeup (like us!!) we hope these looks have inspired you for your big night! Check out our Prom Beauty Prep List for pre-makeup tips and tricks, beauty inspo, and other helpful ideas for a stress-free Prom. Be sure to tag us in your Prom selfies @bhcosmetics and let us know which of these looks you love the most in the comments below!


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