The most exciting part of the prom prep-up is makeup! Just a bit of rouge, highlight, mascara, and concealer goes a long way. In this section, explore the best advice you’ll find online on prom makeup! We asked top makeup artists for help, so rest assured that these tips, tricks, and hacks come from industry experts and are ‘tried and tested’ for prom!

Practice Your Looks

You’ve probably saved thirty prom makeup looks on Instagram already; but to truly get that glow on the Prom night, you will have to spare some time for skincare and also practice your desired look. You might choose a natural prom makeup look and think that you do it every day so it’s “no big deal”, but trust us, the fret will be REAL on the big night. It is always advised to practice even the most simple prom makeup looks.

Make Your Appointments NOW!

Many experts admitted that they hate declining any last-minute appointments, but they have to! So, if you wish to seek professional help for prom makeup, make your appointments today. Their slots sell out fast for the whole prom season. Also, scheduling a ‘practice session’ will be easier right now.

Choose Colors That Compliment Your Dress

While choosing your makeup colors, especially for your prom eye makeup, keep your dress in mind. Do not try to exactly match your makeup with the dress you’re wearing. A little contrast will add a bit of pop to your usual look. If you’re wearing an all pink prom dress, pink prom makeup with pink eyes and pink lips might be a bit too much! However, if you keep your eyes minimal nude and wear a bright pink lipstick, you’ll be able to balance the look. Prom makeup for blue dress should be a neutral one. Do not try warm tones. Rather, stick with the beiges and pinks. There’s nothing better than a sleek eyeliner on natural eyes and a bold red lip if you’re looking for advice on prom makeup for a red prom dress, and smokey eyes and nude lip can be your go-to prom makeup for a black dress.

Natural Prom Makeup Can Be Your Makeup LBD!

Just as a ‘little black prom dress’ rescues you from any last-minute dress dilemmas, natural prom makeup looks will save you from last-minute makeup blunders. Natural makeup goes well with all colors of dresses - glittery, basic, bright, or neutral. If you’re wearing a sparkly dress or a floral ensemble, keeping it simple will do the trick for you!

Experiment With Glitter

Do not be scared to play with glitter while getting ready for Prom 2023. Especially if your dress lacks the bling of embellishments, rhinestones, or sequins, gold prom makeup can be your key to adding a bit of glam to your look. If you think gold eye look will be too much, go for a gold eyeliner instead of the usual black one. If your dress has a bit of silver embellishments, go for silver prom eye makeup. Silver or golden halo eyes are trending for Prom 2023.

Start Collecting Your Makeup Essentials Now

If there’s anything you’ll need, start buying it now. Consult an expert to find your perfect foundation match. A trip to the Sephora prom makeup section might be totally worth it! See if you’ll need any tools like brushes or sponges, etc. These are all things that you might forget to buy at the last moment. Also, if your brushes need cleaning, do that in advance so they are all clean and dry to use.

Get Blotting Sheets

Be prepared for touch-ups and keep blotting sheets in your bag. Throughout the night you’ll be busy dancing, which can leave your skin looking shiny and oily. Blot sheets will come in handy to keep your prom makeup intact all night.

Keep a Stain Remover Pen Handy

Make sure you have a stain remover pen with you. In case you get any makeup on your dress, try it on the inner lining first to see if it harms the fabric. To avoid such a situation, keep your dress covered while wearing makeup. Secret hack: wear an apron on top of your prom dress. DO NOT think of wearing your dress after wearing makeup. If you do, wait for it to set on your face and (please for the love of God) be extra careful of the lipstick.