11 Makeup Ideas For Prom That Will Capture Attention

Get these makeup ideas for prom and own it like a runway

By Diana Nadim
11 Makeup Ideas For Prom That Will Capture Attention

Cute Makeup Ideas For Prom

One of the most important nights for those in high school is the prom night. Promenade dance as it’s usually called represents the perfect way to celebrate your life in high school. The origin of this beautiful dance that is now part of our culture can be traced back to the 19th century when universities in the U.S used to hold co-ed banquets for the graduating class. During prom, you should be at your absolute best and the following makeup ideas will help you to look dazzling.

1. Dramatic Black & Silver Smokey Eyes

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When it comes to elegant makeup looks, silver smokey and vintage black eyes is one of those looks you can never go wrong with. One of the reasons why smokey eye makeup is a favorite of many people is that it usually goes well with almost any occasion. Silver combines with black elegantly to give you an exquisite edgy look that will make you stand out. This is one of the combinations that work perfectly for many skin tones making it one of the best makeup ideas for prom. All you need in order to pull off this great look is the correct eyeshadow palette, an eyeliner pencil, and liquid liner.

2. Mauve Lips & Gold Glitter Eyes

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Mauve lips & gold glittery eyes is a great prom makeup idea and are one of the best eyeshadow and lipstick shade combinations you can find. However, this look often proves to be challenging to pull off on your own without any help especially the glittery eyes part which is why you should consider seeking the help of a professional if you are a beginner. If you are experienced, you can ensure that your makeup is perfect the whole night by using high-quality lipstick, copper sparkle glitter, a setting spray, a glitter adhesive, and a good primer.

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3. Pink Lips & Purple Glitter Eyes

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This gorgeous makeup idea will help you understand why glitter is one of the most used makeup products for semi-formal occasions such as prom. Pink is the color of innocence which is why it’s one of the best for your lips on such a dance. There are several shades of pink that you can choose from and a good example is hot pink which is simply breathtaking when combined with purple glitter eyes.

Elegant Makeup Ideas For Prom

4. Polka-Dot Eye Makeup

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Polka dots eye makeup is dazzling and magical when on your eyes and they are also easy to do on your own. There are several ways of achieving this great look and one of them is dusting a matte white shadow on your eyelids as this will help the dots to be visible. After applying the eyeshadow, use eyeliner to carefully draw a line adjacent to your lashline adding wings on the corner of your eyes for drama. Then draw small dots in two or even three tiers using the same eyeliner following the wings.

5. Cat Eyes

This is an elegant and classic look but only for those who are bold enough. Wearing cat eyes on your prom will ensure you stand out from the crowd which should be your objective for such an important night. The good thing about this look is that it’s easy to pull off even for beginners as all you need is a good quality primer and eyeliner. The procedure to be followed is simple as after cleaning and moisturizing your eyes, you should then use your eyeliner to create a line on the upper lash line and create a wing. One thing you should keep in mind when it comes to this look is that when creating the wing you need to ensure that you find the right angle otherwise the whole look will get messed up.

6. Colorful Eyes & Nude Lips

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You can never go wrong with nude lips! Nude lipsticks are amazing, never go out of fashion, and most importantly, they go well with all skin tones, undertones, and shades. This is why this look is one of the best for an occasion as important as prom. When it comes to your eye makeup, a strong color which would make your eyes pop such as an icy blue shade would be perfect especially if you are wearing a fairy tale dress fit for a princess. All you have to do is get yourself a good quality eyeshadow and nude lip stain or lipstick and you are good to go.

Natural And Simple Makeup Ideas For Prom

7. Glossy Eyes & Lips

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If you are a faithful member of team natural and you still want to look good on your prom night, this is one of the looks you can turn to with confidence. Even for those who love makeup but want to keep it simple can use this look. The other good thing about this look is that it’s easy to wear as all you need is to get yourself some good clear gloss and you are set as you will apply the gloss both on your eyes and on your lips. Unlike other makeup looks which you might need the assistance of a makeup professional, you can comfortably complete this look on your own and look gorgeous.

8. Smokey Eyes & Neutral Lips

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This is another great look you can wear and still look exquisite and natural. Smokey eyes look amazing and are not too dramatic making the look to qualify as a natural one. For the best natural look, ensure that you select an eyeshadow that suits your skin tone and charcoal or bronze shades are among the best. Neutral lipsticks are amazing as they enable you to keep the look grounded and natural but elegant. When selecting the neutral shade to use, you will also have to consider your skin tone, but the good thing is that neutral lipsticks work well with all types of skin tones.

9. Mixed Metal Eyes

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This is another great natural look which you can use on your prom. What you will need for you to pull off this look is a sheer bronze eyeshadow and a leaden eyeshadow. You should also have black eyeliner as you will use it to trace both the lower and the upper inner rim of your eyes. In order to maintain a natural look, avoid using strong lipstick shades and this is why glossy lips are the best and you can achieve this by simply applying some clear balm on your lips.

Sexy Makeup Ideas For Prom

10. Double Eyeliner & Gold Eye Makeup

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Gold is one of those shades that will make you look sexy and like royalty at the same time. Gold eye makeup makes the eyes to pop which is why this is the right shade if you want to make a fashion statement on one of your biggest nights. For this look, you will need things such as a liquid eyeliner, gold eyeshadow, concealer, base shade and primer to hold everything together perfectly and for a long period. The first step always involves cleaning up your face; after that, you can apply the primer on your eyelids and then apply the base shade which helps to ensure there is a smooth transition. Finish by carefully applying the gold eyeshadow on your eyelids and adding beautiful lines with your eyeliner on your lash line.

11. Glitter Lashes

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We all love things that glitter and this elegant look is a testament of this as it will ensure that you get all the attention on your prom. The good thing about this look is that it’s easy for you to achieve it without any need of professional help as all you need is to get yourself some glittery faux lashes and you are good to go. Alternatively, you can decide to use some glitter mascara which will have the same effect. You should, however, be very careful not to use the wrong kind of glitter as it can be harmful to your eyes; the glitter that is good is the cosmetic-grade.

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Women should always look great but on occasions such as prom, there is always the need to take your looks to the next level. Prom usually provides you with the perfect opportunity of expressing yourself freely. This in return gives you confidence which you will need as you start the next chapter of your life. The above makeup ideas will ensure you have the attention and that you look gorgeous on one of the most important nights of your life.