The biggest mistake people make when putting on makeup is that they highlight both the eye and the mouth. You need to pick one or the other and downplay what you rejected. The most sultry and versatile of all prom looks, dark eyes and a light pout transition effortlessly from dinner to the dance floor. Opt for dark shades of chocolate shadow and if you really want to be festive, you can work the glitter and sparkles. On your lids. On your brow bone. On your cheeks. Eyes are obviously the focal point of this prom look, so line them with black pencil liner, follow with black liquid liner, and top it off with a layer of smudged shadow to give your prom makeup maximum staying power and depth.
When eyes are this dark and smoldering, eyebrows should be sculpted with a pencil or powder and you should apply foundation and blush more generously than you would for day time. A creamy pale lip in a luminescent peach tone complements all skin tones, or you can opt for a light pink lipstick to channel Brigitte Bardot. Since this glamorous prom makeup is all about the lips, exfoliate them gently (a facial scrub ought to do the trick) and follow with a moisturizing lip balm. Do this every evening in the days leading up to your prom for a pristine, pillowy pout. Even out your skin tone with foundation, and sweep a bit of bronzer on the temples, cheeks and forehead. Light eyes require only mascara and an optional hint of shadow at the crease, and you can add a pretty sheen by using a pearly shadow on the brow bone or lids.
What's new in this version:
-minor bugs fixed