Prom season in the UK will be starting over the next few months, so throughout June I will be posting 4 Prom appropriate tutorials. This one is definitely more subtle than the first; keeping everything quite neutral apart from a pop of gold glitter on the centre of each eyelid.
This is something that I might wear if I was going to prom now. Back when I was sixteen, I wasn’t really into makeup, so mine was done by my Mam….
Honestly, she didn’t do too bad. I still have no idea how I saw anything that night; I wasn’t wearing contacts back then and I was told not to wear my glasses. Luckily I survived the night!
Anyway, onto the tutorial!
I kept the face makeup as light as possible for this look, opting for a cushion foundation and light under-eye concealer. For foundation, I applied two layers of the Dior Cushion Foundation, using a buffing brush. Under my eyes, I applied a few strokes of the Liz Earle Light Reflecting Concealer, blending out with a damp sponge.
I set everything using the Bourjois Rice Powder, then started bronzing my face using the Liz Earle Radiant Glow Bronzer. This is currently my ride or die bronzer; the pan is dangerously close to crumbling now.
For blush, I applied the Lancome Cushion Blush is Rose Givree with a stippling brush. This gave a very natural flushed look. Then over the top of this I blended out some of Nars’ Multiple Stick in Copacabana onto the tops of my cheek bones.
To fill in my brows, I first brushed a few coats of the Benefit Ka-Brow Pomade through them to add some colour. Then to thicken them up and make them look more natural I ran the Lancome Sourcil Styler through them.
Now, onto the fun part! To prep the eyes, I first used the shade Windsor from the Nars Narsissist Loaded Palette, and brushed this up to my eyebrows. I then took the shade Foix and ran this through my crease to act as a transition shade.
On the outer edge of my eye, I buffed a very light layer of the shade Montaillou and brushed the excess 2/3 of the way into the crease. On a damp eyeshadow brush, I mixed the shades Beaumaris and Versailles and packed this onto the lid. I did run Beaumaris along my lower lash line too. All the edges were softened quite a lot. Then in the inner corner, I applied a tiny amount of the shade Newbury Street as a highlighter.
On the centre of the lid I pressed a tiny amount of Stila’s Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow in the shade Gold Goddess with my finger, blending out the edges into the darker shades underneath.
To tightline my eyes I took the shade Raven from the Smashbox Always Sharp Liner Collection, and finished off the eyes with a touch of Bourjois Feline Liner, creating a very delicate flick.
For mascara I took the Pur Fully Charged and Triple Threat Mascaras to give the impression of false lashes. I honestly love the effect that these mascaras give my lashes. They are amazing!
I want this lipstick to last all night, so I first applied a lip liner. I filled in my entire lip using the Bare Minerals Under Over Lip Liner in the shade Attitude. I then took a matte lipstick from lancome’s Absolu Rouge Line in the shade 187. This is a very summery peach shade, and I love it!
So that is my second prom appropriate makeup tutorial. Please let me know what sort of things you would like to see for the other two.
Have a lovely day.