9 Last Minute 2016 Prom Makeup Ideas To Complete Your Look — VIDEOS
With prom around the corner, you've probably got your dress... but have you figured out your makeup yet? The dress is the main event, but you're going to want a showstopping beauty look to go with it — so, let's take a look at nine last-minute 2016 prom makeup tutorials.
Sure, you could always head to a department store for a free makeover (full disclosure, I 100 percent went to the Clinique counter and it was the beginning of a long-running love affair with all things cosmetic) but with all the cool tutorials out there, why not do your own? That way, you have full control over the look, whereas at a cosmetics counter, you might end up with Kardashian-level contouring, when you were more in the mood for a pixie-ish strobed look (or vice-versa). It might take a little more work on your part, sure, but there are so many awesome tutorials that really break things down nicely, and it's great to be able to fully customize your look. After all, are you wearing a full-on gown with dramatic side cut-outs? A short-but-sweet frothy number? You're going to want a makeup look to match.
So, whether you're looking for something ultra soft-focus and romantic, or something full-on rockabilly dramatic (or something in between), read on for some truly great prom-perfect makeup tutorials.
1. Easy Glam
The mega-popular Michelle Phan is most well known for her madcap tutorials in which she's transformed herself into everyone from Sailor Moon to Daenerys Targaryen — but her simple looks are almost as eyecatching, and every bit as gorgeous.
2. A Kendall Jenner-Esque Smoky Eye
This messy-dressy smoky eye is absolutely perfect for prom. (Really, you can't go wrong with Lisa Eldridge).
3. A Gigi Hadid-Inspired '90s Look
Hey, as long as we're looking at Kendall looks, we might as well take a little inspiration from her BFF, Gigi Hadid. Here, Pixiwoo teaches you how to steal the look to perfection.
4. Pretty In Pink
According to Fashionista, this blush tulle and brocade gown is the most popular prom dress of the year — so why not choose the ultimately girly makeup look to go along with it? With pink eyeshadow, pink blush, and pale pink lipstick, it doesn't get much sweeter than this.
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5. Pop of Color
Here's another Lisa Eldridge gem — an electric pop of color can make the perfect counterpart to any dress. Whether you want to jazz up an all-black ensemble, or complement a brightly-hued gown, this tutorial can make your look next level.
6. Prom Perfection
No one does glam quite like Nitraa B — now, this prom look isn't exactly as "simple" as it says, but boy, is it worth it. Everything from the spiky false lashes to the matte mauve lipstick make this about as on-trend as it gets.
7. For The Perfect Selfie
8. Pretty Little Liars Chic
9. Rockabilly Approved
Wait, hold up, there's a look out there that's inspired by both a classic '50s look AND Ru-Paul's Drag Race? Sign me up immediately.
Even if none of the looks above are exactly your cup of tea, they make for a good jumping off point. After all, even if you don't love Pony's Instagram-inspired look, chances are you'll find a perfect match with her fairy-like feminine look, or her look with the bright red lipgloss. Likewise, Tanya Burr's Lana Del Rey look is basically perfection, and Lisa Eldridge does a mean Keira Knightley. Basically, any makeup style you could ask for is out there, and YouTube's best have got you covered — just in time for prom!
Image: PONY Makeup