So it was my younger sister’s prom the other week and I have to say how proud I was watching her take all her photos she truely looked like a beautiful young woman! It’s crazy how quick you grow up without realising. Anyway, she had asked me to do her makeup for her so I thought I’d share with you a lovely light prom look that can be used for any special occasion.
The Dress Scenario
The dress my sister wore was a simple, elegant long black dress that had a lovely respectable V-neck shape and was slightly backless. Black is the best to mess about with makeup but I decided because she is blonde and only 16 I wanted to keep it light and simple.
For the base I used the hydrating primer moisturiser first by Nivea as I love it under my makeup and its not oily at all. I then used her own foundation which was from the Barbara Daly Collection which you can find in any Tesco superstore. For young skin it’s great and the colour match was much more suited than any other she has tried. It didn’t have a matte finish which was great because I wanted her skin to look almost airbrushed in photos, and matte foundations don’t work as well as others for this. I then used a simple highlight and concealer combo from Rimmel just on her cheek bones and line of her nose and blended. I then set with a light dab of sheer powder from MAC. I then used Matte Bronzer from MAC to lightly contour the face, and to finish a light brush of blusher from Bourjoir which are great because they are illuminous.
For her eyes I prepped with eye primer from E.L.F Cosmetics. I used the Urban Decay Palette 2 for the whole look. I used Virgin in the corner of the eye and highlighted the brow bone. I then used Sin all over the lid and shadowed with Buck. A thin wing shaped line of any eyeliner that’s durable and some simple fake eye lashes, a set from No.7 were used for this look and it just finishes the look perfectly. A quick dab of clear or pale pink lippy or lip gloss and you’re good to go!
Hope you think she looks as beautiful as I do! Happy Monday!