NUDE AND NATURAL
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL
A"pop" of color is always a great makeup choice for a festive event like prom. A bold lip and a precisely lined eye shows you can be both modern and edgy at the same time. Stay closest to matte when choosing your vibrant lip shade pink, coral, berry or red. Stila Long Wear Liquid Lipcolor($22) and Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color($24) have many shades to choose from and you won't need to constantly re-apply. Tried and true black, brown, gray or navy eyeliner will compliment your formal attire without over-powering your statement lip. Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner($22) goes on creamy and looks amazing when winged out on the corner of the eyes. Or try a subtle hint of bright color on both eyes and lips like Keke Palmer is wearing. A soft bright cheek and lots of mascara or false lashes complete the retro feel of this look.
|Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lipstick|
SMOKEY AND SULTRY
The key to a great smokey eye is mastering the technique. Start at the outer corner of your lashes and draw a strong outline on both the top and bottom of the lash line, including the inner rim of your eye. Begin by applying the most intense of your eyeshadow shades at the base of the lash line. Gradually soften and blend lighter shades as you move up toward your crease and brow bone. The lightest shade should be just below your brow. Now use that same intense shade you started with to outline under your lower lashes. Mascara and false lashes add drama.With all the focus on eyes your skin must be flawless, so full coverage foundation is a must! Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation(about $10) works as a primer, concealer and foundation and looks fabulous for hours. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H ($45) provides 24 hour wear, is oil-free, dries to a natural matte finish and is available in more than 20 shades.