Hair Style · May 7, 2015
Prom-Worthy Makeup and Hairstyles You Can Wear Long After the Final Dance
Makeup That Looks Gorgeous in Photos
###Easy: Low-Key and Romantic
If you don't wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis, follow Lisa Eldridges tutorial for a minimal-yet-totally-feminine look. Stick to pinky nude and grey shadows, then call attention to the inner corners of your eyes, your brow bone, and your cheeks with highlighter (we're currently obsessed with Cynthia Rowley Beauty's Illuminator). Finish with a flirty coat of sugary-pink lip gloss (that can double as a creamy cheek stain).
Expert: Luminous and Smoky
To take your makeup to the next level, follow the steps in Kaushal Beautys tutorial to pair a dramatic eye with a nude lip. She preps her face with one of our new favorite products, Smashbox Cosmetics' Photo Finish Primer Water, which will prevent multiple touch-ups throughout the evening. After highlighting her face with theBalm cosmetics' Cindy-Lou Manizer, she creates a smoky eye by combining shimmery champagne and charcoal shades.
Hair That Lasts Past Curfew
###Easy: 60s-Era Bouffant
If the extent of your hair skills stop at a blowout, look no further than this simple-to-master retro bouffant. The trick is teasingwhich should be easy if youre used to your hair ending up in tangles. After backcombing, secure everything with a few bobby pins and a flexible hairspray and concentrate on more important thingslike which shoes youre going to wear.
Expert: Half-Braided Updo
If you walk the school (or office) hallways in milkmaid braids one day and a sock bun the next, consider this more advanced half-braided updo by YouTuber Lillith Moon. Start by creating a dutch braid on one side of your part, leaving a few tendrils (or bangs, if you have them) near the front of your face. Twist and secure the remainder of your hair, section by section, into a low bun at the nape of your neck, incorporating the braided section. Add in a few fresh flowers for romantic effect.
Maura M. Lynch
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