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OUR FAVOURITE PROM MAKEUP LOOKS – AND HOW TO DO THEM

OUR FAVOURITE PROM MAKEUP LOOKS – AND HOW TO DO THEM

Are you ready to be prom queen this year? We’ve found our favourite prom makeup looks, making for a Pinterest-perfect final look. Rule the school with our edit of makeup and hair products that’ll serve you A* looks, whatever outfit you end up wearing.

Prom Beauty Checklist

What to do one week before prom

  • Arrange with the squad where you’re going pre-prom to get ready
  • Start a whatsapp group
  • Start exfoliating
  • Decide on what look you wanna go for
  • Make your HQhair order (duh)

What to do one day before prom

What to do on the day of prom

  • Wash hair
  • Condition
  • Blow dry
  • Style
  • Moisturise
  • Base (BB or CC Cream or foundation, plus blusher/bronzer/highlighter if you use it)
  • Eyes
  • Brows
  • Lips
  • Perfume

Prom Makeup Ideas and Hairstyles 2019

  • Lit-from-within skin
  • Glowing highlighter
  • Flawless makeup application
  • False lashes
  • Subtle shimmer
  • Beachy waves
  • Sleek ponytail
  • Glitter eyeshadow
  1. Lit-from-within skin
    £7.99 Buy now with HQhair

    Lit-from-within skin

    Key Product: Nymph Radiance Serum by Barry M Cosmetics

    If your go-to prom look is all about looking naturally glowy, then we’d recommend either a hydrating serum or plumping face moisturiser – basically, skincare is the key.

    In the few weeks before prom, make sure you’re cleansing skin and following up with a skincare regime for your skin type. This will make sure your skin is looking its best by the time prom rolls round. On the day, start the morning with a face mask to intensely nourish skin. Going for bare skin? Opt for a nourishing moisturiser. Going for no makeup makeup? Make sure your base is a great match for your skin tone, and mix in with moisturiser for a subtle amount of coverage.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Barry M products

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  2. Glowing Highlighter
    £34.00 Buy now with HQhair

    Glowing Highlighter

    Key Product: Nude Collection Beyond Powder – Risque by Illamasqua

    If your prom makeup look is all about glow, level up your highlighter game. Apply to the areas of the face where the sun or light would naturally hit: the highs of cheekbones, bridge of the nose, brow bone and cupid’s bow.

    Glow game guaranteed.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best highlighter

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  3. Flawless makeup application
    £72.00 Buy now with HQhair

    Flawless makeup application

    Key Product: Best of Sigma Brush Set by Sigma Beauty

    If you’re applying your own makeup for prom, stock up on professional MUA quality makeup brushes. From Instagram brands like Sigma to Pixiwoo founded Real Techniques, flawless makeup is only one brush set away.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best makeup brushes

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  4. False lashes
    £5.49 Buy now with HQhair

    False lashes

    Key Product: Wispies Clusters False Eyelashes – 601 Black by Ardell

    Make a statement with false eyelashes. Whether you prefer bold, statement lashes or more demure everyday styles, make sure you cut them to fit your eye shape.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best false eyelashes

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  5. Subtle shimmer
    £19.95 Buy now with HQhair

    Subtle shimmer

    Key Product: Glimmer Shine Spray by Moroccanoil

    We love to shimmer on a special occasion, and that goes from highlighter to hair. Add a fragranced shimmer hair spray to hair for a subtle finish to any prom hairstyle.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best hair oil

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  6. Beachy waves
    £20.00 Buy now with HQhair

    Beachy waves

    Key Product: Fierce Sea Salt Spray by We Are Paradoxx

    If you want a natural prom hair look, opt for beachy waves. Add waves into hair with either a curling wand or hair straighteners, making sure to curl hair in different directions to ensure that it looks natural and not too heavily styled.

    To finish the look, add texture to hair with salt spray and complete with a light mist of hair spray.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best hair growth products

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  7. Sleek ponytail
    £11.00 Buy now with HQhair

    Sleek ponytail

    Key Product: The Wet Detangler Hair Brush – Millennial Pink by Tangle Teezer

    Up-do’s can sometimes look a bit too formal, so amp up the classic ponytail with a snatched style that will last all day (and night).

    If using, apply hair extensions, making sure that any bonds or clip ins won’t be visible when hair is tied up. Using your favourite hair brush, spray hair spray onto the brush and gently tease hair into a high pony before finally securing with a hair band. Cover the band with a small section of hair from the pony, and then clip in place with a hair grip.

    To ensure your style lasts all day, lightly mist the hair with hair spray.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best hair brush

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  8. Glitter eyeshadow
    £14.40 Buy now with HQhair

    Glitter eyeshadow

    Key Product: Diamond Dew Highlighter by Lime Crime

    It might not be your everyday look, but we love to add a little glitter to a prom makeup look as it’s a special occasion. Take your favourite glitter eyeshadow or pick some shimmering shades from an eyeshadow palette and get ready to create.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best glitter eyeshadow

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  9. Bronze glow
    £29.95 Buy now with HQhair

    Bronze glow

    Key Product: Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish – Medium by Vita Liberata

    If you want to add glow from head to toe, invest in a fake tan that will complement your skin tone. From wash off options by Vita Liberata and James Read to ones you leave to develop by Bondi Sands and St Tropez, we know there will be one to suit you.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best fake tan

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  10. Bold lipstick
    £5.60 Buy now with HQhair

    Bold lipstick

    Key Product: Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick by NYX Professional Makeup

    One of our favourite prom makeup looks always has been and always will be a bold lip look. From matte liquid lipstick through to high shine lip gloss, we know there will be a formulation and shade to match your ootd perfectly.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best lipstick

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When in doubt: add glitter. I'm obsessed with shimmer eyeshadows and always layer up my highlighter.


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