Plan your perfect prom makeup look with our tutorial for a soft smokey eye.
Planning the perfect prom look? Well you’ve come to the right place!
For the past few weeks here at the e.l.f. store in Cardiff we’ve been busy helping lots of you to create your perfect prom makeup look. We’ve been listening to your ideas and oohing and ahhing over pictures of the beautiful prom dresses that you’ve chosen to wear which have us all reminiscing about our own proms 🙂
We wanted to help more you out there to create your prom look so we’ve prepared a step-by-step guide to help you become the belle of the ball with our ‘Prom Queen’ look! All skin tones and face shapes can follow this guide which is all about natural shades, barely-there blush and pretty peachy lips.
So let’s get started!
Step 1: Cleanse, tone and moisturise the skin.
Step 3: We know that a flawless face and complexion are key to great prom makeup, so to achieve our model Jordanne’s fresh faced look we used the HD Mattifying Foundation in Sand. This foundation is designed for HD Cameras, therefore giving you a more flawless photo-ready finish. Achieve the maximum coverage by applying this foundation with our Powder Brush.
Step 4: To brighten the eye area, we used Maximum Coverage Concealer in Porcelain underneath and around the eye area using the Concealer Brush. Apply in a triangle shape underneath the eyes for a contoured look!
Step 5: Our Mineral Foundation is very versatile as you can use it alone for a lighter makeup look or use it as a setting powder for liquid foundation. For this prom look we used the Mineral Foundation in Warm to set Jordanne’s base and increase the longevity of her makeup. Again, partner the Mineral Foundation with the Powder Brush to apply!
TOP TIP- For fuller coverage use a dabbing motion to press the makeup into the skin.
Step 6: Contouring will add more definition to your look and your photos! Use the Angled Foundation Brush to apply the bronzer from the Contouring Blush and Bronzing Cream under the cheek bones, along the hairline of your forehead, under the jaw bone, along the nose both sides and then blend blend blend!
Step 7: Next it’s time to prime your eyelids using our Mineral Eye Primer with the fingertip of your ring finger.
Step 8: Now you’ll need your Beauty Book in Natural. Firstly, we used the lightest eyeshadow shade all over the lid and up to the brow bone. You can also pop this colour in the inner corner of the eye to achieve a brighter eye look. Apply this shade using the Eyeshadow “C” Brush to really help create a softer, more blended look. Next take our Contour Brush and with the lighter brown shade, follow the lash line into the crease of the eye and blend. To add intensity to the look use the Small Angled Brush with the darkest shade of brown and follow the crease line for a Smokey look. Finally, use our Mineral Eyeshadow in Elegant too add some shimmer!
TOP TIP – Use a dry Angled Contour Brush to blend together to create a sublet gradient of colour on the eyes.
Step 9: Apply Defining Mascara generously. Use a zig-zag motion to give more volume!
Step 10: Apply Liquid Liner in Black to the top of the lash line.
TOP TIP – Apply mascara first so you have a guide for your eyeliner.
Step 10: To ensure your brows don’t get lost in photos, use our Brow Kit (for our model Jordanne we used Light) to give a natural yet defined look! Apply the darker shade (wax) to underline the brow, then fill in brows with the lighter shade (powder) using the Small Angled Brush.
Step 11: A perfect pout is another essential aspect of any prom look. Our Mineral Lip Liner in Peachy creates a natural nude lip. Team with our Studio Moisturising Lipstick in Party In The Buff over the top to finish this gorgeous prom look.
And lastly… Have fun! Pump the tunes, relax and take lots of photos so you can remember one of the best nights of your life! We’d love to see your prom makeup look so share them with us on Twitter using the handle @elfStoreCardiff and the hashtag #elfPromQueen.
Until next time….Chelsey xx