👗7 Perfect Prom Makeup Looks to Pair With Your Dress

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Aug. 17, 2020
We all think about what to wear when we think about prom, but if your makeup doesn’t match, you’re never going to want to look at your prom pictures in the future! 
Effectively coordinating your outfit and your makeup is super important, and there are so many current makeup trends for you to choose from, it may take you some time to decide! Here are our favorite prom makeup looks. 
1. Monochromatic

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It may go against everything you’ve ever known, but totally matching your makeup to your outfit is a big trend right now. That means not just matching eye shadow color, but lips and cheeks as well. This monochromatic look is actually super wearable, and let’s face it, if Zendaya is doing it, you should be too!
2. Nude Smoky Eye 

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You can never go wrong with a nude smoky eye for a natural, fresh prom makeup look. Using pinks and browns to create a smoky eye gives you a fresh makeup look, and it goes with absolutely any outfit. Pair with a nude lip for a sultry look or add some gold shimmer to the eyes and pair with a red lip for that touch of Hollywood glamor.
3. Bold Cat-Eye

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Sharply winged eyeliner never fails to add drama to a look, makes your eyes look bigger, is intensely feminine, and goes with everything. If you can’t decide what to choose for prom, this is it. 
4. Neon Lids

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Neon colors are a huge trend at the moment and, although wearing a neon dress to prom might be a little daring, showing off the trend in your makeup look will make sure you stand out from the crowd. Combining oranges and pinks into one eye look gives real summer vibes and is youthful and fun. And that’s what prom’s all about, right? 
5. No Makeup Makeup

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No-makeup makeup looks are perfect if you are worried about a bold look or have a bold dress. This trend is all about adding texture and just little hints of color. Add a high-shine nude or clear gloss to your lips, add plenty of highlight for that dewy glow, and feather your eyebrows. This makeup looks completely effortless and enhances your natural beauty.
6. Classic Red Lip 

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A classic red lip looks good on any skin tone, with almost any dress, and any hair style. If in doubt, grab the perfect red. If you have time and you’ve yet to find the perfect red, head to the beauty counter and get them to shade-match you. Style as makeup artist Kirsty Martin has this beautiful model for ultimate glamor. 
7. Metallics

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Last but not least for our prom makeup looks is the metallic trend. Use a metallic eyeshadow with a high pigment to cover your entire lid and simply add a deep black mascara and a nude lip. Cream eyeshadows usually work really well for this, giving that liquid metal look, and so many tones to choose from. If you want to make your prom look even more dramatic, take the same color below your lower lashes and blend it out.
No matter what dress you choose, there will be a makeup look in this list that will give it the WOW factor. Make sure you practice a few times before the night if you’re doing it yourself! 
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