I've been really busy these past few weeks making up some gorgeous girls for their proms. It is such a pleasure to be involved in their special day. School proms are a relatively new things, and being the age I am (ahem!), I didn't have one when I was at school, so I've enjoyed hearing about how extravagant some of them are, and also how significant. One common thing I have noticed whilst making up my prom clients is that mum is usually buzzing around looking really emotional! Clearly this marks the end of their daughter's time at school and seeing them with their hair and makeup on, in their dresses can only be second to their actual wedding day! It's really special.
Some of my prom clients have been individual appointments, choosing to get ready alone and then wow everyone when they arrive! Others have chosen to get ready with their friends and it's lovely hearing their excitement build as each one has their hair and makeup completed as the time for them to leave approaches! I recently worked alongside Charlotte from Hair Fantasy on a group prom booking. Charlotte is a truly talented hair stylist and a really friendly lovely person. We haved worked together on a number of weddings, and together we offer discounts for hair/makeup group bookings - check out my offers page.
The requests I've had for prom makeup has been really varied! Some have wanted a really natural, 'barely there' look, which of course is very easy to achieve and looks amazing on young skin... whilst others have gone for a more dramatic look, either with dark smokey eyes or dark lips. With the more dramatic looks, I do tend to advise to stick to the rule "eyes or lips" - go dramatic on one, not both, so as to avoid looking too "over-done". I also suggest matching the makeup with the style and colour of your dress, so the look flows.
My most used foundation for proms so far has to be the MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation. I love the look of this foundation, particularly on younger skin. It gives that flawless finish without looking heavy, and gives a beautiful satin/dewy finish. I set it with a good setting powder (Graftobian Pro Setting Powder), and use a mattifying powder such as Rimmel Stay Matte over any oily areas and it just looks amazing in person and in photographs.
So, when it comes to prom makeup, the general rule is... there are no rules! All you lucky girls with amazing skin, young features and gorgeous faces can pretty much get away with whatever you want! Very jealous!