It’s prom season! I love making young ladies look lovely and feel great about going to the prom. What I do not love is prom makeup that AGES young ladies and makes them look less like ladies and more like ladies of the evening! It’s important to remember that teenage girls, although they are on the cusp of womanhood, are still GIRLS, and should look their age, which makes prom makeup a little tricky. As an artist, I want my teen clients to look beautiful, but not too grown, so I play around with fun, youthful colors and styles.
For the looks you see here, I interchanged several brands of eye-shadows to get the look that made my client happy. I started withMagnolia Makeup pigment inGreen Tea, and applied it to the tear ducts and inner eye areas on both the upper and lower lids. On the center of the lids, I used MAC shadow in Bitter, andInglot shadow in 384on the outer corners and crease. MAC shadow in Naked Lunch was swiped under the brow bone area, and I used Make Up For Ever Aqua Black and MAC Smolder for eyeliner. Since my client chose to get eyelash extensions prior to our appointment, I skipped the mascara. The young lady and her parents loved the finished look, and as her artist, I was happy that she looked fresh and fabulous!
When you wear eyeglasses, you have to play up your eyes much more than the average beauty babe. Although they are a necessity for some of us, glasses present a challenge in regards to eye makeup. Over the years, I have perfected the looks I like to sport while wearing my glasses. Recently, I decided to play around with some colors and create a fun look to match my summer mood and I started with Make Up For Ever’s (MUFE) “Aqua Black,” a super supple and easily blendable, waterproof black eye shadow. I used it as a liner, then followed up with “Aqua Eyes” pencil in Turquoise-7L. This brightly colored, waterproof pencil glided on without tugging my delicate eye lids and gave me just the right amount of color to make my eyes pop. MUFE was one of the many companies I bought products from while attending The Makeup Show and it was worth every penny to stand in the LONG line to purchase these beauty goodies! M.A.C. eye shadow in Atlantic Blue was swept across the lids, and I added OCC Pigment in “Pollencount” to the inner creases of my eyes, with Magnolia Makeup Pigment in Aztec along the brow bone for some extra “sass.” I used tons of L’Oreal False Fiber Lashes Mascara in Blackest Black to complete my look and I was pleased with the results. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!