Prom in now as big in the UK as it is in the US, and getting the right dress, hair and makeup is essential in ensuring the perfect, memorable evening. Where should you start?
Get the dress right first
Generally, the dress comes first as it sets the tone for the style you’re trying to achieve. Prom dresses can be very expensive, so it’s worth looking around and starting early so you know much it’s going to cost. According to the Daily Mail, it is often difficult to tell the difference between a dress that cost several thousands of pounds and one that costs under a hundred.
Once you’ve perused the racks and chosen from the myriad of prom dresses available, you can start to think about accessories such as shoes, handbags and jewellery.
If you’re not a fan of pounding the high street, you can order online. AX Paris prom dresses come in a wide range of styles at pretty reasonable prices, and you can also buy your shoes and accessories there, too.
Perfecting your makeup
Once your outfit is sorted, it’s time to address makeup. While there are a range of looks you can go for, the key to all of them is getting the base right. For truly flawless skin, start a strict skincare regime well in advance. If you don’t have the time, a good primer, foundation and concealer will hide a multitude of sins.
Three popular make up looks for a prom are glitter, vintage or metallic; you can choose the shades that best suit your own skin tone and colouring.
The glitter look is confined to the eyes, but you could also add glitter lip gloss if you really want to go all out. Glitter eyeshadow can be hard to work with in a powder form, and you’ll need to make sure that you either hold a tissue under the eye area when applying the shadow so it doesn’t end up all over your face or use a cream version.
If you opt for a metallic look, you can apply it to your eyes, cheeks and lips. Using a cream eyeshadow here will further enhance the effect.
Finally, for vintage chic, apply fairly nude shades for most areas but go glam with a deep, bold shade for your lipstick.