Makeup Looks for Prom Night for Every Type of Dress

From dramatic look to holographic, there are a lot of easy makeup ideas that’ll help you be prom queen. Check out the 8 makeup looks for prom night here!


Hey gorge! Prom night is very important for every girl, since it gives her a golden opportunity to win hearts and create special memories. So dressing up well and putting on good makeup is extremely important. It also allows us to play around with bold and dramatic makeup that we won’t wear everyday.

Makeup can either make or break the look. Plus, it helps take those glam pictures that make you look grown up already! So it is important to choose your look wisely. Here are a few makeup looks for prom that are easy to do. We’re sure you’ll find your perfect look here, no what matter what type of outfit you choose.

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Makeup Looks for Prom Night

1. Glitter Makeup


A little sparkle for prom nights is always a great idea. Whether you’re wearing a shimmery gown or a lace dress, it is a good idea to go for glitter makeup. You don’t want to glitter bomb yourself with too much of it all over since it becomes messy as the evening progresses.

If you go for shimmery eyes, then make sure to use matte or nude lipsticks. Go for gold shimmery eyeshadow or you can match the color of eyeshadow to your dress. If you want a simpler look, just go for glitter eyeliner.

We’ve seen crystal lips in Valentino Spring 2019 collection and it also sounds a great idea to go try it and go for neutral eyeshadow. Contour the cheeks and finish off the look. Side part, loose curls or chignon are a few hairstyle ideas to go with this type of makeup.

2. Holographic Look


Holographic makeup is the latest trend that is taking the beauty world by storm. Wear it to prom night with a dreamy gown to make heads turn! It would look great on metallic outfits or a matching pastel color dress or all black outfit.

Holographic makeup look is product heavy but you can also attain this look by mixing products you already have. If you opt for holographic makeup on eyes, then go for pink lips and shimmery gloss. A not so messy bun is a great hairstyle idea that goes with holo makeup.

Read more: Let Holographic Makeup Bring Out Your Inner Fairy

3. Vintage Hollywood Makeup


Bold lips and vintage look go hand-in-hand. Go for bold lip colors like burgundy, maroon, deep purple or crimson. Keep the eye makeup subtle like neutral eyeshadow. If you wanna go for a vibrant vintage look, then try bold lip colors with cat-eye. Tight wavy hair or lose curls are great go-to hairstyles that look well with vintage Hollywood makeup. This look would be perfect for a satin dress in a deep color that gives classic vibes!

vintage-hollywood-makeup-ideas-for-prom-night4. Dramatic Smokey Eye Look


Here’s one of the best makeup looks for prom night for drama queens. The more makeup you do, the more dramatic your look will be, but avoid overdoing it. The dramatic look is all about playing with eyes.

Thick long eyeliner, dark smokey eyeshadow and bold, defined brows are a few ideas to rock the dramatic look. Bold lip shades help to complete the dramatic look. Loose fishtail braid or side swept crown are a few good hairstyle ideas that go well with dramatic makeup look.

This look is a great idea if you have a dress to match your overpowering beauty look. Look like ready to step onto a red carpet and sweep everyone off their feet!

5. Metallic Makeup


Keep the bling on by choosing metallic makeup for your prom night. Replace your black eyeliner with metallic ones like gold, copper, silver or rose gold. To really make the eyes stand out with metallic makeup, go for cream based eyeshadow with a stronger pigment and blend the color on the lids with your finger. Gold smokey eyes, metallic lipsticks or mixing metallics are a few ideas for metallic makeup. Perfect to match a metallic dress, or even offset a plain black dress!

6. Bold Look

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A statement bold look can be amazing if done right! Chocolate brown and rust are good colors to choose when opting for a bold look. It is not necessary to go for everything bold when you opt for the bold makeup look. Either go for colored eyeliner, bold lips, smokey eyes, bold brows or you can go for all of them! Red lip look is also one of the best makeup looks for prom night. Neutral eyeshadow with red lips can help you look hot!

7. Pretty Pink Look


Whether you’re going to an evening gown or a cocktail dress, pink makeup will help complete the look. Pink glitter eyes with a black wing, bright pink and white contrast eyeshadow paired with same shade lips, smokey eyes with pink color or a pink lined wing are good ideas to opt for in pink makeup looks. Nothing can beat pony hairstyle when it comes to rosy makeup.

8. Nude Makeup


If you’re not in for bold and bright makeup, go for a minimalistic nude look. It is a great idea to balance dark eye makeup with nude lips. You can also try matte peachy nude lip shade. If you’re going for a bright colored outfit, then it is a good idea to go for nude makeup. Or match it with a pastel cream-colored gown.

So, these are the makeup looks for prom night. Which one did you like and most and looking forward to trying? Do let us know by tweeting @shilpa1ahuja.

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