Everyone wants to look picture-perfect on prom night, and that means staying on top of the prom makeup trends this year. The ideal look should both compliment your dazzling dress and make your best features shine. All girls want to look elegant and beautiful on prom night. Some girls prefer to go for pretty yet simple makeup looks for a natural finish, while others choose bold and daring styles that stand out. To inspire you with cool and cute ideas, we’ve compiled the best prom makeup looks to get for your special evening out. 


Keep It Simple

This makeup is cute, provides a youthful look, and is so simple that it goes with any dress style. It’s only slightly more complicated than an everyday makeup look, and because the eyeshadow and lipstick tones match, you don’t need to overthink it. Start with a natural matte foundation, add some bronzer, and fill in your brows. Next, are some peachy shadow and matte liquid lipstick. The final step is to curl your lashes and add a simple coat or two of mascara. For an extra touch of glamour, add some extra wispy false lashes. From prom to homecoming to school dances, this look will highlight your cute facial features and enhance your styling without appearing to be caked-on or heavy!

Smokey Eye

Is there any prom makeup look more classic yet eye catching than the smokey eye? Give it a modern update by incorporating some metallic shadow – use colors that coordinate with your dress or corsage. The key to achieving a perfect smokey eye is working with your natural shape. Concentrate the darker colors at the lash line and the outer edge, with the lightest tones on the inner corner. It gives your eyes depth without making them look hidden. When it comes to applying false lashes, choose ones that are longer and thicker at the ends, which will amplify the smokey shape and allow the lashes to truly be shown against the dark shadows. To keep the focus on your eyes, add a subtle nude lipstick to top off this look.

Get Your Golds On

Two colors that go together in a chic and trendy way are gold and rose gold; the pair can be used to execute the most glamorous prom makeup look. Incorporate these metallic tones through eyeshadow, lip color, and even blush. On the eyes, go with a gold base on the lids, and layer with the rosy color metallic on the crease. Then be ready to blend, blend, blend to ensure the colors fade into one another seamlessly. Next, a matte nude or rose lipstick will bring out your eyes without overpowering the look. Last, be sure to add a light dusting of blush on the apples of your cheek.


Monochromatic at prom makes for an elegant and cute fashion statement for the whole night. Match your eyes, lips, and cheeks to your prom outfit to pull together a fiery monochromatic makeup look. When picking out a color, be sure to diversify your palette – don’t just choose one shade of a color. Instead, mix things up with your monochromatic prom makeup. Use a light shimmer for your eyeshadow, then go with a bold darker shade for the lip. Varying the tones will add dimension to your look. To make sure that your monochromatic makeup looks glamorous and chic, add a white highlight to your inner eyelids and gloss on top of your lips. This look - if done correctly and to your liking - is surprisingly wearable and oh-so-fierce.

 Bold Lip

A bold lip can spice up, literally, any look. If you don't feel like putting much effort into the other elements of your prom makeup, throw on a statement lipstick, and you're good to go! Go with bright pink, red, or purple, or darken it up with a black or dark red. The good thing about a bold lip is there are so many colors to choose from. Play around with the colors and see what goes best with the dress you chose, whether it be blue, green, or purple shades. Add some dimension to the lips by choosing a complimenting lip liner. You can over-line your lips for a dramatic, bolder, and more enhanced look. 


Take your natural look from day to night with contouring techniques that enhance your features. For a classy and elegant look, go for winged eyeliner, a smokey eye, or a bold red lip. Choose the makeup that brings out the color of your dress, but make a statement with your lipstick and shadow – it’s all about balance! Whether you’re planning for prom, homecoming, or even a virtual formal, it’s important to envision how your foundation, blush, eyeshadow, mascara, and lipstick can elevate your style. However, the most important aspect of makeup is not just the cosmetics, but the tools, brushes, and blenders you use in order to execute the look flawlessly. Check our wide variety of makeup tools below and click the pictures to shop now!