Prom might be over for the year and school dances are still a ways off, but every girl knows it's never too early to start thinking about next year.
Part of the fun of school dances is in the preparation. There's nothing better than flipping through magazines until you find your dream dress, hunting it down, and getting it. Then there are hairstyles, jewelry, and makeup up to think about.
Well, when it comes to one of those details, we've got you covered. Whether your personal style is casual and sweet or edgy and unexpected, these makeup artist product-inspired ideas will help you rock the look you're aiming for!
1950's starlet - If vintage is your thing, you'll want to make sure you get your makeup right in the right era. Think old Hollywood glamour, complete with full, pouty lips and film noir-inspired makeup.
Draw attention to your eyes using a palette of taupe or champagne shadow, black liner, and mascara. For added fun, crank up those "come up and see me sometime" eyes with a set of false eyelashes. And don't forget the red lipstick!
For hair, go for big, 50's style waves using large Velcro rollers to set 2-inch sections of just-barely damp hair. Use a blow dryer to dry each curl individually then spray with hairspray. Pull up a small section of hair just above one ear and pin in place with a rhinestone clip or comb.
Punk rock princess - If your idea of glam involves black nail polish and old Ramones albums, don't forget to bring a little punk to the party on dance night. Even if you've chosen a pretty traditional dress, you can still rock out a little with your jewelry, makeup, and accessories.
Think skull earrings instead of diamonds or maybe even a chunky cuff instead of a bracelet. For makeup, choose an eye shadow shades in makeup artist products like a deep magenta or disco-ball silver and make it slightly smoky with thick liner and a volumizing mascara.
If you have long hair, make it pin straight using a flat iron and an anti-frizz serum. And for shoes, skip the "only going to wear them once" heels and wear a pair of Converse sneakers instead.
Boho babe - If your style is a little more eclectic, you're a bohemian at heart. Show off your true colors with makeup artist products that bring out your natural beauty.
Choose an eye palette with earth tones, preferably with just a hint of shimmer. Glam it up a little with brown eyeliner and plenty of mascara. For the rest of the face, add a sun-kissed glow with a touch of bronzer on each cheek. Keep lips simple with a berry or nude gloss.
Leave your hair down and curl it just a little for a beachy, tousled look