Nailing your prom look isn’t just about the gowns, dresses, and heels. Put on your best shimmers and get ready to get the glam going because we are bringing you this list of the best makeup and accessories for prom night. From concealers and blush-ons you can layer to achieve your themed look and jewelry that will compliment your getup, this list is your backstage friend for prom night prep.
Prom Makeup Below $40
1. Hourglass Vanish™ Airbrush Concealer in Sienna, Medium/Medium Deep, Pink/Peach Undertones
Dark circles? No worries, check out this Vanish Airbrush concealer from Hourglass. This crease-resistant, light-reflecting liquid concealer is made from all vegan ingredients and is good for a wide variety of skin tones. Product brightens your skin for up to 16 hours and clinical results show that 94% of women had brighter and smoother under eye areas after usage. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with an 84% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “I’ve tried many different concealers and I found that they would slowly wipe off throughout the day. This one is just amazing and covers my dark circles perfectly! Its also hydrating as well. 5 [stars] for me!” Dserst
2. PAT McGRATH LABS Skin Fetish: Divine Powder Blush in Nude Venus, Peachy Pink with Golden Pearl
For a soft and plush look, try the Skin Fetish Divine Powder Blush from PAT McGRATH Labs. This easy to blend powder blush provides medium coverage and blendable color with a silk velvet finish, perfect for amplifying rosy cheeks, and layering with foundation. Product comes in a shiny portable black case with an interior mirror and features a carved rose design. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with a 98% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “This blush..is the most beautiful wash of color on the skin. It’s pigmented but not too bold and easily blendable…the actual blush feels nice and luxurious in your hand!” BridgetteBlow
3. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of No Shame, Berry Rose
Don’t miss out on sugary lips with this Matte Revolution Lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury. Formulated with orchid extract,3D glow pigments and Charlotte Tilbury’s secret formulation, this gorgeous lipstick lets your lips appear wider and fuller for that smooth puckered lip look. Product features twelve different shades and a square angled tip, designed for precise application. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with an 82% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “Beautiful formula and stunning color. This lipstick is a very comfortable matte, I don’t find it drying, and it has decent lasting power. It looks good worn alone or with a lip liner. And the component is nicely weighted and feels quite luxe. I honestly love these lipsticks.” Georgiaapeach
4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Soft Glam II Eye Shadow Palette
Blend neutral tones with dark and dangerous colors with this Eye Shadow Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. This palette combines eight eyeshadow shades from two other palette collections with the same fully pigmented, blendable formula you can use for day to night occasions. Palette includes the following shades: Tempera, Dreamer, Orange Soda, Dusty Rose, Incense, Sultry, Mulberry and Noir. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with an 86% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “Easy to blend, stayed on all night even after walking in the rain. Used for my prom makeup and got lots of compliments. One picture with eyeliner (used eyeshadow from the palette) one without.” Alissa622
5. Lancôme Dèfinicils High Definition Lengthening Mascara in Black
Allure with longer eyelashes! Take a look at this High Definition Lengthening Mascara from Lancôme Dèfinicils. Made with a flake free non clumping formula, this iconic mascara gives you bolder, longer looking lashes that will add emphasis to your eye makeup. Product comes in a signature mascara tube with a hedgehog bristle patterned brush for more defined application. Shop at Sephora.
Promising review: “This has been my ride or die mascara for a few years now. I love the length it gives my lashes. And it separates them beautifully as well. I also appreciate that there’s a brown shade too. The travel is also just as good.” Theramses
Affordable Prom Makeup Below $25
1. Violet Voss Fun Sized Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Dahlia
For a whimsical fairytale look, check out this Mini Eyeshadow Palette from Violet Voss. This fun palette features a beautiful variety of mini shades that include richly-pigmented mattes, magical metallics, and satin sheens that blend well with one another giving you full creativity to create the look you want. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with an 82% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “Very pigmented. The colors are vibrant. Can make lots of different looks with this pallet. Great price for size and pigment. Definitely worth it.” Jtello612
2. MAKEUP BY MARIO MoistureGlow™ Plumping Lip Serum in Bare Glow, Light Nude Pink
If you’re looking for a balm and gloss all in one, try out this Lip Serum from MAKEUP BY MARIO. Made with Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Refined Kiwi Oil, and Argan Oil, ingredients that moisturize and plump up lips, this high shine finish balm gives you lip protection and gorgeous dewy lips. Shop at Sephora.
Promising review: “A slight shimmer with a touch of heat glazed over with a barely there cooling effect. What impressed me the most about this gloss is how effectively it moisturizes my lips. Ever since I started using this lip serum by Mario, my lips are never chapped which is amazing to me!” Saksvalentine
3. Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara in Black
Whip out the perfect mascara for the night! Check out this Universal Volumizing Mascara from Perfect Strokes by Selena Gomez. Formulated with Castor oil, this mascara is an ideal go to for long lasting volumized lashes. Clinical results show that 100% of women had more eyelash length and volume after use while 95% agreed that their lashes had more lift and 92% had more curl. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with an 88% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “This is absolutely the BEST mascara I have ever tried. It doesn’t weigh down my lashes or clump them. It curls them perfectly and doesn’t flake throughout the day. My lashes look flawless all day and I love it! I’ve never gotten so many compliments on my lashes until recently when I started using this.” CyndinH
4. NARS Mini Laguna Getaway Bronzer Powder
Never underestimate the wonder of a good bronzer! Before anything else, grab yourself this Mini Laguna Getaway Bronzer Powder from NARS! Made with a pressed powder formula, this long lasting bronzer is the key for golden, nude looks with tis radiant finish that can enhance any facial contour. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with an 82% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “Amazing bronzer! The application is beautiful and it blends into the skin very nicely. The color is not too cool or too warm. It is a perfect everyday bronzer- that is easy to apply and achieve flawless results.” Mickey3030
5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte & Satin Velvet Lipstick
Vamp up your makeup game with this Velvet Lipstick from Anastasia Beverly Hills. This oil and alcohol free full pigment lipstick provides a rich, brilliant color for fuller, more vibrant lips that can easily complete an intense, passionate look. Product features twelve shades with satin finish and six matte shades for color blending. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with a 96% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “This is a pigmented, creamy, and moisturizing lipstick. Good quality packaging, and long lasting. I’ll certainly be getting this again. It’s an effortless nude color that makes a smoky eye pop.” Marie6857
Prom Accessories to Complete Your Look
- Givenchy Crystal Linear Drop Earrings in Gold, a gorgeous pair that offers exceptional glitter through a display of a linear drop of dazzling crystals. created in gold-tone mixed metal with a lever-back closure. Shop at Macy’s.
- INC International Concepts Gold-Tone Multi-Stone Flower Statement Necklace, featuring a feminine floral flair set in gold-tone mixed metal with a lobster clasp closure. Shop at Macy’s.
- Anne Klein Gold-Tone Crystal & Stone Flower Bangle Bracelet, a charmingly embellished bracelet featuring beautiful crystal and stone flowers and set in gold-tone mixed metal with a hinge closure. Shop at Macy’s.
- Charter Club Crystal & Stone Linear Drop Earrings in Pink, featuring a stunning touch with these drop earrings set in gold-tone mixed metal and a fish hook closure. Shop at Macy’s.
- Anne Klein Gold-Tone Colored Crystal Orchid Pin, featuring vibrant colored crystals that match the exquisite petals of this pin, which is set in gold-tone mixed metal with a pin closure. Shop at Macy’s.
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