Ace These Prom Looks (Even If You’re Not Going)


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Anti-Prom beauty looks for pretty much any party situation.

Whether you’re actually going to prom or nah, there’s always something to nostalgically appreciate when it comes to big school dance events. The corsages, the craft paper decor, the appreciation of poufy tulle, a tiny bottle of airplane vodka smuggled on your person,  a date whose sole intention is to anger your parents–ah, the memories. The one thing that constantly remains, however, is any old excuse to dress up and play–with your makeup included. We tapped our favorite makeup artist and friend Jen Budner to help you guys recreate the awesome looks we did for our recent Anti-Prom drop, because they were just too cute to not share. (And easy, too–there’s better things to do than makeup for 2 hours. We recommend dancing.)

“For Iesha, I wanted to focus on her beautiful lips and eyes. She has such beautiful features so I wanted to keep it clean an simple but with a little something extra. I used the Nars duo eyeshadow in Madrague to give her lids a slight nude colored base before I added some gloss. For that, I used the Pat McGrath cyber gloss mixed with the MAC Lipglass in clear. For her lips, I use the Glossier Generation G lip stain in Crush mixed with a little bit of Jam to give her a rosy, subtle stain. I added a touch of Glossier’s Birthday Balmdotcom on the lips for a tiny bit of sparkle. For Iesha’s amazing platinum hair, I just added a touch of Oribe’s Supershine Moisturizing Cream.”

BTW, Jen kept the skin really fresh and glowy to complement the glossy lids and lips.

“For Gabby, we decided to go a little more heavy on eye makeup–she’s got such beautiful eyes! I started by packing on a pale blue pigment–I love the MAC ones because the color payoff is amazing.  I added a graphic cat eye, using the Tom Ford liquid eyeliner in Black. To finalize the more dramatic eye, I lined her upper and lower water line with the MAC eye kohl in Feline. I wanted to keep her skin light and fresh by mixing Becca Backlight Primer with Charlotte Tilbury‘s Light Wonder foundation. I applied the mixture with a damp beauty blender to get that light weight flawless application.”

And BOOM. You’re done.

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