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23 Prom Makeup Ideas

Prom night is undoubtedly one of the best nights of your high school life and there’s no question that you should look perfect on that night. Don’t feel guilty about scouring the web for the best of the best prom looks possible. You have every right to glam up!

These prom makeup ideas should save you the trouble of worrying about your look too much. Here they are:

1. Shimmery Silver Eyes

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Shimmery silver eyes

YouTuber Nicole Guerriero’s makeup tutorial not only teaches you the art of perfecting shimmery silver eyes for your prom, she will also help you do it with drugstore makeup only. This only mean one thing–you’re going to look beautiful without stretching your wallet!

2. Silver Cat Eyes

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Silver cat eyes

This silver cat eyes will make you look purrr-fect on prom night. This makeup tutorial will teach how to do your eyes on fleek including those eyebrows, drawing the cat eye right and of course, lengthening and volumizing the lashes to guarantee that you will be one sexy kitten. Meow!

3. Sexy Bronze Eyes

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Bronze smokey eyes

Bronze eyeshadow almost always look great in every occasion because it’s a mix of both subtle and sexy, it just depends what way you want to take it. In this tutorial, its a bronze smokey eyes look that will turn you into a bronze bombshell on prom night.

4. Shimmer Eyes

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Shimmery Eyes

You can never go wrong with going for shimmery eyes on prom night, because frankly, you’ll fit right in with all the glitz and glamour that night. This shimmery eyes tutorial will look great with neutral color dresses.

5. Simple and Chic Look

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Simple and chic look for prom

Some girls prefer a more toned down look. This simple and chic prom makeup tutorial will help you achieve a natural look, which will actually look great in any colored dress. Just make sure to add more color in the lips to avoid a too muted look.

6. Beautiful Night Makeup

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Silver smokey eye

Are you someone who likes to go heavy on the eyes? This shimmery white and black smokey eyes tutorial should get you the eye drama you need. Don’t forget to pick a more neutral or nude shade for the lips.

7. Beautiful Smokey Eyes

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Go dramatic with heavy smokey eyes

This smokey eye tutorial mixes a bit of bronze, dark silver and black to create the beautiful look. It will look beautiful on light-colored dresses. Make sure to frame the eyebrows perfectly and fill it in too. As a rule of thumb with smokey eyes, keep the lips neutral.

8. Natural Prom Makeup

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Natural and soft makeup for prom

Lauren Curtis’ YouTube tutorial on how to do natural prom makeup is one of the most popular ones out there. She does it perfectly and we’re sure you can too. Here, she went for a soft look by using pink eyeshadow, flushed cheeks and pink lips.

9. Barbie Look

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Look pretty with this Barbie Look

If you’re blond and you want to pull off bright lips, then you’ve got to do the Barbie prom look we have here. For the eyes, bronze eyeshadow is used, but as you can see, you must get your lashes on point with this look.

10. Gold Glitter and Red Lips

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Go bold with gold and red

Go bold on prom night with this daring look. Maryam Maquillage shares a tutorial on how to do gold glittery eyes with red lips. Make heads turn with this prom look.

11. Gold and Black Makeup

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Subtle gold and black looks timeless

For girls who want to do a smokey eye but add a hint of gold because of their dress, this makeup tutorial should be the right one for you. It’s a very subtle look that will allow your dress to get all the attention it deserves.

12. Golden Smokey Eyes

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Be a goddess with metallic gold eyes

So we’ve given you glittery gold eyes and subtle gold eyes, now it’s time for a bolder approach-the gold smokey eyes. This look mixes gold, a bit of bronze and black to create that sun goddess look. Also, those light pink lip color complements the heavy eyes well.

13. Violet Eyes

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Violet eyeshadow looks great on blue eyes

For girls with blue eyes who want to make their blue eyes glisten on prom night, why not try this white and violet eyeshadow look? These colors look great on blue eyes but do be warned though, violet eyeshadow must only be used if it matches your dress too.

14. The Mature Look

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Be a lady for one night with this look

There’s no harm looking a bit older on prom night. After all, it’s one of the rarest nights in your life that you get to dress up and get all dolled up with your friends. To do this mature look, go heavy on the eyeliner and make sure to put on a bright red lipstick for extra appeal.

15. Pretty Prom Look

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Get this pretty prom look for less

This is another prom makeup tutorial from Lauren Curtis. But this time, she made this pretty look for all the girls on the budget. You can achieve this look with mainly drugstore makeup.

16. Glittery Silver and Pink Look

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Use roll-on shimmer on this one for more glitter effects

What a powerful combination this is, silver and pink together just looks awesome! But in this makeup tutorial, Mayra uses a different technique–using roll on shimmer instead of eyeshadow to get the shimmery icy look. Doesn’t it look so pretty? She only used drugstore makeup too!

17. Rock the Black Dress Look

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Bright red lipstick and black dress always goes hand-in-hand.

We know that black dresses are so popular in prom. It’s elegant and sophisticated. So if you’re wearing a black dress, make sure to match it with bright red lipstick, just like what Taylor Swift did here. Bright red lips plus a black dress is a deadly combination.

18. Simple for Silver Look

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Dark berry lips complement the silver dress

A lot of girls have the belief that if they wore a silver dress, they immediately have to match it up with silver eyes too. Well, that’s not really true. Maryam Maquillage’s tutorial on this Chrissy Teigen inspired look is great for silver dresses. Keep the whole face simple and push the boundaries with a dark red berry lipstick.

19. Aqua Green with Gold Glitter

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Try this unique eyeshadow look

We are gushing over this look, how can you not? Mixing aqua green with gold glitter is just pure genius and it gives you a very unique look for prom night–something that will make you stand out from the crowd.

20. Blue Eyeshadow

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Match light blue eyeshadow with blue dresses

A prom look inspiration list won’t be complete without the blue eyeshadow, which girls really love. This tutorial will teach you how to use this intimidating shade of eyeshadow and match it with your prom dress.

21. Almost Bare Look

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Almost bare makeup with berry colored lips

At first glance, it seems like Kylie Jenner isn’t wearing any makeup at all except for her beautiful berry lips. While the lips is the focal point of this almost bare look, do watch out for the cat eyes, which is just a subtle detail in pulling off this oh-so natural look.

22.Rose Petals

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The beautiful mix of colors on the eyes will make you stand out.

We’re not particularly sure why this is called rose petals, but we could care less because it looks so beautiful. The mixture of gold, bronze and violet is very unique for a prom look. So if you want to be different, try this look out.

23. Metallic Blue Eyes

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Make blue eyes pop with blue eyeshadow

Blue eyeshadow makes blue eyes pop. This metallic blue eyeshadow will look great in light to dark blue dresses, which is also a favorite in prom night. Complete the metallic look with rose lips to make the look a bit more subdued.