I’ve decided to start posting about prom this week because a lot of you are saying your prom is this weekend! Ahhh! So exciting!
This post is to help you if you have an aqua colored dress!
If your dress is red:
If your dress is multi-colored:
If your dress is peach/coral:
Darkness and Light: Black and White Shadow Look
I might just do this myself!
This is a simple, gorgeous look that’s also incredibly dramatic because it pairs a deep dark matte black with a pearl-white. You can wear this even if you have an undefined crease as this shape follows the socket bone rather than the crease, but it’s going to take some practice to make sure both eyes are even.
1. Apply black pencil or gel liner as a base to lay down a shape first as you can clean up easily with a Q-tip and some makeup remover. This will also ensure that the black shadow goes on opaque, which is the key to this look.
2. Check if the white shadow you are using is very pigmented/opaque or quite sheer. If it is very sheer and shimmery, it’s best to apply a white base underneath like NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. If it’s quite opaque and strong, then it’s ok to just use a flesh-colored or transparent primer.
3. Blend between the black and white shades slightly so you don’t get a harsh cut-off line. Reverse-panda eyes are not cute.
4. Smoke out the edges of the black slightly so the lines are not harsh, but also don’t over-blend as you don’t want to end up with grey shadow or a Black Swan look.
5. Wear plenty of mascara. The black shadow is so strong that your lash line might just disappear otherwise.
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Best Tangerine, Coral, Orange… Powder Blushes
Tangerine blush is fun, flirty, and pretty. It goes with peach, red, orange and nude lips and is also the 2012 “It” shade.
I own 3 currently;
I Nuovi Thumbelina: Pale peachy-orange. This came with one of those fluffy velour puffs but I threw them out and just apply with a brush. I love light blushes because I can layer and layer to slowly build up a soft, pretty pastel flush, and it doesn’t look streaky.
NYX Cinnamon: Acidic, unapologetic matte true-orange. Worn on the cheeks, it almost looks coral-red. Not for the faint of heart but great if you want your blush to be noticeable. Can be dusted on lightly for a softer reddish cheek as well.
Milani Baked Blush in Corallina: Sparkly coral. This cult favorite has a bit more shine and a bit more pink in it than NYX Cinnamon, but is still a true coral/orange. If you have pink undertines, this tangerine will look nicer than something like NYX Cinnamon, which has a lot more yellow.
I wouldn’t say I have a favorite, because I use them all on different occasions.
Thumbelina: I use this when I want my cheeks to be very soft and subtle, and the color to match an orange based lip, but not be obvious at all.
NYX Cinnamon: I wear this when I have loads of sparkle on my eyes and lips and want to keep my chheks matte, or need a blush that comes off as almost red/brick on the face. This is the best blush to go with coral-red lips like MAC Lady Danger.
Milani Corallina: This is probably the most versatile because if you are light-handed, it can be just a wisp of peach, but if you really pack it on, it can get really intense and vibrant. Great if you want a nice glow to your cheeks.
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