For better or worse, everyone remembers their graduation. After all the work you put in during your high school years, not to mention all those classes and exams, you deserve a special evening to celebrate it all.
With this special night comes a special look that includes makeup that you’ll want to look back on for years to come and be proud of. And nothing spoils a perfectly gorgeous face than smudged eyeliner, running mascara and spotty blush. So how do you get prom makeup stay put all night to make your social media photos worthy of a double tap? Follow the tips below and you’ll save makeup safe and sound for prom and after-party.
1. Prepare your skin properly
The key to any beautiful makeup properly prepared skin. If your skin isn’t cleansed, exfoliated, and hydrated, you won’t have a smooth makeup base. Be sure to thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate your skin to create an even texture and rid your skin of any dry patches. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Peeling Tonic with 5% Glycolic Acid help you remove dead skin cells from your face to reveal glowing skin. Apply the moisturizer that works best for your skin typeand your skin will be hydrated and ready for makeup.
2. Choose your fund wisely
Full coverage base often suitable for glamorous events such as prom, but remember that you still want your prom photos to reflect your real personality. Don’t be afraid to choose a lighter or even tinted moisturizer if it’s something you usually wear, or if you’re new to makeup.
Before graduation day, try out a few options and pay attention to how they look after a day of wear. It’s all about finding what works best for you, so be sure to check your options well before the event. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation Powder always a great option as it provides a matte finish but is great for all skin types. It’s also very light on the skin, sweat and transfer resistant, and has incredible staying power for up to 24 hours.
3. Set up your base
To make your facial makeup look great, set it with setting powder and setting spray. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Setting Face PowdeR This is a great option for setting makeup because while it sets foundation and mattifies shiny areas, it’s very lightweight and won’t leave you sticky.
It’s also a great idea to keep pressed powder like L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Face Powder in your touch-up bag overnight. It is ideal to take pressed powder with you because it is convenient and does not get dirty. Complete your base by applying L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender so that the makeup does not spread, and the excess powder blends easily with the skin.
4. Choose waterproof formulas
There’s nothing worse than putting on gorgeous makeup all over your face, only to look in the mirror a few hours later and find that your mascara is smudged and your eyes are the color of a raccoon. Avoid this makeup mishap by choosing waterproof formula how L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara. This mascara will not only stay in place, but will also make your lashes fuller, longer and more defined. Even in full face of glamor your lashes will still stand out.
5. Use multitasking products
Instead of stuffing a cosmetic bag full of products, switch to just a couple reusable products. We love L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Lip & Cheek Tint to give a blush and natural radiance to lips, cheeks and eyelids. The lightweight formula is infused with aloe so it’s hydrating and blends easily.
In a pinch, you can also use pomade to line your lips, apply on your cheeks instead of traditional blush, and even on your eyelids if you like. L’Oréal Paris Les Nus by Color Riche Intense Nude Lipstick the collection offers 12 smooth and creamy formulas that don’t feel greasy.
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Edited by: Shalva Evans, Photo: Shonte Vaughan