You don't have to have fiery red hair like actress Bella Thorne to pull off a white shimmery eye for your prom makeup. This look works with any hair color, and is a simple yet stunning way to make your eyes sparkle after dark. Because these colors are so simple: black, white and rosy-peach lips, this look will work with nearly any dress color. So wash that pout off your face and get to painting on this pretty prom makeup!
What you'll need:
Eye Shadow Primer (try the Urban Decay brand)
Loose white shimmer powder
Kohl black eyeliner
False eyelashes and eyelash glue
Peachy pink blush
Check out these nail ideas to complement your makeup!
Cleanse Your Face
Start by cleansing your face to make sure your skin and eyes are clear of any leftover makeup. Eyeliner and mascara (especially the waterproof kind) has a tendency to overstay its welcome on lids and lashes. Sometimes it can make for cool smudgy effect, but when you're dealing with white shadow and eyelash glue, it can only be a nuisance. Try Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes. They remove all traces of makeup without being harsh on your skin.
Prime Your Lids
Loose shimmer powder has a tendency to get all over the place, even after you apply it to your lids. To keep the sparkles on your lids, prep them with an eye shadow primer. Apply a thin layer over your entire lid, and another thin layer underneath your lower lid. This will ensure that the powder stays where it's supposed to.
For more dramatic eyes, see Blake Lively's two-tone eyeshadow.
Apply The Shimmer Powder
Take an eye shadow brush and lightly dip it into your powder. Tap the brush handle once or twice to remove excess powder. Place a square of toilet paper underneath your eye- this will catch any loose powder and prevent it from sticking to your cheeks. Close one eye and apply the shimmer to your lid. Make sure to apply it evenly over the primer. Then, sweep the brush under your lower eyelid to apply the rest of the shimmer powder. Repeat for the other eye.
Remember: it's much easier to add more powder than it is to take it away. Start with a little bit, and add more if your first layer just isn't cutting it.
Clean Up Excess Powder
Inspect your face to see if any rogue sparkles made their way down to your cheeks. If so, clean them up with those handy face towelettes before moving on.
Apply Black Eyeliner
Make sure your kohl black eye pencil is as sharp as can be, then apply a thin line from the outside of your eye to the inside. You could even stop halfway into your eyelid if you don't want the full lined-eye effect.
See Kristen Stewart's black eyeliner for more drama.
Cut the Fake Eyelashes
See how Bella's eyelashes look much thicker on the outside of her eyelid? That's because she's only wearing fake lashes on half of her lid. To achieve this look, you'll have to trim a pair of fake eyelashes down to size.
Hold the fake lashes up to your eye to measure where the halfway point is, then pinch it with your finger to mark it. Then, use a pair of scissors to snip it. Use the snipped lashes to measure where you should snip the other lashes.
Apply the Fake Eyelashes
This takes some practice, so you might want to try it a few times before prom night. There are two methods to applying eyelash glue: directly to the fake lashes first, or directly to your lid. Both require a pretty steady hand.
I prefer to apply them directly to the fake lashes first, and then scooch them into place on my lid. You only have a couple of seconds before the glue dries to get it in the right place.
Once your fake lashes are in place, and the glue is dry, it's time to blend them with your real lashes. How? Mascara! Sweep mascara onto your lashes and up into your fake lashes. Make sure to apply the mascara in the direction you want your lashes to face.
Once the top lids are done, lightly touch your mascara wand to your bottom lashes to give them some extra length.
Bat your eyes a couple of times and admire your work- they're all done and ready for prom night!
Taylor Swift's makeup is also a great look for prom.
Apply Blush and Lipstick
Using a large blush brush, apply peachy blush to the apples of your cheeks. Then apply a similarly-colored lipstick and top it off with clear gloss.
Voila- you have picture perfect prom makeup like Bella Thorne's!