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5 Prom makeup looks

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Fresh-faced and glowing for prom

You'll probably look like a million bucks walking down that staircase to your doe-eyed date. But after a few hours of eating, dancing, sweating and (dare we say...) kissing, that cakey makeup will leave you looking like a wet dog. Follow these steps to keep your makeup fresh and naturally gorgeous all night.


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Fresh-faced and glowing for prom

You want to look healthy, not baked at your prom, so lay off the tanning beds. Instead, use a sunless tanner to avoid skin damage and bring out your natural tan gradient.

Try Neutrogena's Sun Fresh Sunless Foam or Clinique's Self Sun line . Be sure to use a concealer, like Neutrogena's 3 in 1, to hide any under-eye flaws -- they will likely show up as the night wears on. Next, give your lips some shimmer. Try MAC cosmetics' Cremesheen Glass in "Partial to Pink" – a super creamy lipgloss treatment, which comes in nine shades. Top it all off with MAC's mineralize blush duos, a blend of two colors that give a nice shimmery finish. You go, pretty woman!

for darker skin tones

Fresh-faced and glowing for prom

Ladies with a darker complexion need only to enhance their natural glow with a subtle splash of youthful color. Start with Fresh Complexion Pocket Powder Foundation (1), only putting it where you need it (blemishes or spots). Dip a powder brush into TruBlend Bronzer with Minerals (2), tapping excess powder from the brush before dusting on the cheekbones. Then lightly swipe it over your chin and forehead to add an allover warmth to the skin.    Brighten the eye area with a dusting of Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadow (3) in a light highlighting shade from lash lines to brow bones. Starting at the lash base, press lashes between a lash curler for 5 seconds. Then open the curler and move it towards the center of lashes, pressing once more for another 5 seconds.   Staying close to the lash line, lightly line your top lids with Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner (4). Flip the pencil and use its smudger tip to soften any harsh spots and blend away any mistakes. Last, apply Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers Lipgloss (5) in a succulent shade of pink, coral or red (think juicy fruit shades) to tie the look together.

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