prom make up

If you figure it out in advance, you can practice the look so that you know you like it – and if you don’t, you have plenty of time to pick a new look that you actually .

While you can of course wear whatever color you want, you might want to consider specific eye makeup for the color of your eyes. If you have brown eyes, there are certain colors that can really make your eyes pop. This cooper look is perfect for brown eyes.

makeup for brown eyes

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This greenish-gold look is soft, but still unique and very pretty. 

makeup for brown eyes

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Gold and metallics are great for brown eyes. This smokey eye uses Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette and is easy to recreate.

makeup for brown eyes


Green with flecks of glitter makes for a gorgeous eye shadow look that will make your eyes pop.

makeup for brown eyes


I love this look, which uses golds and navy to create a color palette that was basically made for brown eyes. It’s so shimmery!

makeup for brown eyes

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Again, navy and gold pair up for a perfect brown eyes makeup look.

makeup for brown eyes

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Copper will really bring out your eye color.

If you live by these prom makeup tips, we guarantee you won’t look weird, boring or too much like your regular, everyday self for this year’s prom. (See an example of bright lips, light eye makeup).

For the right way to wear red lipstick check out this article .

If you want to play up your eyes, go all out with liner, shadow, mascara and even false eyelashes (the ones that AREN’T obnoxious and outlandish). Here are step-by-step instructions .

Prom Makeup Tip #2: Perfect your skin tone.

Perfecting your

skin tone

can be more important than eye makeup. In this


, we show you how to achieve a flawless face.

While we’re firm believers that few women under age 25 need foundation, if you have acne or an uneven skin tone, you’ll want to cover it up with concealer and foundation.

To avoid the pancake batter look, only apply foundation on the areas of skin that are discolored or have blemishes (usually the forehead, cheeks and chin). Skip the drugstore and head instead to a department store or Sephora, where you can try before you buy.

Prom Makeup Tip #3: If in doubt, mimic a celebrity

A good trick for those of us overwhelmed with hair and makeup choices is to mimic a celebrity look. If you’re having your makeup done at a department store counter before prom, you can bring along the picture for your makeup artist to perfect.

It can also be easy to do it yourself since many magazines name the products used on the celebrity. Red lipstick is a great look, just make sure to pick the perfect shade and go light on your eyes, otherwise you’ll risk looking like a Cameron Diaz‘don’t’).

4. Find out how to stand so you look ten pounds thinner.

Prom Makeup Tip #5: What to bring in your purse

Every purse needs blotting papers (better than applying powder all night, which can leave you looking like a mime), lipstick or gloss, powder (just in case), breath mints and a small bottle of hairspray.

One last thing: Remember, a happy, fun attitude is your biggest beauty weapon.

Here the artist used a combination of products for this fun and festive look but we will provide you with some Makeup Geek duplicates to help you recreate the look.

Begin by gently patting the shade Sea Mist over the lower part of the eye coming up slightly past the crease.For the inner corner use the shade Pixie Dust and sweep the color up above the crease beginning at the inner corner and into the crease coming in 1/2 of the way.Make sure and put a small amount of the same shade under the inner 1/3 of the eye also.Now go in with a matte brown color, here the artist used the color Tease from the Naked 2 palette, but Latte would be a great shade as well.Feather the color on the outer 1/2 of the crease making sure to blend out any harsh lines.Bring the same shade under the eye from the outer corner coming in to where the lower lashes begin. To finish the look put on a pair of thick lashes like Ardell’s #109.Glitter


If you want to add sparkle and glamour to your look then this is definitely the one for you.

Begin by patting a medium grey shade like Stealth on the lower part of the eyelid making sure to stay below the crease.Run the same shade under the entire length of the eye as well.Next, using a fluffy dome brush and windshield wiper motions, place a darker grey like Graphite, or for a darker look you can use Corrupt, and blend the color into the crease.Use a smaller dome brush and a bit of the lighter grey and use to blend the color out slightly. To help avoid glittery fallout, hold a piece of tissue under your eye while applying the glitter.To complete this stunning look, add a pair of lashes like Ardell’s Demi Wispies to the top of your eyes and a few individual lashes on the lower lashes as well to add extra drama.Simple and Sweet

The perfect eyes to pair with a princess dress, keeping it sweet, simple and elegant.



This sweet look is perfect for anyone who wants a charming and elegant look for their special night.

With a fluffy dome brush, use a warm pink like Simply Marlena and work the color into the outer part of your eye keeping the majority of the color on the outer part.Sweep the color in slightly allowing it to fade as it comes into the crease. Run the same gold shade under the entire length of the eye as well.With a fluffy dome brush, sweep a soft brown like Latte on the outer 1/2 of the crease and blend out the color making sure to avoid any harsh lines.Place the same brown under the outer 1/3 of the eye.Wipe off that same brush really well and use a color close to your skintone to help blend out the lines and as a highlight under the brownbone.Use the gel liner in Immortal to create a winged liner on the top of your eye and to line your upper and lower waterlines.Curl your lashes and sweep on a couple coats of mascara.Add a pair of great lashes like Ardell’s Demi Luvies to finish this gorgeous look. You may have to go back in with the first shade and blend out the lines.Use a small dome brush and place Bada Bing in the outer part of the eye to add depth to the look.Run the same dark brown under the eye. Now for that liner, you can use any shade as the possibilities are limitless. Here, Makeup Geek’s Electric was used.Starting with the wing, and working your way to the inner corner of your eye.Curl your lashes and add a couple coats of your favorite mascara to finish this amazing look!Lower Lashlineboldnbeat-550x539
For this look, use a neutral champagne shade like Shimma Shimma or Glamorous on the lid, staying under the crease.Use a fluffy dome brush and a soft brown like Latte and sweep into the crease blending out any harsh lines.For your pop of color line the lower water line with whichever shade will compliment your dress and eyes best.To add a bit more depth, you can apply a small amount of black eyeliner on the upper lash line, this step is completely optional.Lastly, throw on a few coats of your favorite mascara or a great pair of lashes and viola!

Quick Tip:  To make your liner stay in place and last longer, apply a sheer layer of a similar colored eyeshadow right on top to help it set.