Prom makeup can be applied in a very specific way to commemorate a very special occasion. Apply prom makeup for porcelain skin with help from a beauty and entertainment industry veteran in this free video clip.
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Hi, my name is Shannon. I'm a makeup artist, and today I'm going to show you how to do prom makeup for porcelain skin. So, I'm going to show you the products you can use to achieve this look. Moisturizer, then primer, then your foundation. Then we want to conceal. Of course, we're going to do some blush and bronzer. And then, for the eyes, we're going to do a cream eyeshadow, some really fun eye shadows, with all these brushes. We're also going to do a gel eyeliner in black. Some mascara, some really cool lashes, and a nice nude lip with a fun pink gloss. We start by applying your moisturizer all over the face. We're just going to dab it all around, and blend, just like that. Next, let's apply our water-proofing primer. Squirt it directly, right onto the brush. Next, let's apply our liquid foundation. Place it all around the face, and start to blend, just like that. Let's apply our concealer. So, start applying right underneath the eye, here, getting really close to your lash line and the inside of the eye here, in the corner, and go over the eyelid as well, just to get any discoloration that's on the eyelid. You can also spot treat at this point. To cover redness, just blend right over the area. Usually it's around the nose, through the cheeks. You can go ahead and set it with a powder puff. So, bronzer comes in a few ways. You're probably familiar with powders. Also, creams. Creams is what I recommend. You've got to use a synthetic brush when applying your cream bronzer. I'm going to blend. By using creams, it's going to keep you looking glowing and dewy. So, I'm blending it all the way down around my jaw line, my hair line, and right there against my cheek bone. Okay? Now, let's apply our cream blush. Using your synthetic brush, dip into your color, pick up a little bit. So, generally, you want to apply it in the peak of the bone. A lot of people put it, more so, on the apple, when they smile, and they put it here, but my technique, I like to put it a little bit higher to really draw out that cheek bone. Also, by putting it on the cheek up here, higher, it gives you an instant lift. It draws the attention higher on the face. Like that. Now, let's apply our cream eyeshadow base. You're going to apply it from the lash line to the brow line. This is going to help set your makeup, and allow it to stay on longer. We're going to start by putting a cream along the eyelid from bottom to top. Next, we're going to start applying our shadow. This would be a lid color. Next, we're going to use a small precision brush to highlight our brow bone. With our third color, we're going to choose a deeper tone to get some contouring. I'm going to place it right on the outer corner of the eye on both sides, and really just combine all those colors, and stop at any harsh lines. If you have anything fall down, just sweep it away. It cleans right up. Then, your dark color here. I'm just going to line under the eye, and intensify this eye area here. We also want to highlight the inside corners too, so go back to your highlighting color, and just get right in there, in the corners by the tear duct. Now, let's move on to our eyeliner. Try to go a little bit thicker towards the outer edge of the eye. And then you can just wing it, outside here. Take a black pencil and rub the inside of the eye, along the water line, top and bottom. This is going to add some more intense, dramatic effects. And before you do your lashes, do a mascara. We really want to coat our lashes so they blend in well with our false lashes. It's also going to add some more volume. And now you're ready for your lashes. So, now we just have to add lips. So, we're just adding a nude lip to this eye makeup so it will balance it out and not be too strong. So, those are some tips to apply prom makeup for porcelain skin.