Prom make-up worries? Do it yourself with style and ease…

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Carrie Underwood’s hair style, Michelle William’s dress color, and Jessica Alba’s make-up create the perfect prom look.

Rachel Eilers, Staff Editor

Academy prom is fast-approaching, and makeup appointments are booking up, adding to pressures of school and other spring events.

Why worry? The stress of finding the perfect place to have your makeup done is quite unnecessary, for you can easily create the same look without all the money and hassle. Here are some helpful tips for those Academy girls that want to create the same look for less money, and best of all, this guide coordinates your dress color with the right make-up:

1. Red Dresses 

Red dresses always look best with red lips. The rule of thumb is that if your lips are naturally red, then you should enhance them with a red lipstick to highlight the natural hue. On the other hand, pale lips, such as those of many blondes, require only a sheer red gloss to look elegant and beautiful. There are two types of eyes that go great with red dresses:

  •  The first is a smoky eye. Smokey eyes are a classic, and they go with almost every dress. A grey or brown Smokey eye looks chic with a little bit of edge. Make sure to blend well to achieve the perfect Smokey eye.
  • The second is a natural eye. Natural eyes are subtle, yet they add a splash of freshness to your look. Add an elegant hairstyle and bright red lips, and you will be ready to go.

2. Blue Dresses

For navy or darker blue dresses, consider eye shadows in browns, golds or dark blues. If your dress is a lighter blue, consider using shadow in shades of pink, white or sky blue. Avoid using too close a shade, as this will give your makeup a costume look.

Line the eyes with a navy blue, brown or black pencil liner. Black or brown liner looks best on women with blue or similarly light-colored eyes. Navy liner looks best on women with darker eyes. Finish with a layer of navy or black mascara to bring a boldness to your look.  Another option is a grey Smokey eye. Smokey eyes look classy with all shades of blues. For dresses that are a darker shade of blue, warm, deep reds or plums work best on your lips. For dresses that are powder blue, sky blue or a periwinkle, a pale pink or nude will look best.

3. Yellow Dresses

Yellow dresses allow for flexibility when it comes to makeup choices. For those not afraid of some color, makeup with pops of color can work well with a yellow prom dress.

The eyes should be the boldest and most colorful part of this look. Use colors such as melon and violet in the crease of the eyes. Use black eyeliner and mascara to make the eyes pop.

With such bold eyes, it is best to keep the rest of the face relatively neutral. Use a “barely-there” peach blush on the cheeks. A dusting of bronzer adds a bit of color. Stick with clear or nearly nude lip-gloss on the lips. For those girls who are not fans of bold colorful eyes, soft pinks or gold shadows are another great choice for a yellow dress.

With even minimal time and investment in eye make-up, you might find that you or a helpful friend can create the perfect make-up without the last-minute visit to the make-up artist.