No fail prom accessories
While it seems like every teen girl on social media these days is a makeup wizard, it can still be difficult for even the most savvy Sephora devotee to fully accessorize a prom look. This may be the first time in your life wearing a formal gown, and proms are not simple affairs any more! Glamorous red carpet inspired gowns are the current trend, and they require equally elaborate makeup, shoes and jewelry.
Or do they?
Here’s a secret: picking shoes, jewelry and makeup to go along with your dress can actually be pretty simple. Check out this no-brainer guide for tips that will work with any dress! Perfect for girls who are not youtube makeup stars.
Shoes Beige or metallic shoes will go with anything! Be sure to match the shade of metallic with any beaded accents your dress might have. The heel height and embellishments are up to you, but a simple open toe pump or strappy dress sandal will take you anywhere! Also see our shoe matching guide
for more shoe tips!
Lips A bold red lip adds instant glamour to any prom look! And there’s a complimentary shade of red for every complexion. If you would prefer to have a more dramatic eye, then a pretty shade of pinkish nude will keep your face polished without going overboard.
Eyes A classic smoky eye is never uncalled for! From subtle to dramatic, to shades of gray to more colorful palettes, there’s a smoky eye to match every dress.
Nails Match your nails to your shoes! This is an old fashioned trick, but it will keep your look streamlined without too many competing elements. Pair gold shoes with gold accented nails, silver shoes with silver accented nails, and beige shoes with neutral colored nails with a hint sparkle.
Jewelry Clear rhinestone jewelry is inexpensive and will go with almost any dress! Make sure to match the metal with the metallic element in your look. Pair chandelier earrings with a simple jewel neckline, one shoulder, or illusion neckline, but stick to studs with high or overly embellished necklines. You can wear a simple necklace with strapless or off the shoulder dresses. Add rings and bracelets to round off a more complicated dress.
Clutch A metallic gold or silver clutch to match your dress will finish off the look in style.
And that’s all there is to it! Now to figure out your hairdo…