The Best Prom Makeup Tutorials

Published on 08 November 2017

Whether you’re trying to save money or you just prefer doing your own makeup, taking care of your own beauty regime for prom is a great idea. You know your own face better than anyone and will know exactly what kind of look you want to go for.

If you plan on doing your own makeup for prom, we’ve rounded up the best prom makeup tutorial videos to help you perfect your skill and make sure you look totally stunning at prom. Watch a few videos and practise, practise, practise to ensure your makeup is flawless on the big day.

Classic Prom Makeup Look

If you want a simple but effective makeup look for prom, make sure you check out celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldrige’s ‘Prom Makeup Tutorial’, which will give your skin a glowing look and add emphasis to your eyes.

This is a great choice if you plan to be in lots of pictures too – it’s photo friendly so the products chosen will work well with a camera flash. If you choose makeup products with SPF in they can reflect the flash of a camera, giving you white patches on your face. Pair this look with a black prom dress for the ultimate sophisticated finish.

Prom Makeup Tutorial for Black Skin

If you have a darker skin tone, why not embrace warm metallics – this look created by JustBrittanyH is a dreamy example. You can nail your contouring with this expert video, and follow her guide to mesmerising copper glitter eye makeup.

The beauty hack of using tape to angle your eyeliner perfect is one you’ll be using time and time again after watching this video.

Natural Prom Makeup Tutorial

Don’t wear much makeup in your day to day life? Don’t worry – you don’t have to go over the top just because it’s your prom. Vlogger Lauren Curtis has put together an in-depth guide to creating a natural prom makeup look that won’t leave you feeling like you’re caked in makeup.

She uses a range of affordable products too so it’s super easy for you to recreate this look at home, even if you have a limited budget. Make sure you browse our guide to prom hairstyles once you’ve mastered your makeup look to find something that works for you.

Dramatic Prom Makeup Tutorial

Want to make a statement at your prom? Why not! Go for this fabulously dramatic prom tutorial by Rachel Leary which focuses on a statement eye in gorgeous metallic hues. The shades used in this tutorial will work on all skin tones as the richness of the metallics is so warming.

This is all about the eyes and features a simple nude lip, making it a great choice if you’re a vintage lover that wants a dramatic, retro look for prom.

Affordable Prom Makeup Tutorial

We know what it’s like when you’re looking for beauty tutorials on YouTube and all the products seem like they each cost a whole month’s allowance. If you’re doing your own prom makeup to cut costs, then you need to know that the look you want to recreate is affordable and that the products used are within your reach.

Cosmobyhaley has answered the prayers of teenage girls everywhere with this beautiful prom makeup tutorial using affordable makeup products. It features a glamorous eye look and a subtle, but not too neutral, lip.

Gold Eye Makeup Prom Tutorial

Jasmine Clough is the cutest and we are obsessed with her beauty tutorials – particularly this prom tutorial featuring glamorous gold eye makeup and a gorgeous glossy lip. It takes you through how to expertly layer your eye makeup to achieve a beautifully blended, ombre look, as well as defining your brows and concealing blemishes. All in front of an amazing glitter backdrop!

Drugstore Prom Makeup List

Get ready to hit Superdrug – Lucy Flight’s drugstore makeup list will have you headed to the door with a shopping list of products in hand. This isn’t a tutorial video as such, but the beauty blogger runs you through her essential affordable products so you can make sure your makeup bag is stocked up with her best buys to help you achieve a flawless makeup look for your prom.

Prom Makeup for Pale Skin

Pale and interesting? Don’t worry – so is one of our favourite beauty bloggers, MsRosieBea. She has porcelain skin and gorgeous red hair so if you have similar colouring make sure you check out her fabulous prom makeup tutorial

The end result is ideal for girls who want to look like they have makeup on but don’t want to look too overdone – it’s natural, timeless and beautiful.

Step by Step Makeup Lesson

Bobbi Brown are giants in the beauty industry, and for good reason! Opt for a Bobbi Brown inspired makeup look to guarantee your prom makeup is timeless and effortlessly stylish. This ten step makeup lesson will give you all the advice you need to create a gorgeous prom makeup look. You can also visit one of their stands at a department store for more tips and advice.

Prom Makeup Look from Rimmel

If your budget is more drugstore than department store, don’t worry. Affordable makeup brand Rimmel has you covered with this ‘Get the Look’ with Hannah Renee, which explains how to create a fun, fresh prom makeup look with budget-friendly Rimmel products. We love the bold lip colour – be daring, you only get one prom!

Once you’ve found the perfect prom beauty look using one of the above makeup tutorials, why not read our guide to choosing the right prom dress for your body type?