Prom Make-Up For Every Budget

Published on 29 October 2018

Whether you’ve got a big budget to buy luxury prom make-up with, or if you’re working with limited funds and need cheap prom make-up that still looks amazing, we’ve rounded up our favourite make-up products for every budget.

Prom make up for every budget


After your moisturiser, primer is the first thing you put on your face – it’s the base to all of your foundation and helps toy make-up not only last longer, but apply smoothly too.

Cheap prom make-up: Barry M Flawless Primer, £5.99

Mid-range prom make-up: Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer, £10.99

Expensive prom make-up: Touche Éclat YSL Blur Primer, £29.50


You know all the influencers with radiant, flawless skin?

That’s most likely down to their foundation. It blurs and covers imperfections and creates a canvas for the rest of your make-up.

Cheap prom make-up: The Ordinary Coverage Foundation, £5.90

Mid-range prom make-up: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation, £10.99

Expensive prom-make-up: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £32


If you have any spots you want to cover, concealer will be your BFF. Creamy formulas blend in so beautifully nobody will know you’re wearing it – just make sure to match it to your foundation shade.

Cheap prom make-up: Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, £4.19

Mid-range prom make-up: Pixi Pat Away Concealing Base, £16

Expensive prom-make-up: Nars radiant creamy concealer, £24


Blusher gives you a healthy glow – perfect for giving porcelain skin a touch of colour.

Cheap prom make-up: Lottie London Blush Crush, £4.95

Mid-range prom make-up: Glossier Cloud Paint, £15

Expensive prom make-up: Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour, £27


Fake a gorgeous tan with bronzer; it adds definition to your face, especially when dusted along your jaw line and cheekbones.

Mid-range prom make-up: L’Oreal Paris Back To

Bronze Matte Bronzing Powder

, £8.99

Expensive prom make-up: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer, £34


A touch of glimmering highlighter is perfect for special occasion make-up, giving a celestial glow that looks like you’ve been lightly touched with stardust.

Cheap prom make-up: MUA Shimmer Highlight Powder, £3

Mid-range prom make-up: NYX Strobe of Genius Highlighting Palette, £11.45

Expensive prom-make-up: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, £32


An everyday make-up staple, mascara lengthens and thickens your lashes for a flutter that would make bambi jealous.

Cheap prom make-up: Essence Lash Princess Mascara, £3.30

Mid-range prom make-up: L'Oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara, £7.99

Expensive prom-make-up: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, £19

Eyeshadow palette:

Eyeshadow palettes are perfect for people who can’t decide on their make-up for prom. The myriad of colours means you have countless combinations to choose from.

Cheap prom make-up: MUA Professional 25 Shade Eyeshadow Palette, £8

Mid-range prom make-up: Zoeva The Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette, £17.50

Expensive prom-make-up: Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette, £39.50

Liquid eyeliner:

Eyeliner flicks never go out of style and make eyes look brighter and more defined. Practice makes perfect when it comes to feline flicks.

Cheap prom make-up: Rimmel Wonder Wing Eyeliner, £4.20

Mid-range prom make-up: L'Oreal Paris Superliner Superstar Eyeliner Black, £6.99

Expensive prom make-up: Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen, £45


No matter if you love a matte look, or high shine, lipstick is the finishing touch for prom make-up.

Cheap prom make-up: NYX Soft Matte Lip Crème, £6

Mid-range prom make-up: MAC Retro Matte Lipstick, £17.50

Expensive prom make-up: Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour, £24

Setting spray:

Make sure your prom make-up stays on all night with a powerful setting spray that will see you through from photos to the after-prom party.

Cheap prom make-up: Barry M Mist & Fix setting spray, £4.99

Mid-range prom make-up: NYX Matte Finish Professional Make-Up Setting Spray, £7

Expensive prom make-up: Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Make-Up Setting Spray, £24