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.
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
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 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
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
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