Prom 2023 makeup ideas

Prom is the time to shine like never before. It is a great opportunity to encapsulate your teenage identity in one appearance and make it noteworthy. 

From your dress to your makeup, your look should emphasize your best features while reflecting your identity and staying 100% Instagram-worthy. Since we are all different and want different things, it's okay that some of you might want to have a more casual with a glowing finish look, and some strive for more of a dramatic appearance with bold solutions.

In 2023, all trends are headed in the direction of brightness, and makeup is no exception. But if you are not a fan of bright colors — stay true to yourself, listen to yourself, and choose what reflects you best.

Usually, you can choose between entrusting this mission to a professional, doing it by yourself, or with a help of your closest ones. If go for the makeup artist option, make sure you’ve seen their portfolio and know that reviews are good. If you paying money, you might want to end up with professional-looking makeup that stays all night.

If you choose to do it on your own – make have some fun! Grab a few besties, throw a makeup run, and experiment with looks. Watch some tutorials if you want s completely different makeup from the one you used to.

We have collected several tips that would be good to consider when planning your makeup for graduation.

  1. Build your makeup based on the style of your dress. Consider color, style, and vibe. If you have a puffy pink princess dress, smokey eyes are unlikely to be the best fit.
  2. Do not be afraid to experiment! Experiment with colors, textures, and placements. Do not be afraid to combine the incompatible, and do not limit your imagination. Your face is a canvas, and you are an artist!
  3. Do a final make-up test to be able to accurately reproduce the makeup you came up with. If you have succeeded in a heavy makeup technique once, it does not mean that you will succeed on a day full of nerves and excitement.

  4. Make sure that the products you use are long-lasting. The night is young and you need to look stunning throughout the night. If your makeup doesn't, think about updating your toolset or buying a setting spray.

  5. Be sure to make a certain amount of time for your make-up preps. Keep in mind that something may not work on the first try, and it may be necessary to redo it. Give yourself the right to make a mistake and correct it having all the needed time.

Enough tips, let's get straight to the ideas and inspiration!

Reverse cat eye

It would seem that you will not surprise anyone with a cat's eye. But no, there's always room for improvement, like the recent reverse cat trend. It still lengthens the eyelid but works well on every kind of eye shape, especially hooded eyes. 

Bright eyes

Vivid eye makeup does make the difference, bringing depth to your look, and visually making your eyes wider. Though this kind of makeup requires some technique, especially blending, you have plenty of time to improve by doing one specific makeup day after day.

Timeless classics

Who said classics was canceled? There is nothing more versatile & chic than elegant makeup


Bright colors are one thing, but neon colors are the next level of brightness. There are also a bunch of cool products that glow in ultraviolet rays, guaranteeing you a spotlight.