Prom is meant to be a magical night. Time for you and your closest pals to have one last blow-out before the school year ends. But the stress of looking your best can quickly ruin the magic. Leave yourself more room for fun by following these quick prom beauty tips.
1. Wash your face.
It sounds simple enough, but locking in a solid skin care routine at least a month before prom is a must. Typically you’ll want to cleanse once or twice a day, exfoliate once a week, moisturize daily and of course, take your makeup off every single night. You can make your routine simpler by combining two steps into one with a 2-in-1 makeup remover and cleanser. Remember, clean skin is happy skin.
2. Take your makeup for a test drive.
Whether you’re doing your makeup yourself, or handing the task over to a professional, you’ll want to take your look on a test drive first. This will give you an idea of how the makeup looks and feels on your face so there’s no surprises on the day of. It’s smart to take some test photos as well.
3. Space out your beauty appointments.
You’re going to have 101 things to worry about the morning of prom, so to avoid any added stress make sure to book your appointments early and space them out strategically. Even if you plan to DIY everything, a well-spaced out schedule will be a huge de-stresser.
Tanning: Book three days in advance. This allows the tan time to settle and fade into the skin for a natural finish.
Nails: Book two days in advance. This gives them more than enough time to fully dry, but not a lot of time for potential chipping.
Eyebrows: Book four days in advance. Makeup refuses to adhere to freshly waxed brows. Luckily a wax lasts about a week before any signs of regrowth, so you can knock this one out of the way early.