Prom season is around the corner, which is why I thought it would be a good time to address prom trends. Thanks to the lovely folks at awkwardfamilyphotos.com we are able to re-visit the mistakes of our past, and hope that we don't make the same ones in the future.
Step away from the Buff Beige Covergirl compact. You are not always going to be buff beige. If you are - it's in the summer time. Once the winter strikes you turn as pale as the snow. Embrace that. Also, stop using the sponge in the compact. If it could, I bet that thing would grow legs and walk away. Plus - it isn't helping with break outs. Toss it - or wash it (on.the.regular). Now, I'm all for full coverage, we both know that. That being said, don't forget to add dimension back into your face. Ever wonder why your face looks like a glowing moon in a lot of pictures? You forgot to add a little blush and bronzer action. Don't worry girl, luckily for you,you managed to rock the Snow White look. Just don't be afraid of blush and bronzer - a little contouring never hurt anyone. Now, I am not saying you need to go all Kim Kardashian with the contouring (don't worry if you don't know who this is - not important). All I am saying is, don't go overboard with the contouring. I still think you need to look like yourself when you leave the door. Oh, and let the wet messy bun rest in peace. It's had it's day.
The older, wiser, version of you.
If I could go back and talk to my teenage self and share all that I have learned about skin care, makeup, and beauty routines my advice would look a little something like this:
I think Julia did an excellent job of achieving this 'natural' look in the photo above.
If you'd like me to create a few different teenage looks I can do so - just let me know by commenting below. I might have to wait until my next trip home, as I don't have any teenage models in the K-W area. However, I'd be more than happy to do it!
Thanks for reading!
Favourite Bridal Makeup Artist
I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!