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5/1/11

Prom Makeup For Red/Gold Dress ~ Reader Query


Reader:
I'm only 17, but i kinda have a secret obsession with makeup. i have a drawer FULL of makeup that i really dont have anywhere to wear to cause i'm still in high school. ( i mean plenty of people wear a lot of makeup, but it's horrendous. Your eyes will BLEED. ) 


i live in the U.S. and my prom is May 13th. (friday the 13th, hehe:) )
and i needed suggestions for makeup. I'm wearing a red and gold dress that i've attached as a pic (i admit that it looks very indian. the lady making it for me had trouble making it. lol)


I was thinking a gold smokey eye type thing with black eyeliner, and since i usually dont wear much eye makeup my eyes were gonna be the focus. So i was thinking a toned down blush and lip. I've always wanted to try a nude lipgloss. and I'm pretty dark (compared to white americans, ha) and idk what blush color would go with my skintone that wouldn't upstage my eyes. I hope you can help, and please tell me if any of my ideas are wrong. thanks! 

Me:
What you're thinking sounds good, except for the gold smokey eye. My tips for you:
  • Eyes ~ I suggest you keep the gold to a minimum. It's for Prom, so you don't want to look too 'bridal' or 'Indian occasion', you know what I mean? I suggest you apply a dull gold eyeshadow only on the inner corners/tear duct area. With that, apply a medium brown eyeshadow all over lids and your lower lash line, a darker brown on the crease & outer half of bottom lash line, line your eyes with a black matte eyeshadow or gel liner instead of liquid eyeliner for a softer look, apply a soft black liner on waterline & smudge it a little for the smokey look. Use the same to tightline as well.. Finish with 2-3 coats of black mascara.
  • Blush ~ Go for a natural blush with a brown undertone, that will give your cheeks a little bit of color without looking like you had applied blush. When I'm wearing a bold eye or bold lip and I want to wear a powder blush, I use my favorite technique I like to call peek-a-boo blush. Apply it under the apples of your cheeks and cheekbones, and blend it upwards a little, so it looks like it's peeking and not really in-your-face. Pick shades like ~ Inglot Liquid Blush #82, Lakme Cheek Artist Kiss Of A Rose, Colorbar Just Earth
  • Lips ~ Yes, a nude lipgloss is best. Red is a no-no in this case. Not just because you're only 17, but  because it would look too much even for a 40 year-old.
Celeb makeup you can copy- Deepika Padukone:


She's wearing a very traditional gold/red/pink outfit, but you see no gold on her face. Her simple peachy makeup will also go with an Oscar gown. I think the lippie shade goes really well with the outfit. There's a whole bunch of nude lip glosses out there, so I don't know which one to recommend exactly. Just look for something with a peach or brown undertone. I did some googling and found a really pretty shade I have in mind for you- see here. You can get that, or a similar shade, for yourself.

Hope this helps you and anyone else who's planning to wear a red & gold outfit anytime soon. Have fun at your prom! :)

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

7 comments:

  1. Our sweet Cynthia.. always helping us in distress :) The deepika example is perfect..

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  2. awww cynthia...u r such a sweet heart!!!!!

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  3. wow, i love the way you handled the question...the deepika example looks so apt...

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  4. That was a great suggestion Cynth :)

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  5. soo cute - you get readers ask for your opinion on what to wear on prom ;) love it! And awesome suggestions from your part. I would say exactly the same things ;)

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  6. Ginger- :) hehe..

    donching- aww...thanks...u r too

    rentu- thank u

    aarthi- thanks

    aoyv- hehe..ya it's cute. Thanks ;)

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