A few days ago I mentioned that I had been forced to do my cousin’s prom make up – so in the end she had her hair done at a hairdressers called Adrian Wilde.
It took about 10 minutes but cost a fortune and personally I felt the finish could’ve been smoother, and her hair was almost grey from the sheer amount of hairspray used. Surely grips, not an entire 500ml can of hairspray is not the answer?! Anyway, she was happy so that’s the most important thing.
Her dress is purple so I decided on lavender for her eyes, a nude gloss, pink cheeks and foundation to smooth out her skin.
Faye is 16. She used to suffer from serious eczema so I felt that my first job was to even out her skin.
Her hair after the hairdressers…
I had to smooth it out with some product and add more pins because it just didn’t feel secure. If you can’t whip your hair back and forth – it ain’t gonna last all night.
I am not a make up artist nor do I proclaim to be. We did lilac on the eyes with some sparkle cos she’s a teenager:
Ok she looks naked here.
Off the top of my head, the main products used were:
Bourjois Bio Detox Foundation in Bronze - mainly because Faye is a fair bit darker than me and I was sent this as a press sample a while ago and it was far too dark – luckily it came into use here.
YSL Creme De Blush in Fuchsia Temptation Blusher
Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow in Petal Pusher – using the left side of the palette.
Boots No. 17 lip gloss – in some generic sheer peach-pink shade.
Her skin is very dry so I didn’t use any powder. I also kept using a Etude House Mist Fixer when I was applying the base – this worked SO well, especially as Bio Detox dries super fast, I could redampen it and blend.
It was really quite simple. With the dress:
One of the best places to go for a dress adjustment is Asian dress shops. Faye’s dress needed to be taken in at the back, and high street stores wanted £40-£50 to do it. At the Asian dress store, they did it for £20 and in barely any time at all – that’s skill!
I’ll have to ask madam if her make up lasted all night when I see her – so far I haven’t even had a THANK YOU for being her make up artist-hair fixer-taxi driver-chapeone (moan moan moan).
I wonder if I would’ve enjoyed a prom (no such thing existed when I was her age!). Did you have a prom? What did you wear?