Prom Makeup Class!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to post a blog about the prom makeup class I did at one of my local libraries last weekend! It wasn't really something I was organizing on my own (otherwise I would have publicized it!), but rather something I was asked to come in and do for a small group of girls. It was really fun, because some girls were somewhat experienced with makeup, while others had never used much at all! We spent time discussing makeup strengths and challenges, talked about different styles of prom makeup based on pictures, did a demonstration, and shared the products that need to be in your clutch at prom (emergency kit ideas! Thanks for bringing this up on the Beauty Broadcast Facebook page!)

Big thanks to Erin for asking me, and also thanks for recruiting the lovely Joelle (shown below) to be my model! :) She's a natural beauty with smooth skin and full, AMAZING eyelashes!

Joelle Before...

Joelle After!
When I was talking with the girls, I sort of boiled prom makeup down to 3 basic categories... Classic (neutral eyes, perhaps a bolder lip), Colorful (playing off the color of your dress or using a complimentary shade on the eyes), or Smokey (bold eye, lighter lip). I showed various pics from my past tutorials to give the girls examples of each look. Joelle decided she wanted a smokey look, and had a blue dress. I thought I'd play off of that, and give her an eye look with navy tones, and something with shimmer!

I used the Coastal Scents Double Stack shimmer palette to create this look. I used a silvery shimmer on the lids and blended it with blueish/purple tones to smoke it out. It was nice to have that palette on hand, because I wasn't sure what color scheme I'd be asked to work with! Besides the eyes, I just evened out Joelle's complexion with a long wearing foundation (Rimmel Lasting Finish) applied with a damp sponge. She said she doesn't like the heavy foundation feel, so this was a way to give her a more natural finish and feel. I used the ELF Studio Complete Coverage concealer (reviewing this soon) to brighten her under-eye area, dusted NYC Sunny Bronzer lightly all over, and used a peachy blush from the CS Double Stack palette on cheeks. Joelle has a lot of natural pigmentation to her lips, so I used MAC Lip Glass in Nymphette to finish the look. She was really happy with the way it turned out, and so was her mom! :D

At the end of the "class" two girls went home with these little gift boxes I made up! They contained the ELF Day 2 Night eye palettes that I recently did a "reviewtorial" on, some ELF lip gloss, my favorite ELF eyeshadow brush, nail files, blotting tissues, and mini containers of eye makeup remover and q-tips. Thanks again to the girls who were there for the class- you were so much fun and I hope you have a great time at prom!

Daily Nuggets...
  • It's 2 a.m. and I can't sleep... this is usually around the time when I wake up in the morning! I fell asleep on the couch while Tyler watched basketball.
  • I have a new video up and it's a whopping 18 minutes! All about a kit from Tarte.
  • Went to St. Louis today & did some shopping. Yes, makeup was involved! :)
  • Today was a full day of beauty on QVC... oh the temptations!
  • Has anyone noticed that almost every type of candy makes their own jelly beans for Easter? Now I'm eating Sweetarts jelly beans- can't decide if I like them better than the Jolly Rancher kind!
  • I should probably think about sleeping now... so I don't TOTALLY throw myself off schedule! LOL :)


  1. I have been meaning to pick up the Starburst jelly beans and see how they were. I like the Jolly Rancher ones, but the watermelon flavor is equatable to the taste of ass, so I have a cup full of just watermelon if anybody wants it.

  2. The makeup class sounds like a fun experience for both you and the girls! I wish there had been something like that when I was in high school. I also love pistachios and trying out the different kind of jelly beans at Easter is awesome. I don't eat them any other time of the year, and Starburst ones are my favorite.

  3. hey.I just wanted to say a quick hello.I am from Romania and I absolutelly adore your youtube videos and I will follow this blog from now on.I had a blast watching your husband puttin make up on you.he i s nice and he know a lot about make up.much more that most of the men do.I laught a lot:)).kisses and keep up the good work:D.

  4. I really like the look you did on Joelle. It's beautiful.

  5. She looks beautiful! What a fun experience for everyone...

  6. Yay Emily, the Prom makeup class sounds fun. I live in STL so I hope you had a great time shopping.

  7. What a gorgeous look! Joelle looks beautiful!

  8. Regarding the models makeup: the choice in color and eye makeup is too heavy & unwearable especially for a teenager.

  9. Super lovely blog!


  10. hello emily i love your videos and i want to ask you why you don't make a video of
    your class

  11. I have to stay away from QVC when they have their makeup shows on. I want to try almost EVERYTHING that they show!

  12. Hi Emily, just stopped by to say that I think what you did - sharing your time & knowledge with these girls - is an invaluable gift that may change something in their life! no one knows how a confidence boost may impact on a teenager's life, so congrats & keep up the good work! :o )

  13. That is awesome that you did the makeup class for these girls. I'm doing makeup for a group of girls at my sisters high school, and a class like this for them to learn from would be great!

  14. Hey, I'm so glad I found your blog :)! Hope you can check out my beauty blog sometime!

  15. This was so sweet of you to do! Joelle looks beautiful, and more importantly, she looks happy! If I may ask, what shade of Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation did you use on Joelle? I absolutely LOVE that foundation but have found that recently, even the lightest color is showing up orange and too dark on me :( Guess I might have to wait for a tan to wear it again! Any suggestions?

  16. I want a gift box of goodies too! Hahaha.

    Good job :)
    I love your youtube videos!!!!

    I followed you BTW. :)

  17. What a nice treat for the girls. How thoughtful of you to put together the gift baskets too.

  18. Wow! you did a fantastic job. Admittedly it'd be hard to go wrong with someone whos skin is as perfect as Joelles. Love the eye colours you've used too; the whole look is just so subtle and pretty :)

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  21. What a gorgeous look! Joelle looks beautiful!

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