Guest Look: Elizabeth Goes to Prom!

Reader Elizabeth shares her the look she wore to prom with us today. She used…


  • Clinique Perfectly Real Foundation in 36
  • Clinique Stay Matte Pressed Powder to set
  • MAC select moisturecover concealer in NW35
  • Laura Geller’s Liquid Candlelight
  • Cargo Gotham on top of Tarte Natural Beauty Cheek Stain.
  • Victoria’s Secret Mosaic Luminous Bronzer applied lightly as contour.
  • MAC Belightful Iridescent Powder.


  • Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Gloss in The Big Apple


  • Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow in Fabric
  • MAC Juxt eyeshadow all over lid
  • Mary Kay Eyeshadow in Rainforest on outer lid
  • Urban Decay Oil Slick.
  • Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Transforming Potion
  • MAC Electric Eel eyeshadow
  • Sephora All Over Color in no0821 (pearly blue)
  • Victoria’s Secret Gel Liner Duo in Black Satin/Extra Olive (the black side)
  • Lancome Courbe Virtuose Mascara in Black.

Prom 2008: Vibrant Red Dresses & Makeup

I adore red dresses, especially these deep, elegant ruby red dresses. They’re completely royal and classic, rather than in-your-face kind of red. My favorite choice would be something in line with the second look pictured, because golds complement reds so well, and yet there’s a touch of Cranberry eyeshadow to tie everything together. I feel like it’s an excellent choice for both depth, color, and overall style. But of course, with a dress in such a bold shade, going completely neutral on the eye is never a bad choice! I also like a soft smoky eye, something with a little bit of gold and a brown-gray, not so much straight black. Pink lips, nude lips, coral lips… anything goes. Even red lips could work with the appropriate eye (and the right shade of red). For a dress like this, I would concentrate on perfecting the skin and using a subtle blush to bring out my natural flush.

Check out suggested looks: one, two, & three. Dress is available at for $98.