Teen Corner: Homecoming Makeup

Teen Corner

Hello friends! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend.

The Homecoming Dance was a couple weeks ago and Katie had the best idea for her dress. She painted the bottom of the white dress she wore to our 8th grade graduation a rockin’ shade of hot pink. It was an inexpensive way to have a fun new dress and it turned out super cute:

Before the dance, she stopped by our house to have my mom do her makeup. Mom thought Katie would look great with soft, smokey eyes and sparkly pink lips:

Here’s how to re-create Katie’s pretty Homecoming makeup:

  • Eyes: Chanel Smoky Eye Quad is very glamorous and more subtle than other smokey eye palettes. To get Katie’s look, cover the entire lid with the light grey shade (bottom left shadow in the Chanel Smoky Eye Quad palette). Use a damp eye liner brush to line the entire eye with the darkest shadow, going over the top lash line twice for a thicker line. Using the sparkly grey shade (top left shadow) and a dense eyeshadow brush, blend over the eyeliner so the line is not harsh. Sweep that same color up into the crease, making sure not to get it on the center of the eyelid (you want this to area to be light so you draw attention to the center of your eye). Highlight the inner corner of the eye and the brow bone with the lightest shade. Add some mascara and false lashes to the outside corner of the eyes for drama. That’s it! Easiest smokey eye ever!
  • Cheeks: NARS Albatross/Sin Highlighting Duo is the best party blush to have in your makeup bag. It’s so versatile and looks great on everyone—all your friends will be borrowing it. With a very light hand, tap Sin on the apples of your cheek and blend out (in the direction of your ear) and down slightly with a blush brush (MAC 116 is my mom’s favorite). Using your fingertip, lightly blend Albatross onto the cheekbone for a pretty glow.
  • Lips: Bobbi Brown Pink Glitter Gloss is sheer and sparkly with just a teeny pop of pink color. Sparkly pink lips gave Katie’s look a sweetness to balance the smokey eyes.

And there you have it— the prettiest makeup for the Homecoming dance.

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  • VERY creative dress recycle, Katie! Love the makeup and the NAILS, too!

    Auntie Soos

  • Love it!!! in those last pics you look just like kristin from laguna beach!

  • The bottom picture reminds me SO much of kristen from LB!

    Kellie (Reply)
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