What do you think about people wearing prom makeup to school everyday?
B. 5 years later when you look at your prom pictures and scream, “WHAT THE &%#@* was I thinking?!”
C. Clogged pores
Yes, prom makeup can even look bad at prom. So lets spare ourselves the trauma of looking like a trainwreck every day. We all want to look pretty. And in high school a lot of us feel pretty insecure, instead of pretty. But wearing tons of makeup is not the answer at any stage of life.
Plus, when you wear prom makeup everyday, people start to expect it. So that day when you sleep through your alarm and show up in mascara and lip gloss like everyone else, you are going to feel naked because everyone is used to you wearing the entire MAC fall collection.
I remember a few girls in high school wore a lot of makeup, as if they had just come from a Vogue covershoot, instead of precal. Not only did I wonder how they had the time and energy, I also wondered why?????
I know girls feel a lot of pressure to look perfect when they see everyone on TV, magazines, and the plexi glass board in the bathroom stall look well, perfect. But the models look like that because they have a whole team of people doing the lighting, clothes, hair, makeup and airbrushing. They even tell the girl how to pose so her arm doesn’t look fat. If we all had a team of people devoted to our hair, makeup and arm fat, we’d all look like movie stars by second period.
Watch this video from The Dove Self-Esteem Fund
Keep it simple. Then when you feel like glamming it up, you can, and people will notice. It’s fun to get dolled up, but it’s a hassle if you need to do it every day. No one is going to judge you for not wearing fake eyelashes to the SAT.
And for girls who prom it up everyday, what do they do for the actual prom? They usually look exactly the same.
“Oh, Jenny! You look…hmm well… exactly like you do in homeroom!”
Jenny doesn’t get to have the fun of making it special like everyone else. It’s just another day at the Stila counter. You’ve heard it before and you’re going to hear it again. Less is more. (insert eye rolling )
So unless you have a part time job as a circus clown that you have to get to after school, put the eyeliner down.