Prom is in less than a month! You might not have enough time to find the funds for your dress, makeup, hair, nails and transportation. It may seem overwhelming, but there are some ways you can avoid an overpriced prom makeover. For some, it may be too pricey to go all out with hair and makeup. Dresses are already expensive enough.
If you don’t want to spend $50 on makeup for a single night, you can do what I do; use the testers and samples that Sephora or MAC provide for you. Sure, people might look at you weird, but it is free and that is all that really matters. They have testers of foundation, eyeshadow, mascara, lipstick, and everything else you could possibly think of.
Don’t know how to do your own makeup? You can ask someone to do your eyeshadow at Sephora and it is complimentary! You can also ask someone to color match you so that you use the right shade of foundation. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The tips they give you are free and they can help you, not only for prom, but for the future. Now, all you have to worry about is some of it coming off throughout the night. But, they have that covered, too. You can ask someone to take home a sample and they will fill up a small container of it, for free!
Getting hair done usually takes a long time, if you have lots of it. You probably won’t want to go somewhere and get it done horribly. Hair is one of the main essentials of the night. This is just one of those things where you are going to have to spend some money. There are some places with reasonable prices, though.
Regis will wash your hair and curl it for about $15, if you want to keep it simple. You can also ask your friends if any of their moms do hair, professionally or not. This is the only option that might be free for you, and it is what most people are going to be doing this year.
Nails are always a hassle getting done. If you have short, weak nails like me, it takes about one or two hours to get gel/acrylic. Just a tip, if you want to spend the least amount possible, don’t get the stiletto shaped nails. They charge you on the difficulty of the nail shape at most places and this shape is the hardest to do. The easiest shape to do would probably be squared. That is the shape the nail is already in when they apply it. If you do not want to spend $40 or more on nails, I advise you grow your nails out and keep them healthy. Then, all you will have to do is paint them.
If you follow all these guidelines, I guarantee you will spend under $100 dollars. That makes you the real winner. Just because you are spending less money does not mean that you are going to look like less. You just need to go to trustworthy places where everything is still cheap. You will look just as amazing as the girls that are spending twice as much you!