Prom looks tie-up with Inquirer’s 2bU

In case you missed it, The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s 2bU section came out with a set of Prom looks for high school girls last January 23, 2010. Bianca Consunji, who wrote the article, asked me if I could help contact some hair and make-up stylists for the shoot, and I was naturally happy to do so.

With our favorite hair guy, Borge Aloba of L’Oréal Professionnel, and make-up artist Jim Ryan Ros of Maybelline New York, 2bU created 5 amazing looks for you readers! Hope you share these with your friends who are having their prom soon! Enjoy!

Have you started thinking about what you’re wearing to the prom? If not, read on!

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All text below are written by Bianca Consunji.

To see the original article in the Inquirer’s website, click here! 🙂

“Old World Glam”

The look: Nothing can be more feminine than this soft, romantic look—perfect for girly girls.

Make-up: “The aim is to look like Old Hollywood, only softer and more ethereal,” says Maybelline makeup artist Jim Ryan Ros. Go for nude, warm colors that bring out your best features. Sweep on a muted shade of gold eye shadow and intensify with a dark brown shade near the creases. With liquid or gel liner, line your eyes, going as close to the lash line as possible. Curl your lashes and apply black mascara. Next, choose a warm peach-toned blush and sweep on the apples of your cheeks; top with luminizing powder. Finish off with a coral-hued lip gloss.

Hair: When you’re going for a romantic look, curls are your best bet. Apply mousse and section your hair in one-inch portions. Wrap your hair around a curling iron and hold for 5-10 seconds. Spritz with hair spray.

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“Sweet Seductress”

The look: Vintage meets cabaret—like the sly seduction of ’50s pin-up girls and flapper girls. This look is not for the meek of heart.

Make-up: Go bold with Kohl-lined eyes and red lipstick. Do the same procedure for the Femme fatale eyes (and maybe add false lashes for more drama), but go easy on the blush so you don’t overwhelm everyone with too much makeup. Line your lips to prevent lipstick from bleeding, and apply a classic red shade. Make sure that your makeup stays matte all night to maintain a classic look.

Hair: Same as the 1st one

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“Femme Fatale”

The look: You’re the life of the party and you know it, but at the same time, you really don’t care. Think “Gossip Girl’s” Serena Van der Woodsen.

Make-up: Smoky eyes make you look wild and mysterious. Start with copper eye shadow all over your lids. Smudge on a light gold pencil over your eyes (particularly under your eyes) as a highlighter, then top with black liner and plenty of mascara. Sweep on bronzer on your cheeks, and dab burgundy gloss on your lips.

Hair: Go for the I-couldn’t-care-less look with big, blown-out waves. Spritz on volumizing spray on your roots and flip your head so you can dry your hair from that position. Use a hair dryer and roller brush to add volume.

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“Androgynous Beauty”

The look: Modern, no-nonsense, sleek and classic.

Make-up: Since everything else is so sparse, you can afford to experiment with color or sparkle on your eyes. Sweep on metallic silver or dark gray eye shadow on your lower lids and line with a gunmetal gray liner. Line the bottom portion of your eyes with a lighter hue. Sweep on light pink blush and fuchsia pink lip gloss.

Hair: Dampen your hands slightly or spray your hair with water. Then comb your hair back into the desired style. Apply a small amount of wax or gel on your palms, then run them through your hair. Use a fine-toothed comb to smoothen out any stray hairs.

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“Modern-day Holly Golightly”

The look: You’re obsessed with “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” However, it doesn’t mean that you have to recreate that black gown and the exact same hairdo and tiara. Add some color and spunk to a classic with these twists.

Make-up: Keep it matte to replicate the makeup of classic film noir. Don’t go strong on the eye shadow (a basic vanilla-and-mocha color base will do), but line your eyes with liquid or gel liner and apply false lashes. Sweep on a light layer of pink or plum blush, and apply dark plum lipstick. Add clear gloss to prevent your look from becoming too severe.

Hair: Pile your hair in an updo, making sure that the hair rests on top of your head. Add an interesting headpiece (or a tiara) for an interesting focal point.


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Article by Bianca Consunji

Hair by Borge Aloba for L’Oreal Professionnel

Make-up by Jim Ryan Ros for Maybelline New York

Styling by Fran Palines

Photography by Dix Perez

Models: Steph Nepomuceno, Kamae de Jesus and Riki Flores

All dresses by Sassa Jimenez

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