Prom makeup to suit your budget – The Cayman Reporter

By Joanna Lewis
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It’s prom night so you need to make sure your look your best. You’ve picked out your dress, shoes, and accessories and have your salon appointment booked to ensure your mane is looking its best. Now it’s time to turn your attention to your makeup for the big night. While you might think that means smashing the piggy bank and splurging on luxury brands, looking your best needn’t break the bank. We’ve scoured the makeup aisles at drugstores in Cayman to bring you our favourite beauty finds, all at purse-friendly prices.

Lash it up with Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara
A cult classic beloved by beauty editors the world over, this product proves that fabulous makeup doesn’t have to cost the earth. Indeed, this product is so popular that according to reps at Maybelline one tube is sold every two seconds. Housed in an eye-popping pink and green tube, Great Lash is loved for its unique no-clump formula designed to double the thickness of lashes. Featuring a natural beeswax base, Great Lash’s formula is also designed to stay put, no matter how long your prom party lasts.

Nail it with Fing’rsPrints Press-On Nails
Trips to the salon can add up over time, so save your pennies and reach for Fing’rsPrints press-on nails (we found them at the Pharmacy at Grand Harbour). Available in a fabulous selection of eye-catching designs, these offer the quickest and simplest way to turn your nails from drab to fab. Just press them on to your nails and off you go. They even come with a selection of charms for extra bling.

CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Primer
Make sure your makeup stays put throughout prom with a hard-working primer, such as CoverGirl Outlast all-day primer. This makeup primer is designed to prep skin, hide pores, while also reducing the look of imperfections for a smooth, flawless effect. Smooth it on to your face straight after moisturizing but before you apply foundation.

Revlon Colortay 2-in1 Compact Makeup
Ensure touch-ups on the go are effortless with Revlon’s innovative 2-in1 compact makeup, featuring a creamy foundation with colour matched concealer, sponge and mirror all in one handy take anywhere compact. The foundation is available in a wide range of colours and offers light to medium coverage, while the concealer covers flaws perfectly. The formula blends effortlessly and stays put throughout the hottest days, and nights.

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters
Brows are still big business in the beauty world, so ensure yours are groomed to perfection with Milani’s double duty brow and eye highlighter. Available in a range of shades to suit all this chubby dual-ended pencil includes a matte shade to enhance and shape the brows, while at the other end a pearl tinted shade instantly helps to lift brows and brighten the eye area. These multi-tasking pencils can also be used as a base for eyes, or as an eyeshadow.

Wet n Wild Dual-Ended Contour Stick
The contouring trend sees no sign of abating and Wet n Wild’s contour stick offers a purse-friendly and easy way to enhance your look. The contouring shade defines and chisels features, while the highlighter is designed to illuminate areas such as the cheeks and under the brow bone.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm
We love these chubby sticks which give a gorgeous burst of colour to lips. The formula is infused with a rich moisturising formula of shea, mango and coconut butters to ensure a bold and beautiful lip. The richly pigmented formula means just one swipe is all you need. Available in a wide range of colours from eye-popping reds to barely there hues.

Wet n Wild Au Naturel Palette
Today’s eye makeup is all about using neutral, skin-matching colours to enhance and define. Wet n Wild’s Au Naturel Palette features a fabulous selection of 10 neutral shades, all designed to work with a variety of skin tones. From fair to bronze-hued shades in a variety of finishes including mattes, shimmers, and satins, this is a hard-working multi-tasking palette to create a perfect eye look. Featuring a jet-milled base and silicone technology, these highly pigmented colours will stay rich no matter how long prom night lasts.