Take the guesswork (and panic) out of your school formal beauty look and start with your own style. You'll look best, and feel the most beautiful and confident, when you're comfortable in your own skin. Take our short quiz below and figure out which beauty look suits you most — are you romantic, playful or fierce?
What's your normal makeup routine?
a) Usually just some mascara and a swipe of lip gloss; sometimes no makeup.
b) Always with eyeliner and mascara, but I'm usually out the door in 15 minutes.
c) It's all about defining my features, and well groomed brows are a must!
What kind of dress will you wear to the formal?
a) I love A-line dresses with a full, poufy skirt and a sweetheart neckline.
b) Something colourful and trendy.
c) I like body-hugging styles that show off my shape.
On the night, your Instagram snaps will be of:
a) Styled images of your dress, makeup, nails and shoes.
b) Pictures of you and your friends throughout the night.
Mostly A's — Soft & Romantic
It's about a fresh-faced glow and shimmery skin, like Kate Upton. The key to this look is to use mineral-based foundations and creamy shadows and blushes to get your skin looking like it's softly lit from within.
Mostly B's — Fun & Playful
You're about the experience, not the prep; and you don't mind a smudged eyeliner every now and then. Get inspiration from Insta-girl Mimi Elashiry, who looks flirty and playful with dewy skin and winged eyeliner. Get the step by step guide to her look.
Mostly C's — Fierce & Edgy
Flawless skin, well-defined features and probably a Type-A personality. Look fierce like actress Emily Ratajkowski and go for a sharply contoured look.