The 10 Prettiest Red Carpet-Inspired Beauty Looks for Prom

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In Hollywood, prom happens pretty much every weekend, since the celebs get to feel like royalty in their gorgeous gowns on red carpets. But if your life isn’t a red carpet full of unicorns and lollipops, prom is a majorly huge deal. The dress! The limo! The date! These things are really important!

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But who knows more about looking gorg and glam than Hollywood’s very own? We looked to our fave stars like Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Lea Michele for prom beauty inspiration, and we’re giving it all to you. Loose curls, red lips — check out our 10 fave red carpet beauty looks and how to get ’em for your big night!

Selena Gomez
Selena had all eyes — including Bieber’s — on her at the Never Say Never premiere, probably because of her gorg eyes! Line yours with a simple plum liner and brush cheeks with a bronzy blush and you’ll look cute enough to get the Prom’s most-sought-after guy.

Dianna Agron
At the I Am Number Four premiere, Dianna definitely proved she’s a star, going au naturale with pale pink lips and flushed cheeks. And we love her in an updo! Do you?

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Normally we wouldn’t say to go matchy-matchy with your makeup and your dress, but if it’s red?! DO DO DO! We love how Charice brings all the attention to her pout with barely-there makeup everywhere else.

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Kristen Stewart
Red lips can be worn with dark eye shadow, if done right. Kristen proves it with a flattering lipstick and greyish-beige lids.

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Amber Riley
Don’t be afraid to make a statement with your makeup! Amber strikes the perfect balance between bright lips and a natural face. As long as your hair is simple, like Amber’s, you’ll be golden.

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Hailee Steinfeld
Not so into makeup? Pull a Hailee and go very natural, with just some pale lips and a little shimmer on your eyes. And how freakin’ adorbs is that long side pony?!

Taylor Swift
Taylor’s signature loose updo and red lips can be yours! Curl your hair in one-inch sections with a one-inch wide curling iron and pin to the back of your head. The more loose pieces in front the better!

Lea Michele
If you’ve got side-swept bangs like Lea, a side-swept updo is your best bet. Add a loose wave to the bangs, pale pink makeup and, well, you’ll look just as effortlessly chic as Lea does.

Kat Graham
Who says prom makeup has to be so prim and proper?! Take a cue from Kat and dare to go dark, with a hot fuchsia lip and green shadow. Just make sure your dress isn’t too bright or you’ll look like you’re trying way too hard. Got it?

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Katy Perry
It’s okay to sparkle on your big night! Katy loads the shimmer on her eyes but keeps the rest of her face fresh and dewy.


Whose red carpet look is the prettiest? What kind of look are you going to try at prom? Sound off now!