Prom Makeup Tips with Jemma Porter

PROM season is almost upon us so professional make-up artist Jemma Porter showed Fashion North  how to get the perfect prom look. “‘I’ve gone for a very soft, glam look, which is perfect for prom”, said Jemma, who did the make-up for our prom shoot with occasion wear brand and jewellery brands and

“The glitter lid keeps it glamorous, but I’m using a subtle contour and highlight, very dewy skin, and a natural, nude lip,” said Jemma. “It is still a dressy look, but it’s lovely for young skin, and girls going to prom.”

The make-up artists, who is almost fully booked for this year’s prom and graduation season, started with the brows, using one of her holy-grail products, MAC Spiked brow pencil for a fluffy look. Next she moved onto the eyeshadow where she primed the eyelids, filled the crease with shades of soft brown eyeshadow before adding a stunning glittery lid. She used the MAC Dusky Rose x9 palette, and a Stila liquid eyeshadow for the glitter. Next up, Jemma lined the waterline with dark brown eyeliner and added a fluttery pair of eyelashes.

Moving onto the base, Jemma used MAC Studio Fix Foundation, which is another of her make-up essentials. “Having a good foundation is essential,” she said. She added MAC concealer, and set the look with a mineralize skin finish powder. She used an Illamasqua highlight for the fresh, glowing skin.

The finished look is a stunning glam, but the natural skin keeps it wearable. It is the perfect companion to any Dressi dress!

Jemma Porter is a freelance make-up artist based in Stanley. You can contact her by telephone on 07981054440 or email on You can view her work at or on Instagram @jp.makeupartist

CREDITS: Make-up by Jemma Porter, pearl earrings £49 by and rose gold dress £89 

Model Siobhan Roberts with make-up artist Jemma Porter


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