Heading to a Virtual Prom This Spring? Here Are 6 Makeup Looks You Should Try

Some of you might not be able to meet up with your friends in person to dance the night away at prom this year, but that doesn't mean the evening should be any less fun. Much like those of us who have gotten into the habit of attending events like happy hours, weddings, movie nights, dinner parties, and book club meetings all from a distance, if you're a high school junior or senior, you might already be planning on celebrating the special end-of-the-school-year event virtually through FaceTime or Zoom calls. If that's the case, you're going to need some beauty inspiration.

According to celebrity makeup artist Robert Sesnek, attending a virtual prom is the perfect time to "experiment with colors that you haven't tried before" and create on-trend looks that'll also photograph and pop on camera.

"For virtual prom, you can put an emphasis on having fun and trying new looks with your makeup, especially after the last several weeks of quarantine and social distancing," Sesnek told POPSUGAR. "One of my favorite ideas is to step up the color factor with brighter or vivid shade of eyeshadow or go for a graphic eyeliner look."

And there's more where that came from. Ahead, check out a few bold makeup trends you should try if you're planning a virtual prom celebration this spring.

Prom Makeup Idea: Graphic Eyeliner

Graphic liner was all over runways and red carpets back in the fall, and the trend has yet to get old. To achieve this look, Sesnek recommended dipping a damp angled eyeshadow brush into your desired shadow to give it a liquid effect. You could also opt for a liquid eyeliner that'll do the trick just fine.

Prom Makeup Idea: Vivid Eyeshadow

Now is the perfect time to experiment with bright shadows and colors, especially because of how bold they look on camera. You can choose to limit yourself to just one color on your lids at a time, or you can use a combination of your favorite bright shades.

Prom Makeup Idea: Glassy Skin

You don't have to put all of the emphasis on your lids. If wearing vivid eyeshadow isn't your thing, you can also opt for a more natural-looking, glassy skin look. "It's simple, easy to create, and it's so stunning," Ulta Beauty Pro Team Member, Deney Adam told POPSUGAR. "All you need is an illuminating base and a multi-purpose highlighter and you're on your way to beautifully hydrated, glass-like skin that's perfect for any occasion."

Prom Makeup Idea: Bold Inner Corners

There's nothing like a bold inner corner to add a little pop of color to any look. What makes this style even better is that you don't even have to be a skilled makeup artist to pull it off.

Prom Makeup Idea: Rhinestones and Stickers

Rhinestones aren't just for music festivals. Have some fun with your look for the night by livening up a classic cat eye with some colorful stickers and body jewels.

Prom Makeup Idea: Monochromatic Glam

If you're used to coordinating your lip color to your outfit, you can switch things up and try the monochromatic look with your makeup, which is applying the same or similar colors to your eyes, lips, and cheeks. "Think beautiful, glowing skin with rosy accented eyes and a flush of color on the cheeks," Adam said.