Weekly beauty tutorials: be the belle of the ball

With prom season in full swing and this week's Met Ball, be inspired by the festive spirit in the US and indulge in a big night out (the opera? graduation? the next wedding?). Here are the best looks for modern princesses.

Michelle Phan's prom tutorial focuses on products that will last all night long and look good in photographs.


Juicystar07 creates an expensive-looking makeup application with inexpensive products. If you can't find Dulce Cosmetics anywhere near you, try e.l.f. as an alternative.


Pursebuzz has the hair to match, presenting a romantic style that goes with pretty much every big occasion that might be coming up on your calendar.


For an updo version, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHg7MQuyuOM

TheMakeupChair has a sophisticated and 'grown-up' makeup look for you that is simple and elegant, but creates more effect than your usual evening look (she wore it as a bridesmaid).


If you're just looking for one easy way to stand out, try GeishaPearl's Selena Gomez-inspired big hair tutorial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs2Aie6Vhk0 or xsparkage's tips on how to get the perfect red lip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjjUayEa1zE.