Theme Proms in the USA are more prominent in 2009 than past Prom Seasons. High Schools across the United States are celebrating their graduations with a thematic celebratory last dance. Masquerade Balls have become an especially popular theme for the proms of 2009. Even within the theme of a Masquerade Ball High School Prom Committees are expressing the individually of their Schools by narrowing the theme to specific historic periods. Some Schools are choosing to model their Prom Balls after the Aristocratic Parties of the Venetian Renaissance, while others are opting for Masquerade Proms based on the English Traditions of the 17th Century.
The Masquerade Prom Balls still allow for the elegance of a formal while injecting the extra mystique and fun associated with costumes and makeup. A traditional Formal Prom has its roots in the Debutante Ball, an affair at which the Children of the elite were introduced to Society in all their elegance and regalia. The poise and grace of the next generation were spotlighted at the Debutante Balls, which themselves were modeled after the Formal Balls of past centuries. Today's Proms are again hearkening back to the Formal Balls of the Aristocracy which often times were fancy Masquerade Balls. In past centuries the "costume" was merely a decorative mask on a stick that was held in front of the face during introductions or conversation. Depending on the customs of the era and of the nationally the masks for these Masquerade Balls ranged from a simple black leather mask with eye holes and a nose covering, ala Zorro's Mask, to elaborate masks adored with gem stones, feathers and even flowers.
It is hard to image today's prom attendees hold masks on sticks in front of their faces, but then again they done have to because today's Masquerade Prom attendee has access to a world of makeup that the Venetians and the European Aristocracy could not even have dreamed. Masquerade Prom Makeup can be created using the Face Painting Makeup by Mehron, leaders in Theatrical Makeup since 1927. Mehron Face Painting Makeup in conjunction with Special Accents from the Extreme Beauty Makeup Collection can create a look that hearkens back to any era with the touch of modernity.
Mehron Face Painting Makeup comes in a variety of types, water activated, liquid, water based and more. No matter what type of Professional Mehron Masquerade Makeup you choose to use, you will have a selection of colors that will enable you to create a basic makeup mask to the most elaborate High Society Mask that includes Gem Stones and Glitter. All of Mehron makeup is safely made in the USA and includes the newest formulation, Lux Airbrush Makeup, which is naturally based in green tea and vitamin enriched.
If you are worried that there isn't enough time to learn how to create a mask using Mehron Face Painting Masquerade Makeup, Mehron has you covered. In conjunction with Donna Nowak, founder of Show Offs, Body Art, Mehron is offering Airbrush Stencils . These reusable, washable templates make it easy for first timers the ability to paint a perfect mask. There are currently 5 styles of Airbrush Stencils to choose from and the offerings will continue throughout the year.
Even if your Prom is a traditionally formal event, Mehron has you covered with their selection of Extreme Beauty Makeup that continues to grow with the introduction of innovative products produced in the USA.