Ellie Sunkanawa / Via As/Is We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their prom style and beauty hacks. Here are some of the best takeaways. 1. Wear a button-up shirt as you apply your makeup so you don't mess up your dress. Bonetta / Getty Images "Before going to your hair or makeup appointment, put on a button-up shirt. You won’t have to stretch your shirt to avoid smudging your makeup and ruining your hair!"—ryleaw2 2. Instead of dropping hundreds of dollars on a makeup artist, spend $50 on Sephora products and get your makeup done by an employee. View this photo on Instagram @jennnismmakeup / Via instagram.com "If you have $50 to spare, you can go to your local Sephora, purchase products you may already need, and then make an appointment for them to do your makeup! If you don't want to spend any money, you can also ask them to do just one specific thing — just your eyes, or your cheeks, or even just a lip, and they'll do it for free."—akiliannbray16 3. Throw a prom swap party with your friends if you're strapped for cash and looking for something new. View this photo on Instagram @jeffcolibrary / Via instagram.com "My friends and I held a prom swap party, where we all brought our old dresses, shoes, and jewelry that we weren't going to wear. We traded or borrowed from each other, and I walked away with a great necklace that matched my dress and shoes that fit perfectly!"—d19d19 4. Shop at consignment shops, thrift stores, and second-hand vintage boutiques for inexpensive designer dresses. View this photo on Instagram @commonthreadsthrift / Via instagram.com "I went to a wedding dress/formal consignment shop and found a designer dress that would normally cost $200-400 for only $109. It fit perfectly, so I didn't even have to pay for alterations."—foreverfangirling"Renting a tux can cost over $100 for only a couple of days. I bought my suit at a Salvation Army for $18, marked down from $36 because of a tear on the sleeve. I fixed the sleeve and went on to wear it to five proms throughout high school!"—ohhheytaytay 5. If you're rockin' heels, tape your third and fourth toes together to help with the incline pressure. View this photo on Instagram @begitta / Via instagram.com "If you plan to wear heels, tape your third and fourth toes together! It eases pain on the nerve between them, which receives a lot of pressure when wearing heels. Also hairspray your feet to keep them from sliding in your shoes."—vanessalombardig 6. Shop at stores like T.J. Maxx and Marshall's for discounted designer-brand makeup products for a fraction of the cost. View this photo on Instagram @beauty_nish / Via instagram.com "Shop at Marshalls or T.J. Maxx for beauty and skin care — they have really great high-end options for half the price! I’ve found discounted products from Anastasia Beverly Hills, Too Faced, The Body Shop, and others."—jaclynb4c9976bf9 7. Apply baby powder where you tend to sweat to avoid chafing. Thitareesarmkasat / Getty Images "I have sensitive skin, which leads to rashes and irritation especially in the summer. I apply baby powder to the most sensitive and sweaty areas, like under my breasts and bra wires. Using baby powder on the inside of my thighs really has helped with chafing as well."—lesbionic 8. Go to the mall for hair services if you can't schedule a hair appointment. View this photo on Instagram http://@emmalarose.hairstylist / Via instagram.com "If you can't get a last-minute hair appointment anywhere and don't want to spend $150 dollars on an expensive updo, run to the mall kiosks that sell straighteners. The employees work for commission, and they'll usually do your hair in an easy style for a bargain price."—bryarsmommy13 9. Buy your own beauty products for the added convenience of having the makeup for the look you want. View this photo on Instagram @dismoithelma / Via instagram.com "Buy your own makeup and hair supplies, even if someone else will be styling it for you. While I did my own makeup for prom, I bought what I knew would look good on my skin type and had everything I needed for my hair already picked out."—sammyb7 10. If you're doing your own makeup, apply foundation to your neck and ears so that everything photographs the same color in pictures. Nicomenijes / Getty Images "Put concealer on your ears. I know it sounds weird, but when you’re dancing and partying it up, you get hot and your ears will become red. It will keep your ears the same color as the rest of your body so you don’t look like ten different shades in pictures."—celinaraeroman 11. Apply eyeshadow primer rather than face primer where you need more coverage. Vladimirfloyd / Getty Images "If you have areas where your makeup comes off during the day, prime your face as usual but use an eyeshadow primer instead of a normal face primer for those areas. Then when you're applying your foundation, apply it to those areas last. This trick has worked really well in my T-zone!"—maddisonk4ffd06283 12. Rub pantyhose on a deodorant stain to easily remove the mark from your clothes. Freie-kreation / Getty Images "If you get deodorant streaks on clothing, use pantyhose and rub it against the stain. Most often, it'll come right out!"—bmccarty1 13. And if you catch a run in those pantyhose, use clear nail polish to fix the rip. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "If you get a small run in your tights, paint some clear nail polish over the run to keep them from ripping further. Works every time!"—carehwinks 14. And finally, use aloe vera for taming frizzy tresses, hydrating dry skin, and as a base for shaving. View this photo on Instagram @cornerstoneskin / Via instagram.com "Aloe vera is great for taming frizzy hair. Just put some in wet or fluffy hair and then brush it out when it dries. It also works as shaving cream or as a dry shave, as a lotion, and for basically any other skin-related problem (including dry and sunburnt skin.)"—julief481856406 Want more prom posts? Check out Prom Season on As/Is! Ellie Sunkanawa / Via As/Is Want to be featured in future BuzzFeed posts? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter! Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.