Makeup to Wear with your Black Dresses
A black dress is one of the simplest yet classy outfits you can wear. They look elegant no matter the occasion and there is a wide variety of ways you can dress it up or down. But a lot of people falter when it comes to the makeup they should do to pair their dress with. What most people don’t know however, is that, whatever makeup you do, it will look amazing with the dress, especially due to the simplistic style of black. Your eye makeup, whether matte or shimmer will definitely create a contrast, bringing the attention to your eyes. But if you’re still stuck on the makeup you think would suit your dress perfectly, try out some of these tips.
A Bold Lip
Whether or not you feel like going crazy on the eyes, and bold lip always compliments a black dress. It is also perfect for more mature women since it cuts a few years off your age and allows you to look younger as it happens to take the focus away from your wrinkles. For bold lips, there are a wide variety of options available. You could go for a classic red, which actually makes your teeth look whiter, and brings the attention to you because of its ability to stand out. Red-oranges are also beautiful and more suitable for summer nights. A deep burgundy looks beautiful during the fall season as well. With this, you can go for either a matte or a glossy lip. However, if you expect a long night, and know you will be eating, go for a matte lip since it lasts longer.
All Matte Eyes
If you feel like going for a look with the only shimmer being on your cheekbones, a matte eye is the one for you. You can play with the lightest to the darkest of mattes on your eyelids. Try to keep the darkest of the colour nearest to your lash-line to give the impression of fuller and thicker eyelashes. If you go for the classic smokey eye, keep the colour the most intense and darkest on the outer corner/ outer ‘v’ of the eye while focusing the lighter colours on the inner corners and lid space. If you want something different, try a halo eye where the darkest colours are focused on the inner and outer corners, with the lightest in just the centre. The main thing you want to be careful of is the fallout that usually accompanies darker, and generally powdery shades. To prevent this, try doing your eye makeup before your base makeup. With mattes, reds and burgundies and browns look immensely flattering over a black dress.
Shimmer/ Glittery Eyes
With eyes like this, you have more options than with a full matte look simply, because you can choose to go as intense or as light as you want, but the shimmer still has the ability to make the look glamorous especially if it is packed on. You can go for a classic smokey eye as mentioned before, or a halo eye to add something different. However, with glitter one of the biggest things you need to be careful of is fallout. If you’re a careful person, you can do your eye makeup before your face. If not, you want to add a layer of powder underneath which you can brush away in case of this issue. With loose glitters and foiled eye shadows, I would recommend doing your eye makeup first just to make sure you don’t ruin your base makeup. If you’re adding simple shimmers, you won’t have as much of a chance at fallout as with a loose glitter or more of a foiled shade. Using silver glitters, gold glitters, or even purple tones look beautiful with a black dress.
False Lashes and Liner
If you want to take your look up a notch, try adding in false lashes and winged eyeliner to add more glamour and definition. If you’re bold, you might even choose to use coloured or metallic liner instead of the simple black eyeliner which could add something different.