Thursday, February 2, 2012

Should you match your makeup with your formal dress?

If you have a formal occasion on the horizon and you've already picked out the perfect formal dress, you may be wondering what sort of makeup style to wear. Oftentimes, ladies will opt to use eyeshadow and other cosmetics to pair with their outfits, but you should be very careful about going over the top with a specific hue.

Makeup can be extremely tricky, especially when you're dealing with multiple hues in the same formal gown. A good rule of thumb is to let your makeup stay as a complementary or contrasting color to the rest of your outfit. You should only go with bold colors if you're wearing a neutral ensemble that needs a pop of color.

On the other hand, if you're sporting a cocktail dress that combines a few neutral hues and a bit of color, use this to your advantage. Highlight the specific shade in your eye makeup, nail polish and footwear choices - this will help to create a uniform look without overburdening your outfit with a particular color.
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 Be sure to try a few practice runs with your makeup to get the right combination to bring out the best in your outfit.

Check out our Prom Make-up page for examples and tips!

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