If you are wearing a blue dress, the right makeup will work with the color of your clothing. The color of your eyes, skin and dress can play a factor in how you should best apply your makeup. With a little personality and practice, you can properly apply your makeup in a way that will accentuate your blue clothing and highlight your best features. Shades of blues, browns and plums work best for blue dresses.Makeup Ideas for Blue Dresses (Jessica Isaac/Demand Media)
First, apply a layer of foundation to your skin to cover any blemishes or imperfections and even out your skin tone. Next, start with your eyes. Consider adding a layer of foundation to your lids as this will help your eye shadow stay in place. Starting from the inside corner of your eye, apply a layer of eye shadow up to the crease with an angled brush. If your dress is navy or a darker blue, consider eyeshadows in browns, golds or dark blue. If your dress is a lighter blue, consider using shadow in shades of pink, white or sky blue. Avoid using too close a shade, as this will give your makeup a costume look. Line the eyes with a navy blue, brown or black pencil liner. Black or brown liner looks best on women with blue or similarly light-colored eyes. Navy liner looks best on women with darker eyes. Finish with a layer of navy or black mascara to bring a boldness to your look.
For dresses that are a darker shade of blue, warm, deep reds or plums work best on your lips. For dresses that are powder blue, sky blue or a periwinkle, a pale pink or nude will look best. Start by drawing a liner pencil line around the edges of your lips to accentuate your lip shape. Then fill with a brush or directly with a tube of lipstick on the inside of your lips. Blend your liner with a brush. For a matte look, stop here. For a glossy look that will add shimmer, consider adding a clear layer of lip gloss to give your lips a shiny, kissable look.
Consider adding a splash of powder blush to the apples of your cheeks. Like with the rest of your makeup, a darker blue dress shade will work best with a more plum or rich blush shade. A lighter blue dress shade will work best with shades of pink or rose blush. To highlight the brow and inside corners of your eyes, apply a thin layer of shimmery nude or white powder. After completely applying your look, consider adding a layer of shimmery powder all over your face. This will give your face a healthy shine while holding your makeup in place. Use sparingly for a fresh look. If you do not want to use blue eye shadow, feel free to use rich browns or greens that will complement your dress color.