Eye Makeup For A Black And White Dress

Eye Makeup For A Black And White Dress

Dressing up for a party or special occasion can be an intimidating task. When it comes to choosing an outfit, it’s hard to settle on the perfect dress. However, one classic and timelessly stylish color combination is black and white. But how can you complete the look with eye makeup that sets off your dress and your features? Read on for our tips and tricks on how to apply the perfect eye makeup for a black and white dress.  

How to Choose the Right Eye Makeup Color 

The great thing about a black-and-white dress is that you have a lot of flexibility with your eye makeup. For a subtle yet classic look, opt for neutral eye shadows in taupe and brown. If you want to add some dimension to your makeup, a peach or light pink shadow can bring a hint of softness and romance. For a more dramatic evening look, opt for smokey grays, navy blues, and charcoals. The same goes for liners; you can pick a deep charcoal or a lighter shade of brown, depending on the intensity you desire. For a really bold look, you can choose a bright color, such as bright blue, green, or purple.

Tips for Applying Eye Makeup 

Now that you’ve chosen the right eye makeup color, let’s talk about application. First, apply an eyeshadow primer to ensure your eye makeup stays in place throughout the night. Then choose a light, shimmery eyeshadow and apply it all over the lid. Pick up a medium-toned shadow and apply it on the outer corner of the eye. Blend this inwards and slightly above the crease of the eye. Finally, use a darker shade to further define the eye and the socket. You can smudge the shadow outward to give a smokey effect. Make sure to blend in so there are no harsh lines. 

For a finishing touch, line the eyes with a gel or liquid eyeliner. Choose a color that complements your eyeshadow and creates a winged look. You can also opt for a smudged look if you prefer. Don’t forget to apply mascara – either black or a shade that complements your eyeshadow.

Related Examples 

A soft, romantic look: Taupe eyeshadow, pink eyeshadow, and brown eyeliner.

A bold look: Charcoal eyeshadow, navy blue eyeshadow, and black eyeliner.

A really dramatic evening look: Gray eyeshadow, deep blue eyeshadow, and purple eyeliner.

Related FAQs 

Q: How can I make my eye makeup last longer? 

A: To ensure your eye makeup stays in place throughout the night, start with a primer. This will help your eyeshadow and liner stay put and last longer.

Q: How can I avoid a harsh look? 

A: Make sure to blend your eyeshadow and eyeliner seamlessly. You want the eyeshadow to gradually lighten as you move from the outer corner to the inner corner. If you’re using a liquid or gel liner, smudge it slightly with your finger or a brush, rather than going for a sharp, winged look.