There’s no denying that the little black dress should be a signature piece in every wardrobe. Whether you’re heading to the office or stepping out for date night, this versatile clothing item is never a bad option. It’s safe to say most of us are obsessed with the LBD. If you have a black dress you’ve been dying to break out, you’re bound to look gorgeous, especially if you take the time to plan the perfect makeup to go with it. Lucky for you, we can assist. Keep reading to find out how to pick the right makeup for a black dress, so you can flaunt a show-stopping look with ease.
MAKEUP LOOK #1: WORK MEETS LBD
Whether you have a big in-person meeting or are gearing up for a video conference call, chances are you want to keep your makeup pretty and subtle. But that doesn’t mean you can’t also wear a head-turning look. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below for the perfect work makeup to go with your black dress.
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR FACE
Before you apply any makeup to your face, you should always make it a point to reach for a makeup primer. Primer helps to create an even base and increase the lifespan of your look. Smooth on the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer to prep your skin.
STEP #2: PERFECT YOUR BASE
Now that your primer is in place, it’s time to perfect your complexion. For a flawless look sans a heavy feel, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight. This lightweight formula goes on smoothly to give skin a fresh, healthy-looking base that lasts all day long. Use a makeup blender and apply the foundation in dabbing and rolling motions that will give you even coverage.
STEP #3: REACH FOR CONCEALER
After your foundation is in place, dot on concealer to mask any imperfections that may be peeking through. To keep your beauty look on the subtle side, opt for a concealer that matches your skin tone, choosing one from the L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer line.
STEP #4: ADD SOME WARMTH
To keep your makeup from falling flat, you’ll want to add a bit of warmth to your face. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Bronze It Bronzer and apply it to the hollows of your cheeks for a sun-kissed glow.
STEP #5: SCULPT YOUR BROWS
While you may be tempted to flaunt Instagram-worthy brows, this look is all about keeping things subtle. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara in Clear and brush your brows in upward strokes for just the right amount of grooming.
STEP #6: COLOR YOUR POUT
Next, show your pout some love with a tinted lip balm. A great way to wear a hint of color without having to worry about smudging or fading, you can’t go wrong with this makeup essential.
STEP #7: SEAL THE DEAL
You’re at the finish line! Now that your office makeup is complete, you’ll want to make sure that it lasts. Spritz four to six sprays of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Make-up Oil-Free Setting Spray in an ‘X’ and ‘T’ shape over your face. As a result, you’ll sport a just-applied makeup look all day long!
MAKEUP LOOK #2: DATE NIGHT MEETS LBD
Can’t wait to rock your little black dress for date night? Lucky for you, we know a tutorial on makeup for a black dress that will keep your beau’s eyes on you all night. Follow our steps below to get the look.
STEP #1: PRIME, PRIME, PRIME
You already know the drill! Makeup primer should be the first step in your makeup routine. Start with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer to give your skin a luminous glow.
STEP #2: APPLY YOUR FOUNDATION
Next, it’s all about creating a flawless face. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation to do just that. The foundation will help hydrate skin, hide imperfections, and leave you with a radiant base.
STEP #3: PICK UP CONCEALER
After your foundation, dab concealer on your under-eye area to highlight and brighten. Be sure to use a concealer that’s a shade or two lighter than your skin tone to get the job done. We love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer, which works to provide buildable coverage for the perfect finish.
STEP #4: SCULPT YOUR BROWS
It’s time to give your eyebrows some attention. The perfect way to define your brow shape and frame your face, flawless brows are a makeup must-have for date night. Try the L’Oréal Paris Unbeliva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel to build and sculpt your brows to perfection. Simply apply the product to sparse areas and outline and shape brows with the angled brush. Finish up by brushing your eyebrows with the spoolie, and you’re all set.
STEP #5: BRONZE IT UP
Now that your brows are in great shape, you’ll want to add some definition to your face. Apply a bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks and your temples to warm up your look.
STEP #6: SWIPE ON SOME BLUSH
Tie your sculpted look together by brightening up your complexion. Grab the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush and sweep it over your cheeks for a natural flush of color.
STEP #7: CRAFT A CAT EYE
If you’re game for adding a dramatic touch to your makeup look, a cat eye will definitely rise to the occasion. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner and use the stencil to draw your wing. Once complete, line your lash line. No need for eye shadow—let your liner be the star of the show!
STEP #8: PUMP UP YOUR LASHES
No date night look is complete without a touch of mascara. Swipe a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Waterproof Mascara, Lasting Volume onto your lashes for a flirty finish.
STEP #9: TIME FOR SOME LIP COLOR
There is nothing better than a gorgeous lip color to give your pout the attention it deserves. And we have the perfect shade in mind—a stunning red lip! It’s sexy, sultry, and basically everything you need to complete date night makeup for a black dress. Swipe on the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain in Unfiltered, and you’ll be as good as gold.
STEP #10: LOCK IT IN
Congratulations, your makeup look is complete. Before the night really begins, spritz a makeup setting spray, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist, on over your face makeup to help lock your look in place.