How To Match Your Prom Dress With Your Make-Up

If you haven’t started planning your make-up, even if you haven’t thought about your prom dress yet, help is at hand! It’s great to get coordinated and know what you’re doing beforehand, but be wary of going overboard.

When it comes to matching make-up with a prom dress, it’s pretty simple. There are some general rules, however which we will outline in this article. When you carefully consider shades, glitters and tones and how these complement your gown, you can begin to coordinate your entire look. Once you do this, you are on track for looking absolutely dazzling for prom.

The make-up you choose really is an important part of your overall look for prom. So it’s great to plan ahead and figure out what it is you’re doing. Maybe you have yet to discover the prom dress for you. If this is the case, there’s an astonishing collection available at Peaches Boutique in Chicago.

Now let’s examine the make-up do’s and don’ts when it comes to matching them with your dress. Follow these tips to pull off the ultimate prom look:

Ø  If you are wearing a metallic dress: keep your eye shadow and lipstick subtle. Metallic is already a bold move, so you don’t want to overpower your look. Instead, go with some peachy tones, warmer gold or bronze to complement the metallic-coloured makeup nicely.

Ø  If you are choosing blue: go for the Smokey eyes with the winged eyeliner to polish it off. This helps you build a powerful look that won’t be forgotten. If you are confident with the eye shadow, you can layer shades and build up a deeper Smokey effect to add more of a ‘POW!’

Ø  Wearing emeralds or pastels? You can go for something more intense with the eye shadow shade. Think vibrant violets or intense pinks. Alternatively you could opt for the natural look, which also suits those dress shades well.

Ø  Got a red prom dress in the closet? Here’s what to do with your make-up: red can be a bold and sexy shade. Complementing it with a brown eye-liner or faint brown eye shadows is the way to go and can finish off the overall look nicely.

Ø  Wearing a dark gown? A subtle metallic on the eyelids with a neutral light lipstick will look just stunning. Think about gold eye shadows, and it will really stand out against the darker shades of prom dresses. Opt for matte lipstick to get a long-lasting finish that doesn’t fade over the night.

Ø  Wearing white? You can get pretty creative with white prom dresses as it’s such a neutral shade – pretty much anything would go! However, something that pops such as orangey and bright red lip colours can be a great move. Think minimal with the eyeshades and eyeliner to keep it elegant!

Peaches Boutique offer a great selection of prom dresses that are trendy in 2016, so you can choose something that looks like it’s taken straight off the catwalk.


Following these tips will get you complementing your make-up with your prom dress to look perfect for your special night!


  1. Makeup is an important part of how one looks and it determines if the outfit will pop or flop. Great article Sophie!!

  2. Wow, thanks for the tips! They are really useful.x

    Have a nice week,

  3. Thanks for the useful tips! This dress is such a dream!


    Claire from Dresscape

  4. Great tips Sophie!

  5. Interesting tips, thanks x

  6. Love the idea of doing metallic to a dark prom dress, the combo of the two is really good! Xx

  7. Wow, these are all such great tips, girlie! I wish I would've had a source like this back when I was getting ready for my prom; I looked like big bird with this ugly yellow dress I decided to wear and my poor husband looked like a pimp with an all white suit and yellow tie and white hat, hahahahaha! At least I can have a good laugh when I think about this fashion #fail! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great week ahead!



  8. I love this post! I always loved reading about prom makeup tips when I was in high school!

  9. Very useful post and tips, sweetie!!!
    Wrong make up can ruin even the most beautiful dress! :)

  10. Great tips, and beautiful dress!


  11. Super gorgeous. Love this! Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len

  12. Great tips for any evening outfit/ makeup look!

    xoxo Rina

  13. Great tips. The dress looks so pretty.
    Nina's Style Blog