prom makeup for blue dress

Prom Makeup For Blue Dress (Highly Recommended)

Prom is an embodiment of every young teen’s fantasies. For them, it is a special night that they wished could last forever. It’s full of endless pictures and get-togethers. Then, the fun dancing night ensues! Let’s be honest here, who wouldn’t want to look their best on their prom night, right? Girls would do absolutely everything to make their look perfect, from head to toe, and from hairdo to heels. When it comes to a prom outfit, some girls prefer a dress with bright colors, and a blue dress is definitely one of the most brilliant choices. To look even more stunning, the perfect prom makeup that suits a blue dress is also necessary. 

Styling yourself and finding the perfect combination for the perfect makeup that can complement a blue prom dress can be tricky. But just relax and don’t be stressed out, because I guarantee that you will have a good time if you follow my prom makeup tips and tricks below!

Which Prom Makeup is Best for a Blue Dress?

If you have no clue which prom dress that would suit you, then you can start with a blue dress. The blue color represents a calm, innocent, and also gentle aura with the power to captivate people. There is also something ethereal about blue dresses, which is why most Disney princesses such as Cinderella, Belle, and also Alice primarily use the iconic blue dresses. Most people would agree that blue dresses symbolize the color of the sky and that it’s calming yet empowering.

prom makeup for blue dress

If you’ve already found the ultimate blue dress for your prom night, then the next thing you need is the ultimate makeup style to pair it with. Here are some of my favorite styles of prom makeup which will suit your blue dress!

Peachy Makeup Style

prom makeup for blue dress

Peach-based makeup definitely goes very well with blue as it contrasts both colors, yet at the same time complements each other. The light tones that the peach makeup style brings will make your blue dress stand out, plus it’s also very easy to do.

You will undoubtedly look fresh and gorgeous for your special prom night with super minimum effort. Not only does it look flawless, but this peachy makeup look is also suitable for all skin tones. 

1. Pixi Peachy Correction Concentrate

This excellent concealer will obscure the dark circle under your eyes. It’ll make your face look well-rested, youthful, and fresh too. It conceals spots, and lines, as well as brightens your face in a natural way.

2. Fenty Beauty Blurring Skin Tint

Now it is time to enhance the complexion of your face with this skin tint. For that peachy look that’ll blend well with your brilliant blue prom dress, I recommend the medium or medium-deep shade from Fenty Beauty skin tint product, which is shade number 5 to 7. Depending on your natural skin tone, apply lightly so your face does not look cakey.

3. Jung Saem Mool Concealer Artist Palette

For a detailed touch, I recommend this concealer to obscure blemishes on your face. There is no need to go overboard with this one. Use a small brush to apply the concealer directly on the spot that you want to conceal as needed.

4. Fenty Beatuty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer

To complete your peachy look, use this makeup to give your face that warmer tone! Use the bronzer brush to lightly apply it around your cheekbone. In addition, I recommend that you add a touch of Rare Beauty Soft Pinch liquid blush and Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette to make your face look sweeter!

Fierce and Dramatic Blue Makeup Style

prom makeup for blue dress

If you have a lighter shade of blue dress hanging beautifully by your closet and want to go full power on your makeup for your prom, then this dramatic and fierce look is definitely the one for you. The gradient blue matte eyeshadow looks paired with long false eyelashes. Also, a touch of dark eyeliner with a silver highlighter finish will definitely give you a badass vibe.

However, be careful not to overdo it because it is already a dramatic smokey eye, to begin with. Therefore, I recommend that you only use 3 color tones for one color. To find out more about this makeup style, here are a few recommended products to give you a banging look!

Mini Pocket Eyeshadow Palette

As I’ve said above, if you want to use blue makeup to complement your blue dress, then you should go play with your eyeshadow palette! Sephora has its own guide on how to use its palette, but I personally think that you should go out of the box and apply them in your own way. You can take inspiration from the Euphoria show to get that glitter blue look, which is possible if you use this particular eyeshadow.

2. Morphe X Nyane Fierce Fairytale Artistry Palette

Now if you want to play around with different blue shades, your option will be a lot more open if you use this palette. Getting that dramatic blue style around your use would be a chinch and with the right application, along with your light blue dress, you’ll become the highlight of the prom night!

3. NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette

Applying blue shadow over and under your lids would make you look fiercer. The hue from this eye shadow will do an excellent job to help you get that style, thanks to its somewhat shimmery pigmentation. I recommend that you also put on some falsies or mascara on your eyelashes, which will amplify the dramatic effect significantly.

Red is the Power Makeup Style

prom makeup for blue dress

If you’ve decided to go simple for your eye and cheek makeup for your special prom night, then you can finish it off with an iconic bold red lipstick to seal the look altogether.

The striking bold red lipstick pairs exceptionally well with a blue dress, which creates a powerful appearance that is perfect for your prom night.

1. MAC Cosmetics
Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo

If you want to appear sensual in your blue dress on your prom night, you definitely need a lipstick in classic red shade. The matte red from Mac Cosmetics will deliver that look flawlessly. Reviewers have a lot of good things to say about this lipstick. They say that it’s creamy and keep your lips moist longer, and I can personally attest to that!

2. Maybelline
Color Sensational The Creams in Red Revival

Your prom dance continues deep into the night, and for that, you’ll need to prepare a long-lasting red lipstick! So, I recommend Maybelline because you can always count on this world-famous brand to deliver quality makeup. It’s affordable too, though the red may look cheaper compared to Mac Beauties.

Natural Light Pink Makeup Style

I definitely recommend the Light Pink which would look adorable for prom. This tone of makeup will definitely highlight the features of your face naturally. Moreover, the final blush of pink on your cheek will also give your face a glowing effect.

This look is equally beautiful should you decide to use or not use false eyelashes. Last but not least, in order to perfect the look, simply finish it with light pink or nude color lipstick. Here are the recommended products to achieve that look.

Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette

To get that soft pink makeup style to match your blue dress, first I recommend this eye shadow palette! The rose pink from the palette will provide you with that soft feminine vibe, an ideal look for a prom! You may also use Pixi correction concentrate, the one that I’ve mentioned above, to complement your pink look. 

2. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Matte Lipstick in pink

I believe that the best way to make your lip look more irresistible is through a light pink hue! The cooler undertone of the NYX lipstick will create a gentle feminine look that suits your blue prom dress. 

Can I Wear Red Lipstick With a Blue Dress?

prom makeup for blue dress
prom makeup for blue dress

Yes, definitely. You can definitely wear red lipstick with a blue dress. In fact, I actually recommend you to do so, because it makes up for an extremely beautiful complexion as a whole. It represents a bold and also fearless look, but still daringly feminine. Furthermore, it also serves a fresh look without being too loud, and it is truly a sight to behold. Pro tip: For a maximum bold look, go for a darker shade of blue for your dress.

What Color Eye Makeup Goes With Blue Dress?

As I’ve mentioned before, blue dresses allow a wide range of colors to use to achieve a beautiful eye makeup look. With the right combination of tones, it could easily transform your appearance, making it perfect for an unforgettable night. So, I have listed the best color for eye makeup options that go super well with the blue dress below!

1. Glitter Peach Eye Makeup Look

prom makeup for blue dress

Cute and endearing, yet bold and striking. This peach-based tones with glitter finish eye makeup look gives a shining, shimmering, splendid effect to your face, and the best part? It suits perfectly with a blue dress. Lastly, top it all off with a little eyeliner wing with false lashes, and I can guarantee heads will be turning in your direction through your magical prom night.

2. Blue Hue Eye Makeup Look

prom makeup for blue dress

Blue on blue? Why not? The shades of blue that are available in the makeup markets now come in many different shades. It’s also a favorable tone of color to play with for all skin types and tones. If you want to go for subtle, princess-like vibes, then you can opt for a lighter shade of blue eyeshadow makeup. Or, if you decide that you want a full-blown dramatic look that aims for the prom queen crown, then pack up a dark blue matte eyeshadow on your eyelids.

3. Smokey Eye Makeup Look

prom makeup for blue dress

It is without a doubt that the smokey eye look takes your makeup game to the next level. With strokes of black eyeshadow, finished with a touch of brown hues and black eyeliner enhanced with a highlighter, it would definitely make your eyes stand out. You can also pair this look with a navy blue dress or even a cerulean dress, because it would still make a perfect combination, for sure.

4. Gold Metallic Eye Makeup Look

Another eye makeup look that shows simplicity in elegance is the gold metallic eye makeup look. To steal the look, simply start off by brushing a shade of natural-looking brown shadow. Then add some finishing with a sweep of gold metallic shade and a few touches of highlighter for an exquisite finish. As a result, this entire look will become more graceful, especially when completed with some long false lashes.

How Do You Pick Eyeshadow For a Dress?

There are a few rules when it comes to picking the right eyeshadow for a dress. It is very important to know the concept of complementary colors, or color theory, in which colors that are opposite on the color wheel. This applies to the world of makeup as well, because it helps you to coordinate which color suits the other color the best, without seeming like a clown.

Let’s say, for example, you pick a beautiful dark green dress for prom. An ideal eyeshadow color that would compliment this dress color very well is red or orange shade. With the help of the opposing color, it will definitely make your eye makeup pop out against the dress color.

It does not mean that you can not wear the same exact color for both your dress and makeup. After all, makeup is all about the “you do you” attitude. However, in some instances, wearing the same makeup color as your dress might not stand out, because your makeup would just get lost in the mix.

If you do want to wear the same color, I recommend that you play with the shades.

Another easy way to match your eyeshadow with your dress is by choosing the opposing shades for the same color. For example, if you are wearing a dark blue dress, then opt for a very light blue makeup color, and vice versa.

Does Eyeshadow Have to Match Your Outfit?

While it is not necessary to have your eyeshadows match your outfit, it is definitely a good idea to coordinate the color of your eyeshadow to any outfit that you will be wearing. Say you are wearing a light pink dress with a few light-colored accessories attached to it.

What you can do is coordinate the colors of your eyeshadows with tones ranging from rose gold to scarlet, which doesn’t venture too far from the color of your outfit. Undoubtedly, it will bring out the expressiveness of your whole look instead of just matching your light pink dress with another light pink eyeshadow.


Since prom night is once a lifetime event, you need to level up your makeup game! The combinations of hues and makeup products that I’ve mentioned and explained will combine well with your blue prom dress. They will help you to get that perfect dazzling look, making you the queen of the prom! Do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about makeup that can elevate your prom experience!

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