4 make up looks for white dress you should try out


White dress, a simple pure creature of fashion. What am I going to do with my hair and make up for a white dress? Do I go matchy-matchy, or go contrast? Should I play it safe or cross the line? Relax! We’re here to help you out!

Classic make up look for white dress with red lips

You may have seen this make up style for white dress in movies produced in the last century. Red is the color that represents glamour. Do you have a party with white dress code? Then, white is not as pure and simple as you think it should be!

Classic make up for white dress
Classic make up for white dress with red lips – Image: Womenfitness.net

Contour your face lightly, wear simple eye make up, and blow it up with red lips. You can make it matte, but a little bit of gloss will tell another story. As the white dress is simple, glowy and sassy lips will go a long way.

Suggested red lipsticks:

  • Charlotte Tilbury in Red Carpet Red
  • MAC Retro Matte in Ruby Woo
  • Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Shaping Lip Color in No.189 Isabella
  • Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color in Pioneer
  • Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored

Eye-catching make up look for white dress with nude lips

If classic red is too “moral” for you, why don’t you try smoky eyes with nude lips? Since the rest of your body will have no color, people will pay attention to your make up.

Black and white is a basic mix and match. So why don’t you level your game up by going black and white with your make up for white dress? Let’s try wearing a white dress with smoky eyes. A piece of black on your eyelids will balance out the plain of the outfit. Moreover, the first thing people will notice when they look at you will be the smoky eyes. Hence, if you don’t want it to be “too contrastive”, you can go with nude lips.

Make up for white dress
Smoky eyes with nude lips for glamour make up look for white dress – Image: wallhere.com

Nude make up

To respect the pureness of white dress, you can put on a nude make up look. “No make up” make up look is white popular these days, and it’s quite amazing as well.

Well prepare the foundation first. You should use foundation or cushion and concealer matching your skin tone. Then, lightly contour your face. For the eye, you can put on some mascara to highlight your eyes. Finally, kill this look with a nude shade of lipstick.

Gwyneth Paltrow arrived at the 2012 Oscars
Gwyneth Paltrow arrived at the 2012 Oscars with nude make up and a white vintage dress of Dior – Image: Becomegorgeous.com.

Though this make up style brings no attention to a specific part, it will bring harmony to your whole body. Nothing is distracting from others. You look simple and complete.

Silver eyeshadow and a dark shade of lipstick

If it’s a night party, and you want to rock the night away, let’s try to by a “white vampire” make up style for white dress. In order to do this, you can put on some silver eye shadow. Next, apply mascara to have thick eyelashes.

Silver eyes with thick eyelash
Silver eyes with thick eyelashes – Image: Youtube/@Denitslava Makeup

However, since almost everything is white and silver, you can make it balance with dark lips. Choose the right shade of dark color according to your undertone will make it a perfect make up style.

Tips for white dress

White is a neutral color. Hence, white dresses suit many skin-tones and can mix with a variety of costumes. However, to be fashionable in a white dress, you should keep in mind:

  • A white dress usually draws attention to your skin. No matter what tone it is, make sure there’s no streakiness or dead skin left.
  • White is simple. To make it more interesting, you can highlight it with some frills, lace, etc.
  • You need to check the transparency of white fabrics before buying. Placing your hand behind the cloth. If you can see it clearly, that means everyone can see what’s behind that dress when you wear it.
  • White clothes are more likely to be dirty due to sweat, dust, etc than other colors. Therefore, you should choose clothes which can keep you cool and dry, as well as easy to wash.
  • Pay attention to the underwear. What color should it be? White, black, blue, or whatever color does not look right. Beige color, which matches your skin color is the best choice. Do not wear textured underwear.
  • Dressing white from head to toe doesn’t seem to be a smart idea for your outfit unless you’re a nurse or doctor. When you wear a white dress, you should mix with accessories in different colors. For example, a black pair of high heels, a beige clutch, golden jewelry, watches, etc. The keyword for all types of accessories that come with white clothes is “simple”. Simple is the best.