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Awesome Makeup Ideas To Make Your Little Black Dresses Pop!

Makeup to go with little black dresses

By Adrian Leighton

makeup for little black dresses

We don't need to tell you how appealing the classic little black dress look is, but your outfit doesn't stop with the dress as you know! The question is, what's the best kind of makeup to match little black dresses?

Actually there is no one style to choose from, and different makeup will serve to dress up or down your look. So let's look at soem different black dresses, and the type of makeup that you might like to wear with those...

Black Formal Event Dresses For Balls

Let's say you're going to a ball, or similar, and wearing black. Like this dress below:

Sequins Halter Wide Ruched Waist Front Slip Black Tie Event Dress, Style Code: 00144, US$159.00

Sequins Halter Wide Ruched Waist Front Slip Black Tie Event Dress, Style Code: 00144, US$159.00

Because this is a formal event you'll want to go to town and choose full makeup. That means thick lashes, blush, and colored eye shadow. Try a mixture of darker, yet lively colors, like purples and blues, as well as heavy liner. Add also some rose blush to your cheeks for a lively glow.Finally rich colors will work well for lips too, as black's quite a strong color. How about a bold crimson, because reds have really been popular this year!

Strapless Little Black Dresses For A Sunny Day

This is one of the more casual styles of little black dresses and so it calls for its own kind of lighter makeup.

Strapless Column Knee-length Sleeveless Ruffles Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 05199, US$69.00

Strapless Column Knee-length Sleeveless Ruffles Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 05199, US$69.00

You're strapless, so you need to take attention to your collarbone and face by wearing natural-looking makeup with subtle hints of color. Wear light makeup such as light pink metallic eyes, and don't go overboard with the mascara! A touch of gloss on your lips, and some light bronzer will make you glow. Sometimes, less is more!

Stretch LBD For Nights Out

If you're on a date or partying with friends at the club, then this style of body con LBD will make you irresistible, but you need to maximize your 'Wow-factor' by adding the right make up.

Sheath Short Sleeveless High Neck Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 01790, US$74.00

Sheath Short Sleeveless High Neck Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 01790, US$74.00

The trick here is to really sex up your look! Smoky eyes (think Kim Kardashian) are the order of the day here, so use a blend of dark colors, such as green, gray, or blue, and some glitter. Finish off the look with a touch of white metallic shadow to the inside corner of your eyes. Finally, how about neon pink lips? Pow!

Halter Black Dresses For Dinner Or A Date

A halter dress has that touch of class that you'll enjoy if you're out at dinner, or on a date with that special someone!

Sleeveless Short Black Beading Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 01388, US$74.00

Sleeveless Short Black Beading Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 01388, US$74.00

Halter dresses will work well with makeup that will highlight your face as the halter covers your neckline. A dab of light, glittery, shadow at the inside corner of your eyes will again draw the eye. Greens, blues or even gun-metal gray on the rest of your eye will make your own eye color really pop. Lip gloss makes your lips kissable, but keep it light so as not to steal your eyes' thunder!

If you're like us then you love little black dresses, but what's your usual makeup style when you're wearing your favorite LBD? Tell us below...

Mascara Masterclass: Tips To Get Fabulous Lashes Worthy Of Hollywood.

Mascara Masterclass

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Here at OuterInner.com we know that a dress doesn't make an outfit. that's why today we're going to look at one of the most important types of makeup that can really help to complete your look and complement any occasions dresses that you might be wearing. If you don't really use mascara yet, or not much, then this blog is a masterclass for you! If you are already a mascara pro, then hopefully you'll still pick up one or two tips along the way! We're going to look at the basic technique of applying mascara and some tips to help you get lashes that really pop:

How To Apply Mascara

There is a 3 step guide to applying perfect mascara everytime:
  1. Start by wriggling the mascara wand from side to side at the base of your eyelashes. This puts down a layer of mascara there which will actually make the lashes look longer and length is what you want!
 
  • Next you need to pull the wand forward and out of your lashes and again keep wriggling it from side to side as you do this. This wriggle motion will actually be useful as it separates your lashes and gives you that film-star look.
   
  • Finally, you need to remove any clumps and you do this by closing each eye and running the wand through the top of your lashes from base to tip.
  These steps will give you amazing red carpet lashes which are both long and defined.  

Mascara Tips

Ever wondered how the stars get those perfect lashes that just pop? These extra tips will help you recreate their star style:
  • Avoid clumps by wiping off excess mascara before applying, so if you see any gloopy bits then wipe them off!
 
  • Get the MOST defined lashes possible by using a lengthening mascara first and then adding a thickening mascara afterwards. This will take twice as long, but will look twice as good! Don't let the first layer dry before you add the second layer or you will suffer from clumps.
   
  • Instrument of torture or important accessory? It's the latter. Always use a lash curler. Some say before applying, some say after, but the main concensus seems to be that you just should either way!
   

Mascara 101 Video Tutorial

When it comes to applying makeup there's no better way to learn than actually being shown by someone. Luckily I've managed to dig up a great video on Youtube which shows you how and features many of these tips:
What are your favorite types of mascara? Do you have any tips that you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments below please!
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