Hair + Makeup for a Red Prom Dress

Are you going to wear a red prom dress? Wearing red is symbol of confidence, power and sex appeal. All eyes will be on you so be sure to rock your red dress for prom with the right makeup!

Similar to how a blue prom dress mirrors blue eyes, the bold and bright scarlet reflects onto your skin. To rock red, you’ve got to start with the right color and pair it with the right makeup. Here’s how to look your best in a red prom dress:

First, keep hair simple with a red prom dress. Try an easy updo or this gorgeous hair worn down in loose curls. With an eye catching dress and dramatic makeup, there’s already plenty to look at.

To start, make sure to find the right color red for your skintone. If you have warm skin tones that are on the pink or peach spectrum, find a red that has an orange tint. For cool skin tones, more grey or blue, pick a red or even burgundy with undertones of blue and purple. Red is stunning worn with darker skin and you can pick whatever dress or tone you fancy. Dressing room lights are harsh but will tell you the truth. All other lighting you encounter will be more flattering, especially dim lights on prom night.

Wearing a bright red dress can wash out anyone’s skin. So makeup should be just as bold the dress! Pick one feature to highlight and go for it. One hot look that is the smoky eye – opt for dramatically defined eyes and lashes offset by shimmering lids. Stick with greys and blacks for this black tie worthy makeup.

Neutral makeup is another flattering look with a red dress. Think rich browns or soft greys and beiges – just be sure to add this season’s rosy cheek. Last but not least is the bold red lip. For the ultimate bombshell prom look, pair your red dress with on trend bright red lip, like Clinique Chubby Stick in Mightiest Maraschino. The key is to match lipstick to the dress.