In general, you want to avoid anything with a purple hue to it, or anything that competes with the color of the dress. In some cases, I think it can look really great to wear a bold lip with a red dress, but if you want a fool-proof option, look for a soft, flattering nude with some shine in the finish.
What color makeup to wear with a red dress?
"Smoky eyes in shades of gunmetal, pewter, black, or dark browns pair nicely with bright red dresses," adds celebrity makeup artist Gilbert Soliz. "Sisley Phyto-Eye Twist No 4 Steel ($58) and Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara ($34) in Jet Black can help you achieve this look.
How do you match a lipstick to a dress color?
Matchy-matchy! Your Guide To Choosing The Right Lip Colour For Your Outfit
- Red outfit – Brown or peach lipstick.
- Blue outfit – Light pink or mauve lipstick.
- White outfit – Everything!
- Black outfit – Plum or orange.
- Green outfit – Nude.
- Yellow – Red.
What outfit goes well with red lipstick?
In my experience, the most statement-making accompaniments to a red lip are bright pinks, oranges, and greens. For those days when you want your outfit to look carefully curated, this is the combo for you!
Should your lipstick match your dress?
I tend to think that lipstick should be in the same color palette as your outfit but not match exactly, creating a monochromatic look that's sleek and put-together. Another rule of thumb is to have your makeup be the opposite “feel” of your clothing.
What color of lipstick to wear with a red dress?
That nude color adds just a pop of succulence to the mouth without overwhelming or detracting from the dress. Nude lipsticks with a red dress on fairer skin beauties might make them look a little too pale. Pink and Peach lip shades also pair quite nicely with a red dress.