How to Wear Makeup to Match Blue Dresses


Royal blue dresses are trendy and suitable for casual to formal events like cocktail parties or prom nights. The color matches all skin tones. A nicely-executed makeup application enhances its look to even greater extents. However, you have to be ultra-cautious in picking the makeup to wear with royal blue dresses. Avoid getting too cheesy or too low. Let us guide you on choosing makeup to match blue dresses.

Makeup Matching Blue Dresses

No matter what color makeup you choose for your royal blue dress, you must know that either your eyes or your lips can be the focal point of your face, not both at the same time. Picking the right foundation, closest to your natural skin tone is quite significant, as each girl has a different skin tone.

Lipsticks to Go with Royal Blue Dresses

You have all the freedom to pick the lipstick color that matches best with your complexion. If the dress is boldly colored, it does not mean that you can’t have bold lips. Just don't have bold lipstick and eye makeup at the same time. Try to create a more balanced look. Let’s take a look at what lipstick colors go well with various skin tones.

  • Red crimson lips look glamorous with soft metallic eyes particularly on those with porcelain skin tones.

  • Coral lipsticks are suitable for all skin tones preferably in daytime.

  • Girls with dusky skin tones should try a peachy red lipstick.

  • For fair to medium skin tones, royal red and fuchsia lipsticks are suitable.

  • Velvety pink lipstick is perfect for makeup matching blue dresses for evening events (do not forget a royal blue nail polish and a bright pink clutch or other accessories).

  • For olive to almond skin tones, pale pink lipstick is the right choice.

Makeup for Cheeks

When wearing royal blue dresses, remember to never try to highlight your cheeks. Wishing for an elegantly soothing look, apply the softer tones of pink. And for a warmer feel, a plum colored blush is the best option. Lastly, a matte bronzer also goes great with royal blue dresses. For evening, give yourself a glamorized look with a shimmer bronzer.

Eyeshadows for Royal Blue Dresses

If you intend to play up your eyes as the focal point, do not opt for dramatically done lips with them. Eye makeup techniques like metallic, wing tips smoky eyes, cat eyes and glitzy eyes, all are suitable for royal blue dresses.

Pink or Brown Eye Shadow

Using shades of pink and brown on eyes is suitable for all skin tones. These are neutral shades, which are best for daytime. You can apply these even for prom nights, with a small application of golden glitter, to create a jazzed up feel.

Blue Eyeshadow

Using blue eyeshadow for matching blue dresses would highlight your eyes (but, lips must be nude). Blue on eyes is quite tricky and should only be tried by bolder girls who have the courage to wear it well. It is most recommended for the girls with medium to fair skin tones. It can be accented with different hues (if they are a part of royal blue outfit). For example, you may add silver glitter on the center of lids or black for the smoky style eyes. A blue eyeliner with neutral and undertones of blue shades will also complement the outfit. The blue eye makeup should be used for evening parties.

Other Fashion Accessories!

Fashion accessories are equally important for matching blue dresses. Here are some basic points to be followed for choosing the right fashion accessories.

Earrings and Bracelets with Royal Blue Dresses

For earrings, silver, golden, metallic, pink, turquoise, white pearls and coral are some of the best colors. You can wear any size of earrings with loose hair. But for a tightly tied updo, larger earrings look flattering. However, if you are wearing a big-sized necklace, earrings should be smaller and vice versa. Bracelets look great - especially with sleeveless dresses and can be matched with necklaces or earrings.


Necklaces look fab, especially with a strapless dress. NecklacesNof blue stones combined with many other hues or silver, golden and metallic necklaces (for evening), white pearls, etc. are some of the best options. But, remember, there is no need to wear a necklace with a dress with an intricately designed neckline.


Clutches of bright or contrasting colors go great with royal blue dresses.For a subtler look, a royal blue clutch is the right option.


For shoes (as well as for clutch), matching your lipstick color is quite trendy and chic. Or you can match the clutch with the shoes you are wearing.

Note: Do not wear all fashion accessories at the same time. Skipping one from earrings, necklace or bracelets would give a more balanced look.