3 Best Makeup Ideas For Your Gold Dress

Kick up the glam quotient of your blingy dress up a notch with these amazing makeup tips.

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You picked a breathtaking golden gown for your prom but are unsure how to team it with your makeup? Don’t worry. From dramatic eyes to the classic red pout, we shall provide two simple makeup ideas for gold dresses that will help you steal the show. Latest fashion trends indicate you can style this gold dress as evening wear and increase your glam quotient. Check out the low-down of exactly what goes with what and why to coordinate your gold dress with flawless makeup.

Read ahead on how to master this makeup tutorial below.

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  • Monotone Makeup: Monotone Makeup Neutral shades like browns, taupe, and black pair well with gold and can be used to highlight your lids. Similarly, shades of browns and reds are preferable for the lips.
  • Eye Makeup: Monotone Makeup Simple smokey eyes make the gold dress stand out without overdoing your face.
  • Glitter: Monotone Makeup A little bit of glitter can make your eyes pop without going overboard, but remember to keep your lip shade neutral for a balanced look.

Top 3 Makeup Ideas For Gold Dress

Idea 1: Jennifer Lopez’s Red Carpet Look

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Singer Jennifer Lopez cut a fine figure at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The beautiful actress showed off her toned arms in a golden, plunging Marchesa dress, which she paired with a neat bun, lush lashes, and creamy pink blush. So, if you’re crushing on Jennifer Lopez’s red carpet look, follow our tips below to master the look at home.

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Before you apply your makeup, master a smooth, dewy base. Begin with cleansing and thoroughly moisturising your face. For a glowing base, apply a good primer to cover the fine lines and large pores.

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The second step is to even out your skin tone. We suggest you to opt for a natural or a light coverage foundation rather than opting for heavy coverage – like Revlon PhotoReady Makeup. Use a good flat brush and blend the foundation to master a smouldering look.

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Next, apply a Chantecaille Total Concealer to cover the blemishes.

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To recreate a perpetual sun-kissed glow, dust Glam Bronze Duo 102 Brunette Harmony over the outer planes of your face. You can also apply a peachy blush (try Josie Maran Cream Blush in Sunset) to the apples of your cheeks for that perfect colour.

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Alternatively, you could also give your cheeks a little rose tint. However, remember that wearing too much blush can make you look a bit clownish, so don’t go overboard with it.

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For a dramatic look, trace your upper and lower lash lines with Shum Uemura Calligraph: Ink Liquid Eyeliner.

Step 6:

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Lengthen your lashes by wiggling two coats of Dolce & Gabbana Passion Eyes Mascara.

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Put the finishing touches on your JLo inspired look by applying a nude lip colour. We recommend Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Nudes Hint Of Pink By Doutzen.

Look 2: Aish’s Cannes Look

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Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has upped her Cannes wardrobe game once again as she glided down the red carpet in a golden Roberto Cavalli gown. The gorgeous star matched her stunning fishtail gown with a bold red lip, flawless skin and lush Hollywood waves. Get Aish’s Cannes look by following our tutorial below.

Step 1:

To achieve this look, begin by applying a primer – we suggest Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF15. This will leave a smooth finish and help you keep your makeup in place all day long.

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Next, take a stippling brush (this will help you create a flawless effect) and apply a fully coverage foundation – like Laura Mercier Oil-Free Supreme Foundation – to the tops of your cheekbones, chin, nose and forehead.

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Once done applying your foundation, contour your cheeks with Sephora Collection Contouring 101 Face Palette. Use the darker shade on your cheekbones and chin, and the lighter hue on your forehead, across the bridge of your nose and cheeks. Now, blend, blend, and blend it well.

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It would be best to use blush subtly throughout the daytime when wearing a gold outfit. Apply an apricot or peach blush if you are fair, while a wine blush looks nice on darker skin tones.

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To mimic Aishwarya’s breathtaking eyes, define your upper and lower lash lines with Superliner Gel Eyeliner-Super Liner 24h Waterproof Gel Eyeliner.

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Next, draw your eyes open with double coats of L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara to your upper and lower lashes.

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Nothing beats a refined makeup look tamed with a bold red lip. To recreate Aishwarya’s look at home, line and fill in your lips with Lancome Le Crayon in Berry. Now take a small lip brush and your favourite deep red shade, like Lancome Rouge In Love Lipstick, and swipe it across your lips.

You can set the makeup with a translucent powder and prevent it from migrating to the other areas on the skin. You can use Laura Mercier; the Translucent color for fair to medium skin, and the Deep Medium color for dark skin. Using a setting spray is optional but is highly recommended by all professional makeup artists. Use Urban Decay All Nighter for a long night out (especially for New Years) for keeping makeup in place.

Look 3: Selena Gomez Teen Choice Awards Look

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Selena Gomez arrived at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards in a stunning Erin Featherston glamorous golden dress. Makeup artist Karan Mitchell gave her fresh, chic makeup that accentuated her fun and glowing personality.

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Selena wore a natural look on her face, and you can use a matching sheer foundation to form the base. Set the foundation with a mineral-based powder.

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Use a matt bronzer and apply it to the cheeks following the natural face shape.

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Her bronze eyes were the major highlight. Begin by priming the eyelids and top with a base eyeshadow, which gives a pearly color to your eyelids.

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Finish the eye makeup with gel charcoal eyeliner on the upper and lower lashes.

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Get light bubblegum pink lips with a lip gloss.

A blogger shares her experience of styling a creamy-gold maxi dress with pink and purple accents and gold and pearl accessories, paired with some gold and peach eye makeup. She writes, “I don’t always get my eyeshadow blending right (YouTube tutorials always make it look so easy) but for once I was happy with the way it looked, the colors worked well and weren’t too heavily smokey or dramatic, which worked for me (i).”

Infographic: Top Makeup Looks For Your Lovely Golden Dress

Already bought that stunning golden dress for an upcoming event but not sure which makeup look will complement it the best? Don’t worry, we got you covered! Choosing the right makeup is essential to creating a gorgeous and impactful look. To help you out, we have shared two gorgeous makeup ideas in this infographic to ensure the spotlight always stays on you. Check it out now!

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With a golden dress, you can go all out when it comes to makeup. As the dress is here to mesmerize all, let your makeup stand out too. Our favorite is red lips. A subtle hint of red eye shadow works wonders too. Use a highlighter for a little metallic shimmer and glitter. Nail and hair accessories also add to the beauty of the look. We leave the floor to you – let your creativity shine, go crazy with your look. But do not forget that skincare routine. If you want your makeup for a gold dress to help you steal the show, make sure to cleanse, hydrate, and moisturize your skin before applying any makeup or cosmetic products.

Frequently Asked Questions

What lipstick should I wear with a gold dress?

You can wear matte lipstick with a shimmering gold dress to make a bold statement.

What color lipstick do you wear with gold eyeshadow?

You can wear a classic bright red lipstick to complement gold eyeshadow and create a vintage look.

Which lipstick goes with a golden saree?

Shades of red, wine, and nude are perfect to wear with a golden saree.

Key Takeaways

    • The skin has to be properly prepared to get the makeup to accompany your gold dress right.
    • A primer is used to begin the makeup after properly cleansing the skin. This helps keep the makeup in place all day.
    • A full-coverage foundation that is suitable for your skin tone can make all the difference.
    • Neutral eyeshadows and waterproof gel liners give a more dramatic look. A mascara can provide the finishing touch, along with your favorite deep red lip hue.
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