4 Amazing Makeup Tips To Wear With Your Yellow Dress

Simple makeup hacks that work amazingly with yellow outfits for a bright, cheerful look.

Reviewed by R.GuyR.Guy, Makeup Artist
By Nisha BaghadiaNisha Baghadia  • 

It’s one thing to pick the perfect dress, but figuring out what makeup to do with it is something else. If you are here, you must be looking for the perfect makeup for a yellow dress. After all, no outfit is complete without the right makeup look.

Yellow is a versatile color that you can wear to a picnic, a work meeting, or a wedding. You can use a variety of makeup techniques to enhance your look and radiate elegance. Some of these are discussed in more detail below. Read this article to create your own unique makeup look for the yellow dress you are planning to wear!

Get ready to look like a glam doll by creating your personalized makeup for yellow dress!

1. Face

Woman using sponge to blend makeup for a natural look


The base makeup with yellow dress should be natural and muted. Do not try to outshine the colour of your dress; it will end in a sparkly, garish disaster. A light, breezy look on your face is desirable as yellow is a warm colour. To look flawless yet natural, start with your best friend – the concealer. Cover up your blemishes and blend with a foundation brush as you go. For foundation, pick one that melts into your skin without leaving any distinguishable trace. Using a primer prior to concealer and foundation is the best way to get a flawless finish. If you cannot find a shade exactly like your skin tone, blend two foundations (one darker, one lighter) to get the desired shade. Put this on evenly with a makeup brush, rather than a sponge. Sponges tend to absorb a lot of product that should otherwise be going on your face. You can also choose a good tinted moisturizer instead of a foundation.

2. Cheeks

Woman applying tint to her cheeks to complement her yellow dress


If you are one of those lucky few who can carry off a yellow dress, make sure you choose makeup that belongs to the warm colour family.

While your base is humble, let your cheeks speak of warmth and a healthy glow. Cream based sheer cheek tints are good for this purpose. Powder bronzers work well too. The easiest way to apply bronzer is to apply it around the hairline, temples, cheekbones, and jawline. When applying blush, it’s simple – smile and apply to the apples of the cheeks and gently blend into bronzer slightly. This is perfect for the rosy natural flush finish. If you want to have a rosy glow, almost like a natural flush, you should apply the tint on the apple of your cheek. If you want to highlight your cheekbones, then apply it just under your cheek and blend towards the temple with a brush. Using a brush is best for the most polished effortless look. With a yellow dress, blush colours like peach, coral, warm pinks, orange, and purple for deeper skin tones look nice.

3. Eye

Woman applying kohl to lower lids of her eyes for a contrasting effect against the brightness of a yellow dress


Whether you are wearing your yellow flow-ey dress to the prom or a wedding, getting the eye makeup right is important! There are various ways you can do your eye makeup for yellow dress. While the smokey look is a stunner and goes well with almost anything, you could focus on your lips and put simple kohl lines on your eyes.

For kohl-rimmed eyes, start by covering your lids with a metallic cream based eye colour in a neutral or light brown shade. With a very dark pencil, draw a thin, dark line around the lashes. With a black kohl pencil, retrace the lines to make your eyes pop.

To create smokey eyes, first cover your eyelids with a cream colour. Smudge with a brown shadow on the inner side of the light and charcoal grey on the lash line. With an angled brush, create a V-shaped wing tip with matte black eye shadow and trace all over the upper and lower lash lines. Finish with black liner. To enhance your smokey eyes, add a dab of champagne glitter in the middle of the upper lid and near the tear ducts.

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For everyday use, you can opt for deep brown matte eyeshadow. You may also add gold shimmer to it to enhance your look.

4. Lips

Woman applying nude lipstick to balance out the look


If you are doing smokey eyes, you best keep your lips neutral. You can opt for pink or orange lip butter. Or, you can put a nude pink or rose lipstick. A yellow dress with bright red makeup is one combo you best avoid! You will stand out in a crowd like a sore thumb, with a buttery yellow and bright red combo!

If your eyes and cheeks have natural makeup, you can step up your game with a bold red lipstick or even a powerful purple lipstick. This is a quirky look with two warm, popping colours. But make sure your eyes don’t have elongated cat eyes or dark shadows to keep distractions to a bare minimum.

Start with a pink or peach lip liner across the edges of the lips. Now pick a brownish red you like (warm shades are desirable) and cover your lips with it. Blot with a tissue and you’re ready.

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If you want a subtle look, go for maroon-ish red lipstick as it enhances your appearance and works for all occasions.
The complete makeup look of woman wearing yellow


Bright and beautiful, a yellow dress is all you need as your respite from the summer heat. As you choose your makeup from the warm color family, always remember that your idea is to look flawless and not cakey. Therefore, achieving that soft, sweet, and simple look is a good blend. Apart from your makeup, you will definitely want some inner glow. For this, a healthy lifestyle should be your best friend. So, eat well, stay hydrated, and have a proper sleep. So, let our tips on makeup for the yellow dress handle the rest.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you do the perfect eyeliner with a yellow dress?

All it takes to improve your eye makeup game is a brush of yellow shimmer on your crease. Once you have drawn wings with black eyeliner on both sides, line your crease line with a shiny, glittering liquid eyeliner in a shade of yellow. Make sure your crease liner extends a bit past your black eyeliner.

Does cat eyeliner look good on a yellow dress?

Yes, cat eyeliner looks good on a yellow dress. It is something anyone can wear because it defines your eyes beautifully.

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