4 Amazing Makeup Tips When You’re Wearing A Coral Dress

The right makeup tips can help you show off your stunning coral dress with style and class.

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Let’s talk about makeup for a coral dress! Do you wish to recreate this season’s hottest trend, the exquisite coral dress? Well, you will need to accent this stunning outfit with flawless makeup. The beauty of a coral dress is that it goes with any skin tone and hair color. To do this adaptable look right, though, you will need to put a bit of effort into your makeup. Since the dress’ color makes a statement on its own, your makeup should be minimal. But that does not mean you can’t add a touch of glitz and glam here and there.

Do you want to know what kind of makeup to wear with a coral dress? We got you! Keep reading to learn how to do the ideal coral dress makeup.

protip_icon Keep In Mind
  • Complementary Colors: Complementary Colors Opt for shades of blue, green, yellow, orange, white, grey, and black to complement the coral hue.
  • Hair Color: Complementary Colors Warm-toned highlights like copper, red, dark brown, caramel, and honey may suit your dress.
  • Accessories: Complementary Colors Choose gold-based jewelry for warm skin tones and silver-based jewelry for cool skin tones.
  • For A Formal Look: Complementary Colors Layer your coral dress with a beige, nude, or white colored jacket.

Read on to find out how to create the perfect makeup for coral dress.

1. Moderate Base

Moderate base makeup for coral dress
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As coral dress complements your skin tone and complexion, don’t hide it under a thick layer of foundation and primer. Use a concealer that closely matches your skin tone to dot around the eyes or on zits and dark spots. Smudge with your finger and blend it into the skin. Over the concealer, apply tinted moisturizer. Make sure the color of the moisturizer is such that it disappears on application to the skin. If your skin is pale and you feel that your face will wash out, you can apply a darker colored foundation to impart a warmer color. Seal the base with translucent powder that gives you a dewy fresh look.

2. Natural Glow

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With your coral dress, you have to add a glow to your face to emphasize your look. If you have a pale complexion, apply a golden apricot powder blush with hints of gold on the apples of your cheek. With a large brush, stroke towards your temple and create a peachy glow on your face. You can also try contouring your face with the help of a highlighter. If you want to apply bronzer, put a bit of bronzing powder under your cheekbone and smudge with a brush.

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If you have dark skin, you may wear a blush in a tangerine shade for a natural look with your coral dress.

3. Metallic Eye

Metallic eye makeup for coral dress
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Pairing a coral dress with elaborate, dramatic eyes adds to the glamour. Smoky eyes with gold highlight work really well. To start your eye makeup for coral dress, dab pink long wear paint pot or color tattoo on your eyelid with your finger and using a fluffy brush, blend it. Now apply a gold shimmer peach-pink eyeshadow with throughout your lid. To give your eye a smoky look, brush a small amount of brown eye shadow along the crease and blend. On the outer edge of the eyes, with an angular brush, make a distinct V-shape with a dark burgundy eye shadow. Blend it towards the center with the brown shadow. With a pencil brush, apply a smudged line of black eye shadow under the lash ending in the V-shape drawn with burgundy. To add highlights, add a bit of champagne gold glitter near the tear ducts. Turquoise also works well with coral, so a metallic turquoise glitter can also be used.

Now using pencil eyeliner followed by a liquid one, trace just above your eyelashes with a little bit of wing tip. Apply a few coats of mascara to fluff up your eyelashes. Now to add an extra edge to your smoky eyes, use fake eyelashes, with a little trick. Cut up the lashes in half and stick them on the outer edge of your eye, stacked one on top of the other. This adds to the volume of the lashes. Run the liquid liner once again to make sure the fake lashes are indistinguishable.

Ava, a blogger recalls her personal experience of experimenting with makeup on her coral dress. She adds, “This month is my second Prom ever! Last year I wore a short gold and white dress, and for this year I wanted something completely different…so I got this gorgeous bright coral long dress (i).” She shares some pictures of her eye makeup where she laced her beautiful eyes with some metallic tint, mascara-laden eyebrows, and more for improved definition and a bold appearance.

4. Nude Or Coral Lip

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For your lips, you can use a nude lipstick or a shimmery coral lipstick to play up the color more. Apply a lip balm and trace the outline of your lip with a nude liner. Fill in with your choice of lipstick and add a bit of lip gloss if you want a subtle shine.

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If you are wearing coral lipstick, go for a shade that is of the same color or a shade darker than the coral dress.
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Infographic: 6 Makeup Ideas To Try With Your Coral Dress

Stepping out in a stunning coral dress calls for a flawless makeup look that complements and enhances your beauty. The right makeup and shades can elevate your overall appearance and make you feel confident. Whether you are attending a wedding, a cocktail party, or a special event, the ideas shared in the infographic below will help you achieve a balanced makeup look that perfectly complements your coral dress. Check it out!

6 makeup ideas to try with your coral dress (infographic)

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From creating a smokey eye look to adding the right glitz, you can experiment a lot with your makeup if you are wearing a coral dress. Although the dress will do all the magic, you do not have to leave your void of makeup. Soft and simple touches here and there will accentuate the beauty of your dress. So, follow all the tips and tricks mentioned above and get that desired look almost effortlessly. You will surely be a showstopper!

Frequently Asked Questions

What skin tone can wear coral?

Coral is a color that looks great on every skin tone. As long as the fitting, makeup, and accessorizing are done properly, coral outfits can be worn by everyone.

What nail color goes with coral?

You can use nail polish in black, white, or nude and peachy shades to complement your coral dress.

Does coral make you look tan?

No. Coral has a bit of pink and orange in it which are warm hues. So they will make you appear warm and glowy.

Should blondes wear coral?

Absolutely! Coral outfits would look great on blondes. Go for paler shades of coral with pink undertones.

What color goes with coral for a wedding?

Other warm tones, pastel shades, green, white, and gold will go well for a coral-themed wedding.

Key Takeaways

  • Minimal makeup paired with your exquisite coral dress can make you look gorgeous.
  • A concealer that closely matches your skin tone and a light foundation can help create a fresh, dewy complexion.
  • Warm, earthy tones such as brown, turquoise, and gold can help create a subtle, flattering look for the eyes.
  • A nude or coral lip color can help complement the warm tones in your coral dress.
  • A subtle highlighter can help create a natural glow and nail that perfect look.

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