Wondering how to look sexy for your date night? Check out my romantic makeup look for red dress to get inspiration for romantic makeup ideas!
Hey gorgeous! Red is a date night favorite, no matter what the season. Particularly for the warmer weathers, this hot color works great! Red can be sexy, sultry, passionate and confident – all at once! That’s why special occasions call for this bold choice of color.
Red is a great idea for the most romantic evenings – anniversaries, celebrations, birthdays of your special someone, honeymoon or just a candle-light dinner that you wanna make memorable. It’s not the bestest idea for high-pressure situations like first dates or meeting the parents. But go for it whenever you’re feeling confident and sexy!
Once you’ve figured out how to choose the perfect red dress, it’s time to add the right accessories and makeup to go with it. And while the accessories depend on the occasion and the dress, the makeup can just go with your mood.
Check out what makeup I chose to go with a red dress in this video!
How to Choose a Romantic Makeup Look for Red Dress
Date night makeup for a red dress can have so many options – glitter eyeshadow paired with nude lips, bronze smokey eyes with gold lips, shimmery copper eyeshadow with red lips or even just plain and simple mascara with a clear lip gloss. For the eyes, choose something to match the embellishments on your dress – gold, copper, shimmer or glitter will work well with embellished party dresses, and bronze, black and red will work for casual dresses.
The lips are a tricky part. Matching red lips with the red dress is the most common and fail-proof idea. If you wanna try something more glam, add glitter lipgloss. If you wanna try something different, you can go for nude or gold lipstick. For a different look, try deep pink, brown or a deeper shade of red than your dress.
For this romantic makeup look for red dress, I tried the bold red eye makeup, and paired it with a red lipstick to match my dress.
I wanted to create something sexy but not too glamorous. So instead of shimmer or glitter, I just went for a semi-glossy look. This look would be perfect for a candle-light dinner, a romantic honeymoon evening, or an intimate anniversary date.
Since I didn’t need a party-look, I used no concealer. Instead I used only foundation and a bit of bronzer to create an even complexion and a sculpted face. For the eyes, I used liquid eyeliner on the top lid and a light stroke of kohl on the bottom rim. I lined and filled my lips with a deep red lip-liner, lining slightly over the lips. And used a glossy lipstick for the final touch. I didn’t have red eyeshadow, so I used the same lipstick for my eyeshadow. I applied it with a small eyeshadow brush all over my eyelid and created a wing on the outer corner. I also applied it under the kohl, under my eyes. I finished the eyes with lots of black mascara on eyeslashes and lightly feathered my eyebrows with it, too.
Finally, I used compact powder all over my face and neck, and then used some highlighter on my cheekbones, nose tip, cupid’s bow and in the inner corner of my eyes. I dusted my cheeks with a pink blush, and voila!
I was wearing:
Red Dress: J.C. Penny
Red Babydoll Lingerie: Victoria’s Secret
Pencil eyeliner: M.A.C. Modern Twist Kajal Liner Long Espresso
Red Lipstick and Lipliner: MAC Lip Care- Lip Pencil- Brick
Red Lipstick: Maybelline 735 Rose Rush
Foundation: L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation
Face Powder: Christian Dior Diorskin Nude Compact Powder Makeup
Bronzer: DiorSkin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powder
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara
Blush: Clinique Blush & Cheek Powder Blush
Nail Lacquer: O.P.I. Dutch Tulips
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.
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