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Makeup Ideas for a Yellow Prom Dress

by Sara Cantu, studioD

When shopping for prom dresses, be sure to select one that makes a statement. Beautiful dresses in shades like yellow will have all eyes on you on this special night. As you plan out all aspects of your prom attire, make way for makeup that enhances the gorgeous color and details of a yellow prom dress. Whether it is a bold and bright look, or one that is au natural, makeup that complements without competing with your dress is key to looking flawless on prom night.

Natural Makeup

A yellow prom dress makes a major statement on its own, so one option is to go light on makeup to let your dress really shine. Eyeshadows in shimmery neutral hues, barely-there bronzer, and a properly placed highlighter will give you a radiant glow throughout the evening. Pretty, elegant, and delicate, this dewey makeup look lets your natural beauty and yellow dress to take center stage.

Bold Lip

While a minimalist makeup look is gorgeous when paired with a bright yellow dress, a bold lip can be equally breathtaking. Try a pretty pop of bold color like magenta or light pink to pair with yellow. These shades work well together, and are more sophisticated than a red or orange look. A punch of color on your lips adds a playful, flirty vibe to your prom night ensemble.

Bright Eyes

Prom night is all about fun, and choosing an unexpected color of eyeshadow is a great way to add spice to a formal dress. Vivid hues like turquoise, aqua, green, or even bright white look stunning against a bright yellow dress. When rocking bold eyes in these gorgeous shades, keep other aspects of your makeup neutral. A nude lip or peachy-pink with a dab of gloss is a lovely pairing for bright eyes.

Hollywood Glamour

A beauty look reminscent of old Hollywood glamour is a gorgeous way to play up the wow factor of a yellow dress. A classic cat-eye eyeliner with voluminous lashes, rosy cheeks, and a strong, red lip provide a chic pairing for a yellow dress. Together, these elements complete the fabulous retro vibe of this elegant dress and makeup pairing.

About the Author

Sara Cantu has been writing fashion and lifestyle articles since 2009. As a fashion stylist, writer and blogger, she has been published in “Lady Couture” magazine and “RGV” magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from The University of Texas - Pan American.

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