If your dress is overly busy with wild prints or pattens you may want to let your makeup take the back seat. These dresses are specifically designed with multi-fabrics which will pick and catch the light. For these glittery dresses go for a subtle makeup with a satin or pearly finish instead of the obvious glitter and shine. The slight sheen of the makeup will compliment the dress without blinding someone.
Bright, look at me dresses have remained a trend of choice in the prom dress section. While your dress is vivid and standing out try using universial shades such as taupe, gray, black, mauve, peach and pink for makeup.
For a nude or neutral colored dress you can have a little more fun with makeup. Try a rich plum, emerald or a navy smokey eye. Since your lips will probably be the most touched during the night keep them neutral and worry free.
Themed dresses are always a fun way to try a new look, whether it's a vintage, futuristic, classic Hollywood, grunge/punk, or high fashion it is a popular theme in prom wear. Makeup can play an important part in the overall look. So take time and research your style thoroughly. Red lips and cat eyes are classic for a vintage or old Hollywood theme. Metallic, dark colors can be great for futuristic and punk themes.
Your prom dress is the main focal point for the evening. Instead of overpowering your dress let the makeup enhance your beauty. Remember when in doubt choose universial colors and pair them with dramatic lashes its a guaranteed gorgeous look.