Its origins may date back to the 1920’s with sketches drawn by Coco Chanel but the little black dress has never gone out of fashion. A dress so famous, it even has a nickname: the LBD. Designed to be as simple as possible, the perfect little black dress is a long lasting and versatile piece that can be worn from day to night and to almost every occasion. A fail safe option for your, “I have nothing to wear” moments. But how do you wear black and avoid looking bland? We’ve consulted the beauty experts and compiled the ultimate list of makeup tips to try with every little black dress this season! Trends will come and go but black will always be in style.

Makeup Tips for every Little Black Dress

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No one can deny the power of a little black dress. Flattering, effortless and chic, we all have one, hiding at the back of our closet, ready to be worn at any moment. Confident and sexy, the little black dress is every woman’s secret weapon. This season, nail your makeup style and take your look to the next level! From dinner parties, to formal events or a night out on the town with friends, be inspired by our three step guide on what makeup to wear with your little black dress. Think of your dress as a blank canvas, how will you accessorise yours?

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When it comes to makeup styles for black dresses, there are two key looks; two old school favourites that stand the test of time. The bold statement lip or the dark smouldering eye. No one knows where to point blame when it comes to this outdated beauty rule, but beauty observers have long dictated that you can accent only one feature, your eyes or your lips but never both. At GlamCorner, we’re throwing out the beauty book and challenging these old school rules. So whether you wish to wear statement lips, statement eyes, or both at the same time, your LBD shouldn’t have you blending into the crowd, in fact quite the opposite. So what’s the occasion? The LBD is a dress that will take you anywhere.

Statement Eyes

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The smokey eye is the key to effortless beauty! From form fitting silhouettes, to stunning off-shoulder numbers, there is nothing more glamorous than a black cocktail dress. Try this look for your next romantic date or dinner party with friends. The little black dress and a smouldering eye is far from basic!

 

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Always start by curling your eyelashes and then use a primer on the eyelid to keep everything in place. Blend the dark shadow from the eyelashes to the creases of your eye. Remember, smokey statement eyes don’t have to mean black, be inspired by golden browns and dark shimmering tones! Use a brush or a Q tip to gently smudge the shadow and finish with a black kohl eye pencil to really define your look! Complete your smouldering eye by using a lengthening and thickening mascara. This look calls for decadent jewellery, don’t be afraid to over accessorise with statement crystal drop earrings and dazzling rings to match!

Statement Lips

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When it comes to statement lips, you have a rainbow of colours to choose from. Whether you go bright and bold or dark and moody, wearing a bold statement lipstick, is the perfect way to dress up a long sleeve midi dress for a daytime event. So whether you’re off to work or enjoying a weekend brunch with friends it’s important to keep the rest of your makeup minimal, for a fresh and natural look.

 

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There’s nothing worse than dry lips when it comes to applying lipstick, so give them some TLC each night as a part of your beauty routine. Use a moisturising lip balm to keep them soft and pop a cucumber slice on them when you have some time, for an instant refresh! Once you’ve chosen your lipstick shade, complete your look with a matching bag, scarf or jacket for the perfect finishing touch! This season, we are loving the naked eye trend, which is perfect when wearing a statement lip during the day. Eyebrows are a key way to frame the face, especially when you’re not wearing eye makeup. Brush your eyebrows and lightly fill them in with a soft pencil that matches your hair colour and set them in place with a clear gel!

Statement Eyes AND Statement Lips

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Don’t be discouraged by wearing a smokey eye and a bold lipstick together, it might seem scary at first but you’re a rule breaker and can totally pull this off! The most important thing to consider is that the shades you choose complement one another. This look is best worn with a black statement gown, so whether you’re off to a formal or black-tie event, be inspired by our curated collection of red-carpet dresses!

 

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If you want to play it safe, be inspired by old Hollywood glamour, there is nothing more classic than a red hot lipstick with a dark smouldering eye. Or for a modern twist on an old school favourite, keep it fun and feminine with a pink lip stain and pastel coloured eyeshadow, for a romantic evening look this Summer! Keep your hairstyle simple, sleek and pulled back from your face. When it comes to accessories, be inspired by classic crystal earrings for an effortlessly chic look!

Black, the darkest of shades, represents elegance and prestige, with a touch of mystery and glamour! Whatever the occasion, a little black dress is beautiful in its simplicity, so let your personality shine through with your choice of makeup. Follow our simple guide on what makeup to wear with a black dress and empower yourself this season to try a bold new makeup trend! No matter your style, you can never go wrong with wearing black.

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