Friday, November 16th, 2007

Everybody has–or should have–a little black dress that’s suitable for just about any occasion. Here’s a great example of something classy with a bit of fun, too, by Calvin Klein (and hey, it’s even reasonably priced!). We’re lovin’ Dior’s quint in Sunset Cafe for its soft gold, taupe, and pink-beige. Even the antique gold with green undertones (center shadow) could be the most gorgeous color in the crease. Pink-beige all over lid with gold on the outer ldi and the deeper taupe in the crease with the gray-beige as a brow highlighter impresses us when paired with this dress. Try Blush ‘n Brighten in Berry by Laura Gellar for a great flush with gold shimmer on the cheeks. We like Dior’s “I Love Dior” lip palette because it gives us several colors to work with. The berry (second one) would be a lovely way to top off the look we’ve described here.

1. Calvin Klein Strapless Satin Party Dress @ Nordstrom for $168.00icon
2. Laura Gellar’s Blush N Brighten in Berry @ Sephora for $28.00
3. Dior Quint in Sunset Cafe @ Sephora for $52.00
4. Dior “I Love Dior” Lip Palette @ Sephora for $40.00

One of the best aspects of the little black dress is that it is versatile, which means makeup can range from pitch-black smoky eyes to lavish false lashes and a bold red lip. It really is anyone’s desire that can be fulfilled (makeup-wise!) when it comes to dressing to impress in a LBD. Still, a classic red lip with lots of mascara is a combination you could never go wrong with. Try mixing your look up by experimenting with other bold lip colors like berries, vamps, and crimsons. And don’t forget long, voluminous lashes for a bit of drama.

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4 thoughts on “Holiday Make Up Guide – Part 8: Little Black Dress and Holiday Golds

  1. Cute dress! Calvin Klein is always hit or miss for me. Some stuff I find a lil’ boring, but sometimes it’s very elegant. I really like this black one though.

    That Dior Lip palette looks really good too!

  2. Zsofi

    Love this type of post here,on Temptalia :-D this is sooooo unique,a dress and matching makeup. How You choose the dresses? Hoe You find out the makeup that goes with it? i think this is the highest point of beauty,when we coordinate a dress with makeup.
    very inspiring.

    • I’m really glad you liked our Holiday Makeup Guide, Zsofi! I was just browsing for dresses trying to find a good variety of color and style. I think about what kind of look I’d wear with a dress of that style and go from there :)