Thursday, April 10th, 2008

It’s prom season, and I’ve been getting more and more requests on what to do makeup-wise! If you know me, you know I’m an advocate of coordinating your eye makeup with your clothes, and the dress is no exception.

This vibrant multi-colored dress should help inspire you when thinking of appropriate makeup to pair it with. I love the idea of doing a mermaid inspired eye (#2 shown) with a purple twist (perhaps having some Parfait Amour or Contrast eyeshadow in the outer crease/lid). But because the gown has so much blue and purple, you can easily opt for an all-purple eye or even all-teal eye. To downplay the colors, you can go for a subtle smoky eye that has a little bit of blue or purple accents to help tie everything together.

Check out details for the looks suggested: one, two, three. Dress is available at Nordstrom.com for $286.00.

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25 thoughts on “Prom 2008: Vibrant Teal & Purple Dresses & Makeup

  1. Natasha

    i’m loving this Christine! featuring a dress and linking it to “suggested looks” that you’ve done before that would compliment/ complete the overall look.

    this is a great inclusion to your blog! i look forward to more : )

  2. Very cute idea with the coordinating makeup looks. Love it!

  3. Sash

    I wish I knew about your blog a little more before my prom! I hated my make-up, it was so amateurish!

    *BAD MEMORIES=(*

  4. Julia

    Same Sash! Except I got my make-up professionally done…. But I wasn’t happy with it! I feel like I could do a better job on it now than I had for prom 2 years ago :(

  5. Angie

    Wow! Hope you can do more of this dress feature and the kind of makeup to go with it. It rocks!

  6. This feature is awesome Christine! I’m sure many girls will get loads of ideas from your suggestions! Have you posted all these looks in the site already? I love the last look – the teal smoky one. Can we see a tutorial on that, if possible? Thank you :D

  7. Oh man, that dress is so gorgeous! I love the dip-dye thing that’s in right now! I love two tone things!! I love the three eye looks too! I think I would go with a purple one, like the top one, or the bottom. It would accent the dress best since there’s less purple on the dress! FABULOUS!

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  9. Maham

    This is a great idea. You always seems to amaze me with your committment. Great looks for the dress. Look forward to more x

  10. Marcela

    Great feature Christine!!! I remember that I did my own makeup but wasn’t the owner of a good foundation, so I was really pink cheeked when it finished…and the dress??? God what was I thinking of??? Hahaha…well at least this will help girls inspire themselves and make (hopefully) a better choice than mine!!! :p

    • Thanks, Marcela! I am always getting requests for makeup ideas around this time of the year, so I thought some general ideas would be helpful.

      LOL, aww!!

  11. I love this idea of combining looks with the ‘prom’ dresses! My make up was boring when it was my prom years ago, but it will be a different story when it comes to me graduation ball! Thanks Christine :)

  12. Brittany

    What would you recommend for being a bridesmaid with a purple dress? I love doing dark purple smokey-ish eyes, but I’m not sure if that would be too dramatic. The wedding is at night though…

    • It’s probably a little dramatic – I would go for a subtle smoky eye, and of course, check with the bride, too :) She may have other ideas!

  13. Chrissey

    I am obsessed with this dress and have been looking all over the internet for it. Where can I find this dress or one similar to it??