10 Eye Makeup Looks That Will Pair Perfectly With Your Black Dress


Everyone owns a pretty black dress. Whether it’s an LBD or something more glamorous, black is the universally flattering colour everyone likes to own. The best part about finding the right eye makeup for black dresses? There are so many colours and trends that complement it and add that glam factor to your entire ensemble. Don’t believe us? Check out these cool, trendy, and classic eye makeup looks that’ll literally uplift every black dress you own.

Eye Makeup To Pair With A Black Dress

The eye makeup for black dresses should never be blah and basic. Scroll down to see the best looks you can pair with your LBD today!

A Blue Smokey

A Blue Smokey For Black Dress

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Break the basic black with a gorgeous blue eye shadow. You can either go for royal blue or an electric blue, either way, make sure it has a metallic finish to it. Pair it with a subtle base and a nude lipstick and you’re good to go. Here’s how you can create this eye makeup for black dress

How To Create The Look

Step 1 - Eyeshadow

Apply the blue hue across your lids. Add a little bit of black in the outer corners and smoke it out. Make sure you blend away so it creates a seamless look. Apply a warm brown hue on your brow bone and crease to make the eyeshadow pop a little more.

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra 9 In 1 Eyeshadow Palette - Enchanté

If colour is what you’re looking for, colour is what you’re going to get with this eyeshadow palette. Comprising 9 shades in different hues and finishes, this palette has an excellent pigment payoff that blends like a dream. From smokey eyes to just dual-tone eyeshadow, it is the ultimate go-to for any and every eye makeup need.

Step 2 - Eyeliner

The eyeliner isn’t very prominent in this look, so you might want to keep it to only define your eyes. Do not wing it and go dramatic, as it’ll pull focus from the rest of your eyeshadow. If you do want to amp it up a little, opt for a shimmer eyeliner instead of a matte one.

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Glitter Eyeliner - Black Moon

A metallic finish eyeliner pencil that gives you an even colour payoff and is super easy to apply. The formula lasts pretty long without smudging and lasts up to 12 hours. It goes on very easily and smoothly, just like a liquid liner, and is great for creating or amping up those smokey eye looks.


Step 3 - Mascara


Go big or go home with your eyelashes. Apply 2 coats of a volumising and lengthening mascara to add more drama to the look.


MyGlamm Recommends - Twist It Mascara

This dual-action wand mascara features both, volumising and curling effects. It has an intense black formula that is water-resistant and long-lasting. 

In The Pink


pink eye for black dress

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Another colour to break a classic black is a lovely, eclectic pink! Even if you go with a monotone, it’s enough to add a pop of colour to your entire ensemble. Check out how you can wear this eye makeup for black dress look.


How To Recreate This Look


Step 1 - Eyeshadow


Swipe on a small amount of a shimmery light pink hue on your eyelids. Dab a darker pink on the outer corners of your eyes. With a blending brush, blend away the two pigments so that they seamlessly look smoked together. You can also tap in some nude or brown shimmer on the inner corners and brow bones, just to add a little glam to the entire look.


MyGlamm Recommends - POPxo Makeup Collection - Send Noods - 4 Eyeshadow Palette


This quad eyeshadow palette comes in four romantic hues of pink and nude. It holds a combination of matte and shimmer eyeshadows that are highly pigmented and super long-lasting. Enriched with the vitamin E, the formula is also super easy to blend and creates gorgeous looks instantly.

Step 2 - Highlighter


Since the look requires a little fresh approach, make sure you apply a whole lot of highlighter on your highpoints. This’ll make your face pop a little more –– hence, making the eyeshadow a whole lot more glam.


MyGlamm Recommends  - Magic Potion - Phoenix

This highlighter isn’t your average one –– it’s a sheer illuminating potion that leaves your skin with a luminescent, sparkly finish. It is lightweight and hydrating, and is also quick-drying and long-lasting. It comes with an easy-to-use roll on applicator, making this product the perfect go-to even when you’re on the go!

Simple & Subtle


Simple & subtle eye makeup for black dress

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If you don’t want to go all out with your eye makeup, then we have a look for you. Keeping things simple this eye makeup for black dress look just uses the basic eye makeup kit to enhance your entire vibe. Scroll down for the full breakdown.


How To Recreate This Look


Step 1 - Eyeshadow


You can use a single eyeshadow for this look! Take a little bit of an eye sparkle in a rose gold or copper brown shade and dab a little on your eyelids. Blend it away so that it doesn’t look too jarring.

 MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm LIT Lip & Eye Sparkles - Duchess

A little bling truly goes a long, long way with this eyeshadow. The sparkly-glitter finish powder can be used across your eyes, lips, and cheeks, to give your skin that glowy and glazed sort of look.

Step 2 - Eyeliner + Brows


Feel free to take your cat eye to the next level with this particular look. Use a fine liquid liner brush to create a sharp wing and use a neutral brow powder to make those furry fellows a little more defined.


MyGlamm Recommends - Stay Defined Liquid Eyeliner Brow Powder - Ebony & Walnut

This duo is everything your eyes need! The liquid liner has an easy-to-use precision tip and an excellent colour pay-off. The formula has an excellent colour payoff, that applies smoothly every single time. It has a matte finish with high coverage and is waterproof. The eyebrow powder is easy to blend and gives a smooth finish that lasts up to 8 hours.

Step 3 - Mascara


Take your lashes to the next level with a whole lot of mascara! Apply 2-3 coats of a defining mascara.


MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Mascara

This mascara has a creamy texture with a softening formula. The wand is easy to use and gives your lashes that false lash effect. It is water-resistant and is suitable for sensitive eyes.

The Classic Smokey

Smokey eye makeup for black dress

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How can you pull up a black dress and not go for the classic black smokey? This look is the ultimate go-to with your LBD and will truly amp up your vibe. You can even play it up by going bold or tone it down by going a little subtle. Scroll down to see how you too can achieve this eye makeup for black dress look.


Step 1 - Eyeshadow 


Apply a matte black eyeshadow on your lid and blend it outwards to create a smokey eye. You can use some scotch tape to pick up any fallout from the black eyeshadow. Use a deep brown hue to soften the harsh lines created by the black eyeshadow and blend away! 


MyGlamm Recommends - PopXO Makeup - Drama Queen - 4 Eyeshadow Kit

Go bold or go home –– well, you can literally do both of those with this mini palette. The quad eyeshadow kit is perfect for those dramatic smokey eyes, as well as a subdued neutral eye. The combination of matte and shimmer eyeshadows are super pigmented and’ll last all day and night long. Enriched with vitamin E, these trendy colours will never go out of style.

Step 2 - Eyeliner


This look requires a totally desi, kohl rimmed eye effect. Make sure you apply copious amounts of kajal in your waterline and upper lash line. Smoke out the bottom lash line to give your look that sultry touch.


MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Superfoods Kajal


This kajal contains nourishing avocado oil extracts and is enriched with vitamin E and sunflower seed oil –– these ingredients help soothe your eyes, while giving them the much needed definition they are looking for. It applies smoothly, without irritating your eyes and the intense pigment lasts for up to 12 hours. 


A Little Shimmer & Shine


subtle eye makeup for black dress look

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A rather subtle eye makeup for black dress look, this one is all about pulling focus to the eyes without having them scream out loud. Pair it with a bright, poppy lip and  a whole lot of highlighter and this look will truly complement your LBD.  Plus you’ll probably find all of these makeup products in the makeup kit you own right now.


How To Recreate This Look


Step 1 - Eyeshadow


Go for a mono hue, preferably in a shimmery gold or a rose gold shade. Dab a little colour on your lids and smear it to cover the entire area.


MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm LIT Lip & Eye Sparkles - Regina

Sparkle and shine away with this gorgeous single eyeshadow powder. Doubling up as a lip, cheek, and nail sparkle too, the powdery glittery formula adds a whole lot of shine to your look. With an impeccable professional makeup finish, this hi-shine powder is all you need to amp up your look.

Step 2 - Brow Powder


The brows need to be strong for this one! Make sure you fill in the strays with a brow pencil or some brow powder –– but don’t make them look unnatural! The key is to keep the strokes light and as close as possible to your eyebrows' natural shape.


MyGlamm Recommends - Stay Defined Liquid Eyeliner Brow Powder - Ebony & Walnut

Step 3 - Mascara


Apply 2 coats of mascara on your eyelashes to make them appear more defined and voluminous.


MyGlamm Recommends - Twist It Mascara

Silver Lining

When paired with a black dress, metallic eyes and matte lips demonstrate how textures and finishes in cosmetics can stand out more than before. We are in love with the shimmering silver eyeshadow and pink lipstick used in this look.


How to Recreate This Look


Step 1:  Eyeshadow


Prepare your look by applying base makeup and then move towards eye makeup. To begin with your eye makeup, you need a grey and silver eyeshadow palette.


Step 2: Start applying your silver shade from the corner of your eyes to the middle of your eyelid and from the middle of your eyeshadow apply greyish eyeshadow towards the outside to give a smokey effect.


Step 3: Eyeliner


 Pick your black eyeliner and draw a beautiful set of lines to complete your look.

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