Makeup For Red Dress: 10 Makeup Looks That Will Complement Your Fiery Outfits!

Makeup for Red Dress

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A red dress is just as important as an LBD, don’t you think? Versatile and oh-so-glamorous, when you strut around in red, you know for a fact that all eyes will be on you. Whether you decide to play it down with a denim jacket and sneakers, or dress it up with strappy heels and earrings that can be spotted from a mile away, your red dress makeup - needs to be on point. Makeup for red dresses don’t necessarily mean you need to tone down your looks. It’s all about playing with colour and styles that complement each other. Scroll down to see the best red dress makeup ideas –– from simple to ultra glam, we’ve got you covered.


Makeup Looks for Red Dress 


You don’t need to limit yourself and your makeup products when it comes to pairing it with your red outfit. Check out to see what works best with these red dress makeup ideas!

Smokey Signals

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You can’t go wrong with classic smokey eye makeup for red dress. This look is the perfect makeup for red dresses, especially when you want to go down the classy and elegant route.


How To Create This Red Dress Makeup Look:


Step 1 - Apply Eyeshadow


You want to go for a simple, yet sultry smokey eyeshadow for red dress.. Apply a matte balck eyeshadow to the outer corners of your eyes. Go in with a grey in the centre of your eyelid. Add a hint of silver shimmer to the inner corner of your eyes. Use a blending brush to blend the colours together and create a seamless gradient. Use a round eyeshadow brush to apply the grey eyeshadow and blend away.

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

This 9-in-1 eyeshadow palette houses an eclectic mix of mattes, metallics, and foils in different hues. Create a smokey eye or dramatic mono, whatever your choice this palette won’t disappoint. With an excellent colour payoff, you can use these eyeshadows both wet and dry.

Step 2 - Line Your Eyes


Add more drama and intensify your eyes with a kajal pencil. Fill in your waterline and upper lash line and smoke it out with your ring finger. You can even add more eye makeup products like mascara to amp up the makeup look for red dress.

MyGlamm Recommends - Jet Set Eyes Kajal Eyeliner - Noir

A semi-matte finish eyeliner pencil that is long-lasting, smudge-proof, and waterproof. It has an intense colour payoff and is formulated with natural antioxidants that help soothe and condition your eyes.

Step 3 - Dab A Nude Lip


Add a creamy matte lipstick to complete the perfect makeup for red dress look. The right lip makeup product in a nude brown will help balance the bold smokey eye.

MyGlamm Recommends - Perfect Curves Matte Lip Crayon - Passion

Need a handbag staple? This lipstick is for you. It’s a creamy crayon that applies so smoothly, giving you a gorgeous matte finish. It is enriched with argan oil and tropical plants and therefore conditions, moisturises, and nourishes on the go! You can even wear this as a base for a bolder lipstick.

Go For The Nude

Want to go for the ‘no makeup’ approach, then this red dress makeup look is for you. Play up on face makeup products and use a mattifying foundation to even out your skin tone. Although this one is a little played down, it still is a great simple makeup look for red dresses.


How To Create This Red Makeup Look:


Step 1 - Dab Some Eyeshadow


You don’t need to go crazy with the eye makeup for red dress this one. Pick a neutral warm matte hue and sweep it on top of your lid. Blend it with your ring finger so that you get a light wash of colour, instead of a super pigmented hue.

MyGlamm Recommends - PopXO Makeup - Send Noods - 4 Eyeshadow Kit

Looking for an eye palette that’s subtle, yet gorgeous? Look no further. This mini eye kit houses 4 soft romantic shades of nude and pink in matte and shimmery textures. They are highly pigmented and long-lasting.

Step 2 - Add A Little Blush


Apply a blush to the apples of your cheeks. You can either use a cream blush or a liquid stain. Dab it and blend it in so that it doesn’t look too overpowering.

MyGlamm Recommends - Tint It Up - Fever

Get that sheer flush of colour on your cheeks with this lip and cheek tint. Adding a natural and dewy flush to your face, it has a light watery texture that applies easily and isn’t a nightmare to take off either. The formula has a buildable coverage, which means you can go from subtle to intense with just a little more product.

Step 3 - Finish With A Lip Gloss


Tie in the makeup for red dress look with a shimmery and shiny lip gloss. You can either opt for a clear gloss for the daytime or one with shimmer chunks in it for the evening.

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Hi-Shine Lipgloss - Retro Romance

Get the power of 5 lip glosses in this one tube. Thanks to its formulation, this lip gloss creates different shades based on the light that refracts from your lips. It has a high glossy shine that is long-lasting and stays put, no matter what.

Winging It

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Let your wings fly in this makeup for red dress look. Play up your eyeliner, add a hint of highlighter, and top it off with a matte lipstick –– this look makes sure ‘less is more’ is not boring.


How To Create This Red Dress Makeup Look


Step 1 - Create The Wing


While the wings in this winged eyeliner look do fly high, they are quite fine and precise. Make sure you line your eye finely towards the inner corner and take them up high at the outer corner. Coat your lashes with some mascara –– this’ll add a hint of drama.


MyGlamm Recommends - Wheelie Liquid Eyeliner

Have fun and get yourself that precise and perfect wing with this eyeliner. Giving you a matte finish, the liquid liner comes with a rolling disk that allows for continuous lines. It has a fool-proof, fade-proof formula that goes on smoothly on your lash line.

Step 2 - Dust On Some Highlighter


Add a little bit of highlighter on the highpoints of your face. You can either go for a sheer shimmery finish or opt for one with chunky glitter.

MyGlamm Recommends -  MyGlamm Pose HD Highlighter Duo - Champagne | Rose Gold

This ultra shimmer finish highlighter duo gives your skin a sheer glow. It is lightweight on the skin and blends like a dream. The soft touch texture comes with shine control, allowing for a comfortable wear all through the day.

Step 3 - Apply A Matte Lipstick


Slather your pout in a matte lipstick of your choice. You can either go for a bright red hue to complement your dress, or opt for a nude to keep it on the down-low.

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Soft Matte Lipstick - Blush Rose

A matte lipstick with a creamy formula, this product has a medium to full buildable coverage. Enriched with a tropical oil, you’ll find your pout moisturised all day long. 


Glitter Goddess

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Take a walk on the glam side with this red dress makeup look that is the perfect makeup for red dresses. It’s bold, it’s beautiful, and it’s a little experimental.


Step 1 - Go For Glitter


Apply a glitter eyeliner on your lash line, extending towards the inner corners of your eyes. You want to achieve the foxy eye trend with your eye makeup. You can smoke out the harsh lines to add a little softness to the look. 


MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Glitter Eyeliner - Galaxy Blue

This metallic finish eyeliner has an even colour payoff and is really easy to apply. It blends really well and can be used to create smokey eye looks. Although it’s a pencil, it goes on as smooth as a liquid eyeliner. It is long-lasting, and stays put for upto 12 hours. 

Step 2 - Highlight Away


Dab a little liquid highlighter on your cheekbones, nose, cupid’s bow, and brow bones. Blend away so that the highlight appears natural.

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Face & Body Highlighter - Blaze

This liquid highlighter has a metallic finish that gives your skin that sheer glow. It has a crystal gel-like texture that is buildable. It adds a natural radiance to your skin and leaves you with a luminous goddess-like glow.

Step 3 - Glossy Lips FTW


Finish off this dewy red dress makeup look with sheer lip gloss. It doesn’t have to be pigmented, just needs to leave your pout with a shine.

MyGlamm Recommends - Lip Volumizer Instant Mega Plumping Lip Gloss

This lip gloss leaves your pout with a dramatic plumping effect for upto 5 hours. It gives you a spicy, tingling sensation upon application, however it is safe to use on lips. The formula has a sheer, pink tint that suits all skin tones. The best part? Unlike a lot of lip glosses it has a non-sticky finish.

Red On Red Makeup For Red Dress

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Confidence is all you need to pull off the red on red makeup look for red dress. This look is perfect if you’re wearing a dress or gown. 


How to create this look:


Step 1:

Start with applying your foundation base followed by the light blush on the apples of your cheeks. 


MyGlamm Recommends:

Treat Love Care Brightening Foundation

The MyGlamm’s treat love care brightening foundation is enriched with vitamins and yeast extracts. From giving a luminous finish, and high coverage, to repairing an epidermal structure of the skin and brightening dull skin, this is an amazing foundation.

MyGlamm POSE HD Blush DUO- Coral and Punch

This is an HD soft focus blush that’s available in two different shades. From giving a satin finish, and buildable coverage, to a soft focus effect, all-day comfort and blurring imperfections, this blush is very nice!




The next step is to do up your eyes. All you have to do is to line up your eyes with a bold jet black eyeliner. You can skip the eyeshadow process if you want a natural look!


MyGlamm Recommends:

Jet Set Eyes Kajal Eyeliner

If you’re looking to line your eyes boldly, this kajal eyeliner is what you need! It’ll give your eyes a semi-matte finish, long-wearing formula, and intense colour payoff.




The last step to finish off the look is by wearing red lipstick exactly in the colour of your red dress. You can also wear lip gloss!


MyGlamm Recommends:

Perfect Curves Matte Lip Crayon

It’s a moisturising matte lipstick that’s available in so many beautiful shades. From giving a matte finish, moisturising effect, and full coverage, to allowing for easy application, this lip crayon is sure to make heads turn.

Glam-Sham Makeup Look For Red Dress

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An old-school glamorous red dress makeup look is everything you need with your red dress!  This look is for everyone who likes to keep it natural and glamorous.


How to create this look:



Start with applying foundation and concealer on the face.

MyGlamm Recommends:


Total Makeover FF Cream Foundation Palette 

This concealer is enriched with feel-good ingredients making the skin look healthy and naturally glowing. From giving a smoothening effect, and easy to apply feature, to lending a velvety touch, this concealer will definitely help you out!


Step 2:

The next step is to seal it with a translucent powder. 


MyGlamm Recommends:

MyGlamm’s POSE HD Setting Powder

The MyGlamm’s POSE HD translucent pressed setting powder blurs imperfections, sets makeup for prolonged wear, moisturises and hydrates the skin, and protects the skin too.


Step 3:

The next step is to do up the eyes. Rub a cream eyeshadow for a natural tone on the eyelids. Then use black gel eyeliner to define your eyes and lastly, use mascara to add volume to your lashes.


MyGlamm Recommends:

Manish Malhotra Volumizing Mascara

If you want to add that perfect volume to your lashes, this mascara is simply perfect for you! From giving a creamy texture and softening formula, false lash eye effect, to an easy application, this mascara is worth it!


Step 4:

Finish off the look with either a bold red lipstick, lip gloss or even a lip tint would work.

MyGlamm Recommends:

Tint It Up

MyGlamm’s tint it up is a beautiful lip and cheek tint that's available in multiple shades. From giving a natural dewy flush look, and youthful look to lips and cheeks, to buildable coverage and easy application, this lip and cheek tint is simply amazing!

Flirty & Fun Red Dress Makeup Look

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It’s not always the fact that red can only make you look gorgeous. It can also make you look fun and flirty. You can carry this red dress makeup look with confidence and step out in style.


How to create this look:


Step 1:

Start with applying a tinted moisturiser on the face.



The next step is to apply a neutral-coloured eyeshadow, a pencil eyeliner, and some mascara onto your lashes. 


MyGlamm Recommends:


MyGlamm LIT Matte Eyeliner Pencil

The MyGlamm’s LIT matte eyeliner pencil is available in various beautiful shades. From giving a precise well-defined eye lining, and a matte finish with a rich colour payoff, to giving effortless creamy application, this eyeliner pencil is the best!


Cheeks & Lips Makeup

Do up your cheeks with a little pop of pink colour but remember not to highlight it. Lastly, apply some tinted lip gloss or pink lipstick for the overall effect!

Go Bold With Red

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Going bold with red lipstick is an amazing way to style yourself. We promise this red dress makeup look is sure to make you look extra hot! 


How to create this look:

Step1: The first step is to start with applying your foundation matching the shade of your skin tone. 



The next step to amp up this red dress makeup look is to apply some bronzer to your cheeks, nose, forehead, chin, and neck. 


MyGlamm Recommends:

MyGlamm POSE HD Bronzer Duo 

This is HD matte blurring bronzer is available in 2 different shades. From giving a matte finish, and buildable coverage, to blurring imperfections and giving all-day comfort, this bronzer duo is you should definitely try out!


Step 3: 

Finish off the whole makeup look with a bold lipstick shade. 


MyGlamm Recommends:

MyGlamm LIT Satin Matte Lipstick


It’s a 3-d satin matte finish lipstick that gives an intense colour payoff, long-wearing formula, and a high immediate effect. The good part? It’s comfortable on the lips!

Nails & Lips Makeup For Red Dress

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Doing up your lips and nails is quite an important part of any red dress makeup look. 



The first step is to wear a lighter lipstick shade. You can also choose a lip and cheek tint to add to a beautiful look.

MyGlamm Recommends:


MyGlamm LIT Satin Matte Lipstick- The Good Wife

This lipstick shade is a nude pinkish shade. From giving a long-wearing formula to a 3d satin matte finish effect, this lipstick is simply the best!


Step2: Finish off the look by doing up your nails beautifully.

MyGlamm Recommends:

MyGlamm LIT Nail Enamel

MyGlamm LIT Nail Enamel helps in doing a super duper manicure. From giving an ultra-long lasting colour, and super solid colour payoff, to giving easy application, this nail enamel is a nice one to try! 

Highlighter Red Dress Makeup Look 

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The highlighter red dress makeup look is everything you need to look all glammed up! To ace this look, you’d need to highlight your lips.




The only thing you need to do is to keep it all nude on your face except your lips. To level up the look, add some shimmer to the lips and you’ll be done.

MyGlamm recommends:


LIT Lip & Eye Sparkles 

The MyGlamm LIT Lip and eye sparkle is available in different shades. From giving an impeccable professional makeup look to a sparkling glittery finish, this is something quite interesting to try!

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Who said makeup for red dresses needs to be super boring? Let these looks inspire you to splash some colour onto your red outfits.


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