5 Make-Up Tips if You Love Wearing Black

5 Make-Up Tips if You Love Wearing Black
Nothing beats a classic black dress. It suits all occasions – whether you need something classic for a cocktail party or you want to add just a bit more glamour to your work look. Black clothing is always timeless, elegant and professional.

What about the makeup? If you love dressing up in black, what should you do with your makeup? Here are five makeup tips to keep in mind if you love wearing black.

Tip #1: Create dewy skin with clever tricks

In terms of your face, black calls for something super dewy and radiant. You don’t want to opt for anything matte or super unnatural, as it will just make you look old in your black clothing.

So, how do you get that dewy look? One secret is to use coconut oil right at the end of your makeup session. Take a dab of room temperature coconut oil and add it to your cheekbones, brow bone and the bridge of your nose. Your skin will look hydrated, not oily, in an instant.

You should also add liquid highlighter on your skin after you’ve applied your foundation, not before it. Use a damp BeautyBlender to dap the highlighter under your eyes and on your cheekbones.

Tip #2: Keep it simple with smokey eyes

Since black is such a classic colour to wear, you definitely can’t go wrong by using a bit more black. The smokey eyes look has been around for ages and there are plenty of great variations of it. The main thing is that it goes perfectly well with black clothing, especially with that little black dress.

When it comes to creating the best smokey eyes look, you need to pay attention to your tools. Good eyeliner is a must-have for this look and you definitely need to practice adding it correctly.

For inspiration, check out smokey eye styles by Angelina Jolie, who has the perfect winged look for you to copy, or go with the classic style of Keira Knightley.

Tip #3: Go with metallic shines

If you’d like to play with colour instead of just focusing on black makeup, you need to opt for metallic shines. These look perfect with black clothing and just add to the elegance.

For those looking for the perfect daytime makeup, opt for shades of brown and gold in a glimmering design. For example, the Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow palette has a great selection of subtle, yet stunning shades to wear during the day. Use two different shades, a darker colour on the outer part of the lid and a lighter colour in the middle. Remember to always blend your eye shadow well.

Now, if you want something a bit more dramatic for the night-time, you have tons of great options. A metallic shine green or purple can look stunning with a black dress. You can even just use a simple green or purple eye shadow and then add the glimmering shine on top with products like Butter London’s Glazen Eye Gloss.

Tip #4: Choose a lipstick to suit the occasion

You need to keep in mind the occasion for wearing black, especially when it comes to choosing your lipstick. Lipsticks have a power to completely change your look and you need to be mindful of this before you reach out to your chosen colour. Since black is such a dramatic colour you either want to counter this drama with more drama or stick to something more toned down

If you are going on a date or you just want to look super hot and dramatic, nothing beats a blood red lipstick. A bright red with a slight lean on the darker side rather than a lighter side will look stunning when paired with black.

On the other hand, if you are using a more toned down eye-makeup and you are looking for a lipstick to go with your day look, keep it simpler. Nude lipstick or gloss will be ideal because it turns the attention away from your lips and enhances the elegance of the black clothing. Bareminerals has a stunning nude lipstick line to checkout.

Tip #5: Match your cheek stain with the eye shadow or lipstick

To finish off your look, you can add a bit of cheek stain. If you are going for a daytime look, you don’t necessarily need any – the healthy glow from the highlighter or the coconut oil will be enough. But if you want something a bit funkier, you can use a matte bronzer on the hollows of your cheekbone. This is the perfect pairing, especially for a golden or brown look. On the other hand, if you’ve opted for red lipstick a touch of rouge on the cheeks will just add to the sexy look!

When it comes to shopping the above makeup or finding the perfect black clothing to wear, you don’t need to spend a fortune. OZCodes.com.au is a great place for finding offers on the latest fashion and beauty products making it easy to look your best without making your wallet weep.

So, get shopping and try these five makeup tips for wearing black – you’ll be dramatic, elegant and super professional!


  1. Fabulous look!
    Have a nice week!
    Gil Zetbase

  2. Interesting post! Thanks for sharing! ������

  3. Great tips, thanks for sharing!
    Paola ♡

  4. Awesome tips, thanks!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  5. Fantastic tips! Thanks for sharing them.


  6. great post! thanks for the advice :) Andrea

  7. Great! I love it gurl!


  8. Nice look!

  9. ottimi consigli, io adoto il nero.