Makeup for Navy Blue Dress: Daytime and Evening Makeup

makeup for navy blue dress

A navy blue dress can be elegant and imaginative at the same time, and your makeup can support either look. If you have a job interview or a business meeting, the makeup shouldn’t be overly dramatic

But if you’re going out with your friends at a nightclub or attend a formal event, it’s perfectly fine to experiment with attention-grabbing makeup. In this text, will reveal what type of makeup goes with a navy blue dress, what shoes to wear, and how to accessorize. So, without further ado, let’s jump into it.

Makeup Guide for Navy Blue Dress

I’m about to reveal some of the best tips on makeup for navy blue combination since daytime and evening makeup that goes with a navy blue dress is a bit different.

Daytime makeup

First, you should apply a foundation. Select a cool or warm foundation in order to boost your skin tone. Also, this type of foundation will cover any skin impurities and imperfections.

If you want to get the best makeup for your navy blue dress, applying foundation is a step that you shouldn’t miss. Use your brushes to smooth the foundation onto your skin if you’re using a mineral-based powder makeup.

In case you’re using a creme-based foundation, you can use your fingers to smooth it onto your skin. Make sure to apply a light layer of a base to your eyelids. This way, the eye-shadow will stick to your lids longer.

The next step is eyeliner. Use your eyeliner pencil to make a thin line across your top lids. The best way to apply it is to start at the inside corner. Follow the edge of your eyelashes super closely.

Use a neutral, grey or brown tone since you want to contrast the eye makeup subtly with your elegant navy blue dress.

Last but not least is applying your eye-shadow in a beige, light pink or neutral shade. When wearing this type of dress, you want to boost your eyes without drawing too much attention to them.

Keep in mind that your makeup shouldn’t be in the center of attention but your navy blue outfit. Finish your makeup by applying a navy blue mascara. As for the lipstick, I recommend adding a neutral or light color lipstick.

Evening makeup

Again, applying your foundation should be the first thing you do in order to get that flawless finish. Add blush across the top of your cheekbones on top of your foundation.

Since your outfit is navy blue, a cool blush with details of silvery shimmer will complement your navy blue dress just perfectly. Next, applying eyeliner the same way that you did in your daytime makeup routine.

However, this time, add under the eyelids as well. This will highlight your eye makeup and bring attention to your makeup. Also, it supplies the foundation for smokey-eyes.

You can use a navy or a brown eyeliner in order to pick up the color of the dress. Make smoldering eyes with dramatic grey, brown or gold shadows.

After, brush a silvery nude at the brow line in order to boost the contrast, enlarge and brighten up your eyes. Finish your look with a layer of navy mascara to both lower and upper eyelashes. Use a bold and bright lipstick in a plum shade.

What color lipstick looks good with a navy blue dress?

I have mentioned that neutral, beige or red lipstick goes well with a navy blue dress. However, if you’re not a fan of those colors, these shades are fine partners of navy blue as well, so feel free to experiment.

What colors go with navy blue?

I always say that you shouldn’t follow rules when it comes to matching colors. I personally don’t follow a certain protocol when it comes to matching my shoes to my dress.

However, sometimes, you have to do it. Otherwise, you will look like a clown. I researched what colors go with navy blue and came up with a conclusion that creams, off-whites, lighter and mid-tone blues pair with navy blue.

But if you’re crazy like me and you like to experiment, try combining navy blue with orange, lemon yellow, coral or lime-green. Navy blue shoes, makeup, and accessories make a great choice for a navy blue dress as well.

According to my research, green-tinted watercolors like turquoise and aqua pair with navy blue. However, creams, whites, and lighter blues make great partners for this nice, experimental shade.

women in navy blue dress

What goes with a navy blue dress?

Navy blue is one of the most timeless and classiest shades ever. No matter if it’s long or short, this shade suits every body type. You can accessorize it with attention-grabbing makeup, contrast shoes or jewelry and look stunning. Here are my suggestions on which color of jewelry should you choose for a navy blue.

  • Gold

Gold is a traditional color that pairs with navy blue perfectly. It will give you that bright look. No matter if it’s a delicate gold headpiece, rings, earrings or brooch, this color brings a style that stands out. So, do not hesitate to combine golden accessories with your navy blue dress, depending on the type of event.

  • Silver

This is another traditional color that matches with blue outfits perfectly. Silvery accessories will pair with your navy blue dress and help you achieve a bold style. You can add jewelry made with gemstones or solid silver. However, shiny radiant earrings, a statement necklace, headpieces or brooches work too.

  • Bronze

Bronze is a classy color with antique elegance that any female might desire. No matter if your navy blue dress is a party dress or a bridesmaid’s dress, this color will add the right touch to your look. You can add beaded or well-designed jewelry and bronze belt in order to accomplish a booming but still elegant look.

  • Turquoise

If you want to be one of those people who dress to impress, pair the turquoise color with a navy blue. You can add other fashion accessories in the same shade if you want. You can never go wrong with this color and a navy blue outfit. It is suitable for both daytime and evening events, especially parties, beach weddings and so on. You can add some turquoise vintage-style rings, necklaces, bracelets and more.

  • Yellow

The somber and modest navy blue outfit can be embellished with a splendid shade of yellow. You can add yellow bracelets, delicate headpieces, necklaces, or straightforward stud earrings in order to add a funky appearance over a navy blue dress. Whit accents are trending with this great combination as well.

  • Mint

Mint will add a classy, fresh tone to your navy blue outfit. Jewelry in this color makes the most elegant accessories, especially if you wear a navy blue dress.

No matter if you choose mint bracelets, rings, and necklaces, this shade will turn you into the most elegant lady in the room. It is most suitable for daytime events. Ivory or gold details can boost your mind jewelry and give you that eye-catching elegant look.

  • Coral

If you have no idea what jewelry to pair with a navy blue dress, you can always rely on the coral pieces. This color will give you that eye-catching look without you even trying. It is the ideal color for achieving a majestic and bold look.

If you’re attending a wedding, you can make a statement with coral earrings and a beautiful coral necklace. Just keep it small and simple if you’re attending a formal event. Silver or gold is also a good idea to mix with this summery color and navy blue. It’s also suitable for evening events.

  • Pink

You can combine your navy blue dress with a cotton candy pink or a darker shade of this amazing color. You will look stunning either way. As I mentioned earlier, I’ve combined pink shoes and a matching bag with a navy blue dress and I looked stunning. Yes, I’m a narcissistic person.

However, I know when I look good or bad, and this combination made me feel attractive and boosted my self-confidence. Also, think about adding studded rings, layered necklaces, bauble bangles, or earrings to enhance your appearance.

  • Pearls

Another great choice of jewelry for people who don’t know what color accessories should they add to their navy blue outfits are pearls. They’re a timeless choice that will never go out of fashion.

Pears have the power to add elegance to any outfit, including a navy blue dress. You can add necklaces, earrings or headpieces. No matter what you choose, you will look absolutely stunning and elegant.

It’s what pearls do. I have to mention that together with my blue dress and pink shoes, I added a pearl necklace. I don’t know if this combo will make or break your outfit but seemed like the right choice for me at the time.

  • Champagne

If you’re a fan of elegant jewelry and you’re wearing a navy blue dress, don’t think twice about adding your favorite champagne earrings or necklace and boost your look. This color pairs with navy blue very well.

It’s perfect for weddings and evening parties. However, you can also add champagne jewelry in a daytime outfit as well. I promise you that you will look absolutely stunning with crystal clear earrings or a necklace in this elegant color. It will not only sparkle from every angle but also provide a flawless look.

  • Lime green

Last but not least, lime green is a perfect choice for jewelry that you can combine with a navy blue dress. As you know, navy blue never goes out of fashion and combining your navy blue dress with usual jewelry in the nude, coral or gold can become boring.

Instead, boost your look with lime green accessories. It’s going to add a fresh tone to your outfit for sure. It’s perfect for spring weddings and other spring events.

What shoes do I wear with а navy dress?

You can wear any color shoes you want with a navy blue dress. However, it mostly depends on the type of dress you have and its texture. It also depends on how you style it. Therefore, you can wear ballerinas, sneakers, hills or gladiators.

Nude heels give contrast to navy blue outfits and make your legs appear longer. However, in case you’re not a fan of this shade, you can always experiment with other shades such as the following.

  • Black shoes
  • Gold shoes
  • White shoes
  • Silver shoes
  • Bright green shoes
  • Red shoes
  • Hot pink shoes
  • Purple shoes
  • Brown shoes
  • Leopard print and reptile print shoes
  • Navy shoes

Do you wear silver or gold with navy blue outfits?

Navy has a directing presence in business clothes, elegant attire, and military wear, and it’s combined with gold or silver. So, if you’re wondering which metal you should combine with your navy blue dress, you should consider gold and silver. They’re both cool tones and will pair with any navy blue dress well.

Final thoughts

Hopefully, this article can help you choose the perfect makeup, shoes, and accessories that will go well with your navy blue dress. If you’re attending a daytime event, always choose a nude makeup.

However, if you want to glow and stun everyone at a party, choose something minty, red, coral, or turquoise. Feel free to ask any questions associated with the topic in the comments below. And share your suggestions.

Monika Dimitrovska

A makeup freak who's passionate about books, beauty products, vegan food, daydreaming, and stargazing.

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