It’s ball season! When dressing for a black tie event, my advice is to be original and pick a statement. Be it… a unique high heel that’s more like art, a jewel studded collar, or just a bright color that is perfectly you. Know what works on you! For me, that’s red. Red is always a go to color for me since it makes my blonde pop and compliments my pale skin. Black tie doesn’t always mean simple black dress. Be bold this year and read on for more of my glam advice!
When shopping for this event, I knew I did not want a black dress. Unless you find an eye catching unique one, you’ll blend in with the crowd. A black dress is everyone’s go to, so try not to always make it yours. I ended up choosing a red dress during a sale at Bloomingdale’s. I really wanted the boldness of this dress to speak for itself, so I kept the hair and makeup simple. By pulling back my hair and creating a light eye with matching red lips, I could add a statement necklace to polish off the look. I was debating between the necklace and baroque style earrings. I decided against the heavy earrings only to save my ears from a looong night! *Oh and don’t mind that annoying little paper bracelet on my wrist. It was my ticket to the after party!
I received compliments on this look all night long. I even overheard, “Who’s the lady in red?”. When you want to network and mingle, it pays to stand out in the crowd of 500! I’ve included the makeup products I used in the list below!
- Foundation: Dior Forever Foundation
- Concealer: Glo Minerals oil free Camouflage
- Powder: Bare Minerals
- Eye Palette: Bobbi Brown (limited edition but I linked a similar one)
- Mascara: Lancome Definicils
- Lip liner: Bobbie Brown lip liner pencil in red
- Lipstick: Mac in Ruby Woo