Black may be a no-fail outfit of choice, but wearing it poses a real challenge with standing out. Luckily, since it saves you a lot of prep time, you can pour your efforts on your makeup instead. A bold eye look featuring an unexpected color is something you might want to consider, like this red smokey eye that Solenn Heussaff wore to Gabbi Garcia's 18th birthday bash.
The look reminds us of Anna Sui's Spring/Summer 2017 runway show, too, but we love how wearable and soft Solenn's take is. There are of course more ways you can wear this color for your formal events, and the same idea would work with a dark lip!