Although red may not be your first choice for eye makeup, it is about to change. Red Makeup Looks has a major impact on everything from celebrity red carpet looks to backstage beauty at fashion shows. Red Makeup Looks tutorials have been increasing on social media.
This color palette is flexible, surprising, and easy to use. We’ve compiled a list of our top red wedding dresses eye makeup looks, and asked Jamie Dorman and Katie Mellinger for their tips. Red Makeup Looks will help you achieve bold, statement-making looks or a natural flush color.
Scroll down to see Red Makeup Looks amazing ways to wear red eyes shadow
- Glam with a Touch of Glam
Red Makeup Looks by Model Soo Joo Park is ideal for those who don’t want to use much makeup or just want a slight tinge of color. Simply apply a cream eyeshadow on the eyelid and smudge it with your finger until you reach the brow bone. Blend a powder shadow such as Alima Pure Pearluster Eyeshadow ($14), in Cimarron, all over the lid. For definition, add a hint of shimmer to your eyelids and line the waterline.
- Graphic Liners
Get out of your comfort zone with eyeliner. A fun twist on the black top-lined lid is to use colored liner or a graphic shape. Mellinger admits that she loves a graphic look using red liner. There are many options for how you can use it. A simple cat eye only under the eyes, fun shapes, and so on.
Shiseido’s Kajal InkArtist Shade Pencil ($25), in Azuki red leggings , is a great option if you prefer a subtler line. This pencil is versatile and I love it. Apply it in a v-shape to the inner corner of your eyes. Blend the edges with your finger, Q-tip or a clean brush.
- Turning heads red
We were stunned when Selena Gomez, wearing graphic raspberry lids, walked out to the Met Gala. This look requires a strong foundation, regardless of whether you use cream eyeshadows or eyeliners. Mix Makeup Forever Ultra Matte Eyeshadow in Love Sick with Nyx Vivid Brights Eye Color & Pigments ($10) to create a custom red-pink hue, like Ms. Gomez.
- Wrap-Around Ruby
Look no further if you are looking for a smoldering tyrant look. Keep in mind that this look can be very difficult to wear if your skin isn’t perfected and you appear tired. Dorman suggests that you use a color-correcting concealer such as Westmore Beauty Shadow Edit Magic Shadow Eraser ($29).
She suggests blending a warm bronze color in the socket and around the eye. This is especially important towards the inner corner. Blend a dark magenta shadow underneath the eye, into the crease and onto the lid. To the middle of your lid, add a shimmery shadow such as Rituel De Fille Ash or Ember Eye Soot ($38), in Circle of Fire. Line the upper lash line using Westmore Beauty Wing Eyeliner ($21), and then finish off with volumizing mascara.
- All About the Gloss
Salem Mitchell’s orange lids are the best for beach sunsets. To get that fiery glow, try Nyx Vivid Brights Creme Color & Pigments ($10) Cyberpop. For a glossy finish, try this: Vaseline is a good choice. Just rub a little Vaseline on the lids, and then wait for the compliments.
MonochromaticWe are smitten by Yara Shahidi’s almost-perfect monochromatic makeup. But can we blame them? This look emphasizes natural beauty so good skin is a must. The best part? The best part? It’s that simple.
- Bright and Bold
Olivia Burgess showcases her street style makeup using this lash to brow swipe of red. This bold look is attention-grabbing. This look is perfect for people who have a small amount of their eyelid visible, but still want to wear color,” Dorman says. For the perfect look, prepare your eyes with a concealer or eye primer that grabs shadow pigment. Urban Decay Primer Potion ($24) is a good choice. She suggests that you apply a shadow in the desired color, starting at the lashline and ending under your brow.
Red oak football is a strong color in nature. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t use red makeup to make it subtle. Red makeup looks can look natural, if done correctly. Mellinger says that red eye products were used in SoKo’s makeup at Cannes. “The trick is to choose one with a little bit of brown.”
Stylo Contour des Yeux Khol Eyeliner in Bordeaux ($36) is recommended to replicate SoKo’s look. She recommends concentrating the product in a v-shaped area at the outer corner of your eyes. Blend it along the lower lash line, to the inner corner, and all around the eyelids–including beyond the crease and the outer corners–using a stiff-bristled brush. No mascara necessary.
- A Fierce Underline
Sometimes, all you need to make a memorable makeup look is a little bit of color. Solange’s scarlet waterline is a great example. Start by applying a soft shadow to the lid. Highlight under the brow. Apply a cream waterproof pencil under your eyes or use an angled brush to apply red make-up. Finish with volumizing mascara for extra drama and volume.
- Aubergine Wings
This classic version of Red Makeup Looks features darker burgundy shades, making it a striking statement look suitable for formal events or night out. Dorman notes that it will look particularly flattering on those with green eyes. She adds that “this eyeliner shape flatters almost everyone and makes eyes appear lifted.”
Dorman suggests that you first sketch out the shape with a pencil in the same shade as your shadow. (FYI, Rituel de Fille Colour Nectar Pigment balm ($24) in Glasswing can give you the shade shown here). Apply a pencil to the desired area and then twist gently. Then fill in the shapes with cream shadow, and then apply a powder eyeshadow to it. She suggests pairing it with a gloss such as Minori Lip Gloss ($22), in Cozy, to make it more modern.