It seems as if red is the colour on everyone’s lips—and apparently eyes—this season. Red shades are proving to be more than just a one-trick pony, effectively invading all areas of the beauty world. While nothing can top a classic red lip, red eye makeup has put in the bid as a show-stopping contender.
We can’t deny that rocking red requires a certain degree of bravery, as red hues aren’t exactly known for their subtly, but there are a variety of shades and ways to apply to suit each individual need. Plus, red can provide a much needed dose of vibrancy to the often dull winter days.
In case you have to see to believe, look no further than the red smoky, flawlessly executed in Scarlett Johansson’s Dolce & Gabbana Desire campaign.
While a little celebrity inspiration can be great, Pat McGrath, interviewed for Refinery29, suggests a way to make the look wearable for us common folk, by combining a red eye shadow with a deep purple to pull off the look with a little less drama.
If you’re going for a bold evening look, we recommend Make Up For Ever’s Matte Red. The highly pigmented shade stays on strong, so you can make it through the fast approaching holiday party season with your look intact.
For something a bit more subtle, the Estée Lauder Pure Color Powder, in Cyber Ruby, provides a softer alternative, with notes closer to plum and burgundy. Sweep this on lightly in the outer crease of the eye, near the brow bone, to add a bit of understated warmth to your eyes.
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