In addition to the red lipstick you currently wear, there’s another feature on your face that may benefit from a crimson hue: your eyes! Because red eyes are often connected with weeping, allergies, and illness, it’s understandable if you’re apprehensive about trying it out. For those who lack the expertise of professional makeup artists or influencers, achieving a red-eye look might seem like a lofty aim that can go awry with the touch of an eyebrow brush. But it’s time to rethink things and make red and essential hues for eye makeup trends. Red-eye makeup may be used to create a wide variety of styles, and it’s not only for Halloween or the holidays. Is that something you’d want to give a go? These four lessons will show you how to use red eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara in various tints so that you can ace your red eye makeup.
Red Eye Makeup Looks
Even if you don’t want to go all out with a Red makeup looks, there are a few more ways to integrate the color red into your appearance. It’s a breeze to tailor a style to your specifications. Here are four different ways to get a red-eye look that you should give a go.
Red Shimmery Smokey Eye
Try Red makeup looks for a unique take on the usual smokey eye appearance. A deep red eyeshadow should be applied to the crease and the whole surface of your eyelids. In the outer corners of your eyes, use a burgundy eyeshadow like L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte-Ison Avenue. Apply a tiny amount of L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Fluid Eye Shadow Makeup in Radiant Ruby on the lid. To complete the look, use a light golden hue like Endless Pearl by L’Oréal Paris to highlight your brow bone.
All Over Red Matte Lids
If you’re not a fan of the brightest red, you may always use a darker shade to soften and even out a red-eye appearance. Starting in the inner corners of your eyes, apply a matte eyeshadow like L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Acro-Matte. Apply a stronger red eyeshadow to the upper and lower lash lines. Buff off any sharp edges and create a smooth transition between the two hues by going back in there with a blending brush and using the initial deeper shade. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Blackest Black on your lashes for an extra dose of oomph.
Deep Red Crease
Try applying a rich crimson shade to your crease for a quick and easy glam effect. When applying your eyeshadow, begin by drawing the color into your crease and then extending it outward toward the middle of your lids. Sweep on some L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte Chill in the center and inner corner of your lids. The L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Burgundy, creates a wine red cat-eye wing to finish the look.
Burgundy Water Line
If you’d like a more subdued red, we’ve got you covered. To add a subtle pop of red to your appearance, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Burgundy on your waterline. For a sensual look, smear out the color with a bit of eyeshadow brush. A few applications of the L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara, Washable, and Lightweight Mega Volume in Blackest Black may also lend a dash of drama.
When it comes to eye makeup, red may not be the first hue that springs to mind, but it’s about to change. These days, red eyeshadow is everywhere, from fashion shows’ backstage beauty to the red carpet appearances of A-list celebrities. Our social media accounts have also seen an upswing in red eyeshadow tutorials.
Colors in this palette may be used in various ways and are easy to achieve. We asked MUAs Katie Mellinger, and Jamie Dorman for their advice on the best red eye makeup looks to show you what we mean. Red eyeshadow is necessary, whether you strive for a solid and statement-making look or a natural blush of color.
A Touch of Glam
Minimalists and those who want a hint of color on their eyes will love Soo Joo Park’s red eyeshadow look. Apply a cream eyeshadow to the eyelid and smudge it up to the brow bone with your finger. Afterward, apply a Cimarron-colored powder makeup like Alima Pure Pearluster Eyeshadow on your lid and lower lash line. Finish by applying glitter to the middle of the eyelid and along the inner rim for a more defined appearance.
Use your eyeliner in a new way and get out of your comfort zone! A colorful touch on the typical black top-lined lid is provided with a colored liner and a graphic form. Mellinger admits, “I’m a big fan of the graphic design with red liner.” A bare cat eye, just beneath the eye or in the inner corner, exciting forms, and more are all possibilities.
“Try Shiseido’s Kajal InkArtist Shadow Pencil in Azuki Red if you’re looking for a more subtle line. The versatility of this pencil is why I love it. The best technique to apply it is in the inside corner of your eye, in a v-shape using your finger or a Q-tip.”