Red eye make-up was one of the more surprising trends to hit the catwalks last year and is not for the faint of heart. Yet although it is certainly an edgier seasonal choice, it needn’t be a scary one. Follow a few simple rules to create a fantastic bold and flattering look for autumn.
1) Take time to get the details right – the result should look well crafted and intentional. Red isn’t a colour to be slap dash with unless you want to make it look like you have a rash!
2) Don’t skip the base – Red eyes will emphasise other areas of redness on your face, so think about using colour correcting primers and concealers to create a flawless canvas for your eye art. On a similar note, go easy on the blush.
3) Think about the tone of the red you plan on using – if you normally suit cool colours then choose a red with blue undertones. If your complexion suits warmer shades, select a red from the orange shade of the spectrum.
Still unsure? Then check out these five fantastic examples of red eye shadow, created and worn by real women. As these bloggers show red eye make up can be bold, vampy or more low key and it can suit every skin colour.
1) Red and White Party Eye
Make Up Artist Me! shows how you can create a stunning, vampy eye with red and white. This is a real show stopping look!
2. Dramatic Red Smoky Eye
Every Day Makeup Blog has created a great smoky red eye – complete with step by step guide
3. Mellow Red Smoky Eye
Go Vamp gives her take on a red smoky eye, and shows that red shadow can really make the green tones of hazel eyes pop!
4) Classic Kohl Eye With Red Accents
If, like me, you are a fan of the fantasy drama series Once Upon A Time, then you will love xsparkage’s version of the character Red’s eye makeup.
5) Natural Eye Made Bold
If you to experiment with a more subtle, romantic look, Vivianne Does Makeup demonstrates how to create red eye with plummy undertones.