Red make-up wearable? Sure!
One of my favorite easy ways to pop some color on my face is by adding it to the outer corners of my eyes.
Be it blue, red, yellow, green, doesn’t even matter, it always works!
But I feel so bad for red because it seems to have a bad reputation when it comes to make-up!
Sad because your blood is red, a lovely flushed face is red, red can be a such healthy and fresh shade!! :)
Here’s some things I noticed about reds on the:
Instead of a terracotta try adding a fresh red to your cheeks for a change.
If you’re warm toned try a more pink shade of red, however if you’re cool toned try a vibrant true or orange red!
Those will make your cheeks pop like crazy.
In case you’re scared of looking like a clown: try a cream blusher, if that fails you can blend it into your skin until it fades or add some more foundation on top.
For a naturally flushed face, try the same color technique as above for lipstick and pop it onto your cheeks as well.
Or use your cream blusher on your lips!
Tons of products these days are multifunctional for us busy bees. :D
First of all an even lid works best with red shadows I feel, so I make sure to place a skintone base first either with primer or shadow.
Veins + red shadow = “are you feeling okay?”
The more natural you go with reds, the more beige / brown you add, the more it will blend in with your skin.
This can be a really lovely thing however it also means it will flow right into, and emphasize discoloration you might already have.
You might need to double up on your concealer to make sure the area around your eyes does not look ill.
The reds I go for on a daily basis are much less natural to make sure it pops forward instead of blending in with the redness around my eyes.
A smokey liner combined with red shadow might make you look sick.
However a clean liquid liner sort of places a barrier between the lid and your eye, which makes it look fresh.
I personally stay away from red shadow underneath the eye, but that’s just a personal preference because it can look suberb!
Just make sure your concealer does its job! :D
What’s that on your face?
1) Primed my eye and applied a skintone eyeshadow on top
That’s Wet n Wild’s Brulee!
2) Raspberry red on my outer corner
The lovely lovely LOVELY Inglot matte 382
4) Onto the outer corner of the crease a little with a dome shadow brush
4) Brows, liner and mascara to add quick definition
For my brows I used the Gosh eyebrow kit, surprise surprise! ;D
2B Silk & Mat foundation lightly over my face (hint: it’s not so matte on oily skin! ;)) and 2B concealer stick around my eyes:
Then a teenie bit of powder in my t-zone to not shine THAT much:
Lastly on my cheeks I have Catrice’s Apropos Apricot again, I can’t help it, it’s such a perfect color!
I promise to switch it up soon.
Posted on May 2, 2013, in Box o' appearance, Cosmetics, FOTD and tagged alternative, animal testing, animals, apropos apricot, catrice, cosmetics, cruelty, cruelty free, daily, diy, drugstore, easy, Essence, FOTD, inexpensive, inglot, inglot matte, make-up, matte, personal, pictorial, pictures, picturial, red, red eyeshadow, tutorial, wearable. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.