The One Color You Need to Incorporate into Your Makeup This Season
We’re seeing red. Literally, everywhere we go gals are rocking the “it” color of the season with their clothes, shoes and accessories. But we say why stop there? Embrace the bold hue to the fullest by using red in your makeup as well. It might feel like a tricky color to wear, but these five stars are proof that everyone can pull it off.
No, you won’t end up looking like you’re suffering from severe allegories. Just be sure to apply concealer as a base to neutralize your skin tone and then choose an eye-shadow shade that complements it. (Fair skin, choose cherry; dark skin, try a merlot.) And if you want to test the waters with something less aggressive, blend in a bronze or copper shadow.
Try: Urban Decay ($54)
You might think this look is best left to the beauty gurus, but it’s actually super-easy to pull off. The trick is to pick a vibrant red shade (as opposed to a dull hue) that embraces the bright, graphic vibe you’re going for. Try a winged cat-eye or exaggerate your lower-lash line for a subtle pop art effect.
Try: NYX ($7)
Ever wondered how to recreate those beautifully flushed cheeks that come only from taking a brisk walk in the cold? Well, this is it. Note: Red blush is frequently more pigmented than other shades, so a little will go a long way. Start small and build your way up to that perfect rosy glow.
Try: Tarte ($21)
You don’t have to go super-far outside your comfort zone to embrace the bold hue. Apply your favorite go-to shade, or try mixing things up by using a brighter shade or even something with a pop of glitter.
Try: Charlotte Tilbury ($34)