5 Fantastic Ways To Wear Red Eyeshadow

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!

Red White Vamp Eye Shadow


2. Dramatic Red Smoky Eye

Every Day Makeup Blog has created a great smoky red eye  – complete with step by step guide


smoky red eye


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!

RED on RED look 2


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.

Red Eyeshadow


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.

Red Eye Makeup