Makeup for brown eyes red hair? Please help!
I have medium/dark brown eyes and am a natural ginger. I have an event coming up, and I want to do 'up' my makeup, but it cant be overdone for it is an outside event during the daytime. I'll be wearing heels with a white chiffon dress. Any ideas?
Below I've listed some information about makeup for red-haired ladies:
Eye Products for Redheads
Most earth tones eye shadows and eyeliners work great for redheads—green is an exceptionally good color. The shades in the Clinique line I’d recommend are: Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow in Cider, Gold Rush, Rum Spice, Lucky Penny, Color Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Copper Canyon, and Coffee Shop. For eyeliners, try Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Moss or True Khaki, or if you prefer a creamier application, try Cream Shaper for Eyes in Egyptian or Brown Sugar. To create the perfect lash look, if you are very fair and have blonde lashes I recommend a brown mascara (not black or black/brown) so your makeup doesn't look too harsh. When filling in the brows, be careful not to go too dark. You want to use a soft wheat or auburn colored liner. You should stay away from black. Eye makeup gives you more variety in the color wheel because you can use browns, taupes, violets, moss greens, light pinks, hazels, golds and bronzes. Brown or red-brown mascara will compliment your eyes and eyeliners in brown; beige and hazel (not green) will also look great. However, you should stay away from black mascara or liner because it can look to harsh. A dark blond brow pencil or shadow will be perfect for brows too.
Foundation for Redheads
Using a sheer-based foundation in beige colors works best. Stay away from pink-toned foundations, which can make you look ruddy or too pink. A light colored bronzer can also be used in lieu of foundation if your skin doesn't require coverage, but you just want to add a little color all over. A green-based concealer (or green color corrector stick) is perfect for blemishes and under-eye darkness, so be sure to blend over it with some foundation to achieve the perfect coverage.
Coral & Peach Blush
Blush colors should be in the coral and peach family of colors if you are fair, while darker redheads can also use a raisin colored blush as well. You'd want to go lighter in shade for fairer skin and darker for medium skin tones.
Lipstick for Redheads: Coral, Peach, & Pink Toned Lipsticks
All shades of redheads can use lipstick and lip liners that are light-to-medium shades of coral, peach and pink tones, and even a raisin-colored lipstick that is sheer and not matte will look great. If you want to wear red lipstick, find reds that are orange-based rather than blue-based and find a color that suits your own shade of red. Tinted lip-glosses in those shades will look good too.
I hope this helps!
Here are two looks that would work for your outside event:
1. -ivory eyeshadow on lid (or skin color shadow) and on the brow bone
-light brown eyeshadow on the outer 1/3 of your eyelid and in crease (put don't go all the way into the inside of your eye-stop about halfway in)
-dark brown eyeshadow on the very outside of the eyelid and the very outside of the crease (which sort of makes an upside-down "V" shape)
-add some brown eyeliner (I like to line only the outer 1/3-1/2 of my top lashline) and some mascara
Blend it all together, and you've got a pretty, natural look that is very neutral and not overdone.
2. -ivory eyeshadow on lid (or skin color shadow) and on the brow bone
-olive green eyeshadow on outer 1/3 of eyelid
-light brown eyeshadow in crease
Blend it together, add some eyeliner and mascara and your good to go!
You might want to wear a tinted moisturizer just to even out your skin, and a little pink or peachy blush is great to add a healthy flush to your skin. Hope this helps!