You love the colour on your lips and nails, so what about your eyes? Yes, you can pull off red eyeshadow. Anyone can really because this look is less about sticking to your tried and tested favourites, and more about stepping out of the box and having some fun!
Here’s how to do simple yet stunning makeup with a red smoky eye in 4 easy steps:
1. Choose your red
Red eyeshadow is available in a huge variety of hues, so you can match your colour to your skin tone. Cool skin tones should pick a colour with pink or purple undertones such as NYX Professional Makeup Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Flustered. If you have a warm skin tone, choose a red with orange undertones such as NYX Professional Makeup Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Bad Seed. NYX Professional Makeup eyeshadow singles are great because they have super saturated colour that stands out beautifully on all skin tones.
2. Apply your shadow
Keep the look simple and use just one shade of red. Simplicity adds to the drama, and also makes application easier. Apply eyeshadow to your entire lid with your finger, then use a soft, medium-sized eyeshadow brush to pull the colour right up to your brow bone, and a little under your lower lash line.
The trick is to use a clean brush, and not add more colour to the brush, then blend, blend and blend some more for a soft, smoky effect.
3. Line your lashes
Apply eyeliner, but just to your lower lash line. A hint of shimmer never hurt anyone, so try NYX Professional Makeup Slide On Eye Pencil in Glitzy Gold or NYX Professional Makeup Slide On Eye Pencil in Black Sparkle. We just love the smooth, silky feel of this waterproof eyeliner pencil.
4. Must-have mascara
Never, ever go anywhere without mascara. Period. Just one coat of Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Washable Mascara gives you up to nine times longer and more voluminous lashes, thanks to its collagen formula and special brush design.
Complete the look with understated lips - you’ve got enough drama going on with smoky red eyes. Add a dab of clear lip gloss, and you’re ready to rock!