If you have red hair, it's possible to complement your red tones with makeup. Usually, people with red hair prefer to use BB creams and peach-toned bronzers to enhance the fair skin tone typical for those with red braids. However, redheads shouldn't be afraid to wear pink and red palettes.
It's essential to determine whether your skin has cool or warm tones before selecting your cosmetics. According to beauty experts, if you have brown or hazel eyes, you're probably a warm tone. Those with blue or grey-ish eyes are more likely to have a cool tone. Keep in mind that commonly redheads are cool-toned skin.
Here are six makeup hints for redheads.
1. Eye Brows
If you've red hair, it's imperative to select the right shade of brow pencil. Follow this guide for optimal results:
- Lighter red braids: honey, camel, or golden-red tones
- Medium red strands: reddish-brown or reddish-taupe
- Darker red hair: dark brown colours or profound reddish-brown
Try ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eye Brow New, which comes in seven different colors to match your hair color perfectly. The ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eye Brow New is smooth and designed to fill and shape your eyebrows perfectly.
An excellent complement for your red hair is to use nude lipstick such as Brilliant from 3CE Mood Recipe 2 Matte Lip Colour.
The 3CE Mood Recipe 2 Matte Lip Colour is a lip collection with five perfectly mixed shades. The formulas are buttery, creamy, and moisturising.
But if you want to stand out, we recommend a high pigment lipstick such as Girlish Red from PERIPERA Ink The Velvet 4G New.
The PERIPERA Ink The Velvet 4G New offers a flexible application and glides smoothly onto the lips for long-lasting vibrant colour and hydration.
Finish your look with a unique, jelly-like lip gloss like Sugar Jelly from I'M MEME I'm Lip Jelly. The I'M MEME I'm Lip Jelly can be used in combination with other lip products or on its own to emphasise the gloss.
It's essential to avoid wearing too much makeup if you've red hair and fair skin. A good option is to use a BB cream such as MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 to keep things looking natural.
The MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 comes in five different colours suitable for all skin tones. This M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 makes the skin tone clean and natural by concealing blemishes and dark spots with excellent skin coverage.
You should also use a concealer to cover redness and under-eye circles. Our favorite option is THE SAEM Cover Perfection Tip Concealer SPF 28, available in three shades. This concealer is ideal for redheads as it's best suited for pale to medium complexions.
Redheads should avoid using too much red or pink on their cheeks as this can become overwhelming. Fortunately, these days blushes come in several colours. If you want to look refined and fashionable, a great option is natural blush colours like coral-red, apricot, or peach.
Apricot's excellent option from A'PIEU Juicy-Pang Water Blusher is a highly pigmented water blusher that is easily blendable.
5. Eye Makeup
These days redheads have many options for colouring their eyes. A warm eye palette is a great option to create an elegant look. If you want, you can create contrast wearing colours like plum, teal, or turquoise.
Our favorite eye shadow palette for those with red hair is ETUDE HOUSE Play Color Eyes Wine Party, which features impressive colour shades from browns to golds, nudes, and rose reds. This eyeshadow palette allows you to pop up your eyes.
You can also use nothing but eyeliner to create a softer look. We recommend using a pen eyeliner such as MACQUEEN Waterproof Pen Eyeliner for creating deep and defined eye lines.
Usually, redheads should apply a generous amount of mascara to enhance their eyes. If you've short lashes, make sure to use an extension mascara such as ETUDE HOUSE Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara. Avoid using black mascara if you've light skin; a better tone is brownish-black mascara.
If you've red hair, you probably have fair skin. If this is the case, it's vital to select a bronzer carefully. It's an excellent idea to avoid golden tones. Make sure to choose peach or pink tones.
You can try Peach Choux Wafers from ETUDE HOUSE Lovely Cookie Blusher, which provides a high-quality matte finish. These blushes are easy to blend and highly pigmented.