Last night I watched Lisa Eldridge's video on how to wear red eyeshadow. I was so inspired, I re-recreated the look as soon as I woke up! I'm bored with all the neutrals I've been wearing lately so I really wanted something that would POP. I also wanted to play around with some of the new makeup I got.
Obviously, this isn't a look that you can wear to the office. But if you have a party to go to or if you just really don't care if you get stared at, then by all means try red eyeshadow! Anyway, since I have yellow-toned skin, I went for a bright, tomato-red eyeshadow. I just used one color and blended it up the crease.
Here's how I did it.
I have a red lip version, see it after the jump!
I evened out my face with the Smashbox Studio Skin 15-Hour Wear Foundation and the pressed powder. I made sure to remove all redness around the nose and pimples.
Using a synthetic, flat brush, I carefully patted on the red eyeshadow around my upper and lower lids. Then, using a round domed brush, I blended out the line upwards. Both brushes are from the Charm Vegan line!
See that red, second column second row? That's what I used! It's from my Beauty Pro Cosmetics palette.
I used this flat brush to pack on the color
Then this brush to blend it outwards
Since the red is uber pigmented, I cleaned up the smudges and lines with a cotton bud
Added winged eyeliner and self-adhering falsies..
...also some contouring with the NARS Laguna Bronzer + Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude
And voila! I have a red eyeshadow look that's *almost* wearable because of the nude lippie
But of course I didn't stop there! I had to try out a matching red lipstick, same as what Lisa Eldrige showed.
Ready for the runway? Lol. I used the VMV Hypoallergenics Velvet Matte Lipstick in Coquette here
I love it. I love both versions. I don't think I'll be wearing this look out anytime soon, but I certainly had fun trying it on! That's the whole point of cosmetics, really, to play and experiment with the face. :)
Tried any wild looks lately? What or who is your current inspiration?