How to wear red eyeshadow. Even if you would never considerate it, it can be look surprisingly nice!
Red is not the colour most people would easily think of when it comes to eyeshadow. I do understand, you might think it makes you look like you just broke up with your boyfriend, or makes you look really tired.
A little while ago I had the opportunity to work with the beautiful Julie Van den Steen, sidekick of Peter Van De Veire at MNM Radio.As for the makeup I was given free hand and that’s always nice, as I can get to test new products and experiment a little. Julie is a pretty blonde girl and has these amazing light blue eyes, that look right through you, and I decided to go for a soft red-dish smokey eye look. Not your average look maybe, but if you do it right, it can look really nice.
I will show you the result in three different lightnings, inside as well as outside.
For the eyes I chose two shades from the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette; Afterparty and Roadie, on the upper and lower lid as I wanted to create kind of a smokey eyes look. I didn’t use any eyeliner, however if you have some redness in the white of your eye, you will need to do this. It will contrast the red of the eyeshadow with the redness in your eye in order to look less tired. I finished the eyelook with two layers of black mascara and filling up the little gaps of Julie’s eyebrows with the M.A.C Eye Brows.
As I chose a not so daily colour of eyeshadow, I decided to keep the rest of her makeup subtile and fresh. A soft, glowy foundation -I mixed Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick with M.A.C Strobe Cream– a matte lipstick –Givenchy Le Rouge Mat in Nude Androgyne- and a cream blush – Clinique Chubby Stick Cheeks- was all it took to complete the look.
Photography: Axelle Degrave
I quite like the red shimmery colours on Julie’s blue eyes, it makes them pop! If you have green eyes you definitely have to give the reds a try, use burgundy, plum and bordeaux to really highlight the green colour of your eyes.
What do you guys think of this red-dish smokey?
Dare to wear red,