Red lipstick is a classic trend that never seems to get old. Rocking red lipstick can be incredibly easy if you’re a lipstick pro, but after the perfect application, one question is left: what to do with the eyes? This question is common, but thankfully, there are a variety of answers available!
1. Get Neutral
This is the most common option for makeup pros everywhere. With a bold lip, neutral, simple eyes look clean and chic. Try a shimmery taupe or a pale gold for daytime, or go for a brown smoky eye at night. The key here is to stick with browns or grays. These colors won’t attract too much attention, so most of the focus will be on rocking that red lipstick!
2. Put On Your Wings
For a more classic pin-up look, try a blank eye with thick winged liner. This look is trendy and complements red lipstick perfectly. Apply a color close to your skin color all over the eye, then use whatever eyeliner you’re most comfortable with to create a thick wing. I recommend liquid or gel for this particularly application. This winged look and a smile will lift your whole face!
3. Be Bold
If you’re brave, go for colored eyeshadow with red lipstick. This look is definitely not for the cautious! Try a splash of color along the lower lash line or in the inner corner. Purples and blues work well and accentuate all eye colors… and be careful with green unless it’s Christmas time! Another option is to do a colored smoky eye with a deep plum or navy blue. Both of these looks create a sultry effect that is sure to wow your audience.
These three options are all great with red lipstick. Don’t be afraid of this bold color!
What are some of your favorite ways to wear red lipstick?