Who said red is only good for lipstick? What we saw on the catwalks this year made something pretty clear: moving this bright nuance from your lips to your eyes is the new trend for Fall Winter 2017-2018. So, forget about the dark shades we are accustomed to using, and let’s light up our grey fall days — we don’t need any more somber colors after all, do we? You think this is all a bit too much? We are here to change your mind, and surprise you with these makeup trends, straight from the catwalks!
Red Eyeshadow Looks
If you’re more into classics
Start experimenting and get inspired by Barbara Bui, Au Jour Le Jour, and Le Petite Robe. Here, red cream eyeshadow gets applied onto the eyelid. Frame it with mascara and black eyeliner pencil, to lend some depth to your gaze. It is very important here to focus on your eyes when choosing this style and to use very natural tones on the rest of your face, especially on your lips.
If you’re more daring
and you are happy to try something new, Versus’s and Prabal Gurung’s geometric shapes will work for you. But make sure you draw very defined lines because that is what makes all the difference here! The rectangle you draw has to be as wide as your eyebrows. And it can be thicker or thinner, depending on your personal taste and how bold you are feeling. Rest assured, you will turn heads!
If you love nuances
look at Xuan HC, Kenzo and Max Mara for a few ideas. You can apply powder eyeshadow exclusively to the contour of your eye. Or maybe on the sides of your face. It will almost imitate the effect of a blush. If you do this, you can intensify the effect by applying red mascara on your lashes, or by blending the eyeshadow onto your eyebrows. In this case, make sure you don’t go for overly bright shades!
If you’re still unconvinced by the idea of a total red makeup style, you can always tone it down. Mix it with other colors, while still letting red take center stage. Alberta Ferretti shows you how to do this, by applying cream eyeshadow at the center of the eyelid and placing a small speck of gold in the inner corner of the eye, to illuminate the gaze. If you frame it with a blended line of black eyeliner pencil, it will work as a substitute for mascara.