A look at this line-up of redheaded beauties shows us that makeup looks for women with red hair can be just as varied and daring as makeup for other skin tones and hair colours. We’ve added a few product recommendations but your mileage may vary – so you can definitely mix and match to suit your features and your budget.
Emma Stone’s electric blue eyes and peach lips
Emma is the brand ambassador for Revlon, so we recommend the Revlon Colourstay foundation in Ivory to recreate this look. The strong, metallic blue eyeshadow really drew us because it compliments Emma’s green eyes and red hair. Try applying MAC eyeshadow in Blue Flame over a creamy blue glitter pencil like Topshop’s Petrol. Use a black eyeliner to trace over the blue, thicken the lashline and create a subtle cat-shaped flick. For the lips, try Chanel lipstick in ‘Boy’. The cheeks match, so use a similar delicate peachy pink like Sleek’s Life’s A Peach.
Jessica Chastain’s wine-coloured lips
The focus of this look is definitely the matte, burgundy lipstick, which looks very classic with Jessica’s strawberry blonde hair. Jessica is known to wear the lightest shade of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. We suggest using a red-toned burgundy shade to prevent the face from looking too goth – try Sleek lipstick in shade ‘Cherry’. The blush looks like a shade similar to Sleek ‘Pomegranate’ applied with a very light touch. The eye makeup is very minimal in order to keep the look balanced – notice that there’s no eyeliner or use of false eyelashes. Use a wash of matte beige-cream shadow like Mac eyeshadow in Shroom and a coat of black mascara for an innocent look.
Kristen Stewart’s grungey ‘Club’ eyes
Kristen isn’t a natural redhead, but she looks great with this light auburn shade with highlighted blonde pieces and darker layers. Her incredible eyeshadow look was created by using a black eye pencil all over the lid to create a base, then working MAC’s gorgeous iridescent green-bronze shade ‘Club’ all over (it looks green in the pan but flashes bronze at different angles). Finish the look by pushing some of the shadow under the eyes and lining all the way around the waterline with a jet black liner. The rest of the look is barely-bronzed. Use Dainty Doll blusher in Money Talks Bronze on a fluffy brush on temples and below the cheekbones, then pat the apples of the cheeks with Topshop cream blush in Nutmeg. The lipgloss is a sheer brown-pink with gold sparkle – something like Nars Supervixen will give you the desired effect.
Evan Rachel Wood’s high contrast Hollywood look
Evan Rachel Wood is said to favour Shiseido Dual Balancing Foundation to suit her pale skin. Try shades ‘Very Light Ivory’ and ‘Natural Light Ivory’ (which is more pink-toned). Use a quad or trio of silvery and baby blue eyeshadows (like Dior 3 colours smokey eyes palette in blue) to create a classic contoured eye. Brush the silvery shade under the eyes and line the bottom waterline with a flesh coloured pencil like MAC Chromographic pencil in NC15. Finish off by adding thick, feathery false eyelashes and painting each individual bottom lash with mascara for that ‘millions of lashes’ look. The lipstick is an interesting hot red with a pink pearl. Try Make Up Forever Rouge Intense 21 for a red lipstick with a pretty metallic sheen. The cheeks look very contoured, so try Sleek’s Face Contour Kit in Light, with the red lipstick added again over the top, sheer and applied with the pads of the fingers. To finish, add a pale pinkish-silver highlighter like Benefit High Beam to the tops of the cheekbones. Do any of these looks tempt you? Are you classic woman like Evan and Jessica or modern like Emma and Kristen? All products should be available to buy online or in a department store like House of Fraser or John Lewis. Neeral is a writer at www.secretsalons.com, a free to join directory of over 500,000 hair and beauty salons. Check us out on Facebook or follow our 15 Fabulous Red Hair Looks on Pinterest.