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there was a time in 8th grade when I wore red eyeliner a lot. no eyeshadow, just smudgy red eyeliner. I recently found a pic of myself from then, and it looked pretty good! nowadays, I stick more with pinks, if I even dare to venture there, because my eyes are often a tad red from lack of sleep.

I’ve pulled off red eye shadow quite a few times. I usually pair it with a deeper color like deep purples and black to tone down the red. For me, it’s all about product control because red looks great when applied with a soft hand for daily wear.

I bought MUFE’s red Aqua Liner. I tend to wear it on it’s own, without eyeshadow, and it actually looks really good. I was shopping with my cousin when I bought it and she thought I was nuts because of the red… until she saw it on me.

I’m pretty much obsessed with *any* red eye makeup, and I wear it every chance I get, which isn’t as often as I’d like (it’s not exactly “office-friendly”, and I can imagine the looks at the P.T.A. meetings).

One look I do, is a shimmery champagne on the lid, a matte light brown in the crease, a matte fleshtone transition, and pearl white brow highlight, loads of black mascara, and a thin line of red at the upper lashline. I actually wore this while working at a bank. The red is very subtle, but it really makes my eyes pop.

I also like red with a true purple & warm brown (think MAC Swiss Chocolate, Shock-A-Holic, & Louder, Please), black liner & mascara.

I have somewhere between 15-20 red eye products, and I buy them whenever I come across one. My eyes are nearly black, and I have very neutral, beige skin, and no issues with dark circles or redness in my skin, so it is easy for me to pull it off. However, there are some “safer” reds available for those who may want to try it out. MAC Cranberry & NARS Grenadine are two fairly subtle reds.

Another thing that is key, is the rest of the face should really remain neutral. I usually do a light lip, and only highlight & contour, or maybe just bronzer & a MLBB lip.

Unfortuanetly no. I managed a very bright burgundy with black and a rusty red on it’s own, but a true red or a pinkish one just won’t look right on me. I saw someone on Youtube use a deep red liner on her upper lash line and will try this next, if I can get my hands on one that’s eye safe.

I was actually surprised by how flattering a red shadow was for me. I guess I should say reddish/burgundy. I wore Stila Pigalle with Stila Puppy and a dark brown eyeliner. The red tones really brought out the blue of my eyes. I liked it a lot and will likely look for more reds!

Nope, never even tried as it’s a look that doesn’t appeal to me in the least, so I don’t have any interest in even trying to make it work! I’ve tried with the bright/dark pink shadows that came in some UD palettes and no luck! I use those for blush!

I try to wear reds and pinks all the time. The key is finding something that works with your skintone and eye color. I’m pretty pale NC15, with green eyes so I will rock some red to make my eyes really pop. The hard thing I find is getting a good quality red shadow. Christine, do you have any suggestions on a TRUE red shadow?

Strangely enough I wear red eyeshadow second to only gold, the Lisa Eldridge youtube tutorial is like my ultimate makeupinspiration and i love red smokey eyes a la Lady Vengeance (but better). I just like high impact looks for little effort,and I know red eyeshadow is not something most people would be able to pull off.

Sadly, I don’t own a red eyeshadow. But, If I owned one I would probably wear it a lot. Does anyone know a good, nicely pigmented red eyeshadow?

Have you seen L’Oreal’s Infallible 24 Hour Eyeshadow in the shade “Garnet?” It’s a really pretty color and a youtuber did a tutorial combining it with the Infallible shade called “Liquid Diamond.” I’ve tried the combo and like it. Both shades are shimmery & complex with a lot of depth.

I love red eyeshadow on myself! It’s one of those stand out shades on my brown eyes. It looks so smouldering and exotic when done right. I actually think it’s easier to work with than purple. For some reason purple alwaaaaays turns out like a bruise on me, but when I go for red I get flooded with compliments. 🙂

Which red do you use? I’m always looking to expand my collection.

I have very dark brown eyes, and red really makes them glow. I just wish I had more occasions to wear it.

Actually , I have. I have more cranberry /pomegranate shades, versus a true red. I like to wear the reddish shadows with browns/ golds.

I can pull off darker red based shadows really well and I have a number of shadows in the red family from MAC that are some of my favourite go-to’s: Sorcery, Sketch, Deep Damson. But, but a true red, I would have to say no. Some of it, of course, has to do with not really knowing how to work it properly and not feeling confident in the application. I’ve only tried it a few times and need to try with just black. Sunset eye looks are definitely not my thing either. Positively heinous on me.

I recently got a matte red shadow and I love wearing it sheered a bit with a copper shadow on my lid. Talk about making my small blue eyes pop…

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