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Beauty Tips for Redheads

Beauty Tips for Redheads
Laura
Make Up Specialist5 years ago
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There are always a lot of complicated discussions around what makeup redheads should or shouldn't wear. Brown mascara or black? Green eyeshadows? Should you wear a red lip? We think beauty should be about wearing whatever makeup makes you feel great, even if that means no makeup at all!

We're putting together our list of things that we think look incredible on you red haired beauties, whether they follow the 'rules' or not.

The Mascara Debate

The idea has floated around that redheads should avoid black mascara as it can look too harsh. We do like a brown mascara, but if you are into bold lashes, then go ahead and enjoy a jet back formula.

Redheads can actually have a little fun with mascara- a lot tend to have grey or green eyes which can look incredible set against tinted mascaras like deep blues, purples and greens. Whichever look you go for, curl those lashes and flutter away

  • Shiseido Full Lash Volume Mascara - Brown

    Shiseido Full Lash Volume Mascara - Brown

    £25.00
  • Ciaté London Triple Shot Mascara - Various Shades

    Ciaté London Triple Shot Mascara - Various Shades

    5 Stars 3 Reviews
    £15.60
  • RMK W Colour Mascara SS 04

    RMK W Colour Mascara SS 04

    £25.00
  • Aveda Mosscara Conditioning Formula - Earth 8g

    Aveda Mosscara Conditioning Formula - Earth 8g

    4.2 Stars 10 Reviews
    £14.00
  • Bellápierre Cosmetics Volumising Mascara Blue 9ml

    Bellápierre Cosmetics Volumising Mascara Blue 9ml

    £19.99

Find the Perfect Base

Redheads often have lighter skin tones and sometimes freckles. It can be difficult to find foundations which work well without looking too deep or orange on pale skin. As for the freckles? We believe that if you have them, flaunt them.

Luckily we have an incredible range of foundations for pale skin tones on Lookfantastic. If you want to make sure you don't mask your freckles, then make sure you read our tips for making the most of your freckles; let them shine!

  • Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer 30ml (Various Shades)

    Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer 30ml (Various Shades)

    4.35 Stars 54 Reviews
    from
    £22.40
  • bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF20

    bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF20

    3.91 Stars 98 Reviews
    £28.00
  • Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation SPF15 30ml

    Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation SPF15 30ml

    4.59 Stars 22 Reviews
    from
    £25.10
  • Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF15 (30ml)

    Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF15 (30ml)

    4.5 Stars 2 Reviews
    from
    £29.00

Go Bold

We hate the idea of being told you "can't" wear a certain type of makeup, especially when it comes to having fun with colour. Redheads are traditionally told they can't wear red lips or other bright colours, but we think that is nonsense. If you love a bold lip, go for it.

To avoid a colour that clashes with your hair, look for tones that contrast with your hair tones. If you have a more orange red, then look for blue based pinks and reds. If your hair is ashier and cooler, then try out warmer shades like corals and true reds. Whatever you go for, wear it and smile!

  • Daniel Sandler Micro-Bubble Lipstick - Titanium Micro Red

    Daniel Sandler Micro-Bubble Lipstick - Titanium Micro Red

    4.67 Stars 3 Reviews
    £14.25
  • Lipstick Queen Liptropolis - Soho

    Lipstick Queen Liptropolis - Soho

    £20.00
  • Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer and Shine Lipstick (4g) (Various Shades)

    Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer and Shine Lipstick (4g) (Various Shades)

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    £6.49
  • Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick - Various Shades

    Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick - Various Shades

    4.79 Stars 14 Reviews
    £5.49
  • Estée Lauder Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick 3.8g

    Estée Lauder Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick 3.8g

    4.67 Stars 6 Reviews
    £23.00

If you’re lucky enough to be blessed with red locks, don’t forget to keep your colour looking its best with our top colour protecting hair products.

Laura
Make Up Specialist
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Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid
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