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Ravishing Red: Your New Favorite Color for Hair & Makeup

Ravishing Red: Your New Favorite Color for Hair & Makeup

Red is, without a doubt, one of the sexiest colors. Vibrant and bold, the sultry hue screams confidence. Red makeup looks and hairstyles can spice up an everyday outfit or lay the foundation for an eye-catching evening getup. Below, we highlight some of our favorite ideas for harnessing the power of red with your hair and makeup routine.

What Are the Best Red Lip Makeup Looks?

Make sure to keep your eye makeup simple if you are attempting a red lip makeup look. A matte red lip is slightly more subtle, while a glossy red adds shine and sparkle. If you’re new to makeup, start by learning the difference between lipstick and lip gloss and then experimenting to your heart’s content. 

Darker shades of red tend to bleed, so use a matching lip liner to define your lips. Draw it from the highest point of your cupid's bow down toward the center of your lip. Then, line the bottom lip from the middle to the outer corner.

Nailing your application technique takes a little practice and confidence, but once you get the hang of it, your red lips will last.

How Can I Create Red Eyeshadow Looks?

These days, red isn't just for lips. Red eyeshadow is surprisingly wearable and gaining popularity. Here are a few tips for crafting a red eye makeup look:

  • Pick the perfect color: Orange-based reds can be tough to pull off, so look for shades with a pinch of earthy brown to get a softer daytime look. You can also try purple-tinged shades, like ruby and dark red, for evening looks. Our Greatest Hits Classics and Venus XL eye and face palettes are packed with options.
  • Swipe it on the lid: Add a nude eyeshadow to the lid, smudging it with your fingers toward the brow bone to create a smooth transition to your main color—no harsh lines here.
  • Define your eyes: Dark burgundy reds are perfect for smoking out the crease or using as a liner. Buff it on with a fluffy brush or use a thin pencil brush for a traditional winged application.

How Can I Use Red Hair Color Shades?

If you’re ready to commit to red in a bigger way, red hair color offers a range of options. Our Unicorn Hair Full Coverage collection has reds ranging from vibrant Strawberry Jam and Lipstick to Mystic Rose, a luxurious maroon.

Since dyed hair requires special care, play invest in some quality hair care goods to nourish your tresses and prevent breakage.

Not ready to commit to any of these red hair color ideas? Our Unicorn Hair temporary color in Heartbreaker is perfect for a test run.

How Can I Pick the Right Red for Me?

From purple-infused magenta to bright cherry red, there is a fiery hue for every complexion—it doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for makeup or hair dye. But how can you know which shade is right for you? If your skin has warm undertones, orange-based reds are the best match. For cool undertones, try blue-toned reds.

Don't know your undertones? Check the veins on your wrist. If they have a green tinge, then you have warm undertones. People with cool undertones have veins that look bluish or purple.

Whether you’re feeling fiery, romantic, or mysterious, there’s a red that picks up on your vibe. Show off your crimson creations on Instagram, and check us out on TikTok and Pinterest for even more color inspo!

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