Red lips are a classic makeup look that never goes out of style. Because they can have a bold, striking effect, it’s important to pair them with the right eye look. Whether you’re running errands or heading out for date night, here are some eye makeup styles to pair with iconic red lips.
7 simple eye makeup looks to go with red lipstick
1. Classic Cat Eye
Round out your celebrity red lip look with a classic cat eye. Apply a coat of our Soft Touch Lipstick in a shade like Sunset Dance, then create your cat eye using liquid eyeliner. Try a tiny flick for everyday wear or a sharp wing for a retro bombshell look. Since this style is all about looking polished, be sure to use a lip liner as a guide before filling in with color. This extra step can even help your lipstick last longer.
Whether you don’t have enough time for a complex eye look or just want to keep it natural, a bare-faced look is perfect for any occasion, from your everyday routine to brunch with friends. A lip gloss can give you a little shimmer, and you can use the neutral shades in one of our eyeshadow palettes to brighten your eyes with just a bit of color.
While red lips make a statement of their own, it’s still possible to pair them with a bold eye look for a big night out. For a special evening out, create a smoked-out look by applying dark eyeshadow to your outer corners, then work your way across the lid with lighter shades. You can try this look in classic black and gray shades, or experiment with other colors using the same gradient effect. Then, finish it off with some smudged liner.
Glam eyes look especially stunning with a matte lip. Try our Velvetines Liquid Lipstick in Saint for a deep red in the fall and winter, or opt for Red Velvet for a true red that looks great any time of year.
For a look that’s fun and flirty, try pairing your red lips with red eyeshadow. From deep, purplish reds to bright fiery shades and everything in between, you can find plenty of red tones in our most popular eyeshadow palettes, including the Venus XL and Greatest Hits Classic palettes. The best part is that you don’t have to be too precise with this look—diffused washes of color are totally on-trend and can make bold hues more wearable.
5. Soft Shimmer
Shimmery eyes look stunning when paired with matte lips. Choose a statement-making red liquid lipstick for a matte finish that won’t budge. Then, add a touch of shimmery shadow to your inner corners to make your eyes pop.
Want to add a little something extra to your lips without layering on a gloss? Lightly dab a little of the same eyeshadow on the centers of your lips for a pretty, dimensional finish.
6. Gold Shadow
Take your shimmery look a step further with bold, gold eyeshadow. Channel your inner diva by applying a highly pigmented metallic shadow on and just above your lid. Our Prelude Chroma eyeshadow palette features a metallic gold that looks great on every skin tone. With your eyes doing all the shimmering, you can keep your lips matte for a cohesive, elegant look.
7. Faux Falsies
Nothing looks better with red lips than high-impact lashes. If you want the look of false lashes without all the work, swipe on a coat or two of mascara. For a blast of volume and all the length you’re looking for, try our Astronomical Volumizing Vegan Mascara in black.
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