By: Mattanah DeWitt
‘Redhead friendly’ makeup is a great way to accentuate our natural beauty. But there is a fine line between wearing too much and not enough. Below, I’ve described my beauty routine, and hopefully it will spark some ideas in helping you create your own unique methods.
Step 1: Use a blending sponge to dab on foundation across the face.
I use Origins Stay Tuned Balancing Face Makeup. It’s not too thick, but still provides great coverage.
Step 2: Apply concealer to blemishes and under the eyes, and blend with a sponge.
Afterwards, lightly dust on setting powder to add the finishing touches to the skin. TIP: Never use your fingers in applying foundation or concealer. The oil in your fingertips can cause unwanted facial breakouts.
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Step 3: Fill in eyebrows.
This step can be tricky for redheads. Here’s a general rule on color that applies to redheads and women without red hair: If you have darker shaded hair, use an eyebrow color that’s a shade lighter. If you have lighter shaded hair, use an eyebrow color that’s a shade darker.
Step 4: Eyes.
It’s always good to start with a primer before applying eyeshadow. I use my concealer as a primer and it works great for me.
Next, line the inside of your upper eyelids with black eyeliner. Then, add a small amount on the corners of your eyes.
Apply a light brown color to the crease – nothing really noticeable, just enough to soften the appearance of the eyes.
Use an eyeshadow brush to apply gold eye shadow to the eyelid. My absolute favorite is CoverGirl’s Gold Eye Enhancer in ‘Golden.’
Then highlight the brow bone with a cream/white colored eye shadow.
Lastly, apply your favorite mascara.
Step 5: Finishing touches.
A girl always needs lipstick. One of my favorite How to be a Redhead articles on pink lipsticks for women with red hair can be found here.
Lastly, finish it all off with Urban Decay’s Makeup Setting Spray. It’s amazing for everyday and special occasions. I wore this particular finishing spray on stage as I competed in ANTSO Nationals as Miss Tennessee National Teenager, so it’s amazing in the spotlight as well!
Rock it like a Redhead!