The holiday season is here. Which means you’ll be spending time with your loved ones, wearing your favourite outfit and putting together a kickass makeup look. It’s also a great time to experiment with bold and bright shades such as red. Since eye makeup is the focus this year, you would want to bookmark some stunning eye makeup looks to try this season.

While red lipsticks are stunning, red eyeshadows look dope too. But, if not done right, can make you look sleep-deprived — and that’s not a good look to sport on the holidays. To ensure you nail the red eye makeup look this holiday season, we’ve listed down useful tips that you must follow. Check ‘em out.

 

Pick a red that complements your skin tone

Pick a red that complements your skin tone

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No matter what colour eyeshadow you’re putting on, it's important to consider how it will pair with your skin tone. Colours that fall on the opposite side of the colour wheel will look good. For example, if you have deep skin tone, choose a bright red shade with orange undertones or a burgundy shade. Light shades of red look flattering on lighter skin tones.

 

Keep the rest of your makeup neutral

Keep the rest of your makeup neutral

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When trying a bold eye look, keep the rest of your makeup simple. This way the focus will remain on your eyes. The best way to wear red eyeshadow is to pair it with a good base of foundation, some highlighter and a little bit of gloss. However, at times you can spruce it up with a classic red lip.

 

Don’t forget to use concealer

Don’t forget to use concealer

One thing you should know about red eyeshadow is that it has a tendency to make you look tired because of the blue hues. It might accentuate your under eye circles. To avoid this, make sure you conceal your under eye area well using a liquid concealer. The Lakme Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer SPF 25 is perfect for the under eye area as it conceals and brightens it without settling into fine lines.

 

Try a red smokey eye

Try a red smokey eye

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If you’ve aced the smokey eye look, try doing so with different hues. The combination of deep red and black looks gorgeous. However, make sure you use an extra concealer so each colour pops out well. Finish off with two coats of mascara to make it look dramatic.

 

Try a red cat eye

Try a red cat eye

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A simple yet chic way to include red in your eye makeup is by drawing a stunning cat eye using a red eyeliner. Keep the rest of your look simple and use a good amount of mascara on the top and bottom lashes to accentuate the look.

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