Best Makeup Tips for Redheads

Just got your hair dyed in flaming red? Wondering how to make a bold statement and become a head turner literally? Here's your firsthand guide to the perfect look that'll go with your hair.
"Pretty woman, walking down the street
Pretty woman, the kind I like to meet
Pretty woman, I don't believe you,
You're not the truth
No one could look as good as you ..."
Roy Orbison

The good, the pretty, and the unusual, sometimes unpredictable, a little bold, and absolute head turners - that's how you associate with a redhead. To describe a redhead in a word would be 'mesmerizing'. I still remember the pretty "Little Mermaid", our very own Ariel, a strong head definitely, yet a loving companion. Okies, I better stop rambling about redheads and get to where this article is intended. Coming down to carrying off that redhead with an equally well dolled-up face ... hmm ... now where do we start?

Foremost, Identify the Category of Redhead You Fit Into

There are three categories of redheads, namely: natural red (also commonly known as ginger heads or copper heads), violet red or very dark reds, and true red or vibrant red.

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Makeup Ideas For Redheads

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So you are a copper head, eh? Being a natural shade, and blessed with naturally light skin is a definite advantage.

Base Makeup: You do not need to apply a foundation cream if your skin is blemish-free, opt for a tinted moisturizer that has a yellow undertone instead. This will even out the appearance of your skin, and will also cut out any redness present.

Makeup Powder: Brush your skin with a light makeup powder or a bronzer for a classy look. Don't go overboard with the bronzer though, or you will end up looking streaky.

Eye Makeup: A crisp black line on the outer lid works just fine. For the highly defined look, use rich copper eye shadows along with a chocolate liner. Do not forget to dust your eyebrow with a shade close to your hair color; nothing darker or lighter will work here. Finally, apply some black mascara to highlight your window to the soul.

Lips: To complement your pale skin, use peachy pinks, or the toned-down earthy shades. Stains that are in rusts and corals will suit you better; besides, you can even pull off the more dramatic red stains too.

By Day: For an ultimate classy look on a working day, keep the makeup minimalistic. Use a good tinted moisturizer and dust it off with some light powder with a hint of frosted peachy blush to complete the look. Apply a coat of natural primer on your lips and dab it with pale or peach pink stain. Ditch the mascara here, it will do your work getup a world of good.

By Night: Sophisticated, naughty or nice - you decide, but for a nightwear, we will suggest you go in for more earthy shades, rather than the peachy pinks. For eyes, use gold or brown shades along with a black mascara and eyeliner.
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Richer than rich, red hair color is something that complements a healthy tan. Show off that immaculate tan and hair color with these add-ons.

Base Makeup: For the base, blend in a foundation that closely matches your skin tone. Avoid pink-based foundations. Opt for the gold-based or coral foundations to apply as a base.

Makeup Powder: Add extra glow to your skin by brushing off some light makeup powder or bronzer to highlight the T-zone.

Eye Makeup: A neat line with a chocolate or copper liner will enhance the look of your eyes. You can pull off eye shadows with a golden or earthy tone really well. Besides, all the blink shades like burgundy, plum and aubergine are made for you. Experiment with that, is all I can say!

Lips: Bring out your plum and wine stains and flaunt them with ease. These colors were made for you girl; mix and match them as you wish, you will be able to pull it off well.

By Day: For the day, line your eyes with a golden liner teamed with a dash of light eye shadow. Remember to keep it minimalistic during the day and stick to the subdued shades of plum; you can even try the nude lips look by applying just a lip balm or a shade that is close to your natural lip color. For the day, go in for matte-finish lip stains, as it will be a better option than the shiny ones.

By Night: Bling and shine, bling and shine! Highlight your features with reds, oranges or dusty rose shades to give the feminine glow. For a party night, use purple, plum or magenta eye shadows, teamed with black or golden eyeliner. For your pout, use deep reds, plum or earthy stains to complement your hair color.

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Lady in red, sorry flaming red! Wild and carefree, radiating warmth, fire-breathing not really, intelligent, sassy and uber cool - that's what you are in reality!

Base Makeup: Again start with a base foundation, if you have a tanned skin, then go in for a color blending foundation or else, stick to the yellow tinted moisturizer.

Makeup Powder: Brush your skin with a dusty rose shade, or apricot shade for a chic look. If you want to show off that tan, opt for a bronzer with more earthy shades or even try out the magic stain marker.

Eye Makeup: Define your eyes with a chocolate or a black eyeliner, with rustic hues for eye shadow. Try the ultimate smoky look with charcoal gray tones or experiment with dark chocolate browns to add a dramatic effect to your overall look.

Lips: Cherry reds, blood reds, poppy red, rouge - try them all. It will definitely go well with your hair color.

By Day: Rosy lips with rosy blush will look good during the day; besides, it is a safer option than the dazzling red lip stain. Red lip stains are not a bad idea though!

By Night: You are your boss! Be dramatic - that's all I can say.

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That's about all the tips and ideas I have for you. You can try out various styles depending on your skin color and your choice of course. Have fun dolling up!