Makeup for Red Hair: The Redhead Edit

The Redhead Edit by Charlotte Tilbury. Magical makeup tips for redheads on how to look mesmerise with red hair and green eyes.

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Whether you have ruby-flecked tresses, amplified auburn locks, incarnadine corkscrew curls or a moscow-mule ginger mane…

My Redhead Makeup Edit is the perfect trend and trick guide for you.

Skin Makeup for Red Hair

You only need to drink in Kate Bosworth’s debut do in Strawberry Fields red to see how it transforms her skin tone to a pre-Raphaelite pearl.

With flame-red hair you need to think about polishing the pale – I like my own fabulous Retoucher pen in Fair. If you are blessed with a scattering of freckles – embrace sheerer coverage in your foundation. I have been known to draw on more freckles – I like them that much. To achieve the perfect red-head visage, I adore my own Light Wonder foundation – it’s great for building just the right amount of coverage without seeming caked. Zingier Redheads with a bluer skin tone often struggle to find a foundation pale enough – try adding Face Atelier Zero Minus to your mismatched shade of foundation to create your perfect shade.

Eye Makeup for Red Hair

Elongate your eyes into a coquettish Feline Flick with The Feline Flick Eyeliner. Embrace earthy, burnished bronzed tones to enliven reddish brown eyes, and spark emerald-green eyes. Energise your eye look with Rock n’ Kohl in Velvet Violet along the upper lash line whilst wearing the Bella Sofia look. There’s an alchemy between the wisteria-grey and sun-grazed gold that’s electric.

Redheads suit a surprising array of lip colours – pink tones, peachy-coral tones, poppy-reds, and plums are all options. My K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Penelope Pink is a pastel petal hue that works wonderfully with blushed, opalescent cheeks. Don’t feel restricted to opaque lip colours – dab on ravishing Unleash Me Lip Lustre to create a subtle red wash on the lip.

Redhead Makeup Rules

I. Wear black mascara – you want to frame your eyes, don’t be tentative about it with brown.

II. Play with neutrals – Rock n’ Kohl Verushka Mink looks sexy smudged underneath green eyes.

III. Don’t be afraid of colour clashes. Purple and green glimmer gorgeously around the eyes. Have a play with the darker hues of The Rebel palette – bright greens don’t always have to be an overstatement.

IV. When choosing a blush – First Love, and Ecstasy both work beautifully on redheads.

Find redhead edit inspiration here

See a fresh-faced look for Net-a-porter on my gorgeous amber-haired friend here: