How to wear red makeup

Find out how to wear the latest beauty trend, red makeup doesn’t just mean a statement red lip anymore! Add a fresh pop of color to your makeup routine.

A little color doesn’t just have to mean a classic red lip anymore! Red makeup is the hottest new beauty trend, straight off the catwalk from Alberta Ferretti’s autumn 2017 show. But red makeup has a reputation of being hard to wear, so we’re breaking down that barrier and showing you how you can rock red makeup every day!


Red eyeshadow has the age-old myth of being difficult to wear because of the proximity to your eyes and the worry of looking more tired. But no fear, by choosing the right shade of red, you can make it your everyday go-to eyeshadow look. The russet red shades in Charlotte’s Luxury Palette eyeshadow quad in Vintage Vamp are perfect for building up from desk-to-disco. To avoid tired-looking eyes, use the Prime shade on the inner corners to highlight and open up your eyes.




Sometimes you can’t beat a classic red lipstick, especially if you’re running late and want to make an effort without ACTUALLY making an effort… For a modern twist, try a matte lipstick to get a just-bitten pout like Charlotte’s Matte Revolution lipstick in Red Carpet Red. This looks great paired with minimal eye and face makeup, so the focus is all on the lips. If you want to go glam for the evening, pair it with a high lustre lip gloss, and check out our guide on applying red lipstick for top tips for a flawless lip every time!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.