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Red Eyeshadow Might Be Your Next Big Beauty Statement
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Red Eyeshadow Might Be Your Next Big Beauty Statement

Let's take bold up a notch.

Beauty & Fashion

Who doesn't love to get bold every once in a while? I'm a fan of the "no makeup" look as much as anyone, but sometimes it's fun to switch things up and go beyond the norm. This is probably why the red eyeshadow look is such a trend. Nudes and rose golds might typically be the safe favorite, but red eyeshadow is perfect when you're looking for a shake-up.

And you don't have to be afraid of it. When venturing out to rock red eyeshadow, choosing the best shade for your skin tone is key. For brown-skinned girls, a burgundy or eggplant is often a great choice. For lighter-toned ladies, a rusty red is a win, while primary reds look great on those rocking the middle. Applying concealer before red eyeshadow (or any shade) evens out your skin for a cleaner look. When wearing red eyeshadow, think about using plum or red eyeliner instead of the classic black to help balance out and complete your look. Lastly, keep the rest of your makeup look simple. Going bold is fun but this is definitely a case where less is more.

Now, where do you start? Check out a few ideas!

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint Cream Shadow in Matte Red

Make Up For Ever

OK, so it was absolutely necessary to add this color paint to the list. It's known for not budging AND will stay on for at least 24 hours. Did I mention it's waterproof? The Matte Red shade is a daring one but oh so worth it.

Milani Cosmetics Gilded Rouge Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Cosmetics

Milani Cosmetics is a drugstore favorite and their Gilded Rouge Eyeshadow Palette is no exception. There's one red option in the collection, which goes perfectly with the other metallic and matte finishes this palette provides.

Afflano Red Orange Sunset Eyeshadow Palette 

Amazon

This palette features multiple red shades, and few oranges to throw in with it. It's easy to apply and has a smooth finish, which is never a bad thing. It has both matte and shimmer options for a natural look or a more glamorous one -- it's your prerogative. Ultimately, setting spray is what really sets off this look for long-lasting success. Another plus is that it's cruelty-free.

Pat McGrath Labs EYEdols Eye Shadow in Crimson Fire

Pat McGrath Labs

This list wouldn't be complete without our good sis Pat McGrath's EYEdols shade. There's a reason celebrities flock to this one as a favorite. Crimson Fire's shimmer certainly shouldn't be underestimated and can spruce up any everyday look.

Huda Beauty Obsessions Precious Stones Eyeshadow Palette -- Ruby

Huda Beauty

This collection is not playing fair! It has nine colors with four in a metallic finish, which is perfect for a night out, and five that provide a matte look. With this palette, you have options! Even if you don't want to go all out with a metallic appearance, you can just brush it over an everyday color to get the best of both worlds.

NYX Phoenix Ultimate Shadow Palette

NYX

You really can't go wrong with this option. Its variety works well with several skin tones, so you don't have to worry about splurging on the wrong shade. Its staying power is impressive and can hold its place for hours at a time. The NYX Phoenix Ultimate Shadow Palette features six different shades that make it easy for your at-work look or after-hours appearance.

Kylie Cosmetics' The Burgundy Kyshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics

Kylie Jenner has a hit on her hands with this one. The Burgundy Kyshadow Palette has nine different colors, including a bright red, peach, and nudes that are perfect for those with warm skin tones. It's a pressed-powder palette so there is minimal fallout and an even better blend.

Stargazer Eye Shadow in Deep Red

Stargazer

This red eyeshadow goes deep! It complements so well with peaches and browns. Thanks to its small and petite size, it's easy to travel with so you can bring it with you on the go. Its high pigment also makes the bold color stand out, helping you achieve the ultimate look you want to accomplish.

ColourPop Main Squeeze Watermelon Red Eyeshadow Palette

ColourPop

This entire palette is bae. ColourPop's Main Squeeze Watermelon Red Eyeshadow Palette features a variety of red shades for those searching for a strawberry red look, a burnt coral, or even gold that can bring your red eyeshadow look together.

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