Red lips are a classic beauty look, but they can be hard to pull off if your eyes don’t match. If you’re looking for eye makeup that goes with red lipstick, here’s what we recommend:
- The first step is to choose a neutral eye color. Neutral colors will go well with any lip color and are easy to pair with other colors as well.
- After choosing a neutral eye shadow for your lids, apply it all over the lid and into your crease, smudging it across the lash line as well. You can also apply some of this shadow on the inside corner of your eyes to give them more definition.
- Next, apply black liner along your upper lash line from the inner corner all the way out to create a cat eye effect—this will make sure that your eyes really stand out against your red lips! If you’re feeling extra bold, try adding some black mascara too!
- Finally, finish off by applying mascara on top of everything else so that everything stays in place throughout the day!
Eye makeup for red lipstick
Have you ever wondered exactly what eye makeup for red lips would look amazing? If you’ve been dying to sport the red lip, but don’t know exactly what to do with your eyes, take a look at my eye makeup for red lips tips, girls! I’ve got everything from a day look to a natural look all the way to the dramatic look.
1 The Natural Look
Finding the right eye makeup for red lips can be difficult, if you aren’t sure exactly what look you are going for! The natural look is super easy and it actually draws all of the attention to your lips, which is where you want the attention. Just a curl of your eyelashes, some mascara and even some light eye shadow can go a really long way – and look completely natural!
2 The Bombshell Look
If you’re looking for a look that is totally sexy and really draws all kinds of attention to your lips, this is the look for you! Red lipstick goes great with smoky eyes, as long as they are done right — and not overdone. Do something dark, like dark brown or gray and pair it with a bit of smudged liner. This will really be dramatic yet not over the top!
3 The Classic Look
If you are looking to pull off a classic look with a red lip, you’ve got to make sure that your eyes are neutral. A little bit of shimmer is definitely recommended, but stay away from the glitter, girls. Also, adding a touch of darker mascara is a great way to ensure that your eyes really pop!
4 The Sexy Look
If you’re looking to go a little sexier with your red lips, why not go with some thicker eyeliner lines. Black mascara, black eyeliner and even some soft shimmer can really draw attention to not just your lips, but your eyes too. Also, add a shine to those red lips and really make them stand out!
5 Beachy Look
Now, you’re probably wondering why you would wear red lipstick to the beach, but truthfully, I wear full makeup to the beach all the time! If you’re like me, why not ditch almost all of the eye makeup and just go with some lengthening mascara and your red lips. Don’t forget the sunscreen too!
6 Day Look
While you might be thinking that red lips are a little too bold for the office, you aren’t necessarily right, girls; red lips can go anywhere! You’ve just got to make sure that you are doing it right. A little mascara, some eyeliner and some shimmer eye shadow and you’ve got a great day look!
7 Subtle Look
If you are looking for something a little more subtle, why not go with a lip stain for your red lips and then add a bit of gloss. This will tone down the red a little bit, but you’ll still have that shine. Also keep your eyes a little toned down too. It’ll almost look like everything is natural!
8 The Cat Eye Look
The timeless pairing of a simple cat eye and stunning red lips is one of my favorite looks! You don’t need to go over the top or over complicate things for this look, just create an elegent cat eye, put on a coat of mascara, and a bright red pucker. Then you instantly become a picture-perfect work of art!
9 The Golden Look
Whenever I wear red lipstick, I always make sure I wear gold eyeshadow! These two colors create such a regal, classy look that you’re sure to love! You don’t even need eyeliner, just a shimmery gold shadow and your trusty red lipstick, then you’re set to head out the door!
10 The False Lashes Look
I personally love false eyelashes—at least when they are done well! Thick, luscious false lashes paired with a striking red lip will make you turn heads whenever you enter a room! Add in a sleek cat eye and you’ll look like you were torn straight out of a magazine! For tips for wearing false eyelashes
11 The Nude Look
Believe it or not, you can rock a red lip with no eye makeup at all! It shows that you don’t care too much about how you look, but that you still put effort into your appearance. All of the attention gravitates toward your lips, and you look fresh and beautiful!
So girls, if you’ve been dying to find a way to make your eye makeup work with your red lipstick, here you go! What other eye makeup tips do you have, girls? Give ’em up!
This article was written in collaboration with editor Sabrina Yates.