Health & Beauty

6 Products To Achieve The Red-Eye Makeup Look

January 19, 2024

A colour we haven’t seen on eyes in a while is red (that is, unless you’re not getting enough sleep). Adding a splash of red to the makeup mix is the latest trend in statement-making eyes. Whether it’s the liner or the shadow, there are all kinds of shades of reds for those peepers, from lighter muted crimsons to bold brick-red, playful candy apple red, and the most dramatic of all: fire engine red. Add some red to your makeup bag with these six products. —Jennifer Cox

The Smoky Eye Brick ($75, Victoria Beckham Beauty) allows you to play around with different red hues that are sultry and flattering. These are four expertly curated, high-impact shades in one minimalist compact. The flawless pressed powder offers a polished wash of colour inspired by the Victoria Beckham AW ’20 runway collection.

Rituel de fille’s Bloodflower Color Nectar Pigment Balm in Cherry Red ($26) is a perfectly translucent, yet stunningly vibrant shade inspired by nature. These ambrosial formulas go one easily and stay put, with an irresistible jelly texture and finish. Swipe it across your eyelids or apply it around the corners of eyes for playfulness and sophistication.

For something that not only looks beautiful but is good for the skin too, check out the Hy-Power Eye, Cheek & Lip Pigment Paint from Haus Labs by Lady Gaga ($34, available at Sephora Canada) in Scarlet Matte. It’s a clean, transfer-proof, multi-use pigment paint that leaves skin feeling moisturized and nourished thanks to three key ingredients: maracuja extract, hyaluronic acid, and plant squalane. Hydrating and waterproof, this product delivers comfortable wear and superior colour intensity without creasing or flaking. It’s also highly blendable and easy to use.

The Diorshow On Stage Liner ($40, Dior) in Matte Burgundy is a waterproof liquid eyeliner with an ultra-flexible felt tip that draws a precise line and lets you adjust the thickness based on the pressure applied. Its effective formula ensures 24 hours of intense colour. It is your ultimate Dior ally to recreate all the runway looks in a single stroke.

MAC Cosmetics’ Haute Sauce Eye Shadow ($23) is the perfect way to add some red to your personal makeup palette. This highly pigmented powder is easy to put on and applies evenly, and it blends well too. It stays on all day long with non-creasing, eight-hour wear. It’s available in a kaleidoscope of colours, textures, and finishes. Use it wet or dry.

The Super Pomade Vegan Eyeliner, Shadow + Brow Pigment from KVD Beauty ($34) comes in the sharp shade Scarlet-Bright Cherry Red and is a true one-pot wonder. You can use it like a gel-pot eyeliner, cream eyeshadow, or brow pomade. It’s a rich and comfortable pigment with a smooth, creamy texture. It won’t feel dry or crack, and it won’t budge either, even after hours of wear.


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