How To Use Red Lipstick As Eyeshadow

Bought that bright red lipstick and never used it? Have you thought about using it as eyeshadow? Yes, eyeshadow! It does sound like one of those high-fashion trends that are probably best left for runways and supermodels. But don’t be intimidated, red eyeshadow actually looks gorgeous on all skin tones. And it’s an easy way to give yourself a runway-to-reality makeover in a hot minute. But before you smear red lipstick all over your lids, just keep these tips in mind!

1. Find Your Red

Don’t just pick up any red lipstick you find, choose a colour depending on your skin tone. If you have fair to medium skin, a rusty red or even a bright red looks great. If you have medium to deep skin, a lighter shade of red might not show up on your eyelids. So pick a deeper, burgundy red.

2. Conceal

Red eyeshadow when done wrong can easily look like you’ve got an eye infection and that’s not cute. You want to make sure you have concealed the skin under your eyes, and any other redness you might have on your face. Use the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer to cover up all those imperfections. Set it in place using the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact.

3. Get Red-y

Now that you’ve concealed your eyelids, you can begin creating your statement eye look. With red eyeshadow, you have three options. You can either apply eyeshadow all over your lids, in your inner corner or as eyeliner. Here’s a quick breakdown of each look!

All Over Red

This one is perhaps the easiest eyeshadow look you can ace. Use your red lipstick, or the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Colour in Crimson Silk or Burgundy Lush and apply it to your eyelids. Use your finger or an eyeshadow brush to blend it in place and that’s it! Apply a few coats of mascara to bring some more life to your eyes. The Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara is perfect!

A Pop Of Red

Use a dark brown eyeshadow from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in Nude Beach to add some depth and definition to your eyes. Sweep this shade along your crease and blend it outwards. Apply a smidge of the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Colour along the inner corner of your eye and blend it outwards, don’t forget the mascara!

Red Eyeliner

An easy, yet very contrasting eye makeup look is red eyeliner. This bold, striking wing along your lash line will definitely make you a showstopper, IRL. All you need is your lipstick, an eyeliner brush and a little skill. Use the coral eyeshadow from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in Nude Beach as a base on your eyelids before your hot red winged-eyeliner to make your eyes pop! Finish the look with a few coats of Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara for fluttery, volumized lashes!

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