Multi-use ‘redhead friendly’ lip and cheek makeup (aka monochromatic makeup –– the technique of keeping your eyes, lips, and cheeks within one shade range) help simplify your beauty routine, save time and money and can easily be thrown into your purse for a quick pick-me-up during the day. They are especially great for redheads in the summer when you don’t want to carry around too many products and need something that looks effortlessly natural.
If dewy and hydrated are words you want to describe your complexion, then turn to a cream product for your blush, highlighter, eyeshadow, and lip color. Yes, a 4-in-1 product!
Cream products are great for redheads because they’re usually formulated with highly moisturizing ingredients to help provide a natural look that is never dry or cakey — and great for sensitive redhead skin. In the summer, it is nice to minimize your redhead makeup routine with a simple swipe of mascara (we all know redheads cannot forget mascara) and with the use of one single product — a pop of the cheeks, lips, and eyes.
You instantly look pulled together and ready to take on the heat! Here are some ‘Redhead Friendly’ monochromatic musts:
1. ILIA Multi-Stick, $34
This stick comes in seven different colors ranging from tangerine to warm nude. It can be used to brighten up your cheeks, lips and even eyes. It’s buildable, blendable, and breathable.
The shade pictured below: Cheek to Cheek
2. RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, $35
If you are into green beauty multi-tasking products, this one is for you. It comes in a wide variety of shades and is very nourishing to the skin. This one gives a very sheer wash of color. The shade pictured below: Paradise
3. 100% Pure Lip & Cheek Tint, $27
This brand, featured in the August H2BAR Box, has been one of my new green beauty favorites. It contains all-natural ingredients and is extremely moisturizing. I appreciated how light and non-sticky this product was. They also use fruit pigments to achieve color in their products and are 100% vegetarian and gluten-free.
The shade pictured below: Cranberry
Another great green beauty alternative made with natural oils and colors. It is a much lighter formula that never looks cakey. This one is also great for sensitive skin because it is dermatologist tested and does not contain any fragrance or other nasties that can irritate the skin.
I can’t say enough good things about this product. It is amazing and lasts forever! Apply on the cheeks, lips or lid for a natural flush and monochromatic look.
The shade pictured below: Petal
6. Milk Makeup Lip Cheek, $24
A beautiful sheer satin finish that always looks put together. Perk Coral is just one of the colors I enjoy as it is a pretty peachy color sure to complement most redheads. It never looks blotchy and blends seamlessly into the skin.
The shade pictured below: Perk Coral
Rock it like a Redhead!