“From my experience of working with redhead beauties, lashes and brow color are extremely important,” Emmy Award Winner and Beauty Expert James DeMarco. “If you are not a natural redhead and want to look like you are, I always recommend that you have your brows professionally lightened to a suitable matching hair tone. If you notice, most natural redheads have lighter eyebrows than their hair.”
Here are DeMarco’s three basic makeup tips for redheads:
1. Brow Tips: “I like to mix a red and blonde brow shadow makeup together for the perfect color. Since lashes are just as important and fairer skin redheads may have lighter brows, I suggest dark brown mascara – it will look more natural. An alternative would be to have the brows professionally dyed.” If you want to amp up your look, wear black mascara for an extra pop.
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2. Cheeks and Lips: “Lastly, it’s important to keep cheek and lip colors on the warmer side for redheads. You can go bold but make sure it’s a warmer hue.”
3. And one BIG tip: “Always remember, no hot pink eyeshadows for redheads!”
Rock it like a Redhead!
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