Things like under-eye circles and blue veins are normal for redheads and you shouldn’t be ashamed of them. But, when we see models with flawless makeup, sometimes it feels like our skin is less than it should be. The truth is skin is not perfect, and even models have skin issues. With that being said, we know sometimes you want a flawless finish so here are some redhead makeup tips on how to conceal imperfections and get a near-to-perfect complete look:
READ: Why Do Redheads Get Such Dark Under-Eye Circles?
Step 1: Prime Face & Eyes
Think of primer as the photoshop of the makeup world. They’re used underneath makeup to create a smoothing effect that enhances makeup coverage and helps your makeup stay on longer — all while targeting concerns like oily, dry skin, blue veins, and dark circles.
It’s best to use a face primer for everywhere except your eyes, and a separate eye primer for your eye-lids.
Face: NYX Studio Perfect Primer, $10
Eyes: Burt’s Bees Eye Shadow Primer, $10
Step 2: Color Correct
The best way to combat dark under-eye circles and blue veins is color correction. Using a color correcting technique will allow you to bring your skin back to “neutral” and avoid having that dark shadow show under your foundation.
Since under-eye circles and blue veins are both cool-toned, you will want to offset the coolness with a warmer color corrector. Opt for a peach or yellow corrector to get started, you may find something more orange or yellow works better for your skin tone.
Apply your color corrector over the areas you want to conceal and allow it to fully try.
Stila Correct And Perfect All In One Color Correcting Palette, $38
Step 3: Conceal
Once you have primed and color corrected, go in with your full coverage concealer. It’s also best to dab on concealing products rather than rubbing them to ensure full coverage.
Giella Cosmetics Concealer, $28
Step 4: Set with Powder or Spray
Then, set it all with a setting powder or spray. A powder is recommended for sensitive redhead skin.
FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Setting Powder Butter, $40
Rock it like a Redhead!