Bold Party Makeup using Red Eye Shadow | Tutorial

Hey, guys. I had recently posted about the monochromatic makeup trend and had asked you if you would like to see a makeup look with red eye shadow. A bunch of you said that you would be interested in such a look, so I created it! Here is my red themed monochromatic makeup look, be warned that it is not for daily wear and possibly not for the faint hearted ๐Ÿ˜›


I do not own a pure red eyeshadow, therefore I used a red lipstick as my eye base for this look. I went with the Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in the shade Big Apple Red and blended the color all over my lids. This acted as a base color and a primer too, thanks to its stickiness. Next, I softened the red by adding the golden shade from the Maybelline Color Sensational eye shadow palette in Topaz Gold to my inner corners and the brownish shade on my outer corners. I also used the white shade underneath my eyebrows to make them pop. Lots of blending, a bold black liner, two coats of mascara, and voila the eyelids are done! I wanted to create a more dramatic look, therefore I used the brown eyeshadow and the red lipstick underneath my waterline too and smudged it out a little bit. You can skip this step if you want a less edgy look. Here are all the products that I used for my eye makeup.


As the eye makeup is quite fierce looking, I did not go for a bright red lipstick but a reddish nude color instead. The Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade 122 Stylish is a perfect red based nude that goes with the monochromatic theme without looking too over the top.


Here is another picture of the final look. Remember that you can easily recreate the makeup looks that you see on the internet with products that you have at hand. There is no need to invest in a red eye shadow for a makeup look that you will sport only once a year. Bronzers, blushers, and lipsticks can all work as eye shadows if you just blend them properly.

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I would reserve this look only for parties, however, you can replace the red color with a peachy coral shade for a summery look that is much more wearable. Just play around with colors and let your imagination go wild!

I hope that you liked this unusual look. Here are a few links to purchase the products that I used:

Maybelline Color Sensational Eye Shadow in Topaz Gold.

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in Big Apple Red.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick.

Read my post about monochromatic makeup here.

See you tomorrow with another post.






19 thoughts on “Bold Party Makeup using Red Eye Shadow | Tutorial

  1. When I saw the first image of your full face of makeup with your eyes closed, I honestly didn’t think that this looked that special, but the last photo with your eyes open was gorgeous! The eyeliner and lower lashline really pulled everything together! I was obsessed with red eyeshadow a few years ago and this is definitely a beautiful look! As a heads up, I’m a bit wary of using lip products around the eye area. The main red pigment is not considered eye safe, at least in the US, and is linked to vision problems. The odd look here or there shouldn’t be a problem, but if you use lipstick or blush too often on the eyes, you might consider getting a red eyeshadow to be safe.

    • I am glad you liked the look! I always ensure that the product doesn’t enter the eyes and do this only for the rare colors that I hardly ever wear. Thanks for sending out the word of caution of though ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Natalie ๐Ÿ™‚ Can get away with using lipstick once in a while. I wouldn’t recommend regular usage though as some brands might irritate the eyes.

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