Unleash Your Inner Goddess: Makeup Edit for a Red Dress and Brown Eyes
On 10/11/23 // Beauty
Wearing a red dress is always a great way to make a statement. But it can be tricky to pair makeup with such a bold look. Especially if you have brown eyes, which can often get lost in the mix. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make sure your dark eyes pop and complement your red dress. Here are three makeup looks perfect for brown eyes and red dresses.
Muted Red Lip and Smoky Eye
This is a minimalist edit, so let’s start with the most streamlined look. If you want an understated look that will still draw attention to your dark eyes, a muted dusty red lip color paired with a smoky eye is the way to go.
The red should not be all too matchy with the shade of the dress. Being too literal with it would not work so well for the color of your eyes.
To get this look, start by applying an eye primer followed by light shades of grey or taupe around the eyelids and underneath the bottom lid. Then blend in shades of black or brown around the outer corners of your eyes and along the crease line for maximum definition.
Finally, finish off this look with mascara on both top and bottom lashes and apply a muted dusty red lipstick on your lips.
Dress via 1861.ca
Dress Meghan via balticborn.com
Dress via 1861.ca
Dress Kristina via balticborn.com
Dress by AnastasiiaMokko (Etsy)
Dress Kourtney via balticborn.com
Daring Look With Artsy Cat Eyeliner
For those who dare to stand out from the crowd, you can try pairing your red dress with just a dark red cat eyeliner on your upper lids.
Start by drawing an even line as close to your lash line as possible, then thicken it up towards the outer corners of your eyes for maximum drama.
You may want to use either liquid or gel liner depending on how precise you want it to be at this point. But colorful eyeliners always have that artful look to them, which means you will get the best look when you make it very graphic and very precise.
Once that’s done, add some mascara on both top and bottom lashes and make sure your skin looks even and just slightly glowy!
Dress Wallata from balticborn.com
Of course, you can always go full glam and do the classic black feline eye together with the bright red lipstick instead of the muted dusty one used in the first look.
Red Accent On Your Eyelid
For something more subtle yet still striking, try accenting your brown eyes with a red shade at the center of each eyelid paired with nude lip color.
Start by applying an eye primer followed by light shades of caramel or beige all over both eyelids, then blend in some darker shades of brown around the outer corners of each eye for definition.
Now here comes the fun part — apply a small dab of bright reddish-orange shade at just about the center point of each lid for added pop!
A full red eyelid would be way too much, especially with a red dress. But just a dab on the center or a touch blended into the edges - those have a completely different mood.
Finish off this look with lots of mascara on both top and bottom lashes, then apply nude lipstick on your lips.
Whatever makeup look you choose when wearing a red dress, remember that it’s all about finding balance between colors so they don’t clash against each other while still making sure that all elements come together nicely! Keep these tips in mind next time you wear a red dress paired with dark brown eyes—you’ll be sure to turn heads wherever you go!