While makeup can be fun to experiment with, it's important to play up your features and use the right products for your hair, eyes and skin. For redheads, it can be especially difficult, but we've compiled a list of makeup tips below that every red-haired lady should know!
1. Flawless skin
Obviously, no matter our hair color, we want want flawless skin. But for redheads achieving flawless finish is especially important because if one has pink undertones, red hair enhances it. Blue tones can be especially prominent in redheads as well. Use a light concealer to help conceal the blue around your eyes. For the reds and blues in the rest of your face use a sheer tinted moisturizer, like stila's Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer ($34), instead of a heavy foundation.
2. Cat-eye makeup
The crisp black line of a cat-eye looks awesome next to bold, red hair. Since it can stand out on its own and still look polished, it's great for redheads; makeup can look extremely instense on pale skin so less is more! Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner ($5.99) has amazing staying power and the brush applicator has great precision.
3. Peachy products
Peaches and corals illuminate fair skin and pick up the tones in red hair. Use a peachy shadow, lipstick, or blush like BareMinerals Blush in Vintage Peach ($20) and apply lightly to the apples of your cheeks.
4. Dark lashes
Black mascara will help refine a redhead's light lashes without looking too overdone. Apply more than one coat of mascara if necessary using Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Mascara ($5.27) to define the lashes and make your eyes pop.
5. Plum shade
A dark purple color goes great with red hair, and if you have green eyes, even better! A plum shadow or eyeliner will help eyes stand out, plus will highlight your gorgeous hair!
What other tips do you live by, redheaded collegiettes?