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Top 14 Makeup Tips for Redheads ...

By Heather

Makeup tips for redheads are some of the hardest tips to find! I was a redhead for 10 years and I've got to say, finding the right makeup tips for redheads was difficult! So ladies, if you are a ginger, if you are a redhead and you're looking for the right makeup for you, take a look below! I've got the top 10 makeup tips for redheads that actually work and will make your beautiful red tresses stand out beautifully!

1 Show Your Freckles

Redheads should never be ashamed of their beautiful freckles! Freckles are part of the look, so the first makeup tip for a redhead is to be proud of your freckles and show 'em off! Just some light powder or even some mineral foundation (which we'll get into later) is a great way to keep your freckles beautiful!

2 Light Brown Eyeliner

One makeup tip for redheads that I've found that works is brown eyeliner instead of black. Now of course, it all depends on what color red hair you have, if it is natural or not and what type of skin tone you have, but for me, light brown eyeliner was always the best choice when I was a redhead because it's lighter, not too heavy and didn't take away from my red hair.

3 Peaches and Browns for Eyeshadow

If you are looking for some eyeshadow that really works for redheads, peaches and browns is the way to go! Of course, this makeup tip for redheads does depend on your hair color specifically and your skin tone, but peaches always bring out the red and also, your freckles will look ideal with some peach eyeshadow!

4 Plum Shades

Plum shades are some other eyeshadow and even eyeliner shades that work great for redheads. Also, if you have green eyes, like Emma Stone and red hair? Plum is the ideal color for you! Not only will it highlight your beautiful hair, but also your green eyes will pop!

5 Mineral Foundation

Remember when I mentioned mineral foundation? Well ladies, that is by far one of the best foundations for redheads! The reason why I love mineral foundation and why it is one of my top 10 makeup tips for redheads is because it will allow you to show off those awesome freckles!

6 Deep Blushes

Just because you are a redhead doesn't mean you can't wear blush! In fact, deeper brick blushes and crimson blushes are fantastic! Just remember, go a little lighter with how much you put on, use just enough for a beautiful glow!

7 Light Mascara

Mascara is something that can be a little too heavy for most natural redheads, but if you go light on the mascara, you'll still get the length, but not have your lashes weighed down. If you really want your eyes to stand out, just one or two coats and you can even try light brown mascara!

8 Coral Colors

There is a lot of controversy surrounding this makeup tip for redheads. A lot of people believe that coral colors and red hair just doesn't go together, but that's not true! Of course, it all depends on your skin tone as well as the color red you have, but I say that a little coral on your lips or even on your cheeks is a great way to brighten up your face!

9 Earthy Tones

If you are a natural ginger, don't worry ladies, earthy tones are definitely going to be your friend! Lots of greens, browns and deeper tones will really highlight your natural red hair. Also, remember my tip about the freckles, they are beautiful!

10 Lip Glosses

Redheads should remember to keep their lips simple. Just a coat of lip gloss or even a small, soft sheen of lipstick is great! Keep the bold colors for your eyes and cheeks, but tone it down on your lips.

11 Coral Lipstick

Coral lipstick is a pretty generic statement, but I can't tell you which lipstick looks best on you. Get out there and test out the wide variety of "coral" colors that exist. Sure, it goes against the "keep it simple" rule mentioned above, but let's be honest - you don't always want to keep it simple!

12 Embrace Your Blond Eyebrows

Stop trying to make your eyebrows something they're not! Embrace the blond beauties on your face. To do this, find a brow tint or pencil that is one to two shades lighter than your natural brow color. Use this to enhance your features, not paint on new ones.

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13 Green

I love green on redheads! It looks so great. It's definitely the best color near your eyes, so don't be afraid to go bold! Experiment with all of the different shades out there to make your eyes stand out.

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14 Gold

Gold is a definite go to color for redheads. Using it as an eye shadow or eyeliner every so often is a must! It's great for a night out or maybe, paired with the right makeup, everyday wear. Who doesn't love a little shimmer near their eyes?

These are just a few of my top makeup tips for redheads, but what are some of the makeup tips for redheads that you've found? Do you have any tips that have worked for you? Share 'em!

This article was written in collaboration with editor Lydia Sheehan.

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