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Makeup Must-Haves According to You

More selfies from your fellow redheads sharing their favorite looks!

Ivy is wearing the Color Correcting Cream, 'Ginger Crush' Mineral Matte Blush, Flawless Finish Powder, 'Color me happy' Brow Tint in Blonde, and Genuine Ginger Gingerlash Mascara

"Your products have completely taken over my entire cosmetic kit. I love all of it soooo much! Thanks for all the amazing products."

 

Bridget is wearing the Honest Auburn Gingerlash Mascara, Copper Powderliner Pencil, and 'Ginger Crush' Mineral Matte Blush

"Love it! Looks so much better than black!! Thanks!"

 

Share your go-to favorites with your fellow redheads. Email your photo to kate@redheadrevolution.us 

 

 

Get the Look!

Once again we return to our makeup muse, Jessica Chastain. She never fails to inspire new looks that enhance and compliment her ginger girl looks. 

To preface, we redheads can wear whatever we want and look fantastic. That being said, there are certain combinations that highlight our unique features better than others. In the photo below we see Jessica rocking an earth tone smokey eye look. Cinnamon browns, rusts and coppers- all tones that compliment her hair color. This makes her green eyes pop and creates a monochromatic look- something redheads wear extremely well. Jessica also wears a brown mascara to compliment the brown tones and to ensure that her eyes stand out but not harshly. Since she has gone with a bold eye look, she compliments it with a nude lipstick. 

(Get the look with the 'Ginger Girl' Eyeshadow Trio, True Brown Gingerlash Mascara, and Gingersnap Lipstick.)

Jessica is also never afraid to rock a bold red. In contrast to the previous photo, she tones down her eyes with a simple shadow. This is where the brown mascara really becomes essential. With simple eye makeup and brown lashes, she somehow makes the red lipstick look utterly natural.  

(Get the look with Red Hot Matte Lipstick and 'Ginger Crush' Mineral Matte Blush)

 

 

Photos courtesy of Tinseltown/Shutterstock and Helga Esteb/Shutterstock.

 

Check Out What's In!

Some of you may have heard that we are asking for selfies. That's right. No judgement here- selfie away! Send us photos of you wearing your favorite Redhead Revolution makeup and you will be featured on our blog, just like these amazing ladies.

 

Julie is wearing the Firestarter lipstick with a little Gingersnap to tone it down, the 'Be Golden' Eyeshadow Trio, and the Honest Auburn Gingerlash Mascara.

 

 

"Here is my selfie in Redhead Revolution makeup! I'm wearing True Brown mascara, chocolate powder liner, Freckled Goddess lipstick, auburn brow sculpt and flawless finish powder."

Thanks Catherine!

 

 "I'm wearing the 3-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer (fair), 'Ginger Crush' Matte Blush, and Gingersnap Lipstick for my "Naturally Neutral" look. I LOVE your makeup! The honest Auburn mascara makes my blue eyes pop, the Ginger Matte Blush is the perfect shade of apricot for porcelain skin and the Gingersnap lipstick with the Lover lipgloss makes my lips the perfect shade and my lips feel great!"

Thanks Cath!

Share your go-to favorites with your fellow redheads. Email your photo to kate@redheadrevolution.us 

Henna: A Confessional Part 2

It's been two years since my first henna tutorial post- or confessional rather. I finally admitted to you (and myself) that my hair was no longer the vibrant orange from my youth. I can remember the very moment that I became aware of the change my hair had ever so slowly made. So slowly in fact that I wasn't sure if it was my eyes playing tricks on me. They weren't. It had changed. I was having coffee with a new acquaintance and I mentioned something about being a redhead. "You're not a redhead!" he said. That was it. That was the moment. I had spent my whole life identifying as one of the 2%. I had the freckles, the skin, and up until then the hair. I had suffered through the nicknames and the jokes, and now this person had the audacity to say that I didn't have red hair! I wont relive the horror of my first dye attempt after this revelation. You can refer to the original confessional for that. However, shortly after was my foray into the all-natural world of henna. Now, two years later, I stand by my choice. 

So why henna?  Henna (Lawsomia Inermis) is a flowering plant whose leaves contain a natural orange/red pigment. Because it is such an effective dye, people have been using it to stain their skin and hair for thousands of years. While salon and drug-store hair dyes are full of nasty chemicals that damage your hair over time, henna is all-natural. In addition to depositing color, henna actually nourishes and revives your hair. After using henna, people notice more bounce and silkiness. Also, unlike other hair dyes, I find that henna fades slower and lasts up to 8 weeks before I feel the need to touch-up the roots. 

How to use henna? I use Henna King in natural red, because it's good quality for a good price (about $12). It comes with gloves and a shower cap, but I recommend getting better gloves for more freedom of movement. 

Step 1: Combine the henna powder with water and mix it into something of a paste (not too thick or too watery- think pancake batter!). Everybody has their own set of recipe tricks when it comes to henna. Some add olive oil, sugar, etc. I just use as-is. 

Note: It retains it's green color until you wash it out. So don't freak out if you find yourself resembling the Swamp Thing. 

Step 2: Apply to dry hair and make sure you get the roots. I recommend putting some oil around your scalp and ears so as to not stain them in the process. If you didn't make your paste too watery, the whole process will be easier.

Step 3: Now it's time to wait. You can keep henna in for up to 3 hours but no less than 1 hour. I find that any longer than 2 hours and it comes out a little too bright for my liking. So I aim for 1.5- 2 hours.

Step 4: Wash it out and Voila! Henna has been described as smelling like hay in a barn so you will be tempted to wash with shampoo- don't! Wait at least 24 hours before your first real wash in order to allow the color to set. You will smell like a dirty hippie for a day or two. 

This is a photo of me a couple days after I touched up my hair. If you decide to give henna a try, let us know how it goes!

 

Spring Makeup Fling

It's finally Spring! The snow has melted (at least for some of us- sorry Chicago) and the flowers are blooming. Now it's time for your Spring makeup fling. What trend will you rock to get into the season? This year it's all about the color, so don't be afraid to be bold!

 

1. Blush Bomb. Need I say more? Don't be shy when it comes to accenting those cheek bones, but if you decide to rock this look, make sure you tone down the rest of your makeup. Pair it with a simple eye and lip. 

 

2. Bold Lips. Pinks and Reds in matte are in. So how do you find the right color for you? Some makeup artists are firm believers in matching your lipstick to your skin's undertones. If you have cool or warm undertones than find a red or pink lipstick to match. However, I find that you can pretty much wear whatever color you choose just as long as you follow these two rules. First, don't match your lipstick to your hair. For example, if you have more orange hues in your fiery strands, don't wear an orange pink or red. Second, match the rest of your makeup with your lipstick tone. This means, if you go with a cool red, make sure your blush and shadow are also cool shades. Check out this blog to find your skin's undertones.

 

3. Glow for it. Make your skin glisten and glow in the sun! The natural glow requires a bit of prep work before you put on your makeup. First, exfoliation is key. Lightly scrub your skin with either a brush or face scrub. Second, moisturize! You can use an oil-free moisturizer in the morning or try a foundation that has moisturizing properties. Third, after your foundation, apply a shimmer cream to your cheek bones and brow bones. The 'glow for it' look goes best with light eye makeup. However, if you want a pop of color, add a bold lip. 

Follow us on Instagram at redhead__revolution and share your favorite Spring makeup looks! Also, check out our Spring Makeup Trend collection.

Lipstick Tips & Tricks for Valentine's Day

 

It's that time of year again. And whether you plan to spend it with that special someone, or with friends, or hugging a bottle of wine with Bridget Jones, you should be wearing some sexy lipstick. Here are two tricks to making that lipstick look even sexier and last even longer!

1. Prep your lips with a homemade sugar lip scrub. This will exfoliate your lips and remove any dry skin so that the color can go on smooth. The following recipe is pretty easy and customizable for whatever you happen to have around the house.

Just combine:

2 tablespoons of sugar (brown or white)

2 tablespoons of oil (olive oil or coconut works great)

1 tablespoon of honey

Generally one should exfoliate their lips at least once a week, however this recipe is gentle enough for daily use. This is an especially good treatment for your lips during the winter months when they are more prone to getting chapped.

2. Line those lips! Using a lip liner of either a similar shade to your lipstick or a lighter more neutral color, outline your lips and fill them in a bit. I personally use a light rose colored liner regardless of the shade of lipstick I'm using. This ensures that your lipstick lasts longer and it gives your lips a more full and even look. 

 

Redhead Revolution offers one-on-one support when it comes to picking your colors. So check out our selection of Color Revolution lipsticks and email us at support@redheadrevolution.us if you need suggestions.

Gingerlash Mascara Subscription Plan

It's easy to take mascara for granted. We open it with unbridled excitement and then expect it to last forever... or at least as long as our eye shadows or lipsticks. However, unlike most makeup products, whether you use your mascara everyday or once a week, mascara has an expiration date. A mascara should be replaced about every 3 to 4 months after opening. This ensures the quality of the mascara and prevents bacteria growth. 

In order to make this easier and more efficient for you, we have set up a Gingerlash mascara subscription program. 

How does it work?

Set up regularly scheduled deliveries and start saving. Sign up for the subscription and save 15% with each mascara. Just choose your refill plan! 

Subscribing is easy
1. Choose your Gingerlash Mascara color of choice.
2. Select your delivery frequency (either every 3 or 4 months).
3. Update your mascara color or cancel your subscription at any time.

4. Contact us with any questions at support@redheadrevolution.us 

 

Exciting August News!

It has been a very busy- but exciting- summer for the Redhead Revolution team! We debuted our new line of 'Get the Glow' Illuminating Mineral Finishing Powder (of which I am currently obsessed!). We have also been working tirelessly on a new eyeshadow line, which will be ready this Fall!

In addition to these new products, our 'Honest Auburn' Gingerlash Mascara is part of How to be a Redhead's H2BAR August Box and it has been receiving a lot of love!

Wearing it today and loving it :) 

I absolutely adore this mascara!!

I didn't think this was going to look good because I always wear black mascara, but this looks great! Still darkens the lashes, but gives them a more natural look.

I love mine! I need to try them all!

And last, but not least, makeup artist and RED HOT model, Grace Gray, will be giving makeovers with RR products at this year's Redhead Day UK!

 

Happy Summer '16!! 

 

 

Inspired: Makeup-tips from X-Men's Sophie Turner

Actress Sophie Turner, best known for her character in Game of Thrones, is now garnering praise for her portrayal of Jean Grey in X-Men Apocalypse. Jean is one of the most powerful X-Men characters and it is fitting that she is played by an actress bold enough to take on Sansa Stark.

 

Here we see Sophie rock an intense berry/red lip color. The brightness of the lipstick is complimented by an overall subtle makeup look. She is wearing a light foundation, gold shimmer on her eyes and cheek bones, and mascara. Get her look with our Soulful Dame matte lipstick and Gold All-Over Shimmer Cream!

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