Beauty Tips

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.


Brown is the New Black

We have all been there. Standing in front of the mascara section at the drugstore for way too long, waging that that age-old redhead debate in our heads: do I buy brown mascara or black? Often times the decision is made for us when there is no brown mascara to be found on the shelves.

So, what is the right answer you ask… well, first we need to remember that what is included under the heading of ‘redhead’ is a spectrum of shades and traits. However, if you are of the ginger variety (i.e. pale as a ghost, blonde lashes and brows and loads-o-freckles) then the answer is BROWN!

For those of you who say there is no point in wearing mascara unless it is black (Bobbi Brown I’m calling you out) then you simply highlight how ignored redheads are in the cosmetics industry. Redheads have unique makeup up needs and this is particularly evident with mascara. For many redheads, mascara does not simply serve to enhance the lashes but to give them visible lashes period. This means that they are putting on more than a couple of swipes at the tips.  

For the super ging, black can appear glaringly harsh against her pale skin. It is an extremely unnatural contrast. Brown, or even dark brown, offers a more natural look - while still enhancing the lashes. The same goes for eyeliner- unless you want the goth look (which is in itself awesome) brown liner is the way to go.     

Give it a try!