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Break all the rules! How to wear red lipstick with red hair

I grew up thinking that redheads could never wear red. I just assumed it was one of those fashion rules you didn’t mess with. But more and more redheads have been breaking free of their former fashion restraints and boldly demonstrating that they can rock whatever they want and look great. So how do you pick the right red for you?

1. Make sure that the red (be it clothing or lipstick) does not match your hair color. For example, I have orange/coppery hair so I want to stay away from any orange reds.

2. When it comes to red lipstick, I’ve found that your undertones don’t really matter so much. I have cool undertones but I can rock a warm toned lipstick just as well as a cool toned one. However, the main rule is to stick to one tone in your makeup- meaning that if you pick a cool toned lipstick, make sure your eyeshadow is also cool toned and vice versa. For example, here’s Julianne Moore (a redhead with cool undertones) rocking a warm toned red on the left and a cool toned on the right.

3. Highlight your uniqueness! Currently one of my favorite looks to rock is a bold red lipstick and very minimum eye makeup. Redheads have such a unique look with their fair lashes and brows that they can create a variety of looks that no one else can. My current go-to for this is the Genuine Ginger mascara to give my lashes some length and then the Vamp lipstick. It's a bold minimalist look that will make you stand out in the crowd. I'll even throw on some Brow Love gel to boost those fair brows but keep a natural look.

Check out our Color Revolution red lipsticks Red Hot and Vamp!

The Redhead Dilemma

Recently The Ginger Philes did a post on the unique dilemma redheads face regarding our blonde eyelashes and brows. We are truly capable of looking like two different people with or without makeup. 

Growing up, I never left the house without mascara. I was terrified at the thought of anyone seeing me with my blonde lashes bare. I felt naked without it! As I grew older, I began to feel resentful of what I viewed as society's shallow constraints. Why couldn't I go au naturale? My subsequent experimentation with different looks would result in the birth of Redhead Revolution. 

I believe that before a redhead puts on a drop of makeup, she should embrace her unique ginger look. By loving whats underneath she can begin to add and enhance without clashing and covering up what makes her special. We are unicorns! 

photo credit: StyleCaster

Currently one of my favorite looks to rock is a bold lipstick with either no eye makeup or the Genuine Ginger mascara. The lipstick enhances my features and makes my eyes pop. I always put on a light layer of the CC Cream to give my skin an even tone, but that's it!

Share your unique ginger stories! 

 

4 Colors Every Redhead Should Have In Her Closet.... other than green

My fellow redheads, I hope you all enjoyed Tuesdays revelries… or, for most of you, the weekends debauchery. Even if you have no Irish ancestry, as a redhead, St. Patrick’s is your day. People rub your head for good luck, call you a leprechaun (or is that just me…?), and above all, definitely expect you to be wearing green. That is our color, right? We’ve all heard it… most likely more than once….

"Redheads look so good in green.”

Well, considering the broad spectrum of colors available to us, I should hope there’s more than just one that we can truly rock. So here are 4 colors that every redhead should have in her closet (in addition to green of course):

1. Yellow. This is especially true in the summer.. find a yellow, be it gold, sunflower or saffron, and rock it. Trust me, you'll look amazing.

 

2. Turquoise. Yes, yes and yes! This may seem oddly specific. I mean, why didn’t I just say blue? But there’s just something about this particular shade of blue that makes our red hair pop! Throw in some additional red accents (a necklace or bold red lips) and you’ll have a show stopper look.

 


3. Cinnamon. 
As Neil Young said, we are the Cinnamon Girl. The reddish/brown tint of cinnamon looks amazing with many a redhead’s locks. Again, add some red accents!

 

4. That little Red dress. Yes I said it! Every redhead should have at least one red dress. Make sure to pick a shade of red that doesn’t match your hair. The same rules for finding the right shade of red lipstick apply. 


Above all, be bold in your look.





Julianne Moore Rocks Red This Week!

Julianne Moore made Huffington Post's best dressed list twice this week! She wowed viewers in a red Prabal Gurung dress.

 

Moore continued to stand out in the crowd this week with a bold red lipstick. She proves once and for all that redheads can wear red and look amazing.

How do you find the right red lipstick for you? Find out here!

Best Winter Looks and Deals

It’s finally time to get into the holiday spirit! So put up your Christmas decorations and transition to your winter makeup. Now for a little inspiration, here are 3 of the best winter looks for redheads:


Intense lips! Go for a dark berry or dark red lip color and make those lips pop. 

 

Shimmer and more Shimmer! There's no such thing as too much glitter during the holiday season. Apply a body shimmer to your cheeks and eyes for an all around subtle shimmer or go for a shimmer eyeshadow. 


Smokey Eyes! Make your eyes stand out with a gorgeous smokey look. You can use a charcoal grey or eggplant palette  to achieve the same look. Lisa Eldridge created an amazing smokey eye tutorial!

 

Check out Redhead Revolution's Winter deals!

Get 15% off #findthesnowflake items and 20% off our Shadow Bundles!