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Red Makeup: How to Get it Right

From tomato to ruby and even cranberry, every single shade in M.A.C’s new Red Red Red collection is chic and wearable. Here’s how to get it to pull your look together.

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Red is bold, sexy and extremely feminine. However, it’s also not the easiest shade in the pantone to wear. Many Asians tend to find it too strong or too loud, but if worn well, it can really pull your look together.

When it comes to your puckers, avoid deep reds if your have thin lips as it can make them look even thinner. Vibrant blue-based reds tend to work best with fairer complexions, making them appear even brighter. Orange-reds go well with warmer skin tones, while bright reds stand out in darker complexions. The same rules apply when you’re choosing a red nail polish. And red eyeshadow might sound scary, but when it’s applied with a light hand and complemented with other natural hues, it can look really pretty. Just go easy on the amount and remember to blend, blend, blend. 

Here are some of our favourites from M.A.C’s Red Red Red collection:

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From left: Cremesheen Glass in Meteoric and Dazzleglass in Love Alert ($36 each)

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From left: Lipstick in 5-Alarm and Lady Bug ($30 each)

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From left: Nail Lacquer in Red Red Red and Rouge Combustion ($23 each)

Red Makeup How To Get It Right

From left: Eye Shadow in Red Alert and Strike White Haute ($30 each)