Post # 17
I’m a natural redhead and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with going the smokey eye route with our pale complexions!!! Have your makeup artist try it at the trial, I think you’ll be suprised. Also, try the suggestions here of going the more bronzed or purple hues to set off your complexion and eye color. Also, you might try some fake eyelashes, nothing heavy but they will definitely create some drama to your look without any added makeup. The ones they sell at Walgreens work great and come in all sorts of thickness… and are cheap and easy to put on! Good luck!
Post # 18
Here are some photos that I have saved – I think the smokey eye look will work depending on your eyes. I have smaller eyelids so I am going to avoid it…lol, but that’s just me. But it looks great on so many people! Dramatic and flattering. Have you had a makeup trial?
Post # 19
I’m doing a modest smokey eye in plum & lavender, and I’m a dark auburn with medium-fair skin tone. GL xx
Post # 20
There are so many variations to a smokey eye. It doesn’t always have to be with black and gray colors. You can use brown or bronze or even greens. If it’s done right, anyone with any hair color or complexion can pull it off. I have strawberry blonde hair, light eyes and a fair complexion and I do different smokey eyes all the time. Here are some ideas with smokey and nonsmokey eyes.
Post # 21
Oops I posted a lot of pics. Sorry!
Post # 22
Don’t be sorry!! They are a lot of help 🙂 Thanks so much I really like them all.
Post # 23
I’m a natural ginger and haven’t decided on the look for my wedding day either. I love doing smokey eye make up though! I’ve done it with everything from black to green to red to brown and purple. You can do a lot with a color and shade. 🙂
Post # 24
If you’re a crier you should probably go with understated and classic makeup. I’m the same, so here are a few pictures from my inspiration book:
Post # 25
These are the best I could find. The girl that did my make up said that it’s best if we go with a more natural look in the sense that she wanted to make sure that my eyes don’t clash with my red hair. I think it worked out well 🙂
Here is a picture of how it looked like from far away.
Post # 26
These pictures are great inspiration. I have no idea what look I’m going to go for but I think I’m going to go for a lighter (closer to my natural color) auburn for the wedding. Right now I have a very dark/bright auburn and the colors that worked for me sort of changed when I darkened my hair.
Post # 27
@Ms Bramblepatch: Cracking up at Carrot Top! LOL
Post # 28
@mink: That blue dress is amazing! Love it.
Post # 29
I was so excited when I saw this post! I am a natural redhead (naturally copper but I tend to alter my hair color a lot with red low lights, blonde highlights). I’m also not a typical redhead because I’m such a mutt (I don’t have the typical super pale skin, lots of freckles, red eyebrows), but I do love wearing makeup so here are some suggestions of what you could do with your makeup.
Here – I just used a mink brown eyeshadow (for a thicker, more dramatic look) into a fat cat-eye tail on the top and bottom line, some basic black mascara (although most redheads I would say use brown mascara instead) and I used TheBalm Overshadow on the rest of my eye (I SWEAR by this product – it’s just a slight natural Mica dusting that glimmers – so gorgeous and affordable, check it out).
This picture of me is a bit darker in regards to the eyes but you can imagine how simple and elegant this can look when you keep your lips nude (I usually go for lighter pink shimmers with a nude base, but you might want to do to a mostly nude base with a pink tinge if your complexion is different than mine) and some translucent illuminating powder – it really POPS on us pale girls and doesn’t cover the freckles at all and will last all day!)
This is an older pic of me from ’08 but it’s more of a grey smokey eye (it’s when my hair was a darker red which I think can handle the under-eye shadow a bit better than a lighter auburn that you mentioned you’ll have) so you might want to consider that because removing the under-eye liner and keeping a grey smokey eye (with some pink undertones) would be gorgeous on a red head.
Regarding celebrity redheads, I have always loved Angie Everhart’s look, but she’s a bit tanner than ‘normal’ redheads. Still, I think her general look (and what I’ve been saying) rings true here – a strong eye, great dark brown/black mascara, simple face powder and a light pink gloss.
I would 100% recommend looking at the palettes here http://www.toofaced.com/c-110-eye-shadow-collections.aspx . These are sold at Sephora stores (not at the ones in JC Penney, though, I think) and I personally think the Natural at Night and especially the Romantic eye collection would look great!
Hope you don’t think I’m a weirdo for posting pics of me lol….just wanted to give you some pointers since I personally live by the smokey eye! Best of luck on your wedding day 🙂
Post # 30
soft purples and browns/neutrals are safer to go with. Definitely look at Isla Fisher and Scarlett Johansson (when she had red hair) because they both prefer a strong eye. I recently saw a great pic of Isla Fisher with a smoky eye, but I can’t remember where =(
Post # 31
Well I’m not a redhead (faux red highlights/low lights) but I just thought I would mention that if you are very emotional I wouldn’t recommend using air brush make-up. It is much more difficult (if not impossible) to touch up well when you cry compared to regular foundation.