Make up tutorial: redheads
Radiate sophistication with metallic bronze and soft brown eyeshadows and neutral lips. This look is ideal for redheads with pale complexions and light or hazel eyes
Redheads can wear a variety of looks, from strong red lips and dark smoky eyes to gleaming metallic shades. Kay chose to play up Cecile’s green eyes with metallic bronze and brown shadows, teamed with nude lips to add polish without looking too made up. Kay used a chocolate-brown eye pencil, drawing it along and around the roots of the upper lash line. Getting to the roots with the pencil is important, as it’s hard to get to the base of them with mascara. A bronze-brown eyeshadow was then patted over the lids up to the brow bone, and under the eyes along the lower lashes.
For the lips, avoid anything pearly (it looks old-fashioned) and go for a flat matte, moisturising formula similar to your natural tone. GH likes Dior Rouge Dior in Beige Quadrille, £25 (www.boots.com).
If you’re a redhead with naturally pink cheeks, use a yellow-toned concealer around the nose and lower cheeks. It will even out your skin and leave you with a healthy touch of natural, fresh pink on your upper cheeks – no blusher required!
Chanel Intense Eye Pencil in Ambre, £17 (www.selfridges.com); The Body Shop Shimmer Cube Palette in Warm, £16 (www.thebodyshop.co.uk); and Clinique Antioxidant Lid Smoothie in Seventh Heather, £17 (www.clinique.co.uk).
Our make up artist
Kay Montano is the creative director of Myface.cosmetics – a genius, foolproof range that simply splits its products into fair, medium and medium/dark skin tones to reduce regret-buys. Make-up maestro Montano has worked with just about every big name you can think of in fashion and film. (Mario Testino, Nicole Kidman, Kate Moss - need we say more?) The key, she says, is focusing on either lips or eyes and choosing the right colours to work with your skin tone. Kay shows you how in her easy-to-follow make up tutorials.
Credits: Make up artist Kay Montano, creative director of Myface.cosmetics; Art direction Suzanne Duckett, Good Housekeeping beauty director; Filming Daniel Ward
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