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When one thinks of red-tinged eyes, less than appealing images of infections and seasonal allergies immediately spring to mind. After all, redness around the eye area isn’t usually a pretty sight. However, this season, the rebellious and fierce look of red eye makeup can make a surprising splash at all your holiday events.
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Although red may be one of the main colours of the festive season, there’s far more to ruby tones than ugly Christmas sweaters and kitschy ornaments. In fact, crimson-smudged eyes are a bold party look that can instantly illuminate your visage and bring a sultry, smokey touch to your makeup look.
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In order to embrace the trend, stick to red-pink shades of eyeshadow for a less jarring effect. Blend the colour in softly to avoid the harsh effect of red, and combine the red shadow with complementary shades for a more cohesive effect. In fact, sunset inspired shades of gold, yellow and pale orange can work effortlessly with your red shade.
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For a more over-the-top effect, accessorize your pupils with black winged eyeliner, bold glitter or false eyelashes. Meanwhile, balance out your intense eyes with rosy, flushed cheeks and a pale pink glossy pout. With red makeup, the trick is to stay away from extreme lipstick, heavily contoured cheeks or thick foundation. With glowing skin and a neutral lip colour, you can allow your red eyes to steal the spotlight, and truly dazzle everyone around you this holiday.