Red hair? Try these makeup tips to suit your shade

Stacey Whittaker, Award Winning Makeup Artist, talks to Hair about her tips to achieve the perfect makeup look for red hair…

As autumn is just around the corner, many of us will be thinking about changing our hair colour, but it is important to consider how this will affect your makeup routine and which looks will suit your new hair colour best. For redheads especially, it can be really difficult to work out which shades and tones will suit your hair and skin tone, but there are a few general rules that should help avoid any makeup mishaps.

For Copper:

With this shade of red you can use your makeup to reflect the golden and bronze pigments in your hair. I would recommend using a bronze tone blush and one of my favourite highlighting blushers; the Illamasqua – Epic. I would continue this colour palette throughout your eyeshadow shades too, light browns and taupe shades work best with a pop of golden or bronze highlight in the inner corner (reusing your Illamasqua Epic) that works well against copper hair and will make sure your eyes pop.

For Burgundy:

One of my favourite makeup looks for those with burgundy red hair has to be berry lips. Deep red and purple berry tones bounce off this hair colour as a contrast and look brilliant with minimal eye makeup. My top tip for this look would be to avoid using too much blusher as it can look a bit harsh against deep red hair and the berry lip. Pair this with a subtle flick of eyeliner and a touch of mascara.

For Auburn:

If your hair is naturally auburn your skin is likely to be quite pale and I would always recommend embracing this. Paler skin tends to look best with auburn hair tones and using a foundation or self-tan that is too dark is never advised. I would recommend using a sheer to medium coverage foundation and showcasing any natural freckles you may have. I love dewy and glowing skin against this hair colour and one of my favourite highlighters to use is the MAC Strobe Cream in Peach mixed in with your foundation as it is subtle whilst adding a soft glow.