Society says it best, “Redheads are like unicorns.” But people don’t usually think about all the struggles that come with being a redhead. Let’s catalog: some of us literally do not tan because our skin lacks the pigments, people are always talking to us about curtains and drapes (get a life perve), and we can’t rock that “oh so sexy” dark yellow that is bound to be on every catwalk in the Fall season. However, we understand the uniqueness of being a redhead, and as we get older, we learn to value it. In this article, we’re giving the infamous redhead the right products, so they can rock their ginger tresses with confidence! These are the best beauty products for redheads!
The Key is a Great Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
Redheads tend to have sensitive skin, when compared with other hair colors. So to start off your beauty regime, you need a great moisturizer. CeraVe makes some of the best products for sensitive skin out there. From moisturizers to face washes, with CeraVe, your skin will never be subject to unsympathetic products again! Try the CeraVe Daily Moisturizer; you can pick up these products at Walmart or Target.
Eyeliners Should be Brown, Blue, or Green
We all start out with black eyeliner in high school, in that awkward grunge phase (admitting it takes courage). As we grow and evolve, so should our makeup. We want to find the individual products that work best for us. On light-skinned redheads, the best eyeliners are brown, blue, or green. Black eyeliners can look harsh and mismatched with our fairer eyelashes, making us look like we’re going out at night instead of going to work. So we go for eyeliners that work with the colors of our skin, eyes, and hair, in order to bring out our natural beauty. Try the L’Oreal Paris Infallible 16HR Never Fail Eyeliner in Navy, Brown, or Slate at Target.
Nude and Taupe-Colored Eye Shadows
It may seem strange to wear nude colored eye shadows when you’re putting on makeup (like am I wearing anything?) But on redheads, the taupe colors look beautiful. Because our skin is so pale, the nude palettes do create a slight color on our skin. These timeless shades are perfect for the chic redhead girl, both on the job and off! Try the super affordable E.L.F. Mad for Matte 10Pc Eye Shadow Palette, Nude Mood available at Walmart.
Carefully Choose the Right Shade Foundation for Your Specific Ginger-Shade
Foundation is so important because it is the “foundation” of your makeup. If you pick a foundation too pale, then you look sickly. If you pick one too dark, then you look like your face got attacked by Cheeto Puffs. Take some time choosing your foundation at the store, holding them up to your neck (hopefully you have a small mirror in your purse). You want to match the shade to the color of your neck, because it tends to be less effected by the elements, and therefore, your natural shade of skin. Also, you will be bringing the foundation onto your neck in the blending process, so it’s just a good idea. Also, spend a few more bucks and buy a good foundation application brush, you will be surprised at the amazing difference it makes. You can try the L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup in Light Ivory or Soft Ivory. The endless shades and products can be found at Walmart.
Avoid Orange Lipsticks
I’m a lover of all colors of lipsticks, however, I try to avoid shades of orange because my hair has already got that color covered. Enjoy the deep reds to sultry browns and the nude mattes to nude glosses. I say, “Wear them all!” Every shade has its occasion: a wedding, work, or date night. As beautiful red-haired celebrities have shown us, we can wear a wide range of lipstick colors. Check out the Amuse Bouche Lipstick Sets by Bite Beauty, available at Sephora. Wear the shade that makes you feel beautiful, because you are and you should show it! This is one of the best beauty products for redheads.