Beautiful Ways to Wear Red Eyeshadow

Beautiful Ways to Wear Red Eyeshadow

When Lady Gaga stepped out at Super Bowl 50 last week, the first thing most beauty lovers noticed (aside from her incredible voice) was her standout, instantly iconic red glitter eyeshadow! What a memorable and bold beauty look. Safe to say, we were majorly inspired. For more red eyeshadow looks and tutorials, from wearable to daring, keep reading.


@NikkieTutorials is known for glam looks and flawless skin, so it was inevitable that she would put her own spin on Lady Gaga’s instantly iconic Super Bowl look. For that standout red glitter, she used Lit Cosmetics’ Firecracker Glitter. Her gorgeous nude lipstick is a mix of MAC’s Kinda Sexy and Myth.

Lydia Hybenik

This look by Lydia Hybenik is a wearable take on red shadow. If you want a more bold, dramatic look, build up the shadow. For something more subtle, give your lids a sheer sweep of shadow or don’t add product to your lower lash line. For this look, she applied red lipstick as a cream base and blended it out, then topped it with Makeup Geek’s Bitten.

Stephanie Nicole

If a full red look is too bold for you, apply a metallic shadow on the center of your lid like Stephanie Nicole did. She used Makeup Geek’s Poppy and Bitten for the red and added Hologram to her lid for some sparkle.

Georgia Rose Devine

Georgia Rose Devine went super bold with not only a red wing, but red brows too! For both the wing and brows, she used Jeffree Star’s Redrum. When paired with neutral shadows, a red wing is surprisingly wearable – give it a try!

Desi Perkins

This look by Desi Perkins is so chic and glamorous. Cranberry is definitely the more wearable counterpart to bright and bold red. Desi used Kat Von D’s Raw Power on her lid, which is one of the most beautiful and unique eyeshadows ever. It’s absolutely stunning.


@paola.11 popped a little red sparkle in the center of her lid for this dramatic look. White on the inner corner, red in the center and black on the outer third, this look is intentionally unblended and gorgeous. Her matte shadows are from the BH Cosmetics 88 Color Matte Palette, and that red glitter is Bella Terra’s Orion.

@JKissaMakeup shows how to rock a bold red wing in this tutorial. You could really go with any colored wing – a great, fun look to try during the spring – but red is definitely a standout. Try Inglot’s AMC Gel Liner in 79.

@colouredBeautiful created a classic smoky eye, but used red and purple as her main colors. Such an unexpected twist. To recreate it, use shadows from BH Cosmetics’ 120 Palette (3rd Edition).

Red eyeshadow is the kind of dramatic look usually reserved for the runway or editorial looks. For this look, Lisa Eldridge, who usually goes the more simple route, heats things up with an unforgettable red look. She used Barry M’s Dazzle Dust for the standout eyes.

@SuperAshley127’s look is both beautiful and extremely easy to pull off. This is the kind of red shadow look that would flatter anyone and every skin tone. She used Morphe shadows in ES13, ES15, ES71, ES11 and ES4. By keeping the shadows on the lid, and not blending it up too much, it becomes extremely wearable.

@PixiWoo’s look, above, is one of the many recreations of Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl makeup. That red glitter is spectacular. She used StarGazer’s Red Glitzy Glitter Shaker.

Would you try a red eyeshadow look? Let us know in the comments below!

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