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The Best Makeup for Redheads: Our Top Product Picks

The Best Makeup for Redheads: Our Top Product Picks

Did you know that Redheads have more fun? For the first time ever in the UK, we’re celebrating National Redhead Day; and this week we’re seeing RED. Redheads struggle more than most to find makeup that compliments and cares for their delicate skin. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite makeup for redheads that’ll keep you feeling fiery and fabulous throughout Redhead week. Tried and tested by our ravishing redheaded models.

Kudos to our multi-talented make-up artists @frankiebennettmakeup and @leannelouise__ for this lovingly crafted list. 

redheads have more fun

Happy and Hydrated Skin Prep 

Women who are fair skinned, like redheads, generally have a higher sensitivity to the sun and drier skin. Before makeup is applied, always wash your face and prep with a light lotion or face oil. The best skin prep makeup for pale skin is super moisturising, with nourishing oils to transform super sensitive and dry skin.

Happy And Hydrated Skin Prep

REN Rose O12 - Moisture Defence Oil

REN Rose O12 - Moisture Defence Oil

This ultra-moisturising oil is designed to provide a moisture bomb to delicate or damaged skin-types. The perfect makeup for pale skin, this nourishing, rose-infused face oil locks in moisture to plump, protect and soothe dry and dehydrated skin.

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Priming and Perfecting Bases

Redheads need bases that are gentle on their sensitive skin, while priming and perfecting their natural complexion. The best base makeup for redheads is gentle and natural, embraces their raw skin-tone (freckles and all) and provides a happy and healthy glow to compliment their fiery locks. 

Priming And Perfecting Bases

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Perfecting

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Perfecting

This perfecting primer is designed to keep makeup in place for longer with a smoother, seamless finish. Formulated with antioxidant rich Green Tea Extract and Vitamin C, expect a youthful glow and brighter, more even skin-tone.

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

It's time to let it glow! With this Flawless Filter from Charlotte Tilbury, your skin will look filter-fresh and Hollywood ready whatever life (or social-media) throws at you. Formulated with Porcelain Flower Extract for brighter looking skin, this lighter-than-air serum will perfect and airbrush for a glowing, poreless finish.

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NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

This radiance-enhancing lightweight liquid foundation will even skin tone for a natural, seamless veil. For a softer, luminous complexion , try this luxurious blend of Turmeric extract and powerful antioxidants. The deeply hydrating properties are perfect for dry and damaged skin, creating a flawless, smooth textured finish.

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BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector

BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector

Energise and brighten tired eyes with this luxurious and creamy blend of Castor Seed Oil and Japanese Fruit Wax. 

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By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Concealer

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Concealer

Feel refreshed, awakened and effortlessly radiant with this genius Hydra-Concealer from By Terry. Infusing French luxury with premium skincare, this Hyaluronic Acid infused formula works to hydrate, plump and smooth the skin, while Horse Chestnut seed extract works to brighten dark circles and erase signs of fatigue.

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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Want a setting powder with a sparkling twist? Try Laura Mercier's shimmering creation, guaranteed to keep your makeup set for up to 16 hours with pearl pigments to create a naturally luminous finish. The formula is soft, silky and delightfully lightweight, perfect for virtually all skin-tones.

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Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Bronzer

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Bronzer

Add sun kissed warmth to your pale skin makeup routine with this bronzer from Laura Mercier. Lightweight and comfortable on delicate skin, this silky textured powder provides expert coverage and a perfect matte finish. 

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NARS Endless Orgasm Face Palette Limited Edition

NARS Endless Orgasm Face Palette Limited Edition

With six sensual satin-cream shades for eyes, nose and lips, the NARS cult favourite palette is here to gloss and glow your best features. The hues are delightfully warm and metallic, ideal for highlighting and extenuating pale features.   

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

The power of perfect lighting packed into one pearlescent palette. These luxurious powders are armed and ready to airbrush imperfections with the help of three distinct flattering light sources. The universal shades are suitable for all skin tones, flattering the complexion in all lighting, including flash photography.

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Bushy and Beautiful brows

Ask any redhead, finding the perfect redhead-friendly eyebrow product can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Natural redheads’ eyebrow hair is extremely fair and often coarse and unruly. The ideal eyebrow product is tinted to perfectly compliment the variety of red shades, conditioning and taming properties are also desirable for any redhead eyebrow product. 

Bushy And Beautiful Brows

Kevyn Aucoin True Feather Brow Marker Gel Duo

Kevyn Aucoin True Feather Brow Marker Gel Duo

For drama and definition, this genius duo will create feathery, 'au naturel' brows at the stroke of a feather (brush.) Perfect for redheads, the inbuilt brow mascara allows you to tame stray hairs, while filling in gaps or sparse areas.

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How to be a redhead Finally Have Brows® 

How To Be A Redhead Finally Have Brows

In shade Universal Red, all redheads can use this shade! The brush-on eyebrow gel tints, locks & tames redhead brows in a single stroke. It is long-wearing & natural-looking. Go from no brows to "hello, brows" in 5 seconds.

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Bright and Breathtaking Eyes 

Want to make your eyes really pop? Like their brows, redhead eyelashes are often extremely pale. Dark mascara is your best friend here, perfect for opening your eyes and “finishing” your look. Play with neutral tones for eyeshadows, that enhance your natural eye colour. 

Bright And Breathtaking Eyes

NARS Cosmetics Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow

This silky, lightweight eye primer keeps eyeshadow looking fresh and vivid. Fortified with a special deep-sea extract and an antioxidant rice extract, this polymer and mineral-powder blend establishes a firm grip on colour for hours of gorgeous wear. 

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Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

A staple in any redheads makeup bag, the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette is fierce and fiery enough to match any and all shades of red hair. The set of 12 scorching shades create sultry, smoky, ultra-hot looks that are perfect for any skin tone. 

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Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara

Volumise and maximise your lashes with Lancôme's new formula. This mascara creates a longer, fuller-looking appearance without clumping or smudging, perfect for soft and supple feeling lashes that are full of drama. 

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Luscious Lips

As a redhead, your lip colour should enhance and compliment your beautiful locks. Shades like nudes, coral, rust, golds, oranges and reds are ideal for fiery haired lasses. 

Luscious Lips

Kevyn Aucoin Unforgettable Lip Definer - Nude

This long-wearing, water-resistant lip liner extenuates and defines your natural lip shape. The creamy, blend-able formula comes in six sumptuous shades to match every skin tone. 

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Charlotte Tilbury The Super Nudes Collection

The 90s are back in full force with Charlotte Tilbury's Super Nudes Collection. These limited edition shades are universally-flattering for the ultimate supermodel lip look. Combining the wearable mattes from the 90s supermodel era and the modern, Instagram filter-effect, the new collection features easy to wear neutral nudes, for everyone.

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Hourglass Unreal High Shine Volumising Lip Gloss

This innovative formula is infused with powerful active ingredients for instant hydration and long-lasting volume. Lips appear fuller and the light-reflecting shimmer and brilliant lustre provides a multi-dimensional, out-of-this-world shine.

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Now that you know about How to be a Redhead why not take a peek at our hair extensions to add that extra length and volume to take your red hair to the next level.

We've got a wide range of lengths and over 50 shades to choose from, including our New Balayage colours! We've also got all the accessories and haircare products you need to apply and maintain them. If you need any help choosing the right products, feel free to use our FREE Colour Match and Advice service by clicking the button below.


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