10 unexpected ways to wear red this National Day
Red is no longer a colour just for the lips and nails. It's broken out to other areas of the face like the eyes, cheeks and beyond. Red as an eyeliner? Why not? Even, when it comes to something simple like the lips, there's the option of going super matte or super glossy. Red nails? How about a second set dangling via a nail piercing. We scoured the Instagram accounts of the our favourite makeup artists for your crimson inspo.
AS THE PERFECT MATTE LIP
Extremes look good with this powerful shade. Here Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance lipstick in Elson is the ultimate blue red.
AS A RING OF EYESHADOW
A wash of colour on the eyes is a big trend now. Bonus points if you have autumnal-hued hair too.
AS A BLOCK OF EYE COLOUR
Dip into your pigment and play with intense, graphic shapes on the eyes for a mesmerising gaze.
AS A SHEER BLUSHER
Make like you just ran your 2.4km in under 10 minutes with the sexy-sweaty look.
AS AN OLD SCHOOL HOLLYWOOD POUT
The lady is a vamp in this super glossy, almost liquid lip.
AS A TEARDROP ACCENT
Red can be the standout shade in a rainbow's worth of eyeshadow colours.
AS STATEMENT BLUSH
Make a stark flush the main focus of your makeup.
AS A STRIP OF EYELINER
Go for an editorial spin with this cool girl red eyeliner on a bare face.
AS THE ULTIMATE META NAILS
Dragon lady red nails hanging off dragon lady red nails. Sign us up.
AS JUST BITTEN LIPS
Red as an ombré accent on the lips is a trend with legs.