Rock Red Eye Shadow Like Rita Ora

By  June 18, 2013

It might be only available in Germany, but we can’t help pouring over Rita Ora’s spread in the July issue of the country’s iteration of Interview. Aside from featuring one of our newest celebrity obsessions, the new Material Girl is rocking an unexpected hue that most would be frightened of: red eye shadow.

Rita-Ora-Red-EyeshadowWhile the hue might normally be relegated to the likes of goths and punks, the edgy color concept has enjoyed a resurgence thanks to the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Met. To capture the color for yourself tastefully, we recommend gently patting the color onto the eye with a flat eye shadow brush before buffing the color up to the crease with a fluffy brush. Keep the rest of the face bare — save for a coat or two of mascara, a tiny touch of blush, and little lip balm — to ensure all eyes will be on you. But if you choose to go the Ora route of all red everything, don’t forget to own it!

Sugarpill Love+ Eyeshadow, available at SugarpillShop.com for $12
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Matte Cold Red 158, available at Sephora.com for $20
Stila Countless Color Pigments in Acoustic, available at StilaCosmetics.com for $22
MAC Cosmetics Cream Colour Base in Premeditated, available at MACCosmetics.com for $18.50