How To Wear Red Eyeshadow IRL

Kristen Stewart has been well and truly nailing it at Cannes Film Festival. Her film Personal Shopper just got a standing ovation, her wardrobe’s been on point and her beauty vibes? Well, OMG doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Now she’s upped the game the yet again with a red smoky eye!

Hitting the premiere screening of Personal Shopper last night, which sounds like it was a definite hit for both the crowds and critics alike – phew! – Kristen ditched her signature black liner, and gave her newly found love for bold red lipstick a rest too.

Experimenting with a daring look, KStew and her makeup artist Kate Lee tried a slightly smoky eye in reddish tones, which perfectly clashed with her new bleach blonde bob.


Kate carried the pinkish red hue throughout the rest of Kristen’s makeup too, adding it to her cheeks for a subtle flush of blush and toning it right down on her lips for a near-natural look.

The pair decided to leave out the liner and play down the eyelashes with just a light coat of mascara, leaving that hue speak for itself,

Groomed brows and glowing skin completed the look, for what might be KStew’s best ever beauty moment yet!

Loving it? Though red tones can be tricky pull off, it’s not just Kristen who’s nailing it.


Gigi Hadid rocked a deeper red shade around her eyes back in February, while Olivia Wilde and Selena Gomez are fans of the look too.


It’s also not the first time Kristen has dipped her toe into red eye makeup – remember when she rocked that sultry burgundy eye makeup at the 2013 Met Gala?


Red eyes are all about being bold, so remember to layer up your shades well for an intense colour over the lids – you don’t want them to just look irritated! – and then really blend them well as you get closer to the brow bone.

Try these brilliant (and easy to wear) red shades to get started…

>Kiko Infinity Eye Shadow, £5.90, Metallic Golden Camellia

>MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, £13, Cranberry

>Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow, £4.99, Metallic Plum

Get fierce!

By Amy Lewis