Red is one of those colors — especially in the glittering world of beauty — that simply demands attention, and often represents inner strength and a powerful confidence. While it’s typically a shade used on someone’s pout (especially by the starlets of Old Hollywood, like Marilyn Monroe), red eyeliner is totally trending, slowly but surely becoming a complete mainstay glam look on TikTok’s viral platform.
Just as Audrey Hepburn once famously surmised, “there is a shade of red for every woman” — and I’ve come to learn, the same can be true when working with playful eyeliner looks.
From the minimal pop of red that’s easy to create for day to day, to more abstract works of graphic eyeliner art that will fit right in at any of your upcoming summer festivals — here are five ways to expertly adorn your eyes with a colorful pop of red eyeliner, as well as some recommendations for the products you need to add to your cart.
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5 Red Eyeliner Looks
The Sharp Red Wing
Replace your classic cat eye with a more vibrant, fiery shade of true red.
The Poppin’ Red Waterline
The High-Contrast Graphic Eye
Paired with fashion’s color of the moment (fuchsia is everywhere), this colorfully graphic eye look is serving serious festival vibes — and is extra-bold with red-tinted eyelashes.
The Clean Double Wing
Keep it simple and clean with a bare eyelid that’s beautifully adorned with sharp red winged eyeliner on both the upper and lower lash lines.
Red-Hued, Soft Winged Eyeshadow
A softened wing in the sunset shade is oh so sweet and subtle (especially when paired with a sun-kissed, glowingly natural look).
5 Red Eyeliners To Try
Truly matte and smudge-resistant, Treslúce’s Intenso Liner is a gel-like formula that is safe for the eyes (and can double as a perfect lip liner, too).
If you prefer to apply your eyeliner with a brush, KVD Vegan Beauty’s Super Pomade is all about precision and high pigment (not to mention — the tiny pot will take ages to empty).
For truly budge-proof red eyeliner, ColourPop’s liquid formula does the job.
Line your eyes with the perfect red hue for your unique complexion and eye color by experimenting with Makeup Revolution’s Water Activated Palette.
Formulated for long-wear and featuring a matte finish, Fenty’s Cherry Punk eyeliner is the perfect pop of rouge that glides with ease on the eyes.
Multi-purpose and filled with intense pigment, this Make Up For Ever pencil is a must-have in any makeup bag.