Step-By-Step: Red Rebel

Red is an emotionally intense color. Red represents anger, love, passion, desire, strength and danger. Perhaps that is why this bold look from Jangsara is one of our favorites. This look is ideal for Halloween and can be used for the ultimate bad girl look, or for a goth witch. And the step-by-step guide makes it easy to recreate. No matter what you pair this striking look with it is sure to create a little magic all its own.

Contributor:  Jangsara:

Products Used:

Lime Crime Eyeshadow helper primer
Lime Crime Fly Dragon Fly (lid, crease, blending)
Sugarpill Love+ (lid, crease, blending) (MakeupGeek Store)
Sugarpill Tako (highlight, middle of the lid) (MakeupGeek Store)
Sugarpill Bulletproof (inner & outer corners) (MakeupGeek Store)
MAC #48 lashes

MakeupGeek shadow alternatives:

As always, start with priming your lid:


Then apply red shadow to both inner and outer corners of the lid:


Then make a “bridge” to either to the crease or slightly above it, like I did:


Blend upwards with red:


Apply light (or white) shadow to highlight and also to the middle part of the lid:


Then take a small brush and apply black shadow to the most outer part of the lid, and also to the inner corner:


Then apply red shadow to lower lashline (or if using red on lower lashline makes you look too sick, try using black instead):


Apply a hint of black to lower outer corner (or try if you used black, add a hint of red):


Apply mascara (sorry for my clumpy lashes, bad mascara choice):


Then apply false lashes (and eyeliner) if you want (mine are MAC #48, maybe not the best choice):
And tadah, look is done!
 Pair with nude lips or red lips, and you’re done!
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This is so pretty! I’m not brave enough to try the red, but definitely going to use this tutorial with more neutral colors. Thanks! :)

WOW!!!! This look caught my eye (no pun intended…) immediately. So extremely beautiful. I can’t wait to purchase razzleberry to try out this look.

Another reason why I really like this look is that its simple yet stunning and the red tone color can be substituted for a myriad of choices.

Thank you, Jansgara for another winner!!!! :-)

P.S. Thank you for the step by step pic/detail.

You are EXTREMELY talented! I’m certain Marlena agrees! Perfectly blended, colors brought together brilliantly – you are EXACTLY where you need to be – makeup is your element. And you don’t need to be a makeup artist to see that! Amazing artistry!

I love the look and even though I wouldn’t be able to pull the look off, I admire the talent. I really love make up, I am just having a hard time mastering the crease and blending techniques. :(
Ill keep watching and learning…

I originally saw this look on your blog and am happy to see that it has also been posted here, as well. This look is very striking and I am definitely thinking about trying it out!

I love love love this look! <3 But its a bit tricky if you don't have the right skin colour you wouldn't be able to pull it off :(

Looooove it!!! Beautiful work, as always.
…I will have to get red eyeshadow and try this look asap!
(Can I post my look under here when I do it?) Just curious.

Beautiful!!. I just visited your site and I love your work, I had to subscribe. You are very talented and creative. I am going to give this a try :-)

I LOVE these step-by-step instructions with the diagrams. It’s sooooo helpful for someone like me who is not great at applying different colors like this. Please do MORE of these. I really love this look. I’m gonna try this and post my results.


Red is my favorite color ever. Since the season is all about a “POP” of color. I am chaperoning a prom with my husband and I am wearing a black dress and was planning on choosing a color to make it all pop. I think the red is perfect!!! Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial!!!

Love this look!!! Greatt step by step tutorial! Keep them coming. What color and brand of lipstick are you wearing? It looks perfect with your eyes!

This is beautiful! Red is my favorite color, but scares me a little with eyeshadow, but I think I will have to try this!

Kata!! You outdo yourself every time! This is absolutely stunning :) I love the picture tutorials too as it helps us figure out how to try it. Great look sweetie :)

It’s an amazing look!! please tell me that you have an account on YOUTUBE, I’ would like to see the tutorial video!

I love this look and tried it last night with MAC’s Cranberry frost shadow and Carbon matte shadow. It came out pretty, but it didn’t look as dynamic as above. Can you please share where I can purchase the Lime Crime Fly Dragon Fly shadow? I googled it, but didn’t have much luck.