Red seem to be on everyone’s wish list right now — and why not since both Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner in the month of February.

The two big occasions might be happening mere days apart, but the meaning behind the reds are different. Red during Valentine’s Day symbolises love while during Chinese New Year, it symbolizes luck. It’s easy to buy, pair and match red outfits together for Chinese New Year, but red eyeshadows seem to be a whole different ball game.

Red eyeshadow seems to be an uncharted territory, especially for Asian skin tones. Just a small mistake or even the wrong red tone can result in a ghastly red-eye look. To avoid that, be sure to apply eyeshadow in small amounts. Apply a little at a time using a small brush to start building the layers.

Trust us when we say there is a red for everyone. It may not be a one shade fits all, but like any other eyeshadow shades, red comes in many undertones. Find out if you have warm or cool undertones. Warm undertones suit oranges, corals, orange reds while blue undertones suit burgandy and blue-ish red.

If you’re still not ready for bold red eyeshadows: line your eyes with a red eyeliner. But with these red eyeshadows we’ve listed down below, there’s surely one that will tinkle your fancy.

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Tarte's Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

Mix, match and create looks to complement your CNY outfit with these red shades. 12 all-new warm shades consist of both mattes and shimmers, with the same Tarte’s iconic, super-blendable Amazonian clay formula.

Tarte Toasted Eyeshadow Palette, RM175

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Urban Decay's Eyeshadow

Its velvety, suede-like smoothness allows for high blendability, coverage and staying power when applied on the eyes. Thanks to their Pigment Infusion System, the colour stays put until you wipe it all off with a makeup remover.

Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in Relish, RM80

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ZOEVA's Offline Eyeshadow Palette

This eyeshadow palette consists of shades with a good variety ranging from neutral colours to loud hues. By using a matte nude shade as a base before applying a bold shade (in this case, red), it gives a more pigmented results because of its even skin tone underneath. It also comes with matte and metallic finishes.

ZOEVA Offline Eyeshadow Palette, RM130

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MAC Cosmetics' Eye Shadow X 9 Palette

Reds are not just striking, bright shades. Burgundy shades like these are also under the same colour tone. Great for people who want to first touch base with red eyeshadows, this palette has matte, satin and frost finishes for day to night looks.

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow X 9 Palette in Burgundy, RM210

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Tarte's Chrome Paint Shadow Pot

Add some sparkle to your makeup look with this eyeshadow pigments. It has a high sheen of cream or glass with the easy application of a powder — no brushes needed. Just use your fingers and press it on your eyelid. The warmth from your fingertip instantly melts the pigment and stays put for hours.

Tarte’s Chrome Paint Shadow Pot in Fire Dancer, RM95

Jolin Lee
Senior Writer
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.