If you’re not a fan of wearing red clothing during Chinese New Year, you can still stick to the traditions with a gorgeous red eye shadow look. These red-based eye shadow palettes that are ultra-wearable, and suitable for Asian skin tones.
We consider the Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Candeur et Expérience the OG of red eye shadow palettes. After it was spotted on Kristin Stewart (who is Chanel’s ambassador) during the Canne Film Festival in 2016, the trend caught on and we started seeing fiery hues on eyes everywhere. The shades featured in this palette are wearable, easy for the unadventurous to pick up and use.
These nine-eye shadow palette is suitable for those with warm-tone skin. Reviews for the pigments have been mixed but judging from the pictures we’ve seen on Instagram, we’d be excited to pick up this palette for ourselves.
The eye shadows are everything we want – smooth, blendable, with amazing colour payoff. If you do without the two red tones (They Call Her and Scan-dalous), the neutrals and beige make this palette pretty wearable for the day too.
The newest NARSissist eye shadow palette features both matte and metallic hues that look great when mixed and matched. Go light for the day and slowly add on darker shades for a more dramatic look for the night.
The fifth iteration of the Naked palette takes on a fiery hue with 11 shades of wearable red-tones. Don’t be intimidated by how red some of them are, they are pretty much universally flattering.
There are only two red-tone eye shadows in this mini palette, which makes it a great add-on palette if you already have an arsenal of neutral shades you can play around with.
LANEIGE updated their eye shadow quads not too long ago and we were surprised to see them jumping on the red eye shadow trend. The LANEIGE Ideal Shadow Quad in 10 Red Fox Fur’s red eye shadow may look intimidating, but layer it over one of the brown tones and you’ll achieve a reddish terracotta shade that’s wearable and flattering.
The Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette is the motherlode of all red eye shadow palettes we’ve seen. With 15 shades, it allows you endless possibilites. Plus points for the gold shade that will totally up the prosperity factor during CNY.
Consisting both matte and shimmery shades, this palette makes wearing red-tone eye looks easy. Even if you’re not up for going red, these colours make for a very wearable palette to own.
Shimmer and glittery shades might not work for everyone and this eye shadow palette is perfect for those who like to keep things matte.
Although this is a red eye shadow palette, the colours are still relatively wearable. The pan on the top left corner works as a primer to even out the tones on the eye lid, as well as help the colours adhere better.
This fiery palette is not for the faint of heart. Containing nine colours in both metallic and matte finishes, the Huda Beauty Obsessions Precious Stones Eyeshadow Palette in Ruby can help create a vivid eye look. If you want a more wearable look, simply layer a shimmery colour over your neutrals to lend it a reddish hue.
If you cover the single red in this palette, you’d find that the rest of the shades are actually pretty easy to wear. Plus, if you tire of the red, there’s always a metallic gold tone to turn to for extra huat.