When it comes to face makeup, let’s match the golds to the browns, the pinks to the purples, the greens to the bronzes and the reds to the blues. Why, how charming! All cosmetic color combinations look fabulous on you!

No matter what color combos you prefer to wear when applying makeup to your eyes and your lips, a beautiful and popular color mix is blue eye shadows with red toned lips. However, with the red and blue color combo, I need to give you a tip!

Blue and Red Cosmetic Color Combination Fashion Tip: Although the blue and red makeup together looks smashing and complements all skin tones, this is also the color combo that can look the most garish (gaudy, tasteless) and overdone if applied too heavily. If applied just right, this color mix is sheer perfection!

Painting up the eyes and the lips has been around for years. Ancient Sumerian men and women were possibly the first to invent lipstick, around 5,000 years ago. They crushed gemstones and used them to decorate their faces, mainly on the eyes and the lips.

Eyes Fun Fact: Eyes are the organ of vision. They detect light and convert it into electro-chemical impulses in neurons. The eye is a complex optical system which collects light from the surrounding environment, regulates its intensity through a diaphragm, focuses it through an adjustable assembly of lenses to form an image, converts this image into a set of electrical signals, and transmits these signals to the brain.

As fashion divas have done throughout the centuries, eye shadow has been used to enhance beauty and visual aesthetics to the eyes as they perform their magnificent function to allow us to see our gorgeous eye shadow, amidst other glorious things that cover the earth.

Eye Shadow Fun Fact: Eye shadow is a cosmetic that is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows. Eye shadow is commonly used to bring out the wearer’s eyes and make them look more attractive. Eye shadow can add depth and dimension to one’s eyes, complement the eye color, make one’s eyes appear larger, or simply draw attention to one’s eyes!

Eye see you!

In addition to the eyes, lips are a visible body part at the mouth of humans and animals. Lips are soft, moveable, and serve as an opening for food intake and in the articulation of sound and speech.

Lips Fun Fact: Human lips are a tactile sensory organ, and can be erogenous when used in kissing or other acts of intimacy, due to the high number of nerve endings. Lip size is linked to sexual attraction in both men and women, and the lips contribute substantially to facial expressions. The lips visually express emotions such as a smile or frown, iconically by the curve of the lips forming an up-open or down-open position, respectively.

Lips can be made pouty when whining, or perky to be provocative. When lathered in red toned lipsticks and lip glosses, lips can be made to radiate, accentuate and dominate!

Decorate you face in eye shadows of beautiful blues and lipsticks of racing engine red!

The color red for lips is by far one of the sexiest colors that can be worn. The color red is a warm and positive color, associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. Red exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy.

The color red represents energy, action, desire and passion. Effects of red can be stimulating, exciting, motivating, attention getting and assertive and aggressive.

In lipsticks, various shades of red abound! Some of the most common shades of red lipstick are bright red, burgundy (a dark purple red), crimson (a blueish red) and scarlet (an orange red).

No matter what shade of red paints your luscious lips, you will turn heads! Enough said!

A red and blue makeup color combination looks fitting on you!

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. Blue is sincere, reserved and quiet. The color blue denotes reliability and responsibility.

In the meaning of colors, blue relates to one-on-one communication, especially communication using the voice – speaking the truth through verbal expression. Blue is the teacher and the public speaker.

Let your eyes speak loudly when you wear blue eye shadow proudly!

Blue represents peace, calm, honesty, authority, religion and wisdom. The effects of the color blue are conservative, predictable, orderly and rigid.

Various shades of blue include pale blue, sky blue, azure blue and dark blue.

Look lively and lovely when your eyes are decorated with shades of breathtaking blues!

Try this fashion tip for size: Red lips and teal eyes! A smashing look, no surprise!

Do I hear cries of joy? My, my!


Cosmetics have been used for as long as there have been people to use them. Face painting is mentioned in the Old Testament (Book of Ezekiel 23:40) and eye shadow was used in Egyptian burials dating back to 10,000 BC. The word “cosmetae” was first used to describe Roman slaves whose duty was to bathe men and women in perfume.

Don’t bat an eyelash when someone tells you that you wear the blue and red cosmetic color combination with mounds of sass and major class!


Eye Shadow Application: Eye shadow can be applied in a wide variety of ways depending on the desired look and formulation. Typically application is done using your fingers or makeup brushes. The most important aspect of applying eye shadow, and all makeup, is blending well. For a soft, beautiful blue eye shadow combination, apply pale blue with dark blue highlights, or gray blue eye shadow with baby blue colored mascara. Play around with your shades of blue for eyes that someone else can never outdo!

Lipstick Application: Lipsticks can be applied straight from the tube, and swiped over your upper and lower lip. Lip glosses can be swept on with your fingertip or an application brush. For a sensational, sensual mouth, line your mouth with a lip liner the same color as or near color of your lipstick. If you want a wet, glossy look, go with lip gloss. For a more dry look, a matte lipstick will work splendidly!

Whatever your preference, whatever your choice, shades of blue eye shadows worn with racy red lips gives you a strong fashion voice!

Bountiful blue eye shadow and ruby red lips for a makeup color combination that is bold, bright and hip!

“I truly must say that your radiant face makeup has made my day.”

“Yes, with your eyes painted blue and your lips rosy red I feel a spinning in my head.”

“The loveliness and the allure of your face takes my breath away.”

“I don’t suppose you want to give your incredible beauty secret away?”

“My makeup speaks for itself. I have nothing else to say.”

“So if I apply blue and red color combos to my eyes and lips I’ll match your face?”

“No, you’ll have your own lovely look. We’ll all win the fashion race!”

Ah, a blue and red makeup color combination – you have fantastic taste!


Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846



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Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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