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Yes, You Can Wear Red Eyeshadow And Not Look Contagious — Here's How

We think that red eyeshadow is as fierce a look as it gets: Nothing says we're about to get steamy like a fiery copper eye. We've seen it on the runways, admired it from afar, and enviously spotted it on celebrities' lids — so why is it that we don't think we can pull off the dramatic shade? Maybe it has to do with that deep-seated fear of looking like we have a really inflamed case of pink eye...

But, we're not giving up just yet! Our assistant beauty editor, Tara Rasmus, bravely volunteered to give this look a try. Here, our favorite beauty pro, James Vincent, offers his expert tips for applying and layering a rust-colored eye. The end result? Well, let's just say it's not what we expected — in a completely rad way.

Kevyn Aucoin Pure Powder Glow Blush in Fira, $37, available at Bergdorf Goodman; Make Up For Ever Star Powder in Red Copper, $20, available at Make Up For Ever; MAC Eyeshadow in Amber Lights, $15, available at MAC.

Shot by Nora De Broder; Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.

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