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Undoubtedly, pink-hued eyes have been one of the foremost beauty trends of 2017. Everyone has dabbled in pots of pink, from Selena to Mandy Moore to Rihanna, pink peepers have been the enduring eye trend of this year. But, starlet Vanessa Hudgens has run a little further along the colour gamut, arriving at the MTV Movie Awards with red-painted eyes – a bold and brave swerve from pink.

Staying within the tonal spectrum, makeup artist Allan Avendaño opted for red across and under the eye which tied in with her Yanina Couture gown. A gallant beauty move, bold colour was enhanced with real Swarovski crystals, making for a very sparkly wink on the red carpet (to compliment her pout, of course).

Avendaño painted a precise winged line in Christian Louboutin’s Oeil Vinyle Luminous Ink Liner in Rouge Louboutin Vibrant Red, embellishing the look with Swarovski red crystals. Fiery with glittery finish – how very VMAs. Eyes were rounded out with lashings of Lancôme’s new Monsieur Big and finished with a set of false lashes from Allan’s new collaboration with Artémes Lashes, which is soon to be released. Whilst the remainder of her beauty ensemble was muted and neutral, opting for earthy tones and a nude manicure.

The MTV Movie Awards is typically a playground for the quirky, outlandish and offbeat, and amid some very safe makeup choices, Vanessa’s red diamond eyes were an unexpected but welcome surprise. Is red the new pink? Rev the fire engine, we think.

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