11.21.2012

How To: Cranberry Eyes (Makeup for the Holidays)


I've still got cranberries on my mind! When it comes to eye shadow looks on here, I usually stick to neutrals. Today I thought I'd mix it up and add some color. I love how this cranberry shadow can be intensified for more pop, or just subtly blended--I am wearing it as a daytime look here. Also, it is really awesome for blue eyes. Since this shade leans more towards the pink family, it's not as austere as a red, making it wearable. In other words, you won't look like you're (a) sickly (b) realllllly ready extra early for Halloween. Try it!

T O O L S
primer (I used NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt)
NYX palette in Golden Rust Walnut Bronze
eyeliner
mascara
eyelash curler


M E T H O D




Apply primer to lid. This allows shadow to stay on longer--this will definitely last through all of Thanksgiving. You'll notice I'm using NYX Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt instead, since I wanted more color.


Next, using a flat brush, apply the lightest shade to the outer half of the eye (1).


Using the other side of the flat brush, pat the gold shade into the other half of the eye (2).

With a fluffy blending brush, slightly blend where the two colors meet.


With a fluffy brush, pat the cranberry shade into the outer corner and then sweep into the crease (3). 
Wipe away the excess onto a paper towel (or use another clean fluffy brush) 
and then blend the crease out, using a windshield wiper motion (4).

1,2
3,4

Finish the look with eyeliner and mascara.


T I P S
  • If you can't find the NYX palette, I know for a fact Maybelline and Rimmel have similar palettes. If you saw my Fall Shadow Palettes post, there are shades that can be used as well.
  • While I have shadow piled on for pics (and you still can't see how pretty it is!), this look can be toned down, by blending the cranberry color. It can be intensified by adding a dark brown or black to the outer corner and blended into the cranberry. Likewise, if you use a kohl eyeliner pencil, you can blend  it out to create a smokey eye as well.




36 comments:

  1. This is so pretty. I'm dying to try some new makeup for the holiday season, and this would work with my brown eyes. :)

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  2. nice colors, love the cranberry shade itself.. but reds don't really suit me.. haven't tried too many times though..

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  3. love this look, so pretty - would be a nice change from my browns :)

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  4. Looks really great on you, I like the last pic on the right the most as it shows it off and your eyelashes look amazing. xoxo.

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  5. This look really suits you:) And that NYX pencil looks soooo good!

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  6. You look gorgeous - what beautiful holiday eyes you have :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  7. Gorgeous look for the holidays. Happy Thankgiving!

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  8. This is such a beautiful look and actually a bit similar to one I frequently wear! I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Great post! I love your blog :)

    http://www.cakescupcakescosmetics.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Brilliant tutorial! I love the colours and the result. x

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  11. Beautiful! Love the colors in this.

    xoxo Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  12. I love all these cranberries inspired posts. you always do your make up so beautifully!

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  13. Your eyes are so beautiful! Love the makeup!

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  14. Beautiful eye look!! I love the NYX pencil in yogurt! It's the prettiest color

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  15. super fun! and your eyes look great.

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  16. I had no idea how pretty cranberry shaded eyes could look, really suits you beautifully!

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  17. great coloring!
    have a happy thanksgiving!
    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  18. Love this look! http://ciaobellalov3.blogspot.com/

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  19. pretty :)
    http://she-is-the-1.blogspot.ch/

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  20. Oh, how I wish we lived near each other, I could learn so much from you.

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  21. Oooh lala. I love wearing golds and cranberry tones!

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  22. :D so pretty! i'm going to try this tomorrow

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