BEAUTY: Winter Cranberry Makeup Look

Hello! Today I’ve got a little makeup look for you, as people have mentioned it in my recent posts so I thought I’d talk about the products I’ve used!

I based this look around eventually acquiring MAC Cranberry eyeshadow, after it being out of stock for so long in three of my local MAC shops. I fell in love with it forever ago after Alix from I Covet Thee used it in a video and it popped back up as I was building my new MAC palette.

So, starting with my base, Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is a foundation that’s crept its way back into my makeup bag as it’s such a great full coverage foundation without being too heavy on the skin. Next, to conceal my awful dark circles, I’ll use Bobbi Brown Corrector in Extra Light Bisque followed by Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer. These have been such a power duo for helping me look less, well, awful when I wake up and occasionally I do look like I’ve had more than a few hours sleep (damn you genetics, cursing me with dark circles).

For cheeks I use a combination of NARS Laguna to contour my cheekbones to try and give my face a little definition, followed by Stila Convertible Colour in Rose, which is a lovely red shade which compliments the eyeshadow (I think).

As for the eyes themselves, I always use Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion before applying eyeshadow. I swear on this stuff for keeping everything in place, otherwise I find shimmery shades tend to migrate over eyeliner throughout the day, making it look a lot less black and more of a grey/brown. After that’s dried, I went in with MAC Cranberry eyeshadow all over the lid, really pressing it on to give an intense colour. After that, I applied MAC Mystery to the outer corners and blended it out at the edges and into the crease. I added cat eye flicks with Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner, which is my go to pen eyeliner for, well, ever now. It’s fantastic and lasts months and months! Finally, I add a coat of Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara, which is a fantastic mascara for making lashes really long and separated.

For lips I just used a little bit of Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate, as it gives a very sheer berry tone to the lips without you having to slap on a layer of lipstick. Plus they’re so hydrating, so are perfect for winter!

So, this is a look I’ve been wearing quite a lot recently, as the cranberry shade can be as bright or as subtle as you want it to be. Plus, it’s a perfect wintery shade to match those berry toned lipsticks! So glad it’s eventually in my makeup collection!

What do you think of my look? Would you wear cranberry?

ps. Check out these blogs: Fashion is our Religion, Kimi and Me and Floral Daydream!

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