Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How to use Cranberry: Blending out a Neutral Look

Hey everyone!
I wanted to do another tutorial showing how to use cranberry shadows on your eyes! I already did a cranberry smokey eye, but for a more neutral daytime look, I thought that this would be more appropriate! So let's get started!

1) You're going to start off with whatever base you'd like. This means foundation, concealer and brows done! First, prime your eyes if you need to! This step is optional  but highly recommended!

2) Take a dark brown, shimmery shade and use it all over your lid and into the crease. Focus on patting on the shade and building up the intensity, but don't worry about blending (yet!) this is what the cranberry shade will be used for!

3) Then take a fluffy blending brush and a cranberry shade. Use this brush in the crease in windshield wiper motions to slightly blend out that brown shade and to give a hint of cranberry. 

Tip: If you don't have a cranberry shadow, you can also use a terra cotta, apricot, or red toned blush instead!

4) Take a matte cream color as a brow highlight. You can use a shimmery shade if you'd prefer, but I think that mattes look a little better during the fall time!

5) Finish the look with a deep brown pencil liner smudged on the top lashline and the lower lashline! You can use black, but I find that brown goes with this look a little bit better as black can look too harsh!

6) Also, don't forget to use mascara on the upper (and lower) lashes! You can also use falsies if you feel extra glamorous!

I finished the look with a little bit of an apricot blush on the cheeks and in the pictures, I'm not wearing any product on my lips! If you want lipstick suggestions, I would go for a red if you're feeling bold or a mauvey nude if you are feeling more neutral!

So I hope you enjoyed this makeup tutorial! I really love cranberry on the eyes in the fall and I hope that these tutorials make you want to wear reds on the eyes too! If you have any other fall makeup tutorial ideas, leave them in a comment below!

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