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How to Apply an Easy Cranberry Eyeshadow Tutorial

This is a really pretty, but super easy look that's perfect for the changing of the seasons. It's a rounded cranberry eye, which you can pair with berry or nude lips. (Check out my video to see the nude lips with this look.)

How to Apply an Easy Cranberry Eyeshadow Tutorial

How to Apply an Easy Cranberry Eyeshadow Tutorial

I've already primed my lids with NARS Pro Prime, but use whatever primer you like best. Then add a base shadow from the crease to the brow bone. I am using a Sigma 60 for this step with Mac Blanc Type (matte, creme).

Using a Sigma E44 and Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach (matte, medium sand), apply the shadow to the crease and blend upwards towards to brow.

Now apply Makeup Geek Bitten (matte deep maroon) to the corners of the lid and the crease. I use a Sigma E45 for this step.

This is what it should look like with the eye open. Btw, let me know if you prefer photos of eyes open or closed or both. I think with my eye shape it's easier to see where things are placed when my eye is open vs. looking down.

Use a clean blending brush and blend all the edges. I am using a Mac 217.

Apply Makeup Geek Burlesque (metallic burgundy) to the center of the lid. I used a Mac 242 for this, but a clean finger would work great, too.

Apply some Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach to the lower lash line. I am using a Sigma E44 for this.

Closer to the lash line, apply Makeup Geek Bitten. I am using a pencil brush for this step.

Now add a touch of Makeup Geek Burlesque to the lower lash line as well. A pencil brush will work well for this step.

Time for a highlight! I am using Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (shimmer, warm off white) in the inner corner. I use a Mac 239 for this step. Go ahead & highlight your brow bone while you're at it. I use Mac Mylar for the brow highlight.

To add a touch more definition to the lash line, tightline with black and "line" your eyes with a black shadow. I used Mac Carbon (matte, black) on a Sephora Angled Liner brush. I also added a nude liner to the waterline to open up the eye more.

Finish the look off with some mascara and add falsies, if you'd like. I paired this look with a berry lip (Mac Rebel) and a warm blush (Mac Warm Soul). I hope you enjoyed this look. Let me know if there are any specific looks or tutorials you'd like to see!



Makeup Forever Primer – 0

NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof base

Makeup Forever HD foundation – 118

Illamasqua Skin base – white

NARS Transparent Crystal Powder

Nars creamy concealer – Chantilly

NYX Corrector – Fair

ELF Mist & Set

OCC  Cream Color Concentrate – John Doe

Anastasia Contour Kit

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Diffused

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Ethereal

MAC Pro Shaping Powder – Emphasize

Blush: Mac Warm Soul


Mac – Blanc Type, Mylar

Makeup Geek - Bitten, Shimma Shimma, Burlesque

---You can get makeup geek shadows on their website** (this is an affiliate link, if you don't feel comfortable with that you can go directly to their site

Mac Chromaline in Black

Mac Chromaline in NC20/NW15

L’Oreal Voluminous mascara-Carbon Black

Mac Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara

Anastasia Clear Brow Gel Anastasia

Dip Brow in Taupe & Medium Brown

Lips: YSL No 10 and then Mac Rebel over Sephora Collection Nano Liner in Plumb

Lashes: Elegant Lashes 415

Simple Go to Eye Look Tutorial

My Go "Glam" Makeup Look with Bold eyes and Lips