Cranberry shades are SO popular this season, and I wanted to try out the trend for myself. Here’s my take on a cranberry look, featuring a smoky eye, flawless skin, and a cranberry lip.
For the face, I used a mix of drugstore and high end products to achieve a flawless, airbrushed look. I primed with ELF Poreless Primer, then used Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth foundation, Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo concealer, and Maybelline Lumi Concealer with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (which I am O B S E S S E D with). I set my undereye with my NYC translucent loose powder, which is exactly the same as the super expensive Makeup Forever HD Powder and much cheaper, and set the rest of my face with the Wet n Wild Reserve Your Cabana bronzer (which really isn’t a bronzer… see more deets here)
I contoured with Nyx blush in Taupe, a perfect cool toned brown, used Colour Pop blush in Pre Nup, and highlighted with Wet n Wild Hollywood Blvd. You can find my review of the highlighter here! I used Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe on the brows with a sturdy, thin brow brush, and then used a spoolie to soften them for a less harsh look.
For the eyes, I used several colors from a few different brands. From my beloved Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, I used the shade White Chocolate all over the lid and brow bone to set my primer, and then placed Salted Caramel in the crease as my transition shade. I then used the ELF Lustrous Eye shadow in Soiree(see swatch below from Lust for Lipgloss) on a flat, synthetic brush to pack the color all over the lid. This eye shadow is a weird consistency, half cream, half mousse. It reminds me on the texture of the Maybelline Dream Bouncy blushes. It is a little hard to work with, but it is a beautiful glittery burgundy shade and you can definitely make it work. I then went in with Wet n Wild Eye shadow in Panther, a matte black, to darken the outer corner of my eye. I alternated blending with the Salted Caramel and Panther shades until I got the smokiness I wanted. I used my Star Looks Pro Eyeliner, which is amazing, to create a wing and then threw on a pair of Eylure lengthening lashes for extra drama.
For the lip, I used a Lord and Berry liner in Blush and Black Radiance lipstick in #5027 Burgundy Royal. This lipstick was around $2, and is a lovely color, but is so creamy that it easily smears. It definitely requires a lip liner, and don’t expect incredibly long wear from it. For $2, though, it’s a great, cheap way to test out the vampy cranberry lip trend!
What do you think of cranberry looks? Let me know in the comments!