Cranberry colors are very flattering even though they are not commonly used on the eyes. I am from a Scandinavian family so in my house it is Lingonberry (same color family as cranberry). However, the holiday season & fall are definitely the time to bring out that warm color. Two eyeshadow duos that are perfect for this look are Secret Rendezvous from Hard Candy & Ulta Baked Shadow in Covet. Another good single eyeshadow option is Cranberry by MAC. The swatches below are using a wet technique (super easy ... use a damp eyeshadow brush to apply them). You can check out my blog on wet shadow if you are interested.
- Start by priming your eye this just helps make sure your eyeshadow stays where you put it.
- Brow highlight a color slightly lighter than your natural skin tone under your eyebrow
- A warm brown in the crease or slightly above it. This just make blending easier and adds a nice transition to the brow highlight
- (Optional for you ... for me always) Highlight your inner corner. This helps eye appear wider set and more awake.
- Use the cranberry color on the outer 1/3 of your lower lash line and the outer "V" of your eye (you can do this wet or dry ... wet will give a more impactful look).
- Use the lighter color (warm peachy/pink/gold color) on the lid and blend into the cranberry color
- I also used a little of the darker shade from the Hard Candy in the center of the lid.
- (Optional) Line your eyes with either a brown or deep eggplant liner or shadow. I picked brown.
- (Optional) Line your lower water line with a white or cream eye liner. This helps your eyes appear larger.
- Curl the Lashes
- Mascara to finish the look. Personally, I am a fan of waterproof mascara Benefits they're real lashes is my current favorite.
Hope you give it a try.