Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cranberry Eye Look or Lingonberry for the Scandinavians: Holiday 2012 Series

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.

  1. Start by priming your eye this just helps make sure your eyeshadow stays where you put it.
  2. Brow highlight a color slightly lighter than your natural skin tone under your eyebrow
  3. A warm brown in the crease or slightly above it.  This just make blending easier and adds a nice transition to the brow highlight
  4. (Optional for you ... for me always) Highlight your inner corner.  This helps eye appear wider set and more awake.
  5. 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).
  6. Use the lighter color (warm peachy/pink/gold color) on the lid and blend into the cranberry color
  7. I also used a little of the darker shade from the Hard Candy in the center of the lid.
  8. (Optional) Line your eyes with either a brown or deep eggplant liner or shadow.  I picked brown.
  9. (Optional) Line your lower water line with a white or cream eye liner.  This helps your eyes appear larger.
  10. Curl the Lashes
  11. 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.


1 comment:

  1. I love this color on you!:) I've got a few colors similar and have always been hesitant to work with them because I keep thinking that red/copper is a weird color to use on the eyes - now Im interested in giving this a go!
    Thanks for sharing! And thanks for visiting my blog!