FOTD: CRANBERRY CONCRETE

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Yes, I am wearing a fluffy dressing gown in this picture. It’s wintertime, no judging the cold blogger here!


I absolutely love wearing cranberry shades in autumn and winter, but sometimes it’s a bit too out there for me. I love love lovepairing cranberry with a warm gold, particularly with MAC Woodwinked, but that’s definitely less low-key than I was looking for on this particular day, so I decided to pair it with a “dull” matte grey shade, and I love how it turned out! This is how I did it:

Eyes

Base: MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
Lid: MAC Copperplate
Crease: MAC Star Violet
Brow bone: MAC Phloof!
Lashes: Max Factor False Lash Effect
Eyebrows: MAC Fling + MAC Omega

This is the easiest how-to ever. Start off with applying a base of choice. Then apply a grey matte eyeshadow onto the lid after which you  just blend in the cranberry shade into the crease, blending it up and out to just below the brow bone. Just a light swipe of highlighter on the brow bone, some mascara on the lashes and finally some filling in the eyebrows and bob’s your uncle! I used my trusty MAC Omega to fill in the brows after I experimented with MAC’s eyebrow pencil in ‘Fling’. Still not sure if this measures up to my other eyebrow favorites, but I’ll get back to you on that later on.

Face

Concealer: Collection (2000) Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair 1
Foundation: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 in C1
Blush: NARS Sin

I’ve only just purchased the much celebrated Estée Lauder foundation, but I’ve already found out two things: 1) do not, I repeat, do not forget to moisturize properly before applying this foundation, and 2) act quickly when blending cause this stuff dries down like no other foundation I’ve ever used. So after moisturizing, I applied my concealer first and then foundation. Usually I like to apply my base in reversed order, but I find that it’s difficult to apply a liquid or cream product over this foundation once it’s set. I finished it off with a light (!) dusting of NARS’ Sin to match the whole autumnal color palette.

Lips

Light coating of the Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine.

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