FOTD: Gold & Cranberry

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I can’t get enough of MAC’s eyeshadow in Star Violet.

It really makes my green eyes pop and it’s just a nice change from the usual earthy tones that I tend to grab for. I love it combined with MAC Woodwinked, but that look felt a bit too warm for me today. So I went for a more colder toned cold, Urban Decay’s Half Baked from the first Naked Palette – my go to gold shade.

Eyes:

Base: MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre + Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in R.S.V.P.
Lid: Urban Decay e/s in Half Baked
Crease: MAC Star Violet + Urban Decay e/s in Buck
Brow bone: INGLOT 395
Lashes: Max Factor False Lash Effect in Black

After applying the base up towards the brow bone, I applied a fairly light amount of gold eyeshadow on the lid. I then applied a cranberry eyeshadow, mixed with a warm brown to warm and darken it up, in the crease. I focused the pigmentation in the outer corners and applied whatever was left on my brush on the outer parts of my lower lash line. I then went in with a bit more of the gold eyeshadow and applied it on the lid again, but this time more towards the lashes so it wouldn’t overpower the crease colors. I highlighted my brow bone with a slightly golden pearl shade and topped it off with a few coatings of black mascara. Face:

Base: MAC Fix+
Concealer: Garnier Roll-On Anti-Dark Circles in Light/Medium + Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Longwear Concealer in Fair
Foundation: Revlon Colorstay in Buff + Revlon Nearly Naked in Ivory
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent
Blush/bronzer: MAC Pro Longwear Blush in Stubborn
Eyebrows: MAC Omega

I applied the Garnier concealer before applying my mixture of foundation to my face using a Real Techniques Buffing Brush. I then lightly applied the lighter shade, the Collection 2000 concealer, to brighten up my under eye area. As blusher I chose another cranberry colored shade. As this blush in particular is a very pigmented one, I applied some on the back of my hand using my finger, and then dipped my blush brush in it. This provides me with more control – once you apply this blusher directly onto your cheeks, there’s no way of blending or fading it out. I finished the look off by light pressing a bit of a translucent pressed powder onto my T-zone to set it.

Does anyone else love using cranberry shades? If so, what’s your favorite way of incorporating it into your make-up routine?

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