Cranberry Smokey Eye Tutorial

This look is one that I wear all the time. Red eyeshadow does definitely not have to be scary or leave you looking like you've a bad case of pinkeye. Not much to say about it except that it’s great  for blue and green eyes. When I had my hair purple this was my everyday make up along with a strong purple brow… sure why not?

Step 1.

Apply a light gold to your lid and browbone. I used a colour from my 120 shadow palette.


Step 2

Add your cranberry colour to your crease and blend to the gold on both sides. Again, I used a colour from my 120 palette (seriously worth investing in )



Step 3

Create a strong, defined line under the eye with your cranberry shadow and connect it to the colour in your crease. This is the step that will really make your eyes look a stronger colour.



Step 4

Add a tiny bit of black shadow to the outer triangle on your upper lid just to add a bit of depth to the look. Be careful not to swamp the look with the black and make sure the red is still the predominant colour.


 Step 5

Finally , add some liner and mascara and your done! I love liquid liner so I added a fat line of it to my upper lid, but a thin line with a black pencil just to darken up your lashline would work equally well with this look.


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Orla Byrne
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21 year old makeup addict and college times style editor from south county dublin. Aspires to one day own a small dog and a big handbag. "The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it."- Diana Vreeland
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