Cranberry red makeup – tutorial

cranberry red makeup

Cranberry red makeup tutorial.

I have a new obsession and it’s an eyeshadow palette. The palette is from KICKS and this cranberry red look made with the palette has been my go-to lately. I love how these colors make my blue eyes pop.

There’s a mini review on the palette at the end of this post, but for now, let’s get to the step by step photos.

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cranberry red and gold eyeshadow tutorial

For this look you don’t need that many brushes. For the main colors I just used my fingers. But what you do need is some patience with the blending.

  1. First I applied a reddish shade as a base for my look. I blended it well. As it’s not a color close to my skin tone, it needs more blending than a more neutral color. I also applied it to my lower lashline and made it nice and smoky. Sometimes I start with a more neutral color before going in with the red, but I wanted to show you how it can work even without a transition color.
  2. Then I just used my fingers! I applied the cranberry shade all over the lid. Then I took the gold color and focused it on the center of my lid. I applied the gold color also to my lower lashline, right in the center.
  3. Once I had the gold on I noticed that my lower lashline needed some deepening in the outer corner. So I applied some more of that first reddish color in the outer corner. Eyeshadow is a process – it’s okay to go back in and fix things.
  4. Then I applied an inner corner highlight, lined my eyes and added mascara and lashes. I actually tried a red liner for the first time and applied it on my waterline as well. I feel like that really brought the look together.

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KICKS Eyeshadow Palette Holiday Edition* mini review

This limited edition palette has all the colors you need for an everyday look, but it also has these gorgeous pops of colors, which are actually wearable. The stars of the palette are definitely the colors I used here: a cranberry red color, which also has some gold in it and a pressed gold glitter color. Both of these colors are very unique and the texture in them is also something I haven’t seen that much. They are both quite metallic and they go on smoothly when applied with a finger. The gold color has more texture to it though, and if you pick it up with a brush, you can see the single glitters in it. Honestly it’s hard to describe, but that color has my heart. And the cranberry shade as well. I told you it was an obsession.

The price-quality ratio is great in this palette. The pigment is good and the colors are buildable. The packaging is simple and lightweight, so you can also travel with it. Oh – and there’s a big mirror. Honestly I’ve been quite impressed with a lot of KICKS’ products. I used to be so sad we don’t have Sephora here, but KICKS has stepped up it’s game so much I’m starting to think we don’t need one. (Just kidding, obviously I’ll take them both!)

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kicks eyeshadow palette swatches

And since we’re talking about obsessions, I’m still loving that Lily Lolo base! It just looks beautiful and it lasts well on my skin. I wrote about Lily Lolo on my latest post here. If you want to see how exactly I use it, I did a video on my Instagram stories on it – as well as some other makeup videos. People are sometimes asking me for makeup videos, so there they are.

Products used for the whole look

Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation, Popcorn*
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer (blog post here)
Jane Iredale Blush, Mystique
Lily Lolo Pressed Blush, Tickled Pink*

mad4eyebrow Natural Brow Filler, Blond
Jane Iredale Brow Pen, Blonde

KICKS Eyeshadow Palette Holiday Edition*
essence Lash Princess Mascara*
NYX Faux Blacks Pencil, Oxblood*

KICKS Lip Kit Your Lips But Better*

Lily Lolo, KICKS & Jane Iredale products I have received as pr-samples. *adlinks

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What do you think of this eye look?

Green & Gold makeup tutorial

green gold makeup

green gold makeup tutorial


Green eyeshadow? Yes please!

Green is a surprisingly easy color to pull off. It goes beautifully with warm colors and gold. I find myself reaching for green colors especially during the holidays. There’s just something super festive about it – especially if you pair it with red lips.

I’ve also been asked to do a green eyeshadow tutorial – so here it is. I actually used just three colors here: warm orange shade, green and gold. And glitter. I just had to – since for once my weird-colored glitter liner matched the look perfectly.

This post is also a part of Finnish beauty blogger’s holiday makeup collaboration. We all did different party looks for the season. Links to other bloggers’ posts are at the end of this post!

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Green & gold makeup tutorial – with a touch of glitter!

green gold makeup tutorial

1. Start by applying a warm orange shade as a base for your look. This color acts as your ‘border’. My eyes are deep set so I apply the color pretty high. Blend this color well so that there are not any harsh lines. Do the same to your lower lash line, but leave a gap for the green eyeshadow.
2. Apply a green shade all over your lid and on your lower lash line. Basically fill up inside the lines you created with the orange shade. Blend carefully the edges, but don’t overdo it. If you blend these colors too much, it can look muddy.
3. Apply a gold shade to your inner corner and bring it on the lid slightly from the inner corners. You can also apply some gold on your brow bone if you like.
4. Apply glitter on about 1/2 of your lid. Add a touch of glitter on your lower lashline as well. This is easier with a glitter liner.
5. Line your eyes, add mascara and lashes.

green eyeshadow placement

Simplified version of color and glitter placement. The white dots is where I applied glitter.

red gold lips

To bring this look together, I applied the same gold color as my highlight on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow. I even applied it on top of my red lips. My nails also matched the look. Although no one knows if I only painted one hand out of laziness.

Products used

*Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, Warm Ivory
*KICKS Full Coverage Stick Concealer, 02
*elf Soft Luminance powder
*KICKS Cheek & Lip Tint, Pink Petals

*Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil, Ash Blonde
*Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Eyebrow 02

Urban Decay Primer Potion
KICKS Eyeshadow Palette (orange shade)
Urban Decay Vice 4 palette (Grasshopper green shade)
*Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, Gilded Honey (gold eyeshadow & highlight)
*Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter liner, Distortion
mellow Precision Pen Eyeliner
*elf Lash Extending Mascara
*Eylure 035 Lashes (cut almost in half)

*Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick, Gwen

Most of the products I’ve received as pr-samples.

green gold makeup

Here are the links to the other beauty bloggers Holiday looks:
Blinger Shimmer / The Diary of a ShopaholicHannamaria / Henna V / Meikkimonsterin maailma / MaittaLy / Meikkiblogi Be Beauty or Creepy  / Miss Aria

What do you think of this look?

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