Simple Cranberry Eyes

I went through a span of days where I was into doing nothing but monochromatic eyes; simple and quick, but still "complete." Here, I basically used MAC's Cranberry eyeshadow with my highlight color.

Senna Cosmetics Brow Shaper Duo in Brunette
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25

Too Faced Shadow Insurance (primer)
MAC NW25 Studio Finish concealer (base)
MAC eyeshadows in Cranberry (main color around the eye), Bisque and Vanilla (highlights)
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Rockstar (along top lashline and blended into outer V)
Maybelline Volume Express Waterproof mascara in Black
Ardell Demi Wispies
Duo Clear Lash Glue

MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW25 and NC25 (mixed)
MAC Studio Fix powder in N5
Bare Escentuals Well Rested (under eye concealer/brightener)
MAC Medium Dark Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (contour)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Triple Fusion (blush)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Perfect Topping (highlight)

MAC lipstick in Sophisto
MAC Lustreglass in Desire


rayqueenbee said...

I've never attempted to use Cranberry alone and funny enough it was my first MAC e/s that the MUA applied to me and I was sold. I am definitely gonna have to try it alone one day, it definitely makes brown eyes pop.

BBCreations said...

super pretty

Mz. More said...

Nice and simple yet very pretty!

Connie De Alwis said...

Amazing! Inspirational, as always :)

Anonymous said...

what do you recommend, i have tried UDPP, too faced shadow insurance, paintery paint pot, bear canvas and concealer and my eyeshadow always always creases on me i am so bummed i dont know what else to do!!! Please help!

Stephanie said...


A Brilliant Brunette said...

Thanks so much everyone! ♥

For a primer/base try the Smashbox lid primer. I've heard it's amazing. Some of my clients with super oily lids can wear it without creasing problems even when UDPP and Too Faced don't work. So, Smashbox!

SilhouetteScreams said...

I love simple looks that dont use 2394823984 shadows :)

starchild729 said...

This is gorgeous! I don't own Cranberry but I'm going to have to change that real soon.

makeupluster said...

very pretty xxx

makeup shakeup said...

smahbox lid primer? inneresting! thanks girl. and that look is beautiful btw

janinelearner said...

which colour Urban Decay 24/7 are you using?

A Brilliant Brunette said...

@janinelearner Sorry! I forgot to add the color. Fixed it though :) But I'm using Rockstar.

And thanks everyone :)

Ari Weinberg said...

Brilliant Brunette-
This is fabulous! It reminds me of Urban Decay's Last Call eyeshadow. Love the blog!

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