Saturday, April 18th, 2009

8 Ways to Wear MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow

1. All over the lid. Wear Cranberry eyeshadow all over the lid for a really dramatic look. Sweep a darker shade like Shadowy Lady, Nocturnelle, or even Carbon eyeshadow into the crease to really add drama Use a fluffy crease brush to add smokiness. Highlight with a pink-tinged highlighter like Hush.

2. Paint a sunset. Apply Goldmine eyeshadow to the inner half of the lid with an eyeshadow blush like the 239. Apply Amber Lights eyeshadow to the outer half of the lid with the same brush. Brush Cranberry eyeshadow into the crease using a fluffy crease brush. Highlight with a white-gold highlighter like Nylon eyeshadow.

3. Mix it with purples. Apply Digit eyeshadow all over the lid, then apply Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow to the outer third of the lid. Apply Cranberry eyeshadow to the outer crease, lightly, with a fluffy crease brush. Try using Hush eyeshadow as a highlighter.

4. As a liner. Kick up a traditional gray/silver smoky eye by smudging your lower lash line with a black kohl and Cranberry eyeshadow. Apply the black kohl first, then use a smudging brush like the 214, and smudge Cranberry eyeshadow over it. Highlight with a neutral color like Shroom eyeshadow.

See four more ways to wear MAC Cranberry eyeshadow!

5. Kick up browns. Apply a warm-brown like Arena eyeshadow all over the lid. Overlay the outer half-to-third of the lid with Amber Lights eyeshadow with the 239 brush. Gently swish Cranberry eyeshadow into the crease. Highlight with a soft shade like Jest eyeshadow.

6. On the lid, not in the crease. Begin by applying Honesty eyeshadow to the inner third of the lid. Apply Cranberry eyeshadow to the middle third of the lid with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. On the outer lid, apply Bronze eyeshadow, and then blend into crease to darken the look. Highlight with a soft shade like Ricepaper eyeshadow.

7. Overlay. Apply Goldmine eyeshadow all over the lid with an eyeshadow blending brush like the 239. Continue by applying Cranberry eyeshadow to the outer half of the lid. Overlay the middle portion of the lid with Amber Lights eyeshadow. Highlight with Motif eyeshadow.

8. With pinks. Apply Da Bling eyeshadow to the inner third of the lid, followed by Expensive Pink eyeshadow on the middle third of the lid. Use Cranberry eyeshadow on the outer third of the lid, and then lightly drag into crease. Darken crease with a deep brown like Satin Taupe eyeshadow. Finish by highlighting with a neutral color like Shroom eyeshadow.

How do you like to wear MAC Cranberry eyeshadow?

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44 thoughts on “8 Ways to Wear MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow

  1. Def gonna give #2 and #7 a try. I have goldmine and amberlights. Never would thought to try them with cranberry. Are there pictures anywhere of what it might/should look like?

  2. Dawn

    LOVE Cranberry. Thx for the tips!
    I really like Cranberry blended with Coppering too.

  3. Wilcoa

    Wow never thought of #7, definitely think I gotta get my paws back on Cranberry to try that out!

  4. Becca

    I like to wear Cranberry with a touch of gold on the inner lid, Cranberry on the middle part of the lid and Club on the outer lid and in the crease with Shroom as the highlight. I find that Cranberry helps makes Club a lot more wearable and helps bring out the duochrome.

    Cranberry was one of the first colors that I got many years ago, it’s very pretty.

  5. gabrielle

    I love to use cranberry and beautymarked, with a little carbon to smoke it out, and use arena as the hightlight. Its a great night look.

  6. Melia

    I bought Cranberry when I was in Rome on a trip for an extra course for my Msc (very lucky girl, I know). I’ve always paired it with Da Bling, but I really need to change it as I’m too pale in the winter to pull it off. Thanks for the recommendations!

  7. # 2 is one of my favorite combos.

  8. jamie

    i love this!!! thanks christine! could you do one for plum dressing?!?!

    i love to use cranberry with gleam in the crease, the two colors are amazing together! i am going to try #7 cause i have those colors but i didnt kno if they went together! and i am also going to try #1, the only thing is i just dont want to look like i have a weird pinky purple eye infection!

  9. jamie

    please do more posts like this!! i love it!!! :) thanks christine!

  10. Bethy

    thx for the tips. I wear Cranberry all over my lid, with Embark in the crease and Femme-Fi as a highlight.

  11. KIM

    Definitely will be trying #7 & #2

  12. Laetitia

    Awesome! i love this kind of advice cause sometimes I see the colors and think I will never be able to use them. The sunset look sounds gorgeous. Will try and give that one a go!

  13. Laetitia

    #2 Makes the most beautiful quad too! Think that will be my next purchase :)

  14. Margot

    #7 is a must-try :p and #2 too.

    I’m so in love with Goldmine and Amber Lights that it just gives me another reason to use them :p thanks for these great looks ideas

  15. Saira

    Thanks for this, some great ideas to try out! I have Cranberry and really like it but I’m not always sure what to pair it with, so really good to get some suggestions. One look I have for Cranberry which I really, really like is using Rubenesque paintpot on the lid as a base, Nylon on the inner corner, Expensive Pink on lid, Cranberry in crease, Nylon to highlight. It’s a really nice, warm sunset-like look.

  16. Theresa

    Thanks for the lovely tips Christine!

  17. I used to wear it with Amber Lights or Humid all the time and then got really sick of it and havent touched it for over a year. But im inspired!! Thanks!

  18. Cranberry is a great versatile shade for all skin tones. I have a ruddiness to my skin tone, so I try to stay away from anything red/pink that I put on my face, ther than lip stick/gloss.

    I have done the Cranberry smoked looks and used cranberry over liners and it looks beautiful on my pale, yet red/pinkish undertone skin.

    Pale, brunette and ready to rock Cranberry!

  19. Natalia

    Can you please do a “8 ways to wear Swish” b/c I am clueless on what to match up with that color.

  20. Sara

    Vex on lid with cranberry in crease blended out with ricepaper and sketch to line lower lashline and outer half of the upper lashline with plumage