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Cranberry Eye Makeup For New Years

Get a Gilded Look Just in Time For New Year's Eve

The following post was written by Kayla S. who blogs at Sheer Beauty and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty.

Christmas is right around the corner, and with Christmas comes the start of a new year. Here is a makeup look you can try to ring in the new year with.

I first groomed my brows with a brow brush, and then I applied Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow ($20) in number 3 with an angled brush. To clean up around my brows, I line them with MAC Pro Longwear Concealer ($19) with a flat liner brush and blend the product for a seamless finish.


Before applying eye makeup, I used Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden ($20). Using a copper or gold pigment, wet a flat shadow brush with MAC Fix+ ($21) and apply that pigment to your eyelid. I used Gosh Mineral Waterproof Eyeshadow in Copper ($17). Then, with a blending brush, use a dark plum red shadow. I used the darkest shadow in the Maybelline EyeStudio Color Plush Quad Mad For Mauve ($5, originally $10). I applied that shadow to my crease with a Sedona Lace brush, and then blended the shadow using windshield wiper motions.

Once that shadow is blended, use a cranberry shadow and apply that to your crease as well. I used MAC Eye Shadow in Cranberry ($15). Next, use chocolate brown shadow above your crease to blend out the other two shadows even more. Using MAC Eye Shadow in Swiss Chocolate ($15), blend the shadow above the Cranberry shade. Blend Swiss Chocolate up almost to your brow bone, and then use the lightest shade in the Maybelline palette, a shimmery pink, to your brow bone and blend. Next, I used a dark brown and a bronze shadow from the BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition ($18, originally $50), and I apply those two colors to the outer corners of my eyes and my crease with a blending brush from Makeup Geek. You can also go back and do a little touch-up of the Cranberry and Copper shadows.

Apply gel liner in a winged style. You can make your liner as thin or thick as you like — mine is thick because I also applied false lashes. I used Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner Blackest Black ($10).

Once my eye makeup was done, I applied L.A. Girl HD Concealer in Toffee ($3) using the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush ($18). I set my concealer with Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder ($26) and a setting brush. I lightly contoured my face and nose using Love & Beauty By Forever21 Bronzer, and I highlighted my nose, chin and forehead with the Toffee concealer. I just used my ring finger to blend the product into my skin.

Back to the eyes, I curled my lashes using an eyelash curler and applied L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes in Carbon Black ($9) to my upper and lower lashes.

I used my current favorite blush, MAC Blush in Ambering Rose ($21). And for my lips I used two products: BH Cosmetics Crème Luxe Lipstick Moody Merlot ($8) with MAC Lip Glass Strawberry Malt ($15) on top. To finish the look, I applied my favorite pair of lashes, Velour Lashes in Doll Me Up ($30).

And that completes the look! Have a happy and safe New Year!

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