Monday, October 7, 2013

Transition into Fall: Cranberry Eyes & Pink Lips Makeup Look

As we move on into fall, I wanted to create a makeup look that fits the sunny and cool weather here in the East Coast. This is perfect for all you ladies who wants to get into the fall season but still want that summery feel. 

My focus in this makeup look is the cranberry colored lids and the pink lips. Let's get started!

Verikos Ultra Matte Velvet Primer - I'm using a matte primer to start off since the next product I'm using is so moisturizing that it can be oily throughout the day
Graymelin Vintage CC (Color Control) Base Cream - Up next is this CC Cream which is white in color but blends in with the skin but has a really moisturizing feel to it. It doesn't give you any color and all it does is correct the redness in the face.
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation in Medium Beige - I still find that this drugstore foundation is the best match to my skin tone. I could have gotten away with just the CC Cream if I don't have any breakouts when I did this makeup look, but sadly I did have a couple of pimples that I wanted to hide so I'm using a foundation in order to have a light-medium coverage. I used the Sigma F84 Angled Kabuki Brush to apply the foundation all over my face.
NARS Stick Concealer in Ginger - Applying it under my eyes to cover my under eye circles and some of my blemishes.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus - I lightly dusted this all over my face (Sigma F30 Large Powder Brush) just to mattify my face since, as I mentioned above, the Graymelin CC Cream can be a bit oily on the face later on throughout the day. I will probably skip this part when the colder weather comes and my face becomes drier.
Clinique Bronzer in Sunkissed - This is one of my all time favorite bronzer. Applying it to the hollows of my cheeks and temple and applying whatever is left on the brush on my jawline and neck. I am using an e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush for the bronzer.
NYX Powder Blush in Peach - Using the Sigma F50 Duo Fiber Brush, I applied the blush right on the apples of my cheeks and blended it out. 
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle - Using a Sigma E70 Medium Angled Brush, I dusted the highlighter onto the top of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, forehead and Cupid's bow.
Wet n Wild Brow Kit - No surprise here since this is the only product I use on my brows. I'm kinda hesitant to use other products on my brows unless they're powder.

Urban Decay Primer Potion Original - First and most important step in having vibrant and long lasting eye makeup.
3CE One Color Shadow in Saturn - This is one of the most gorgeous cranberry colored shadow I've ever encountered. It is very pigmented. Using a flat shader brush, I applied it all over the lids, also bringing it down to the lower lash line.
UD Eyeshadow in Naked - Using a Sigma E25 Blending Brush, I used this as a transition color and to blend out the harsh lines.
UD Eyeshadow in Smog - Using another Sigma E25, I took Smog and placed it on my crease. Smog is a beautiful brown shadow with gold in it that just gives warmth into the eyes.
UD Eyeshadow in Darkhorse - Using an angled brush, I applied it on the outer corner of the lower lash line.
Wet n Wild Eyeshadow in Brule - I applied this on my brow bone to highlight using a clean blending brush. With a lot of shine going on with the lids, a matte brow bone highlight just keeps it together.
NYX Glide On Pencil Liner in Brown Perfection - This is my favorite brown eyeliner and it doesn't smudge! I used it to tightline and on my waterline.
Tony Moly Gel Liner in Pearl Brown - I just got this gel liner but I am seriously in love with it! Using the brush that comes with it, I made a winged line.
Maybelline Volum' Express Mega Plush Mascara in Brown Black - I curled my poor, short lashes with my Shiseido eyelash curler and applied to coats of this mascara on my upper lashes and a coat to my lower lashes as well.
MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle - Using a pencil brush, I applied this highlighter to the inner corner of my eyes to brighten up my eyes. The gold, brown and cranberry just looks so nice together. It brings warmth into the eyes.


MAC Lipstick in Creme d Nude - This is probably my least favorite lipstick from MAC since the shade just washes me out, however, I needed this to lighten the next lip product I'm gonna use. This would also give an ombre effect to the lips.
3CE Lip Lacquer in Pink Boom -  a bright, in-your-face, fuchsia pink liquid lipstick. You can definitely wear it on it's own and in the pictures below I wore it with the MAC lipstick to tone it down and I also wore it by itself. You be the judge on which one is better. :)

This is it! I hope you ladies like this makeup look. Leave some love down below and let me know what you think about this. Also, look forward to reviews on some of the products I've used in this tutorial. I am so excited to share to you what I think about them. Thank you to BNTNews International for sending them to me to try out.

Photos of the products used except for the Wet n Wild Brow Kit, Urban Decay Primer Potion and Maybelinne Volum' Express Mega Plush Mascara.

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  1. I totally heart heart heart your eye makeup! The lip color is very vibrant and pretty too! I will definitely be stalking your blog now haha :)

    1. Thank you!!! I just checked out your latest post and I hope you read what I wrote. :)

    2. I just finished reading your post! Thank you so much for contributing your story too! :) I will definitely email you later! :) But after I finish stalking your posts...keke lol :)

    3. Thank you for stalking my posts! Hope you like them!

  2. Hi Joanne, you're really pretty! ^^
    Just found out your blog and I'm one of BNT Girls too :D
    Hope you will visit my blog :)


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