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Get Holiday Party Ready: Cranberry Smokey Eye

Pile the turkey high with a side of smokey cranberry… on your eyes! Pairing rich cranberry, sultry chocolate, and glimmering copper shadows make this a stunning festive look this holiday season! Whether you’re headed to a cocktail party, company dinner, or even for a jolly night spent with family and friends, this cranberry smokey eye is perfect for any holiday occasion!

Follow along as I show you step by step instructions to get holiday ready in minutes!

  • Cranberry Smokey Eye 1 of 11
    cranberry cover

    Get holiday ready in the season's most festive color — cranberry!

  • Step 1. Apply Neutral Base 2 of 11

    Start by applying your base such as: BB cream, foundation, and/or powder. Using a neutral light pink shadow, apply a even layer over the entire lid and under eye. Using a cream based shadow is preferred to help other shadows adhere more fully.


    To Purchase: Aqua Shadow 30E ; $20

  • Step 2. Apply 1/3 Cranberry 3 of 11

    Using a shadow brush, apply cranberry shadow in the center third of the eyelid, using light downward strokes. 


    To Purchase: Aqua Cream #17; $23 

  • Step 3. Apply 1/3 Deep Brown 4 of 11

    In the outer third of the lid, apply a dark shimmery brown using a soft shadow brush. In a circular motion, sweep the color into the cranberry to blend. Wrap the dark slightly under the eye, as well.


    To Purchase: Urban Decay Twice Baked; $18 

  • Step 4. Apply 1/3 Copper 5 of 11

    Apply a copper shadow to the inner third of the eye, again wrapping around to the underside. Once finished, use a soft shadow brush to feather blend the shadows together.


    To Purchase: Aqua Shadow 22E; $20

  • Step 5. Bottom Shadow Liner 6 of 11

    Using a stubby liner brush, apply additional cranberry shadow close to the lower lash line.


    To Purchase: Aqua Cream #17; $23

  • Step 6. Top Liquid Liner 7 of 11

    Apply a thin layer of liquid liner to the top lid, on top of the shadows.


    To Purchase: Stila Liquid Liner; $20

  • Step 7. Under Eye Concealer 8 of 11

    Apply concealer to the under eye and blend with a concealer brush. Using concealer helps clean up the surrounding eye, allowing the colors to really pop!


    To Purchase: Dream Lumi Highlighting; $8 


  • Step 8. Apply Mascara 9 of 11

    Apply several coats of mascara to create heavy bold lashes. When applying, start at the base of the lashes and twist the wand to curl away from the face. This curling motion helps create volume and length.


    To Purchase: Dior Overcurl Mascara; $28


  • Step 9. Nude Lip 10 of 11

    I chose to pair this look with a nude lip. Apply a nude lipstick followed by a shimmery gloss to add dimension.


    To Purchase: MAC Creme de Nude; $15 | MAC Nude Lip Gloss Set (on sale); $32 


  • Party Time! 11 of 11

    Whether you're headed to a cocktail party, company dinner, or even for a jolly night spent with family and friends, this cranberry smokey eye is perfect for any holiday occasion!


    To watch a full video tutorial explaining this look, visit:

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