Cranberry Smoke Modern Renaissance Makeup Tutorial

Oct 10

Cranberry Smoke Modern Renaissance Makeup Tutorial

A few days ago I had the pleasure of doing makeup on my beautiful friend, Nora. She was going to a birthday party that was taking place during the day and she allowed me to do whatever I want on her face. Y’all know how much I like that!

Since this was a day party, but a party non the less, I decided to do a toned down version of a reddish gold halo eye with a neutral lip and lots of glow. We started off with a freshly cleaned, moisturized and primed face. To moisturize I used CeraVe Daily Moisturizer and to prime I used Mac Strobe Cream and Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer. For her foundation I used Mac’s Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 and I mixed NC 15 and NC 20 to achieve the perfect color match her face and neck perfectly. Under the eyes I used a little bit of Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer Kit in the color Sand. I blended everything in with a beauty blender and then set the whole face with La Prairie Cellular Treatment Loose Powder in Translucent 1. Nora didn’t need much contouring, but I did use a little bit of Nars’s bronzing powder in the shade Laguna in the hollows of her cheeks and some of Mac’s Mineralized Skinifinsh in Give Me Sun to warm up her face.

 

Cranberry smoke makeup

 

Cranberry smoke makeup

 

Cranberry smoke makeup

 

Cranberry smoke makeup

 

For the eyes, I began with Mac’s paint pot in Soft Ochre to even out the lid and prime it for the eyeshadows. To achieve my reddish gold halo eye, I turned to one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes, Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance. I began with applying a thin layer of Tempera all over the eyelid with a fluffy blending brush. This helped set the primer and allow for easier blending of the rest of the colors. I then used Burnt Orange in the crease as a blending color. I applied this color using wind wiper motions with a smaller blending brush.

After that color was blended to the point that I was happy with, I proceeded to use a smaller blending brush, one that is a little tapered at the end, to apply Red Ochre to the inner and outer corners of Nora’s eye. I made sure no to go passed her crease when applying the colors, but I did want to bring it a little up when blending it. I blended enough to be able to connect both the inner corner and the outer corner in the crease, making sure to leave the middle of the lid clear of any color.

 

Cranberry smoke makeup

 

Cranberry smoke makeup

 

Cranberry smoke makeup

 

Cranberry smoke makeup

 

Once the blending of Soft Ochre was done, I used a flat brush to pat the color Primavera onto the center of Nora’s eyelid. To make sure that the color, which is a beautiful gold, was as intense as I wanted it to be, I sprayed a little bit of Mac’s Fix+ on the brush after I have picked up the color. Once I applied the gold to the center, I used the same blending brush that I used for Red Ochre, and I blended the seams of both colors.

Once the eyeshadow was complete, I applied a tiny bit of black mascara and my favorite lashes, Eyelure #155, for a soft, feathery look. For the under eyes, I repeated what I did on the top. I used a pencil brush to first apply and smoke out Burnt Orange, then I used Red Ochre in the outer and inner corners, and Primavera in the middle. Then I lightly blended all the colors together for a smokier finish.

 

Cranberry makeup tutorial

 

To finish off the face, I used a Wayne Goss #11 brush for a light touch of Nars’s blush in the color Orgasm and, for the glow, Sleek Highlighting Palette in Solstice together with Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham’s highlighter in Modern Mercury.

 

Cranberry smoke makeup

 

For the lips, I used Jouer’s Liquid Lip Creme in Peche and Lip Topper in Skinny Dip. To finish off the look, I sprayed a little bit of Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist on the cheeks and Urban Decays’ All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray to set the makeup in place.

And Voila!

Isn’t she a BEUT?!

 

Xo,

Sasha

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