Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fall 2018 Eyeshadow Color Series - Cherry

For the fourth eyeshadow look in my Fall 2018 Eyeshadow Color Series, I chose cherry. Red eyeshadow is so much fun to wear. This is quite a bold look, and it is not for everyone, but I certainly had fun creating the look. 

Years ago, I posted a red eyeshadow look where I kept the lip very neutral. This time, I opted for a bold, dark lip.

The inspiration for this look was the above eyeshadow from Sugarpill. It is a beautiful cherry red with micro glitter. The key to wearing this color is to pair it with other shades of red, black liner, and dark lashes.

As always, use any eyeshadow you have. However, I strongly suggest you do your eye makeup first, and your foundation after for easier clean up.

Start with a good eye primer, and if working with a glitter or glittery shadow, have some glitter glue on hand.

After priming my eyes, I applied a light cream shadow under my brow, and on the inner corner of my eye as a highlight

As a transition color, I mixed the above coral shadow with the satin cranberry below it. These shadows are from the NYX Merci Beaucoup  shadow palette, but they are easy colors to find.

In the deeper part of my crease, I swept in the matte red from ColourPop's Yes, Please palette. To intensify the cherry red, I applied a brighter matte red over it, from Wet n Wild. 

Next, I wanted to deepen the outer corner of the eye, so I mixed the dark eggplant from the Hourglass Exhibition Eye Shadow Duo with a burgundy shadow and applied it with a pencil brush.

On the inner 2/3 of my eyelid, where no product was placed, I colored on Trish McEvoy Glamorous 24-Hour Eye Shadow and Liner, blending it out with a stiff dome shaped brush.

Now for the star of the show, after patting a touch of glitter glue on the inner 2/3 of my eyelid, I applied that cherry red eye eyeshadow from Sugarpill. I used a very flat brush and just patted it on in thin layers until I achieved the desired intensity.

I tend to use a lot of different eyeshadows in various textures. I often layer powders over creams to create a longer lasting, more interesting look. This is not completely necessary, and you can certainly achieve a similar look with less products. I am simply in the habit of layering products and find it fun to experiment with a variety of products. 

Throughout the entire process, go in with a clean blending brush and buff out any edges as needed. I took the burgundy shadow I used on the outer corner, not mixing it with the eggplant this time, and traced it along my lower lash line.

I used black eyeliner in the water line and to tight line. After all of the powder shadow was complete, I cleaned up any fallout, and then applied my foundation with my new synthetic brush from Chikuhodo.  When wearing red shadow, you really want to eliminate any redness from the face, so a good foundation, concealer and powder are important. Otherwise, the eyeshadow can emphasize red patches in the skin, especially in a complexion as fair as mine. 

Instead of a liquid liner for my top lash line, I used a black Retro Cake Liner from Alexis Vogel. This eyeliner was painted on with a damp fine liner brush.

Really take your time with this eye makeup, and go back in and make sure everything is shaped the way you like it. 

I then applied many coats of black mascara to top and bottom lashes. After some minimal contouring, I applied a satin berry blush to my cheekbones followed by a touch of gold highlighter. 

To brighten the inner corners of the eyes, I tapped on a bit of highlighter with a small brush. This step is optional, but provided a bit more light to part of my face that can be too shadowed at times due to my features. 

For lips, I lined them with a red lip liner before painting on Sleek Major Matte lip cream in Unreal. On top of that, I applied a light coat of berry gloss from EM Cosmetics with my new Smith Cosmetics lip brush.

Here is the final look: 

I ended up adding a touch of Salazen Grum from the Urban Decay Alice through the Looking Glass palette to my lower lash line, and went in with a clean brush for a bit more blending.

Shortly after I finished my makeup, I went to get my haircut. I wanted something new for the Fall season. 

I really like the boldness of this makeup with the slightly edgier hairstyle. 

What is your favorite way to wear cherry? Are you purchasing the new Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette? ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’


*All products in this post were purchased by me. I do not get paid to write reviews.

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