Monday, 28 October 2013

Autumn Eyes: MAC Cranberry, Sketch, All That Glitters & Retrospeck

I mentioned in my 'MAC Palette' post that I bought very Autumn appropriate shades and some of you asked me to create a makeup look with them. Your wish is my command, so here it is: MAC Cranberry & Sketch Smokey Eye. I used a mixture of my new full size MAC eyeshadows and some shades from my MAC Fabulousness Palette. I wanted the look to be quite dramatic, so I added black liner and loads of mascara.

I started with All That Glitters in the inner corners of my eyes and under the brown bones and followed with Cranberry allover the lid. To add more depth, I used Sketch in the crease and blended it out with a mixture of Cranberry (whatever was left on my brush) and All That Glitters. To add more sparkle, I used Retrospeck in the inner corners and under the brow bones, but you don't have to do that, if you don't like glittery shades. On the lower lash line, I used Sketch as close to the lash line as possible and blended it out with Cranberry. To make my lashes look fuller and make the look more dramatic, I used Bourjois Liner Pinceau along the top lash line, with quite a big flick :) I also added an intense black eyeliner by Barry M in the waterline. To finish it off, I curled my lashes with a Shu Uemura Curler, followed by 2 coats of Bourjois Twist Up The Volume Mascara. It is fab, by the way :)

That's it :) Let me know, if you decide to recreate this look. I was asked, if Cranberry goes with blue eyes, and yes - it does - it looks gorgeous. If you don't believe me, have a look at this post by Kayleigh - a more subtle version, but absolutely stunning! 

L-R: Retrospeck, All That Glitters, Cranberry, Sketch



  1. I absolutely adore your looks and you are so so beautiful Sandra! I love their eyeshadow combo, its like they were made for eachother! I haven't done it for a while, gonna have to pull it out soon :)

    1. Thank you lovely :) I am planning to feature at least one makeup look a week from now on :)

  2. Beautiful look! I love all of the colors that you used even though it is a little darker than I am used to (:

  3. This is such a pretty makeup look for fall! :)

  4. I love love love the way the burgundy colour just peaks out! Such a gorg look

    Emma from

  5. Love love love Cranberry - the perfect A/W shade! x

  6. Oh wow this is gorgrousssss I need all that glitters!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  7. Beautiful shade combination! Just bought cranberry today I'm so excited to use it! :D x

  8. This post has made me want Cranberry and All That Glitters, I already have Retrospeck! I want to recreate it!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, I'd love to wear that make up on a winter night out!

    Btw I wanna congratulate you for your weight loss, you are such an inspiration :) x

  10. I love love love MAC Cranberry - especially when it's closer to Xmas time

    Annie |

  11. Oh my goodness this is so stunning, I must buy these coloursso I can have a go myself! Xxx

  12. Sandra u look gorgeous, and that MU is stunning <3

  13. I love this look! Cranberry is such a beautiful shade.


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