Autumn Eyes | Cranberry Sketch




Hi Ladies! I hope you are all well. I was messing around with my MAC palette yesterday when I realised I haven't done many makeup looks on my blog and need to start doing them a bit more. I'll be honest, the reason I don't do them much is because I get a bit insecure splashing close up photos of my face all over the internet, especially when my camera picks up every teeny tiny imperfection. Oh well, it's time to bite the bullet and stop being such a paranoid Patricia I say!

The look I created above was very simple and only consisted of two eyeshadows. As Autumn is now here and Winter is fast approaching, I thought I would create a look that is perfect for this time of year. I normally stick with brown, bronze or gold tones on my eyes but one shade I really love that's a little more adventurous is 'Cranberry' from MAC. It is an absolutely stunning red/purple shade and in my opinion perfect for Autumn. I also find that this colour really makes my blue eyes stand out so if your a blue-eyed lady I'd 100% recommend giving it a try. Its a frost finish meaning it leaves a metallic shine on the eye. This is my favourite kind of finish as they catch the light and stand out more than a standard matte shadow. So the first thing I did was pop 'Cranberry' all over my lid using a MAC 239 shader brush. I only needed the teeniest bit to get amazing colour pay off as the pigmentation is unbelievable. MAC eyeshadows are one of my favourite products from the brand as the quality, pigmentation and staying power is just second to none.

I then had to choose a crease colour to compliment the look. I didn't want to end up looking like a disco ball with another shimmery shade so I opted for 'Sketch' which is a Velvet finish eyeshadow, also from MAC. It is a gorgeous deep burgundy shade and it the perfect companion to Cranberry. I popped this onto the outer corner of my eyes and buffed both shades together with a Sigma E25 blending brush. As you can see from the photos the two shades look beautiful together and Sketch provides a lovely matte contour to the outer corner.

I finished the look with MAC 'Feline' eyeliner in my water line and Collection 2000 24-Hour felt tip liner along the top lashes. I also popped on some lashes by 'Girls With Attitude' which I will be reviewing in full soon. Overall, I really love this eye look and will be wearing it lots over the next few months. Theres something about purple shades that I just love in the Autumn. Maybe it reminds me of Autumn leaves? Who knows - Strange girl!

I'd also like to point out that I know my hair look horrific on these pictures so please don't inform me how bad my roots are looking as trust me I am fully aware. Thankfully I went and got my highlights re-done today so at least I no longer have to walk around with awfully big roots. So yes please ignore the hair, concentrate on the eyes ;) haha!

Whats your favourite eyeshadow for Autumn? Do you like the look I created? Both eyeshadows I used are from MAC's permanent collection and are available here.

Lots of Love,

73 comments

  1. Looks gorgeous on you! I never seem to wear eyeshadow but always see so many pretty looks, think I might start to try! xo

    http://beautyandablogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. They both go gorgeous together, I've got sketch but I think Ill be needing to buy cranberry to go with it! I really love MAC Coppering for autumn aswell. You look beautiful as usual - jealous!
    xxx

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  3. Gorgeous colours! you're so pretty :) x

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  4. Gorgeous as always. Cranberry is on of my favourite shadows too! This is a very pretty look :) xxx

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  5. They're both beautiful colours xx

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  6. Wow those colours look amazing on you!
    I might have to pick those up!

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  7. this is an amazing look! I love cranberry! it's on my wishlist :) xx

    www.ajumpinmargaretslife.blogspot.com

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  8. Love both of these colours! I wish I had a MAC near me! xxx

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  9. beautiful!! Sketch and cranberry look fantastic together, what a great look for fall! Can't wait to try it out :) xx

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  10. I love this colour, it wouldn't work for me because I don't have deep sockets and my eyes are quite flat, whenever I put red / pink eyeshadow I look like I got punched in my eyes. It looks very pretty and gorgeous on you!

    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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  11. Oooo these are such cute colours :)

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  12. Lady pants, these colours are right up my street and you have demonstrated the most stunning looking eye with them! AMAZING.
    Your posts are always such a joy to read and your face is just so beautiful! oxoxoxox

    www.hannahsbow.co.uk

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  13. i LOVE this, you make it sound so easy too. Can i ask, sounding like a total stalker yet again, how dark is your hair naturally? im thinking about blonding, and have been for a couple of months, but my hairs SO dark! These colours really compliment each other! Gorgeous as always xx

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  14. LOVe this look! you've just totally inspired me!! :)
    xox

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  15. You are honestly one of the most gorgeous people I have ever seen! :)

    Lots of love doll, and this look is beautiful ! x

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  16. Really love the look :) It makes your eyes stand out even more than usual. You look lovely!

    xoxo, Adela
    afashionistascorner.blogspot.com

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  17. I soo love "cranberry" - such a beautiful shade! You look absolutely stunning!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  18. This is such a gorgeous look! :) Love it kayleigh xx

    lindsayfrances.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Lovely! I need them both!
    Glossyboutique.blogspot.com

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  20. These colours are gorgeous, and really suite your complexion and blue eyes :) x

    pastelbokeh.blogspot.com

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  21. Love this look, i have been wearing a similar combo from my sleek storm palette. You should do more makeup looks x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. majorly love this - the colours are amazing and you look stunning!xx

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  23. You do your makeup so well. It looks amazing!

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  24. these eyeshadows look amazing on you hun ! x
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I've heard Cranberry is magnificent for blue eyes so I bought it but wasn't sure how to use it because I'm dying to. I'm going to have to get sketch now because this look is beautiful and I really can't wait to recreate it :)

    themodmermaid.blogspot.com

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  26. You combined these colors very well hun, love this look! And MAC, of course..

    with love,

    Sanne
    Confessions of a blonde

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  27. This is such a gorgeous look! deffos wear it more often you look beautttt xxx

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  28. I love it. Kayleigh you should do more makeup looks on your blog! Really enjoyed reading this and its given me some inspiration for Autumn looks :) Cranberry is going straight onto my christmas list! I have green eyes so purple tones seem to work for me - but im tempted to just give it a go anyway! xx

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  29. Definitely the perfect autumn look.
    xo Natasha
    http://thenightiswild.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. These are gorgeous! perfect for this time of year. x

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  31. Absoutely beautiful! I love the cranberry colour, definitely next on my list! x

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  33. I love this look, the colours are beautiful. And you look great, no need to be insecure at all!

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  34. wow!! I love those colours! They look great together! I have blue eyes too,so these have definitely just been added to my wishlist!
    Eleanor x

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  35. Cranberry is the perfect color! I've been looking for a similar one everywhere. Why don't we have MAC, why? :(

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  36. Stunning look, I know what you mean about splashing pictures of yourself. I feel like that with my blog often too but believe me you look amazing.
    Ive wanted sketch for ages, Ive recently bought club and adore its monochrome finish.

    Liz
    http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  37. I really need to try this look :D x

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  38. cranberry used to be my favorite color but i haven't worn it in forever since i've run out. need to hurry up and buy bc i forgot how great it is!

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  39. Oh my gosh I love it!! <333 Perfect smokey eye for fall! ^__^

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  40. A. your face is AMAZING and I wish it was mine. B. absolutely love this look, such pretty colours :) xx

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  41. so gorgeous, please can i have your face!!! lol. these colours are so pretty x

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  42. Thank you for following my blog. You're a v.pretty lady! Those eyeshadows look stunning x

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  43. Uhoh Kayleigh...I got Cranberry at the weekend on a whim...and now I NEED sketch! What have you done! xx

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  44. your makeup is perfect and you are stunning! <3

    - A.
    adriannaislookingforastyle.blogspot.com

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  45. I love these two colours together! I did this on someone over the weekend and it looks amazing against blue eyes. xx

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  46. Absolutely beautiful! Make up and you! xo

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  47. Cranberry is such a gorgeous colour :) I'm yet to own a MAC eyeshadow!! xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  48. These colours look stunning on you lovely and you've persuaded me that I need them in my life and my collection. Think this look is just perfect for autumn xxx great post sweets xx


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  49. These shades are absolutely stunning xo

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  50. I'm not much of an eyeshadow girl but these colours are amazing. I would try this look out!

    http://arrceebee.blogspot.com.au/

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  51. You have no imperfections lady, you're gorgeous! I absolutely love these shades, I've never tried anything like this on my eyes before but this has inspired me to do so x

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  52. Thanks for all your lovely comments ladies! I'd love to reply individually to everyone but it would take all day haha!! If you wan to chat though make sure you tweet me @k_leexjx :) thanks again for reading!! Xx.

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  53. Aww that's such a stunning colour combination! I never would of thought this red/purple kind of shade could be so pretty, looks great on you love :) xx

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  54. You are genuinely one of the most prettiest people I have ever seen! Your eyes look amazing, I just don't think I'd be able to pull this look off! xx

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  55. Cranberry has went straight on my Christmas list. Looks gorgeous! Great post kayleigh you should do more of these :)
    x

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  56. You are so gorgeous! Your blog is very adorable. :)

    ~Phuong
    http://classypeach.blogspot.com/

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  57. You have no need to be insecure you're skin is flawless and wow the eyemakeup is amazing. What foundation are you using? I'm looking for a new one atm xxx
    loveontopxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  58. Lovely Autumn colours, looks gorgeous how well you've blended them together and they really look good on you! Your skin is beautiful! Xxxx

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  59. Those colours are amazing... I want them now, they look so good xxx

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  60. adding this to my must purchase Mac list x

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  61. This eyeshadow combination is just gorgeous. I will definitely be purchasing these x

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  62. This is stunning, also, what are you wearing on your lips if you don't mind me asking, looks so nice with this look!

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  63. You're so pretty, and the eyeshadow combination is stunning! x

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  64. This look is stunning! It looks like the perfect cranberry shade (as the name would suggest!)
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