Fall makeup is the best makeup…anyone else agree? I love deep browns and burgundy shades. Fall is my absolute FAVORITE season. I could honestly do without summer and winter altogether. Spring and fall is where it’s at, but here in Colorado, those two seasons are the shortest of the year. We’ve already had our first snow of the season about a week ago, and I was PARANOID that it was going to take all of the beautiful changes leaves with it… but they were spared, thank the Lord (I would have cried).

I’m super excited about this makeup look today! I love warm cranberry and burgundy eye looks. I’m still learning how to photograph the makeup looks, and to be honest, I’m a little bummed, because I feel like these pictures just don’t do it justice. The colors in this look are gorgeous.

Fall Makeup Look - Cranberry TonesThis is a fairly easy look. You can also switch out the deep vampy cranberry lip for something more nude, or choose a different color entirely. I’m not much of a liquid lipstick kind of girl, but I found this formula to be pretty wearable and not too tight and drying (since my lips are already always dry af).
Fall Makeup Look - Cranberry Tones


We will be starting with the eye makeup look first, since this is going to be darker eye shadow. We want to avoid ruining our face makeup and foundation if there is any fall out from the eyes.

Before even applying primer, I use two pieces of tape on either side of my eyes to map out where our winged liner is going to go. This is also a GREAT (and easy) way to get a cat-eye look with your makeup. Use two pieces of scotch tape and stick them to your clothes once or twice so they are less sticky before applying them to your face, right under your lower lash line.

EYE SHADOW PRIMER | Mac Paint PotSoft Ochre” – Applied with my finger all over the lid up to my brown bone.

EYE SHADOW PRIMER SETTING POWDER | Origins Silk Screen PowderOatmeal” – Applied with a jumbo flat shadow brush to set the primer.

TRANSITION SHADE | Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer  – Applied with a fluffy Morphe MB23 all throughout the high crease and just below the brow bone.

EYE LID | I am using a single Hot Pot shadow that I purchased a LONG time ago from Coastal Scents in the shade “Victorian Ruby“. I am using MAC Fix+ and I flat concealer brush to apply this. First, I spray the brush with the Fix+ and then pack on the shadow, and pat it onto the lid into the crease from inner to outer corner.

Fall Makeup Look - Cranberry TonesCREASE | Using a fluffy blending brush, I am picking up a bit of that same cranberry shadow shade and blending it into the crease, softening the line from where we applied it onto the lid. Blend this into the transition shade.

OUTER CORNER / CREASE | I am taking a similar fluffy brush with MAC “Sketch” eye shadow (a deep plum purple shown to the left of “Victorian Ruby” in the photo above) and blending it into the outer corner to crease depth. I am blending this into the mid-crease.

OUTER CORNER | You can use any black eye shadow for this, I used MAC “Carbon” eye shadow and blending this into the VERY outer crease of the eye with a Morphe E17 brush. I am blending this into “Sketch” to create evern more depth and dimension.

I then use a clean fluffy brush to go around the eyes of the entire look, ensuring everything is blending and there are no harsh lines.

Remove the tape from your face and you’ll have a perfectly straight cat-eye look.

EYE LINER | NYX Matte Liquid Liner – Create a winged liner effect.

Fall Makeup Look - Cranberry TonesFACE

PRIMER | L’Oreal Magic Perfecting Base – Concentrated around t-zone and any areas where I typically get oily or have enlarged pores.

FOUNDATION | Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless Foundation – Applied using a foundation sponge, and built up to a medium/full coverage finish.

CREAM CONTOUR | L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer in “Beautiful Bronze” – Blended out with a sponge. I apply this to the hollows of my cheeks (to create the appearance of cheekbones), temples and sides of my forehead (to make it recede), just under my bottom lip (to make my lips appear larger), and under my jawline (to create one that I don’t have).

UNDER-EYE CONCEALER / HIGHLIGHT | Tarte Shape Tape ConcealerLight Neutral” – Applied with a sponge for maximum coverage. I use this to highlight the high points of my face, under eyes, bridge and tip of nose, chin, and upper lip.

UNDER EYE SETTING POWDER | Models Own Grand Finale Setting Powder – Applied just on highlighted areas with a dense brush. I pressed the product in, rather than dusting over the areas for a more pore-refined look.


EYE LINER | NYX “Two Timer” dual sided eye liner (kohl side) – Line upper tight-line and water-line.

SHADOW | Coastal Scents “Victorian Ruby shade applied to the lower lash line with a Morphe M431 pencil brush, blending into the black liner.

TRANSITION | Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil – Applied with a fluffy brush right beneath the cranberry shade as a transition color.


POWDER CONTOUR | Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer – dusted over the cream contour to set it in place. 

BRONZER | Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer – I use this all over my face to warm up the skin and give it more of a glow.

BLUSH | Wet ‘N’ Wild Color Icon Bronzer “Bikini Contest – I realize this is not an actual “blush” product, but it is more of a red-toned bronzer and fit the look better than using a pink or peach blush.

HIGHLIGHT | Models Own Sculpt and Glow Contour PaletteMedium to Tan 03” and the highlight shade is called “Light Up” which I applied to the high points of my face; inner corners of the eyes, down the bridge of the nose, tip of the nose, cupid’s bow, and cheek bones. I apply this basically everywhere I applied the concealer.

SETTING SPRAY | Urban Decay “Chill” Makeup Setting Spray – Sprayed lightly over the face.

MASCARA | Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara “Very Black” – Applied to upper and lower lashes.


FAUX LASHES | Eyelure Vegas Nay Lashes “Grand Glamour” (I actually am not a huge fan of these. They look beautiful, however I do not like how thick the band is and how they apply, they lay pretty flat and they feel quite heavy on the natural lashes.)

CURL | Revlon Lash Curler – I curled my real and false lashes together for a more uniform effect and to give them a little more curl.


LIP LINER | NYX Suede Lip Liner “Downtown Beauty” #22

LIQUID LIPSTICK | NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in “Club Hopper”

Fall Makeup Look - Cranberry TonesWhat did you think of this makeup look? What are your go-to shadow shades for fall?


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Love this look! Perfect for fall!

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Beautiful eye look lovely!! Your eyes look amazing!