Cranberry Smokey Eye

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Im a huge fan of a smokey eye but a cranberry smokey eye is probably my most worn and most loved smokey eye. Unusual I know, but i just love the pop of colour and its something unusual.

So for this post Im saying embrace colour and let’s get our smoke on!

To crete this eye look, I used all MAC cosmetics eyeshadows. The shades I used to create this look were Cranberry, Sketch (deep purple) and Wedge (soft brown).

1. Apply a primer to your lids, I used MAC Soft OrcheĀ surprise surprise!

2. Apply wedge into the crease with a fluffy brush this is going to be our transition colour.

3. With a flat shader brush apply cranberry (isn’t it beautiful) all over the lids. I like to pat it on to get an intense colour.

3. Blend Blend Blend with the brush you used to apply Wedge (fluffy brush)

4. Apply sketch to the outer third of your eye with the other side of your flat brush, you could use a clean one but Im too lazy!

5. Blend Blend Blend the outer corner with the same fluffy brush.

6. Apply wedge to the lower lash line with a pencil brush

7. Apply cranberry to the outer half of the lower lash line with a pencil brush.

8. Voila ladies you’re done!


You can add liner if you wish I didn’t in this picture but sometimes I do. Its up to you!

Tell me what you think of this look and if your recreate it tag me in it or #laurenaalice so I can find it!


Summer Bright Red Lip Tutorial | The Video

Here’s my first ever venture into the make up tutorial world. I know it’s not perfect but I promise to get better as I really loved filming and editing this.

Tell me what you think of this look by tweeting me @laurenaalice, if you recreate this look please tag me on twitter or instagram @laurenaalice

MAC Eyeshadow Collection


I have fallen in love with MAC recently and what really started it off was their eye shades. I just love how you can build a whole palette so that what I have decided to do. As you can see I don’t have that many but christmas is just around the corner, so I am hoping to pick up a few more shades.

Starting off in the at the top row on the left hand side.

this shade is just a neutral cool tone brown that use all over the lid.

This is slightly warmer than wedge. I also use this all over the lid or just in the crease.

Swiss Chocolate
This is a gorgeous deep warm red-y brown colour. I use this to deepen my crease.

A beautiful brown shimmer colour.

Like Sable but there is more red tones in it.

Next row starts with
This is a duo-chrome shadow. that looks green or brown in some lights. I love this shade.

A navy shimmer that look amazing blended in the crease. Beautiful!

Now this is a festive shaded you can amp up the impact with this shade or blended into the crease.

The Make Up Edit| Everyday make up


My everyday make up routine is pretty simple. I am in college 9-5, yes it kills me so I like to keep my make up simple and quick because who doesn’t love an extra 10 minutes sleep.

For my base I alternate between Dior BB cream ,MAC Prep and Prime BB cream and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. As you can see I am a lover of tinted moisturisers and BB creams. Thanks to the lovely Anna from Viviannadoesmakeup for all her recoomendations which then lead to purchases and my bank crying! After applying my TM or BB cream of choice I always use my Laura Mercier Pressed Mineral Powder to set it and add a bit of coverage. To define my chubby cheeks I use MAC Harmony as its easy to blend out and that is pretty much all I do for my base.

Onto Eyes, I usually sweep over MAC Cork which is a gorgeous yellow toned brown which just adds a little bit of definition and then I use my Shu Uemura Eye lash curlers and lots of Maybelline the Colossal Waterproof Mascara. For my eyebrows I use MAC Wedge to define them and that is pretty much all I do for my everyday make up. I always throw on a nude or a pink lipstick before I go out the door.

What do you use everyday in your Make up routine?

The products mentioned can be found at:
Shu Uemura
Laura Mercier