Everyone loves blackberries. Take Clinique, for example. Next month they’re introducing Blackberry Bloom, a collection of violet and plum eye, lip and cheek makeup for the holidays. The first time I saw the gorgeous model in this promotional picture — her smokey purple eyes, berry lips and cheeks — I about fell over in my chair!
So, I marshaled my courage and attempted the look with some items from the upcoming collection.
It wasn’t the easiest look I’ve ever tried, but it wasn’t the toughest one either. You can definitely do it with the same shades I used or with other ones already in your collection. Here I used the following items from Clinique Blackberry Bloom:
Eye Products You’ll Need
Colour Surge Eye Shadow Super Shimmer ($14)
- Black Coffee: shimmery cool brown (limited edition)
- Black Amethyst: shimmery berry (limited edition)
- Black Smoke: shimmery gray-black (limited edition)
Kohl Shaper for Eyes ($15.50)
- Black Honey: matte plum (limited edition)
High Impact Mascara ($14)
- Black Honey: deep berry-brown (limited edition)
From left to right: Black Coffee, Black Amethyst and Black Smoke eyeshadows
Black Coffee Colour Surge Eye Shadow
Black Amethyst Colour Surge Eye Shadow
Black Smoke Colour Surge Eye Shadow
Black Honey Kohl Shaper For Eyes
High Impact Mascara in Black Honey
From left to right: Black Coffee, Black Amethyst, Black Smoke
From left to right: Black Honey Kohl, Black Honey High Impact Mascara
Lip Products You’ll Need
Full Potential Lips Plum and Shine Gloss ($17.50)
- Blackberry Bloom:shimmery deep berry
- Sugarfull: shimmery and cool pastel pink
From top to bottom: Sugarfull, Blackberry Bloom
Blackberry Bloom Doefoot Applicator
Sugarfull Doefoot Applicator
Cheek Products You’ll Need
Fresh Bloom Allover Colour
- Blackberry Bloom: shimmery berry (limited edition)
Blackberry Bloom Allover Colour
From left to right: Blackberry Bloom lipgloss, Sugar-Full lipgloss, Blackberry Bloom Allover Colour
How to Get the Eyes
To prepare my eyes for the look, I applied a thin layer of primer on my lids using Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Then, I drew a very thick line on my lids with Black Honey Kohl Shaper.
Because I knew I’d be smudging eyeshadow on top of the liner, I didn’t fuss over how precise I was.
Next, I patted Black Smoke eyeshadow on top of the liner with a MAC 252 eyeshadow brush.
I wanted the color to cover the lid, barely creeping into the crease.
Still using the MAC 252, I applied Black Coffee eyeshadow directly on top of Black Smoke and into the crease.
I blended the colors together to smoothly transition the black into the brown.
Then, with a MAC 217 blending brush, I swept Black Amethyst eyeshadow along the crease and lightly on the brow bone.
With my wee pinky finger, I rubbed out the edges of any lines to soften them away.
Here’s what I had so far…
I kinda wanted to add a little more emphasis to the eyes, so, using a MAC 212 flat definer brush, I lined the lower lash line with Black Smoke eyeshadow.
Curling my lashes with the mighty Shu Uemura lash curler really seemed to make those peepers pop.
Finally, I applied *three* coats of Black Honey High Impact Mascara to my lashes for some extra volume and color.
That’s it! All done with the eyes. 🙂
How to Get the Cheek Look
Luckily, the cheeks are a lot easier than the eyes…
I swept a MAC 129 blush brush across a pan of Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Blackberry Bloom, a berry cheek and face powder with a lot of pigmentation, and tapped the brush against the side of the sink to unload the excess.
With a big cheese-tacular smile, I swept two layers of the shade onto the applies of my cheeks.
How to Get the Lip Look
As you may have guessed, the lips are super easy…
I started with one layer of Blackberry Bloom lipgloss, followed by Sugarfull lipgloss dotted onto the center of my upper and lower lips. For good measure, I smacked my lips together a few times to thoroughly blend the shades.
And then I rushed out the door!
One last tip: if you think you might want to give this look a try using the Blackberry Bloom items, wait till November 5th to make your purchases. If you spend $25 at Nordstrom Clinique counters on the 5th, you’ll also snag a few freebies thanks to their Trina Turk for Clinique gift-with-purchase offer. I think that GWP palette is hella pretty!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,