So in my latest blog post, I talked a little bit about Winter’s HOTTEST trend; Berry Tones. BUT today, I’ll be focusing on all of the hottest and freshest products, that are ALL ABOUT BERRY. Move over golden nudes, and get ready to get schooled about all things BERRY. From cool toned berry tones, to neutral, sparkly, metallic, and warm Berry Tones, let’s talk about EVERYTHING BERRY. And in Fashion, styles evolve and change, obviously. But Fashion repeats itself, and the same goes for makeup and beauty trends! And with the 90’s popping up EVERYWHERE in the Fashion World, I’ve been waiting to see Berry Tones come back in Beauty. From deep berry-toned, mauve lips, to purple based eyeshadows, it looks like it’s unfolding, exactly how I imagined. And it couldn’t be more beautiful! So read on, and let’s get our Berry Game on! You’ll be looking Chic AF in Berry Tones, with NEW RELEASES from Beauty’s Hottest Brands, featuring ALL THINGS BERRY.
Very Berry Eyes:
If you can pull off red based eyeshadow, then you can definitely pull off Berry Toned Eyeshadow. Berry Tones are more natural, and go with warm, neutral, and cool skin tones, as well as light, medium, medium/dark, dark, and ebony skin tones! It might be a bit intimidating at first- especially Berry Toned purples and pinks, but as long as they are Berry Toned based, I promise, they aren’t as intimidating and bold as you might think. And with cool, warm, and neutral based Berry Toned Eyeshadows EVERYWHERE, you can find your most flattering and perfect Berry Toned eyeshadow match in a snap, with these gorgeous Berry Inspired Eyeshadow Palettes!
Fun Sized Mini Eyeshadow Palette|Berry Burst
Violet Voss’ Fun Sized Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Berry Burst, is the PERFECT, highly pigmented, inexpensive, beginner’s Berry Toned Eyeshadow Palette. First off, it’s only $18. Secondly, it has ten, warm/neutral, Berry Toned shadows, to play and experiment with, to find your perfect Berry Toned eye look. And four of those eyeshadows are nudes/goldens, so you can start off with applying a nude/golden base, then add a pop of Berry across your eye crease, or on your inner, outer, or mid eyelid, to see which Berry shade you’re IN LOVE with, and either build up the Berry, or sit with the pop of Berry on those pretty lids, to find out which Berry Toned shades you are willing to go a little bolder with. Either way, you win. You’ll be rocking the Berry Toned Eye, with just a pop of Berry, or a FULL ON Berry Toned eye! And there is a mix of mattes, satins, and metallics to transfer your pop from a daytime to nighttime look, with ease!
Kat Von D Beauty
*SUPER LIMITED* Lolita Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Beauty is one of the TOP THREE MOST PIGMENTED Beauty Brand’s. So you can expect HUGE color payoff, when it comes to ANY of Kat’s Products. And the Lolita Eyeshadow Palette definitely delivers! Not only is this my absolute favorite Eyeshadow Palette from Kat Von D Beauty, but it’s also the most natural, flattering, and feminine. And it’s ALL BERRY/ROSE TONED! A mix of satin and matte finishes, you can start out by using either Besitos (Light Skin), Hermosura (Medium Skin), Lolita (Dark Skin), or Corazon (Ebony Skin), as a BASE. Then use a darker color (light to medium skin tones) or a lighter color (dark to ebony skin tones) in your crease, or a pop on your FULL lid, inner lid, or outer lid, to make the Berry Tones POP. Build up the color by going from light to dark, or dark to light (depending on your skin color) to create a natural, blend-able, ombre’ effect. This will help you achieve a natural Berry Toned Eye. BUT if you want a BOLD Look, use the shade MOST DIFFERENT from your natural skin tone, in your crease- from the inner lid, all the way up to the bottom of your brow bone. Then take the color down to your outer lid, to create a sharp, winged eyeshadow look. Blend in the color, and add a color that’s a few shades lighter than your crease shade, on your lid. And ALL skin shades can use the neutral, but rosy shade, Promesa, on your brow bone, to highlight your brow bone. You can keep the sharp and bold eyeshadow wing, OR you can blend it out with a Beauty Blender, or DRY eyeshadow brush, to blend the shade out. Either way, this palette is PERFECT for every Berry Toned Beauty Look, and is perfect for creating a Natural Berry Toned eye, or a Bold Berry Toned eye.
The NEW Nude Palette
Huda Beauty’s The NEW Nude Palette is the OG of Berry Nudes. I mean, to be fair, Berry Nudes are a new thing. BUT Berry Nudes are going to be (and already are) a HUGE trend in the Beauty Industry, for Winter 2018/19. Dare I say Berry Nudes could evolve into a CLASSIC? With the way Huda Beauty’s The NEW Nude Palette is selling out, inspiring other Brand’s to release Berry Toned Nudes, and covering the pages and screens of EVERY Beauty IT GIRL’s blog, IG’s, Snaps, Influensters’, Vlog’s, etc. I’m thinking that the Berry Toned Trend just might be here to stay….Just like the NUDE Lip is here to stay!
Berries & Cream Eyeshadow Palette
Dominique Cosmetics has a line of adorable and pigment packed palettes, and Berries & Cream, is just one of the themed palettes that Dominique Cosmetics has to offer! Berries & Cream is one of the only Berry Toned palettes that has a Blue shade in the array of colors, so for all my Beauties who love Blue, then this is the palette for you! A mix of neutral and cool shades, these shadows pick up extremely well on any good makeup brush, and offer matte, satin, and extra sparkly finishes. Berries & Cream also has three shades which are NOT Berry Toned, so if you’re not feeling Berry Tones on a particular day, then you can still put this palette to good use!
NUDEPOP Pro Eyeshadow Palette
When I think, “Kevyn Aucoin” , the word, LUXURY, comes to mind. And Kevyn Aucoin’s NUDEPOP Pro Palette, is luxurious, AND on point with Berry Toned shade trends. Similar to shades and the overall tone of Huda Beauty’s The NEW Nude Palette, Kevyn Aucoin’s NUDEPOP Pro Palette offer’s twelve shades of Berry Toned “Nudes”.
**Are you seeing a pattern here?? Huda Kattan IS right! Berry IS the NEW NUDE**
A mix of satins, mattes, and metallics, these silky, pigmented, and long wearing shades can be used for natural eye looks, with POPS of Berry, OR you can go BOLD, and create a Berry based smokey eye. AND this palette is perfect for beginners, who aren’t totally in love with the idea of Berry (yet), BUT are in still in love with Blush hues. Because no one EVER said Blush hues aren’t a thing anymore.
Natasha Denona|Holiday 2018
The Cranberry Palette
Of course, Natasha Denona’s Cranberry Palette is on this list…. Because after all, it IS Cranberry themed. I’ve just talked about this palette so much in my last few posts, so I’ll skip the whole intro to this palette, and say this- Natasha Denona’s Cranberry Palette is a gorgeous and PERFECTLY ON POINT palette for Berry Toned Eyes.
NAKED Cherry Eyeshadow Palette
And last, but certainly NOT least, is Urban Decay’s NAKED Cherry Eyeshadow Palette. These gorgeous cherry-themed hues, are everything you need to perfect the PERFECT Berry Toned Eye. From Brow Highlighting Shade, HOT SPOT, to deep Aubergine hued, PRIVACY, these matte, satin, and metallic finishes are you one stop shop, ticket to Berry Heavenly Eyes. From sultry and seductive, to fresh and fun, you can create, perfect, and turn heads with all hues, CHERRY. Urban Decay released an ENTIRE NAKED CHERRY COLLECTION, so you can pop your Berry’s Cherry (no pun intended…KIDDING) to your heart’s delight! Urban Decay’s Naked Cherry Collection includes the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, the Naked Cherry Highlight & Blush Palette, the *BRAND NEW* Cherry Scented All Nighter Setting Spray, two 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils in Love Drug and Black Market, and three Vice Lipsticks that match the three shades in the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette– Juicy, Devilish, and Cherry!
Berry Gorgeous Face:
Berry Tones are some of the most flattering, all skin tone friendly shades. And Berry Toned Blush, Highlighters, Strobing Powders, and Skin Finishes??? ABSOLUTELY GORGE. Whether you’re going for a subtle POP of Berry on your charming little cheeks, or a Highlight of sheer Berry Glow all over your face, these fresh products will have your skin glowing, sparkling, and shimmering, with all things (or hues) BERRY. And the best part? Berry Toned Blushes are a Beauty CLASSIC. From Blushing to Bronzing, and Contouring to Highlighting, get BERRY GORGEOUS with these absolutely FABULOUS palettes and products!
Blush Palette|Plum Bronze
Viseart is one of the highly innovative Beauty Brand’s that has recently blazed the beauty trail with the motto, “YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR”. Along with Beauty Brand’s like Natasha Denona, Hourglass, and Pat McGrath, these high quality and highly pigmented products are expensive, but SO WORTH IT. So what sets these Beauty Brands apart from others? It’s simple: QUALITY. Viseart, Natasha Denona, Hourglass, and Pat McGrath focus on, not only, high pigment percentage, but they focus on “good for your skin” ingredients, longer wear time (because having to touch up makeup all day or night makes for wasted product AND time), the amount of product you’re receiving in each pan and applicator, the amount of product that’s actually picked up on a makeup brush, AKA avoiding product fallout and wasted product, along with making sure you get high, opaque, color payoff with just one swipe of a makeup brush, as well as avoiding skin, eye, and lip irritants. Bottom line? These Beauty Brands’ actually CARE about their customers satisfaction, body, health, AND wallet. Which is pretty damn amazing (and rare AF).
Viseart’s Blush Palettes are some of the best in the industry, and Plum Bronze is a shining example of HIGH QUALITY, high pigment percentage, and rich color payoff. Viseart’s Plum Bronze Blush Palette houses six different shades of Plums and (you guessed it)… Bronze, which is perfect with Winter 2018’s Berry Tone Trend. You can Blush, Bronze, Contour, and Highlight (Dark and Ebony Skin Tones), with Plum Bronze, and there’s a perfect shade for every skin tone and mood. Whether your Berry Toned Eye and Lip call for a more subtle and natural cheek, then the Bronze side of Plum Bronze is PERFECT, as well as applying a contour. And the Plum side of Plum Bronze has three Berry Toned, Plum based shades, that can be layered, blended out, or customized with the other shades in Plum Bronze. So with that being said, Viseart’s Plum Bronze is friendly for ALL skin tones, and it’s perfect for your Berry Gorgeous face.
Diamond & Blush Palette|Darya
One of the most popular and innovative Beauty Brands, Natasha Denona, released her Diamonds & Blush Palette(s), quite a while ago; BUT with that being said, Natasha Denona’s DARYA Diamonds & Blush Palette, is PERFECT for Berry Toned Highlighting, Blushing, and Contouring, that pretty little face of yours. Natasha Denona’s other Diamond & Blush Palette option, CITRUS, is perfect for brightening your face, but DARYA, is a better option for a more toned down and natural look, offering neutral and Berry Toned shades. It’s a little on the pricey side, but with the high pigment percentage, and long wearing properties, it’s definitely worth it!
Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & BLUSH
Tarte has come a long way, these past few years, in the Beauty Game. From their CULT FAVORITE, Amazonian Clay 24 Hour Blushes & Highlighters, to their Shape Tape Concealers and Foundations, Tarte has earned the trust, respect, and love of Beauty Babes EVERYWHERE. And Tarte’s Tarteist Collection, of high quality blushes, eyeshadows, highlighters, mascaras, brushes, concealers, etc. has become STAPLE in Millions of Makeup Collections across the Globe. And Tarte’s Tarteist PRO Glow & Blush Palette, is one of those *MUST HAVE* palettes for every Berry-Obsessed Babe’s pretty, glowing, and flawless face. The Tarteist PRO Glow & Blush Palette, houses six different highlighters, blushes, and contour bronzers. But instead of having 3 highlighting, and 3 bronzer/contour options, like other contouring/highlighting palettes on the market (which means you probably only use ONE highlighter and ONE bronzer/contour shade, and the four other shades just sit in the palette, untouched), there are 6 different shade options that are flattering on EVERY SKIN TONE, and can be used for EVERYTHING– not just highlighting and contouring. *HOORAY* There IS a highlighting shade, and there IS a bronzer/contour shade, but the rest of the shades are Berry Toned Blush shades, which can be used as BLUSH for Light, Medium, Dark, and Ebony Skin Tones, and Highlighting/Strobing Powder for Dark to Ebony Skin Tones! You can mix these shades together to create a totally unique, and customized shade of Berry, and you can lighten and deepen the shades with the included highlighter and bronzer/contour shades! And if you are a TRUE Makeup Artist, you know that using specific products, for specific areas, is a bunch of BS. So if you’re so inclined, you can use these BERRY Friendly Shades, on your eyes, too! TARTE, has the word, ART in it. And Makeup IS ART.
Dual Intensity Blush|Fervor
NARS never ceases to impress me. Especially with all of NARS’ new releases and revamped, classic, products! And this Dual Intensity Blush Duo, in Fervor, is an oldie, but goodie. Fervor is a dual blush, that’s complete with one, shimmering and soft pink, and one, sparkling and deep coppery rose. You can use these shades separately, or you can turn up the intensity, and sweep any good blush brush over both shades, and watch these complimenting colors, melt into each other, creating the perfect shade of BERRY BEAUTIFUL-NESS. The shimmering and soft pink, and the sparkling and deep coppery rose, bring out the best in each other, and leave an intense and long lasting, shimmering and sparkling Berry Toned Blush, on your pretty cheeks! And NARS Dual Intensity Blush is perfect for ALL Skin Tones and Shades! You can lighten it up with the shade on the left, or deepen it down with the shade on the right!
Melt Cosmetics is a Beauty Brand that’s edgy and innovative- Especially with their newly released SMOKE OBSESSIONS Collection, which is all about the GREEN, if you get my drift. But something that isn’t included in the SMOKE OBSESSIONS Collection, are Melt’s BlushLights; A Blush and Highlighter Medley, which include Blush appropriate colors, and the shimmer and sparkle of a Highlighter (and are PACKED with pigment). Fire Fury is one of the edgiest and bold colors Melt has to offer, so Beauties that like to keep it Au Naturale, be warned. Fire Fury can also be used as an eyeshadow, which is on point with both Berry Toned Eyes AND CHEEKS.
Contour Blush Palette
When you think of Sephora, what comes to mind? For me, a high end Beauty retailer, that offers all of the best and hottest Beauty Brand’s comes to my mind. But aside from all of the Beauty Brand’s, there is Sephora’s VERY OWN Collection, which is one of the TOP THREE BEAUTY BRANDS THAT USES THE MOST PIGMENT IN COSMETICS. And even though there are SO MANY awesome Beauty Brand’s and products at Sephora, it’s sometimes easy to overlook Sephora’s IN HOUSE Pro Collection, which is where this pretty little palette comes in, and you won’t be disappointed. I promise.
Sephora’s Contour Blush Palette, contains six highly pigmented shades, that can be used for Blushing and Contouring (and Highlighting for Dark and Ebony Skin Tones). The matte and satin/shimmery shades are packed with pigment and long wearing. The colors that are offered in the OG Sephora Contour Blush Palette, are perfect for Berry Toned Beauty Looks, and compliment ALL Shades Berry. So whether you decide to go with a deep and dramatic Berry Toned Eye and Lip, or whether you choose a Light and Natural POP of Berry, Sephora’s Contour Blush Palette has six shades of wonderful that will go hand in hand with your Winter Berry Hues!
Classic Blossom Blush|Karma
KKW Beauty’s Classic Blossom Collection, is ALL ABOUT BERRY. And KKW Beauty’s Blossom #3 Blush in KARMA, is the perfect Berry Toned Blush for ALL skin tones and shades- Don’t let the deep Berry Tones fool you, because this gorgeous shade, works for Light, Medium, Dark, & Ebony skin shades! The blend-ability of this blush is awesome, BUT it’s also long wearing. So for lighter skin shades, use less product on your Blush Brush, and then blend out! And for darker skin shades, the beautiful Berry Hues will look FLAWLESS on your skin! And it will make dark eyes POP! The neutrality and diversity of this shade is a HOME RUN for KKW Beauty! And for Berry Toned Obsessed Beauties, everywhere!
Berry Delicious Lips:
To complete that beautiful face of yours, you need to top off your look and finish it with a Berry Delicious Lip! Lipstick is like the Cherry On Top Of The Cupcake. It completes a freshly caked face, and can make or break your Berry Delicious look! And with Berry Tones, you need to either match your lip, to the Berry Toned hues on your eyes, OR go nude. There are a lot of options for BOTH, so don’t worry your pretty little pout! It’s easier than it seems. And since there is an array of different Berry Toned EVERYTHING (when it comes to Beauty Brands/Products), you can find your perfect Berry Delicious Lip Look, with ease!
Stunna Lip Paint|Uncuffed
Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint, is one of my favorite Lipstick Formulas like, ever. Out of Bullet AND Liquid Formulas! Not only does it stay on ALL DAY, but it doesn’t crack, cake, transfer, OR dry out your lips, even with it’s matte finish! And Fenty’s Stunna Lip Paint in Uncuffed, is the perfect cherry for your cupcake. This mid-tone, neutral rosey- mauve, is PERFECT for Lips that go with light and cool/neutral Berry Toned hues, from Huda Beauty’s The NEW Nude Palette, and Kat Von D’s Lolita Palette!
Matte Liquid Lipsticks
$29 (Liquid Matte Lipstick + Liner) $17 (Liquid Matte Single)
Twenty, Clove, Hollyberry, and Angel, are some of Kylie Cosmetics TOP SELLING shades. And for good reason! Hollyberry and Clove are perfect for eye looks with deeper Berry Tones, from any of the deeper Berry Toned shades from any Berry Toned palette, like Devilish, Drunk Dial and Privacy, from Urban Decay’s NAKED Cherry Eyeshadow Palette! They also look GORGEOUS with lighter eyeshadow Berry Tones, as long as the eyeshadow shades are along the same lines of Berry hued bases.
Angel and Twenty are more on the lighter side of the Berry, and are perfect berry based, mid-tone nudes for darker skin shades, and are great choices for deeper mauve shades, for lighter skin shades! These colors are also go hand in hand with any lighter Berry hued eyeshadows! The mauve bases in Angel and Twenty, are perfect for Daytime Berry Based Looks, or can be ombre’d out with a darker lip liner (try Dolce K Lip Liner for $12 at http://www.kyliecosmetics.com or M.A.C’s Chicory Lip Pencil for $18 at http://www.maccosmetics.com) for Nighttime Berry Based Looks!
Pink Creme Lipstick Set
$144 (All 8 Shades) $18 (Per Creme Lipstick)
Pink Creme Lip Liners
$12 (Per Lip Liner)
KKW’s Pink Creme Lipstick Set, is PERFECT for Berry Toned Lip Looks AND Eye Looks! Considering that KKW’s Classic Blossom Collection IS inspired by Japanese Cherry Blossoms, it’s perfect or every shade of Berry! From light to dark Berry Toned Eye Looks, KKW’s Pink Creme Lipsticks go hand in hand with all shades, Berry.
KKW’s Pink Creme Lip Liners’ versatile 3 shades, in Pink 1, Pink 2, and Pink 3, are perfect for ombre’-ing your Berry Delicious Lips! The only Pink Creme Lipstick shade, that does NOT go with any of the Pink Creme Lip Liner’s, is Pink Creme Lipstick #8 (Hot Pink), but as shockingly vivid as #8’s neon/bright pink hue is, I don’t think you’ll need to ombre’ anything to add more dimension!
Super Wanted Audacious Lipstick Palette
NARS Super Wanted Audacious Lipstick Palette is the perfect array of NUDES that go extremely well with Berry Toned Eyeshadows. These nudes aren’t neutral, or brown/yellow based, (which can wash out Berry Tones on your face and eyes, and cast a grey color to your Berry Gorgeous Makeup Finish) like a lot of Nude’s, so these specific assortment of shades are great for Light, Medium, Dark, and Ebony skin shades, for the perfect Nude Lip that goes PERFECT with ANY Berry Toned Eye Look! Especially Daytime and Work Day Friendly, Berry Based Looks.
Wild Thoughts Audacious Lipstick Palette
NARS Wild Thoughts Audacious Lipstick Palette is the EPITOME of BERRY. Especially deeper, vivid, and bolder Berry Lips, that go with Dominique Cosmetics Berries & Cream Eyeshadow Palette, and Natasha Denona’s Cranberry Eyeshadow Palette! BUT even though matching Berry Eye Looks with Berry Lip Looks is essential in most Berry Toned cases, the deeper, vivid, and bolder colors can’t be TOO BOLD– which means DO NOT match Hot Pink Lips to Hot Pink Eyes…. etc. etc. etc. So with that being said, the tones of the above mentioned palettes, PLEASE stick to the LIGHTER shades of Berries & Cream, and Natasha Denona’s Cranberry Palette, if you are going with a BOLD and BRIGHT Lip Look.
Confession Refillable Lipstick Duo
- My One Desire
- At Night
Hourglass Cosmetics created the perfect Lip Duo for Berry Loving Beauty Babes. The mid-tone rosey-mauve, (My One Desire) is a Limited Edition Holiday 2018 shade, that looks gorgeous on EVERY skin tone. And the deep, brown based red (At Night) goes hand in hand with other Burgundy based Berry Toned Eye Looks, and other shades of Aubergines. AND they are easy to take on the go, due to the slim, elongated, refillable lipstick applicator. Hourglass Reillable Lipstick Duos are rich in color, creamy in application, and as always, 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free!
Berry Tones are PERFECT for starting off The New Year, as FRESH and FABULOUS as you can get! Winter 2018/2019 is all about the BERRY. And like I said before, with as popular and skin tone friendly, as Berry Tones are, I truly think Berry Tones will be here to stay! So find your perfect BERRY BLEND, ASAP!
Have A Fresh & Fab Day, Beauties!