Cranberry + Dusty Rose Indian Festive Makeup


Hi everyone!ย Today I’m sharing the breakdown of this cranberry and dusty rose makeup look I tried a few days back. Unfortunately something went wrong with the video footage so I couldn’t upload the tutorial. But since so many of you loved this on when I posted it on Instagram, I thought I would do a blog post sharing the full product list with you!


Cranberry + Dusty Rose Indian Festive Makeup | Navratri Inspiration

Cranberry + Dusty Rose Indian Festive Makeup | Navratri Inspiration

Cranberry + Dusty Rose Indian Festive Makeup | Navratri Inspiration



Products used for the EYES :

  1. NYX Vivid Brights cream eye shadow – Bad Blood (wine red matte color – used it as a base all over lid)
  2. MAC Folie eye shadow (matte brown eye shadow – patted this over the NYX cream eye shadow to tone down the red and make it darker, browner. Used this along the lower lash line too)
  3. Miss Claire Baked eye shadow no.24 (stunning cranberry eye shadow in shimmer finish – patted this over the centre bit of the eye lid using a flat finish. Its not easy to find everywhere but if you find this in any beauty store, grab it! Its very affordable too, under Rs 200)
  4. MAC Feline Kohl – along waterlines
  5. Freedom Brow Pomade – Ash Brown (for filling the brows)
  6. MAC In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Mascara (gives lots of length and really nice volume, one of the best from MAC as far as mascaras go!)
  7. Random unbranded false eye lashes


Products used for the FACE :

  1. The Body Shop Instaglow CC Cream – Warm Glow (as base all over the face, makes the skin slightly bronzed and tanner. I used this because the foundation I used doesn’t have enough warmth in it so using a warm base underneath helps prevent the foundation looking ashy)
  2. L’Oreal Paris Lumi Cushion Foundation – N4 (blends effortlessly with a beautiful glowing finish, medium coverage, really liking it so far! Just wish they had more of golden undertone shades)
  3. Maybelline the master contour palette – Medium/Deep (for contouring cheekbones, jaw and nose), used the Highlighter shade from the same palette along top of the cheekbones, top of the nose and on the cupid’s bow.
  4. Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder (really nice lightweight non-cakey loose powder)
  5. Milani Baked Blush – Dolce Pink (warm pink with very fine gold shimmer, LOVE this!)
  6. Makeup Revolution Pro Illuminate Setting Spray (only used it twice so far, need to use it a bit more before I can review it)


Products used for the LIPS :

  1. Lakme Absolute Luxe Matte Argan Lipstick – Mauveness (mauve-plum-rosey kind of color, I am obsessed with it, cannot get enough of it. Recommendย Highly recommend this everyone, especially for medium/wheatish/dusky skin)
  2. NYX Lip Lingerie – Cabaret Show (dusty nude-y rose color, needed to make the above less pink and more neutral so added this on top, the formula is non-drying, very long lasting and has a lovely soft matte finish).


My kurta is from BIBA, earrings – can’t remember where I got them from ๐Ÿ™ ย My lenses are Aryan 2-tone Brown. Used to get them from but can’t find them there anymore sadly.


Cranberry + Dusty Rose Indian Festive Makeup | Navratri Inspiration


Cranberry + Dusty Rose Indian Festive Makeup | Navratri Inspiration


I hope you liked this look! Please let me know your comments below. I’ve been feeling uninspired aboutย blogging these past few months so I would very much appreciate your comments and feedback below!

p.s – Since many of you have requested it, I will try and reshoot this video very soon before Navratri begins!



    September 14, 2017 / 1:29 am

    In love with this look… especially Ur eyes๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜ plz try to film it again…

  2. Rashmita
    September 14, 2017 / 1:37 am

    You are looking amazingly beautiful. And Very nicely described tutorial. Feels like I am actually watching the video and hearing you describing step by step.

  3. Priyal
    September 14, 2017 / 1:50 am

    Hi Ankita, i have been following you from a long time and become your admirer. I bought avene cleanser on your recommendation for oily/combination skin and have never stopped using it. Since i belong to the same skin family as yours, your reviews help me a lot. I was looking to buy a perfect lip shade and now I am planning to buy this lakme one as you highly recommend it. Just wanted to know how it the color payoff since i have dark lip line. Also, i have dark eye circles and creases, can you suggest some good concealer?

  4. Snehal
    September 14, 2017 / 3:48 am

    Loved the rosy shades you used here <3 such a fresh look & so apt for the upcoming festive season. I am definitely getting my hands on the miss claire eye shadow ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Sasha
    September 14, 2017 / 3:52 am

    Hello Ankita!
    I really love this look and I hope you’re able to upload a video of it as well.
    I’ve been battling a mild greyish cast always plaguing my concealer work (despite using a colour corrector!) so I totally admire how flawlessly you always manage to cover your dark circles! I’m curious, have you used anything apart from a CC cream and a foundation in this creating this particular look?

  6. Deepthi
    September 14, 2017 / 6:31 am

    Loved this look ๐Ÿ˜ŠPlease reshoot this look using same products and post the video

  7. Brishhali
    September 14, 2017 / 7:01 am

    Loved this look.. Thanks for posting this and keep on blogging.. I love your blog posts Ankita. ๐Ÿ’•

  8. Madhavi D
    September 14, 2017 / 8:38 am

    Hi Ankit, what a beautiful look. I saw ur insta post last night and decided that I will read ur blog first thing when i wake up. I wish i will be able to re-create even 50% of this look. Thank you for recommending the lipstick shades. Will definetly try out. Where to get Miss claire products? Pls dont feel uninspired. I lov watching your videosโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ. I have a request for you. I am a bride to be in 3 months. I want to create a makeup kit but i have no idea where to start from -foundation,primers, makeup brushes, hair tools ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. Can you pls help me out?

    • Madhavi D
      September 14, 2017 / 8:39 am


  9. Komal Shahi
    September 14, 2017 / 8:42 am

    Dis looks amazing!!! D color suits u well.

  10. Soumi das
    September 14, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Loved the look. It looks so pretty on you. Really looking forward to try my hands on the new lakme argan oil lip color now. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  11. Monalisa Das Roy
    September 14, 2017 / 8:49 am

    You’re looking stunning..I really want to try this look at the ‘Saptami’

  12. Mandira
    September 14, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Loved ur look.u r looking really beautiful.โ˜บโ˜บ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  13. Priyanka
    September 14, 2017 / 8:59 am

    You look beautiful! And the article is such a detailed one that I can actually visualize how you did your makeup and all! Read a blog post after quite long and loved it! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  14. Gayathri
    September 14, 2017 / 9:05 am

    Gorgeous!! Love the look! Looking forward to more festive makeup looks with sarees:) Keep up the good work

  15. Moni
    September 14, 2017 / 10:01 am

    Awesome!!surely gonna try with the products I have ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Disha shah
    September 14, 2017 / 10:26 am

    I just love your eyeshadow๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜ it suits on you๐Ÿ‘Œ

  17. firdous
    September 14, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    nice to see ur blog posts up after long time. what made you uninspired? since your blogs were not coming up I started watching your youtube videos. you rock there also ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Kritika
    September 14, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Hi ankita…i m ur silent follower..i like ur all videos…i want to request u to let us know about all ur accesories….in this look i like ur earrings….๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

  19. September 14, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    I love this look. Extremely beautiful and wearable <3. Would love to see outfits / fashion related posts on your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Kajal
    September 14, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    Helloo ankita..plz do suggest a daily routine creame when we r not goin anywhere and not using foundations at all..

  21. Anne
    September 14, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    I always used to wonder why you weren’t posting like you used to but had no idea that you were feeling uninspired ๐Ÿ™ please don’t feel that way.. You have no idea about how many people love your blogs, it’s just that we don’t comment on everything. The Tokyo time blogs are particularly special in my memory since I had started following you around that time. I read a lot of blogs but when it comes to purchasing I do it not based on other blogs but on yours. That’s how much I love and trust your reviews. I have purchased a few items from other blog recommendations and regret a few but never ever have I not fallen in love with the stuff I buy based on your recommendations. I don’t buy a lot, but when I do I always check your blog posts to see if you have vetoed it. There’s something really special about you that I haven’t seen in others in that you are really humble and you give honest reviews. I never see you bashing any brand either, you just say things as it is. YouTube is really nice and we get to see you in person but your blog posts are always special and I urge you to post more blog posts since those are very easy to read when one is in a time crunch. Please do keep blogging for your loyal followers. We always love you ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’Ÿ

  22. September 14, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Hi Ankita,
    Thanks for sharing the steps so meticulously.This is such a beautiful ,serene look.If possible can you share some more festive looks before Durga Puja?
    Thanks a lot

  23. Garima Dalal
    September 14, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Please do a swatches video for lakme absolute Luxe Matte Argan lipstick

  24. Jharna
    September 14, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    How can you be uninspired to blog??? Blogging is so much better that videos, cause in a video I have to pause and follow what to do, but it’s so much easier in a blog.. pls do not stop blogging!!!!

  25. Pranita
    September 14, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    Hi Ankita ๐Ÿ™‚ love to see your video, blog, insta almost everything…. really a big big admirer of yours…. haven’t used any eyeshadow in my entire life but after looking this look will definitely want to try… plus I tryst your recommendations so will definitely give a go to that lakme lipstick… Take care loads of love n hugs ๐Ÿค—

  26. Nitu
    September 15, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Hello Ankita, there is something about you which makes us wanna trust your reviews. You call a spade a spade. Yep there was one instance where you did YouTube video on some product called AVIANCE for Nykaa that seamed like an ad and was soo unreal, apart from that I love your review like I’ve been using the wrong moisturiser al these years for my highly oily acne prone sensitive skin and after reading your blog on moisturizer picked the right one . So thanks dear . Hope to see more affordable product reviews .. LOVEE YOU

  27. sharmilayokesh
    September 16, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Hi Anita…. Lovely look…. Especially the eyes…. Wow…. Please do more blogs…. I m a silent follower of yours for a long time…. Loved ur videos and blogs….. Love you a lot ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  28. Ruchita
    September 16, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Hey Ankita..i truly admire you and love reading your blog posts.. have been following you for years now and there’s so much that i have learnt from you!! Pls post more often.. your blog posts are something that i always look forward to for product you loads!! Cant wait to see this tutorial and your collab video with debasree!!

  29. Trishala Hansdah
    September 16, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    I loved this beautifully described blog post. Please keep writing because I’m definitely interested in reading more. I love these elaborate eye makeup looks but I’ve always been scared of doing them on my own eyes because I have small hooded eyes where even eyeliner refuses to show up. Any suggestions?

  30. Hina
    September 17, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    Hi Ankita, I have recently started following you and I am loving your looks.I really appreciate the way you present the tutorial and have also tried some of the tutorials. Could you please help me out with a everyday glowing makeup look without foundation and also using some affordable products.
    Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ˜Š

  31. Preeti
    September 18, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Helo Ankita,
    I was eagerly waiting for this look to be uploaded by you on youtube…but nevertheless the cranberry makeup is supersexy and gorgeous…the skin glow even more with this beautiful colors on you…loved the way it came out…plzz lemme know where did u get this beautiful earring from??…love u dear

  32. September 29, 2017 / 9:36 am

    Lovely look, please do a video tutorial for this one too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love all your videos :), great going gal ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. October 6, 2017 / 10:40 am

    Loved the look. I agree with you on Lakme argan oil Lipsticks.. I have got two of them already but this shade is another great pick.You look beautiful

  34. October 7, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    The lakme lipstick is in my wishlist now. Just loved that mauvy nude shade.

  35. Sanchari
    November 19, 2017 / 11:58 am

    You are an inspiration for many of us who aspire to follow their passion & make it their profession but are clueless in life!
    I am curious- you may not used nay concealer for this breathtaking look?

  36. February 13, 2019 / 4:18 pm

    You are looking amazingly beautiful. And Very nicely described tutorial. Feels like I am actually watching the video and hearing you describing step by step.

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