Weekend Makeup Idea: Plum Eyeshadow

I’m a little geeked that the high temperature tomorrow is 65 with a low of 50 in NYC. Not quite fall weather, but I’ll take it. To celebrate, let’s all wear plum eyeshadow!

What’s great about the deep, vampy hue is that it looks so much like red winecan define the eyes and give you a smoky look without being harsh. It also happens to be one of those great shades of makeup that looks good on all our brown skin tones.

Wear it alone as a single wash on the lid (never ever extend a dark color like this to the brow bone), use it to smoke out your outer V on an otherwise neutral look, grab an eyeshadow brush and use it as a liner for a pop of color, or pair it with just about any other color from gold to bronze to green to blue and beyond.

When rocking plum eyes, keep the rest of your makeup (blush, lips, etc.) in the plum, pink, peach, and neutral territory.

Plum shadows to try:
Black Opal Mosaic Eyeshadow in Zanzibar
Iman Cosmetics Luxury Eyeshadow in African Violet
MAC Blackberry Eyeshadow
MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow
MAC Folie Eyeshadow
MAC Shadowy Lady Eyeshadow
MAC Sketch Eyeshadow

MAC Trax Eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #39
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #49
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #79
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #142
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #160
NYX Cosmetics Eyeshadow in
NYX Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Sensuous

P.S. Your plum shadow can also double as a blush (hey, it is a powder). Just grab a blush brush, dip it in your shadow, tap off the excess, and gently sweep it on your cheekbones.


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