Plum tones are in for fall makeup, natch.
This autumn beauty staple is no surprise, but there are a few tricks to keeping the look modern. Here’s how to pick your perfect plums and the products to see you through the season.
You know how a change in season, specifically, summer to fall, can cause all kinds of crazy with your beauty routine. Sandals with jeans? Up ‘do not feeling so perky? Bronzer looking a little less on fleek?
Those pink and coral-hued makeup items that got you through summer may be not quite right at this point in the seasonal game either. One tiny adjustment is all you need for transitional perfection. Promise.
Fall makeup has seen everything from plums that are goth-dark to uber-bright. This season, think natural tones in universally flattering shades. The plums of the season are practically see through with the perfect hit of color.
The Best Plums for Your Fall Makeup Look
Blush: If you think plums are best left to women with darker skin tones, good news. Plum makeup shades run cool and warm, and there are hues to suit all skin tones. And then there are those that work on all complexions. Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Abundance is a “plummy taupe” that adds color to fair and medium skin tones, and lends warmth to darker complexions. The all ‘round must-have for cheeks this season.
Prefer a powder blush? Try Alima Pure Satin Matte Blush in Soft Plum.
Lips: Oh, the many choices of plum lip color! In order to steer clear of ‘90s power lips or going overly berry, sheer is the name of the game. One product that offers a hint of polished color and works on all skin tones is Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Sensuous Plum. If you are wishing for more intense color, try Kjaer Weis Lipstick in Believe (which is brand spankin’ new, btw!), a versatile, velvety plum.
Now, of course, no fall makeup line-up would be complete without lip gloss. And we have plummy picks for that too. Vapour Organics Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Entice is a cool plum that offers sheer color. Looking for something with a bit more oomph? You’ll love Haut Cosmetics Custom Lip Gloss in Adrenaline Rush.
Eyes: Yes, eyes look fabulous in plums too. Get dramatic with Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Pretty Purple, a deep plum. Or pat on a layer or two of RMS Beauty Eye Polish cream in Imagine for a subtle, dreamy look.
Not feeling the smoky eye or steering clear of too much color? Try wearing a nude shadow, or leaving lids bare, and lining with La Bella Donna Eye Pencil in Violet Chariote for a hint of color that is anything but ordinary.
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