I've been having much trouble with clearly identifying color trends the past few years. Previously there was always one shade that I kept seeing over and over again each season, but now the focus seems to be more stylistic rather than color-related, i.e., different styles of a makeup item such as eyeliner. Having said that, I did notice there was a good amount of plum floating about in the beauty world. As with previous color trends, this year's version presents a new twist on an old favorite. It's not the usual vibrant purple plum, but rather a slightly warm, smoky, dusky hue - sort of a mix between mauve and burgundy with a tiny hint of taupe. It's a bit more subdued than a true plum, which in my opinion elevates it to an incredibly chic and sophisticated update on the beloved fall hue. It's also notable in its use on eyes and/or cheeks when a vampy plum lip usually reigns supreme this time of year.
- Maybelline Burgundy Bar palette
- RMK FFFuture Cheeks in Rose Stone
- Dior fall 2017 ad
- NARS blush in Blissful
- Mary Kay Eye Color Palette in Rosé Nudes
- Pola Muselle Rare Touch Eye Mousse
- La Perla fall 2017 runway makeup
- Rituel de Fille Ash and Ember Eye Soot in Exuviae
- Colured Raine Berry Cute palette
- Clinique Sweet As Honey palette
I have to admit I was little intimidated by this shade at first. I'm no stranger to plum, but I tend to wear it mostly on lips and nails. If I do go the eyeshadow route I stick to cooler hues since anything too warm/red will make me look bruised, and plain mauve and taupe by themselves generally wash me out. I was surprised to see that the slight earthy undertones make it very wearable.
What do you think? Will you be trying this out this shade for fall? Oh, almost forgot to mention - if you need a highlighter to go with your sultry plum eyeshadow and blush, check out Becca Smoky Quartz, as it complements it perfectly. :)