5 Plum Posts: An Ode to Purple Makeup

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MAC Makeup How-to: Bold Red and Purple Eye with Light Lips and Cheeks

“…I need a little help when it comes to using bold colors, so I followed the directions for this bright red and purple eye featured on the MAC Website. This is the ‘Her Fancy’ look, one of four Antiquitease face charts.”


How To: A Purple Smokey Eye with Stila Convertible Eye Color in Violet

Stila Convertible Eye Color in Violet made quick work of this smokey purple eye. The Violet shade’s pencil is a shimmery, dark plum; the coordinating shadow is a shimmery lavender.”

Get the Clinique Blackberry Bloom Look: Purple Smokey Eyes, Berry Lips and Cheeks

“Everyone loves blackberries. Take Clinique, for example. Next month they’re introducing Blackberry Bloom, a collection of violet and plum eye, lip and cheek makeup for the holidays. The first time I saw the gorgeous model in this promotional picture — her smokey purple eyes, berry lips and cheeks — I about fell over in my chair!”

Essie Winter 2008 Nail Polishes: Her Royal Hotness

“Well, cover me in jewels, and bring my royal scepter because the regal shades of rich purple, deep ruby and gold make the Essie Winter 2008 collection ($8 each) a royal tour de force! The colors remind me of His Royal Purpleness, Prince, from the height of Purple Rain fame.”

MAC Cosmetics Face of the Day: A Smokey Eye with MAC Pigment in Purple

Layering extends the staying power of your eyeshadow and provides extra dimension. Try starting with a layer of a cream product — I like MAC Paint Pots, MAC Paint and MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl — and applying a powdered eyeshadow on top of the cream.”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. yadiq says:

    i love your pic on this post it reminds me of macs funky ads!!

    good photoshop K!

  2. Karen says:

    Hi Yadiq,

    Thanks! 🙂 It’s a little crazy looking, but it’s fun!

    How are you this Friday?

  3. Brittany says:

    I love purple makeup. I think I actually do a purple smokey eye more than I do a “regular” black one.

  4. Hi Karen, TGIF! I am a purple fanatic, it’s my fav color so any purple makeup is a friend of mine. I love all these looks! It’s funny I am the opposite of you. I tend to be more extreme with makeup colors I wear and I have been trying to tone it down the last couple years since I am a lady of a “certain age” now and according to What Not To Wear, I should be dressing and looking my age! 😉

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..OPI France Fall/Winter 2008 – The Cremes

  5. Vanessa H says:

    Hi Karen!
    I love your blog, I have a feed for it on my firefox bar :-). I loooove purple. Your pic looks really cool by the way. Happy Friday!

    Maybe some purple wine would be a good idea tonight 🙂

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    Purple + smokey = hotnessss! It’s a look that I love but can’t always pull off, so I give you props, woman!

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Vampy Varnish,

    Girl! I wish now that I was more adventurous with color years ago!

    You know what I love but never thought I would? PURPLE LIPGLOSS!

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Vanessa H,

    Thank you for popping by to say, “Hi!” It’s nice to meet ya! 🙂

    What are your favorite purple makeup products?

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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