One Pan of Eyeshadow, A Trio of Looks! A Smokey Plum Eye Makeup Tutorial Trifecta

Published in: Clarins, MAC Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To, Video

Are you ready for three ways to work a smokey (or smoky, depending on your preference) plum eye?


Here are THREE different ways to rock the new Clarins Smoky Plum Ombre Minérale Mono Eye Shadow ($21)…or any other eyeshadow you like.

(Click here to watch the video on YouTube.)

Clarins Smoky Plum Ombre Minérale Mono Eye Shadow

Clarins Smoky Plum Ombre Minérale Mono Eye Shadow ($21)

The first look is the most casual one, good for daytime. The second is slightly turned up, like for grabbing drinks after work, and the third is a full-on smokey look with lashes, drama and the whole nine yards.

Definitely one for a big night out…or perhaps just to run errands around town, if you’re a diva like that. 😀

I’m using a shimmery purplish taupe shadow in the video, but you could definitely swap that out for another purple or taupe from your collection.


OOH! I think something like MAC Satin Taupe or Shale would look really pretty.

Or, you could skip the purple entirely and go with something like a shimmery bronze, brown, green, gold or blue. Seriously — whatever your heart desires at this moment! The most important thing is that you like it. Whatever it is, you’ll do great. 🙂

Clarins Smoky Plum Eye Shadow

Lashes, BAM! (Yup, this is the third look…)

Clarins Smoky Plum Eye Shadow

Another shot of the third and final look

A smokey plum eye makeup tutorial

A better look at my lids from the final look…

Products mentioned in the video…

Thank you for watching! If you give it a try, snap a quick pic and tweet it to me @karenmbb, or tag me at hashtag #makeupandbeautyblog on Instagram. Please!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Erin says:

    I love this eyeshadow, I want it so bad!
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  2. Bella says:

    Seriously, thank you so much for this brilliant tutorial!!

  3. Beautiful smokey shade – it looks amazing on you :o) Xx

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  4. Karen, what a gorgeous look! So flattering! Sexy yet sophisticated.
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  5. Alison M says:

    As much as I enjoy going nuts with the number of eyeshadows I use in one look, it can be very refreshing to concentrate on just one shade for a simple but fabulous smoky eye.

  6. Agata says:

    I love love love this tutorial, that eyeshadow is simply stunning and I really wish I knew how to apply fake eyelashes!

  7. Chris25 says:

    What a gorgeous take on the smokey eye!
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  8. Fancie says:

    That shadow is just so gorgeous! I need to start using just one shadow sometimes. Blending 3-4 different shadows is what keeps me from wearing eyeshadow on s regular basis lol. This will definitely help me use up my stash and be a little less lazy
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  9. Shannon says:

    luuuuuv this tutorial, Karen! And love how comfortable you’re getting in these videos! Props!

  10. Deanna says:

    This tutorial was so helpful, Karen! This eye shadow is definitely on my Wants List now.

  11. Sylirael says:

    Awesome video, Karen! It’s so satisfying when you find one eyeshadow you can get so many looks from (that’s not a neutral). 🙂
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  12. Marian D. says:

    I really like the African violet, I feel like it goes with any skin tone.

  13. Beatrice says:

    Love all of your three looks and you are gorgeous.
    Could you be so kind and tell what lip gloss are you wearing in this video.
    Thanks Karen.

  14. Chelsea says:

    Love this! Very dimensional, and love the different levels.

    I love your funny faces!

  15. Allison C says:

    Awesome tutorial, Karen! So helpful and so fun to watch 🙂 And I just got my first pair of false eyelashes and I’ve been clueless about how to apply them. Thanks for the help,mwah!
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  16. Cindy says:

    Your eyes just pop and your skin glows in that color. Love it!!

  17. Denise S says:

    I loved that you made three different looks with one eyeshadow. I’m going to try them all especially like how you contoured with smolder eyeliner on the 3rd look.I’m going to have to buy that shadow so pretty!!

  18. Ann says:

    Gorgeous look! What lipgloss is that? That’s gorgeous too!

  19. Kaelyn says:

    Freaking gorgeous eye makeup looks! MUST HAVE SHADOW IN MY LIFE! lol

  20. Mary says:

    What are you using to spray onto the makeup brush, to make/set the smoky look on the lids?

  21. Gloria says:

    OH! The eyeshadow looks so good on you!! Especially pairing with the lip color. What is that, btw??

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