I have a confession: purple lipstick is my weakness. Ever since I got my hands on my very first tube, I wasn’t able to stop wearing the purply-red hue. It was soon after that I discovered why I liked the shade so much: It wasn’t too dark, yet it wasn’t quite reddish… it was the absolute perfect plum. Ever since, I’ve always worn pops of plum in my makeup, and here are some of my favorite picks of the hue ahead.
Bahama Mama creates a classic creamy plum manicure that I love just about any time of the year. It goes well with moody fall-to-winter makeup but also complements a fresh faced summer look just as nicely.
Plum eyeshadow can create a super cool monochromatic look, especially if it’s done in a halo-eye type of style. Urban Decay Last Call is a great shadow for this — it gives you the ability to build up that plum eye without making it look like you have a shiner (never a good look).
Probably my favorite of the bunch, Maybelline Plum Perfect is reminiscent of that OG plum lipstick I always loved — so of course I had to include it in this round up. It’s super creamy, highly pigmented and swipes on in one go.
Finally, NYX Prune is by far the best plum liner you’ll find on the market. Line your lips and fill them in to create a great red-purple base, or even use this as an eyeliner for a little lower lash line pop.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.