#MOTD: Smokey Plum

Hey all! We’ve been over this a few times now, but I am obsessed with the colour purple. Lately, my make up has been quite tame but I am very ready to step out of that little box of nudes, tans, browns and champagnes I have been in all summer and into fall and break out the plums and burnt oranges and evergreens I have been mesmerized by lately.

A few weeks ago, I had mentioned doing a plum smokey eye using the Lorac Pro 2 and Tarte Rainforest After Dark palettes and I would say it’s about time I did it. I am not 100% confident in these dark eye looks on me but I still love to play around with looks like this to try them out.

Eye shadow primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer

Eye shadow: Tarte Rainforest After Dark palette and Lorac Pro 2 palette

Eye liner: Jesse’s Girl Black liquid liner and Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner in Zero

Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara

Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting primer

Foundation: L’Oreal True Match Foundation in W2

Concealer: Maybelline Coverstick Concealer in Green, Covergirl True Blend Concealer in Light and Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair

Powder: Bare Minerals Well Rested and Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder

Brows: Quo brow powder/wax in Brunette and Benefit Gimmie Brow in Light

Blush: Tarte Unleashed

Highlight: Tarte Champagne

Lips: Marcelle Forever Sharp lip liner in Coral Pink** and Annabelle Twist Up Lipstick in Romance**.

I primed my lids before going in with Tatre Bare To Explore (light pink) & Lorac Beige all over the lid. To smoothly transition, I threw some Tarte Tan-goes Up In You (light tan brown) in the crease. Then blend blend blend. I added some Lorac Nectar in the crease and outter corner then finally Lorac Plum on top. Then blend blend blend again. I incorporated the Tarte Plum Away With Me by pressing it onto the lid and reapplied the Lorac Beige to the inner corner to brighten.

It looked incomplete without adding a little something to my bottom lash line so I smoked a black liner out with some Tarte Plum Away With Me. Some eye liner and mascara and these eyes are done! It’s worth noting that I also used the Annabelle EyeInk 2 corrector** to tidy up my eye liner. Man, that is handy.

Is two eye shadow palettes for one look a little excessive? Yes. Do I love it anyway? Yes. Totally excited about how these eyes turned out and am so happy to play with colour again. I hope you like the look as much as I do and let me know if there is anyting else you’re itching to see.

Til next time, ttfn x


2 thoughts on “#MOTD: Smokey Plum

  1. I often pick shadows from more that one palette, nothing wrong with that 🙂 I too am obsessed with purple shades, the ones you used are so pretty. They look great with brown eyes!


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