When applying eye makeup, there are few shades more alluring than plum. The color is softer than black and espresso, yet still offers a smoky finish, and possesses an inherent warmth that makes any eye smolder. But selecting the right makeup can be a bit tricky.
"Plum shadows are prettiest with shimmer," reports Allure magazine. "Go for blue-plum eyeliner (reddish ones can make you look sickly). Such strong eyes call for neutral cheek and lip hues."
Still, a bold-colored lid can be a bit intimidating for some. If you want to rock a hint of plum, opt for a purple water-resistant mascara. The formula will subtly tint your lashes, allowing you to embrace the plum trend without piling on layers of pigment.
Of course, some women prefer to play up their pout. And while many women may think a dark lipstick requires minimal makeup on the rest of their face, they may want to reconsider. According to the news source, a bit of makeup on your eyes and cheeks is necessary when rocking a plum-colored pout - the extra cosmetics will keep you from looking washed out.