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How To Wear Plum Lipstick

By Kate Bryan |

s1532068-main-hero Plum shades are hot this fall, especially rich plum lipsticks.

Are you willing to try the trend?

I  think the right plum shade can work on any skin color or hair color. The key is making sure it’s the “right” plum (just as you would pick the “right” red lipstick).

When you are wearing plum lipstick, make sure you keep the rest of your makeup simple, classic, and fairly neutral. The lips are going to be the focus of the face, so you don’t want a dark or colorful eye to steal the show.

Consider skipping blush and just wearing bronzer for depth in your cheeks. Sometimes, a blush that is too pink or too peachy will compete with the plum lipstick.

I think a perfect complementary makeup look to a plum lip is a simple cat eye with plenty of mascara and a hint of bronzer!

(Plum lipstick shown: Venom by Urban Decay)

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Kate Bryan

Kate is the creator behind The Small Things Blog, a hair and beauty blog with touches of Kate's personal life. She began The Small Things Blog in 2011 with the intention of teaching women how to style their own hair just like a professional salon stylist. Now, over 100 hair tutorials later, she continues creating unique content for her blog throughout the week. Kate lives in North Carolina with her husband, Justin, and their two cats, Grits and Gravy. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kate's latest posts →

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One thought on “How To Wear Plum Lipstick

  1. Kara says:

    I’ve wanted to try out a plum lip color for a while! Now the only issue is figuring out which plums look best with what skin tones so I don’t pick out the wrong one.

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