Going Plum Crazy

Winter is a great time to pull out your plum and berry lipsticks. These shades are absolutely perfect for the cooler makeup tones that come out during the winter season. I am very fair complected so I find that these shades of berry and plum cool down and brighten my complexion.

First up is the Maybelline Super Stay 14 hour lipstick in the shade Fuchsia Forever. I got this lipstick at Walmart for $6.94. This was my go to lipstick for the longest time. It’s a beautiful berry pink that leans into the magenta family and the long wear is great. It may not be 14 hours, but the lipstick will last you all day with just 2 applications.

Next up is the Em Cosmetics soft matte lip cream in the shade Passion Berries. It’s a bit more pricey at $15 and can be purchased at emcosmetics.com. This lipstick is very similar to the Maybelline lipstick, just a bit darker. If we’re talking about taking a look from day to night, I would say to wear the Maybelline lipstick during the day then rock Passion Berries at night. The pigmentation of the lipstick is phenomenal and it is great for long wear.

The Covergirl Outlast Longwear lipstick in the shade Vixen Violet strays away from the plum/berry family slightly, but it is a great purple shade to try out this winter and maybe even take into the summer. I got it at Walmart for $6.86. The color payout on this lipstick is impressive and it does pull slightly toward berry shades. This lipstick makes a bold statement and is a great compliment for cooler makeup shades.

Finally I have this amazing MAC lipstick in the shade Cyber. This lipstick costs $17 and I highly recommend getting a lip liner to go along with it. The lipstick can be a bit uneven in application, but the liner helps to give you an even base. It is a great dark plum and it suits nightwear best.

Start experimenting and find the perfect plum or berry to complete your fabulous look this winter!

Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween and I’m sure that you are all putting the finishing touches on your fabulous looks for tonight. I thought I would give you all a little overview of the makeup I did for tonight. This year I decided to keep it fairly simple. I am obsessed with The Vampire Diaries so I went for a makeup look inspired by the show.

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This look is quick and easy and can be done using products that you may already have. I applied all of my makeup like I normally would, with a simple smokey eye. The next thing I did was draw veins under my eyes using a NYX lip pencil in the color Nebula, but you can use any black, red, or plum lip or eye liner. This one was $3.49 at Ulta.

To top off my look I lined my lips with the same lip pencil then applied MAC lipstick in the shade Cyber. This lipstick costs $17 so it is a bit of a splurge, but worry not I do have a cheaper option for you. NYX soft matte lip creme in the shade Transylvania is $5.99 and has the same deep purple pigment. With just a dribble of blood from some watered down red face paint, I was ready for the night.