Tutorial: Plummy Makeup for Tanned Skin

This is one of my favorite plummy purple looks, and it’s one that incorporates the “muddling” technique. What’s muddling? It’s when eyeshadow is deeply pressed onto another eyeshadow to meld the two colors together. The look I’m doing today is really a gorgeous look.

Start with a light beige primer (UD Eden). We want a light base so we can lighten the eyeshadows. Then press a shimmery salmon pink e/s (NYX Ultimate Pearl in Salmon) onto the lid.

Now we'll "muddle" a sparkly purplish-wine e/s on top of the pink e/s (Inglot AMC #72). Be sure to press and lightly blend until the two shades have come together.

This is the result.

Apply and blend a shimmery burgundy-purple into the crease and outer v and blend (Inglot AMC Pearl 452).

Apply a gel/cream black liner to the upper lashline (Stila Smudge Pot in Black) and a pencil liner (Smashbox Onyx) to the lower lashline. Dust a pale pink shimmer e/s to the browbone (NYX Platinum Pink).

The final touch: Curl the lashes and apply black mascara.

The final look:

I like pairing this with Clinique Buttershine in Crushed Grape.

Any requests for more tutorials? What are you favorite purple looks?


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com
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One Response to Tutorial: Plummy Makeup for Tanned Skin

  1. Appu says:

    Amazing! Plum goes so well with most skintones. I wanna try Inglot so bad…wish I had better access 😦

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