Soft Makeup: Sweet with Sugar Plums

Soft Makeup: Sweet with Sugar Plums

Super soft look I did for Mother’s Day!   Quick, easy, and wearable. 🙂

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Stay Don’t Stray as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Seedy Pearl eyeshadow on the lower lid. Next, apply Shale eyeshadow into the crease with the 226, lightly blending outwards and upwards to fade to the brow bone. With the 239, apply Plum Dressing eyeshadow into the crease directly and then blended towards the outer corner and lid. Blend Vanilla eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Almost Noir eyeliner on the lower lash line and finish by sweeping lashes with Opulash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Pink Rebels lustre drops on the apples and upper cheekbones. Then, lightly apply Hipness blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Sweetie lipstick first, and then layer Mauve Accent ultra gloss for a complementing lip.

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happybadfish Avatar

Beautiful look.
Have you reviewed the Stay don’t Stray? I have it and am a bit indifferent about it. I don’t mind it as an actual concealor on my face, but I don’t like it around my eyes, and not as an eyeshadow base. I find it is really pro-crease.

Steph B Avatar

This is lovely. When I first started wearing eye makeup it was mostly plums. I tend to go more for purples these days but you’ve convinced me to give plums another shot.

Wendy Avatar

BEAUTIFUL!
And don’t you just love the Stay Don’t Stray? I won’t use anything else. It’s really the only one that works for me! 🙂

Nour Avatar

wow this look is absolutely gorgeous.
im totally loving the eyes, and the liner is a really pretty color.
did you use the lustre drops as a highlight?

Christina Avatar

Love it Christine. Can’t wait to try this look out.

Question though, you said you used the 219 brush, but you didn’t say where and how you used it.
Thanks for this!

Christina Avatar

Lol. Don’t even worry about it, its totally fine. I just wanted to make sure so when I do the look, I know what to use!
Thanks again!

Allison Avatar

Pretty! Sweetie lipstick looks so good on you– natural but with some color, you know? It always looks kind og bright on me. Hipness blush looks kind of like Benefit Coralista, one of my favs.

CeeBee Avatar

So pretty!

I recently got Seedy Pearl and will have to try this!! I’m loving Almost Noir liner as well – I wear it more than any of the other pearlglides, which surprised me a bit as I was so sure I’d like the others more…

Loving the lip combo as well, it’s just gorgeous! It almost perfectly matches your top too! 🙂

rashmi Avatar

wow christine
this look is so gorgeous ….
i wish i had everything u used aawww :(:(:(
my hubby’s pocket 🙁
i only have sweetie lipstick n no eyeshadows …
but m surelly gonna buy plum dressing …. i thought of buying this one so many times but didnt got a chance somehow ….
hey pls tell me what all would u recc. me from MAC’s to the beach coll. ????

Anne Avatar

I love the way you used red-toned shadows without ending up looking like you’d been up all night! You’re a very talented makeup artist!

shontay Avatar

Gorgeous Christine! I really don’t do the whole matching shadow with clothes thing, but you do it so damn well :). You’re making me want those silly Lustre Drops. Which shade should I get? I am NC45, Neutral-leaning more towards cool.

Susy Avatar

This is really beautiful and it looks so pretty on you!! Thanks for sharing all your looks and your knowledge, it’s really helpful! 😀

AZ Avatar

this looks amazing on you! plum dressing was one of the first mac eyeshadows i purchased but unfortunately it looks horrible on me haha. im glad it looks great on someone!

Hannah Avatar

OMG so gorgeous! Love the colours 🙂
Almost noir looks amazing! Are there any dupes for it, like maybe from urban decay? Or is rave pearlglide similar (doubt it but worth a try!)
also is hipness a dupe for coralista because I dont want to become adicted to a limited edition colour…

CeeBee Avatar

Hi Christine – I tried a dupe of this today but with purple instead of plum.
Used Seedy Pearl over Bare Study Paint pot, two purple shades from the Dior Purple Crystal quint, a smidge of MAC Mystical Mist in the crease and lined lower lash line with Designer Purple. Permaplum on the upper lashline.

Thanks so much for the inspiration!!! 🙂

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