2019 makeup looks with plum lipsticks
Plum and dark lipsticks are making a huge comeback with many celebrities and influencers donning this bold and daring look. It’s an especially great fall look.
There is something alluring about a really dark shade of lipstick that also boosts one’s confidence naturally. This color is definitely something worth to try especially if you’re someone who loves the nudes and light lip colors.
A perk with this color is that any skin complexion can pull it off if applied correctly. Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, let’s tackle the basics of putting on plum lipsticks.
How to wear plum lipsticks and look your best
If done incorrectly, plum lipsticks will make you look like a vampire, a rock star or a goth. We want to avoid that unless that’s exactly the look you’re gunning for.
The following are some tips and do’s and don’ts to successfully pull off the plum color.
1. Wear with the right attitude
First and foremost, one must know that a plum shade of lipstick is a strong color. If you’re feeling particular shy today, then it would be best to choose another color; although, looking at yourself in the mirror with bold luscious lips is a great picker-upper of the mood. So swipe away!
The best time to wear this lip color is during the times when you want to feel empowered and make a statement.
2. Consider your OOTD
Since your lips are already striking, make sure to not pair it with loud outfits. Plum lipsticks go well with chic minimalist styles. A light yellow jumpsuit, a simple maxi dress, and things like that.
3.Pick the perfect shade for your skin tone
We will get into this in more detail later but a quick guide would be: bluish deep purple undertones for fair and light skin tones and white-yellowish warm purple undertones for darker skin complexions. Yes, there are undertones to this plum color.
4. Confidence. Confidence. Confidence
We’ve mentioned earlier that anyone can pull off a plum lippie, therefore, the only thing left is your confidence! Look for a shade that you and your lips love then apply away!
5. Focus on the lips
When you are left with a choice of only choosing one cosmetic product to use, go for the lips. Wearing a plum lipstick alone can complete a look already. With this in mind, make sure that the lips is the target point and not create a messy and clashing look by applying bold eyes or cheeks. Keep them as light and neutral as possible in order to make the whole look balanced.
6. The eyes
Focusing on eyeshadows, shades of warm brown with red undertones are the best in complimenting plum lip colors. Go for the ones with a velvety texture that is rich in color and has a subtle glimmer.
7. Don’t overdraw
We all know that we tend to go over the natural lip line when applying lipstick, but for plum lippies, they work best if applied within our given lip shape. The color is already overpowering so enlarging our lips will not have a nice result.
Plum lipsticks are known for cracking and peeling off. We don’t wanna look like a desert now, do we? Make sure to moisturize beforehand or apply some balm over the plum lipstick. If you are going for an ultra-matte effect, then it is best to prep the lips properly beforehand. Use a lip mask, exfoliate, the works.
9. Apply with a lip brush
The best way to apply darker lip colors is with a lip brush because it can get messy quickly. Be precise when putting it on, starting from the outer corner of the mouth and working your way to the center on both the upper and lower lips. Fill in the rest of the lips after.
10. Line later
This may seem like a new ordeal, but when it comes to plum lipsticks, you need to apply your liner after the lipsticks. This is to give you more control on getting the perimeter of your lips correctly and to ensure that the pencil (which must be as close to the shade of the plum lippie as possible) does not overwhelm the rest of the lips.
For Light Skin Tone
1. Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color
This matte finish lipstick creates a flawless look that lasts up to 16 hours of wear. It is highly-pigmented and features a unique arrow tip for that extra precision. We know how precision is important for plum lippies.
Another perk with this Maybelline liquid lipstick is its shades. There are nine different shades of plum to choose from! You get to choose from different saturated reds, burnt siennas, blues and terracotta hues!
Inspired by the attitude that is NYC, go bold and daring with this look.
2. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
This product boasts of its innovative formula that gives you unbelievable coverage with just one swipe. You don’t have to worry about dragging or skipping because the product hugs the lips and feels very comfortable to wear.
For added benefit, the creamy formula is packed with nourishing ingredients such as aloe vera, jojoba oil, avocado, and babassu oil. It also has a butter blend for that extra comfort, hydration and lip conditioning. The lippie also has vitamins C and E for our daily dose of antioxidants.
3. Kylie Cosmetics Vixen Lip Kit
Each Kylie Lip Kit contains one matte liquid lipstick and one pencil lip liner, Kylie has got your back. This is your secret weapon to duplicate the perfect pout that Kylie is famous for.
The matte lipstick is highly-pigmented so it gives you an instant bold lip. It is also long-wearing but because it has moisturizing ingredients, you don’t have to worry about drying out your lips.
The lip liner has a creamy texture that glides easily on the lips so it can be applied easily. The matte formulation of the lipstick and creamy texture of the pencil perfectly complements each other.
4. Rimmel Stay Matte Lip Liquid
It may seem cheap but don’t underestimate this powerful plum lippie. It gives you a bold coverage with just one stroke and it can stay on your lips up to 24 hours! Even better, this lipstick is kiss-proof, touch-proof and water-proof. So go all out on your confidence without having to worry about your lips disappearing!
This matte lipstick has a velvety finish yet it is unbelievably easy to wear and lightweight. Just don’t forget to moisturize and hydrate the lips before applying.
For Olive Skin Tone
5. Bobbi Brown Art Stick No.1 Rose Brown
This rose taupe tone complements medium or olive skin tones beautifully. It looks like a kiddie Crayola and glides easily on the lips without snagging.
Users share that the lipstick goes on with a matte effect so they usually apply gloss to finish the look or hydrate the lips beforehand for those who want to maintain the matte effect.
6. Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Pretty Prune
Another hue that olive skin works well with are chocolate and redcurrant tones. With a staying power of 12 hours, your lips and overall look remain gorgeous.
At less than $10, this rouge lipstick is a steal.
7. MAC Lipstick in Cyber
Who doesn’t love MAC’s wide array of colors that are dependable when it comes to quality? This juicy deep plum shade is definitely not for the weak-hearted. It is really plum-plum.
With a creamy formulation, a lot of ladies prefer this over MAC’s matte line. Many also comment on the great depth of the color that really flatters their medium skin complexions.
For Dark Skin Tone
8. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Plum Role
This shade is a bit “vampy” but works well for darker skin tones. It has a rich formula and highly pigmented that gets applied on the lips quite smoothly. It is also equipped with emollients so you have the added benefit of hydration.
This plum lippie stays on the lips for a long time and it doesn’t accentuate fine lines.
9. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Naughty Plum
It might have the name “naughty” but this deep plum shade with purple undertones will definitely make you want to be just that because you will use it every day. Women with darker skin complexions adore this shade.
What makes this different from the others? It has “glitters”! For that extra sparkle. Furthermore, it is available in four finishes: crème, matte, pearl and sheer. Awesome.
10. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Gold Obsession in Plum Gold
Plum and gold, what a great combination. We know just how well a dark skin tone accentuates these two colors. It has a stunning deep grape color with gold shimmer.
It is easy and comfortable to wear and leaves the lips with a glossy finish. Enriched with jojoba oil, the creamy texture lasts long and does not dry out the lips.
Plum lippies are definitely the way to go for that much-needed boost of confidence and glam. This is a makeup trend that does not get old. Dark lipstick has always been a classic and a frequent go-to look for women.
Now that you’re equipped with the know-how, it’s time to get those lips plum-in!