{beauty board} plum smoky eyes

Kristen Stewart is one of my favorite people to see on the Red Carpet because her makeup {especially the eyes} always looks ridiculously fierce. Smoky shadows in a variety of colors; tight black liner; and an overall smoldering gaze that you can't help but to want to try for yourself. My current favorite? The plum smoky eye {seen above}. It's absolutely stunning for fall {as russet / wine / merlot / plum / burgundy shades tend to be}; plus, it gives you a new, high-glam eye option for Night's Out. Here are five of my top picks for recreating this look:

plum eyes
ONE: Urban Decay in LAST CALL {$18.00} TWO: NYX Cosmetics in RUST {$4.50} THREE: Stila in METALLIC MERLOT {$32.00} FOUR: COVERGIRL in PURPLE PLUME {$6.94} FIVE: Stila in VENUS {$20.00}

If you aren't ready to go all-out red-based plum, Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Last Call is a great option. It has purple undertones, which make it easy to tread slowly into the plum smoke trend; and it has amazing pigmentation. Simply apply it in the crease of your lid, and blend it down into your lower lashline. One of my must-have products for this look is NYX Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow in Rust. It's under $5 {how can you resist?}; plus it looks absolutely gorgeous when worn alone, but can also be blended with other shades to create your own look.

If you, like me, love a hint of shimmer in your shadow looks, you will adore Stila's Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Merlot. The cream finish is intensely buildable, and the foil finish is stunning - not overly sparkly; just perfect. CoverGirl's Smoky ShadowBlast in Purple Plume is your new BFF if smoky eyes are a conundrum for you {plus it is amazingly affordable}. It's a dual-ended shadow stick that guides you in terms of application so that you wind up with a glamorous gaze with minimal effort. Another essential if you're slightly clueless about complementary shadow shades? Stila's Eyeshadow Trio in Venus. The trio includes lid, highlight, and liner shades so that you have everything at your fingertips for a gorgeous plum smoky eye!



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ellie said...

I love the plum color in makeups! What an awesome post!

mazzymay said...

One of my favorite shades. Love her eyes!

ivy said...

Love these makeups. Must try that one ..especially at 5 bucks!

Couture Carrie said...

So gorgeous!
I need that Stila!


Unknown said...

Love this look, very sexy.

little luxury list said...

Wow, the plum smoky eye is definitely fierce and Kristen's eyes are just gorgeous!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

ooh I like it! purple is my favorite color too.

Sara said...

I LOVE the plum shades for fall! It looks great with her green eyes!

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Rebecca said...

She really does always have the fiercest makeup I have ever seen! Love the plum smoky look! Probably my favorite makeup look ever!


Tiffany Kadani said...

Plum is one of my favorite colors!!! So pretty and perfect for Fall!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

I've heard purples are good with green eyes, so I would love to learn to rock this look!

Pooja Mittal said...

I love kristen's makeup too, u picked really nice makeup for the look..
Keep in touch,

Sherin said...

Love plum toned make up. It's a stunning colour.

Unknown said...

Ok, now I've got to get me some of this fierce plum eye stuff! Love the way she's wearing it!

xo Mary Jo

Imogen said...

This is gorgeous, has to be one of my favourite eyeshadows ever. Very amazing.

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