Autumn Colour Goals: All Things Plum

While there is nothing wrong with ripping up the rule book and choosing whatever colours you want to wear, tapping into the latest seasonal trends is a great way to give your makeup look a fresh update. For AW22, it’s all about plum.

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Rich, warm hues are always a winner for this time of year, and when it comes to autumn favourites, you can’t beat plum. What’s more, the seasonal hue is bang on trend, having featured in the Versace, Alaia and Vaquera AW22 shows to name but a few. Plum makeup might sound like a statement choice, but it’s a really wearable option for every skin tone. A rich plum lip looks extra gorgeous on darker skin tones, while a hint of plum shadow is a softer take on the smokey eye for light skin tones this party season. If you’re opting for a solid plum lip, always start with a lip liner to prevent the colour bleeding into your skin, and carry the lipstick with you for top ups on the go. A high-gloss lip is one of the chicest ways to tap into the plum makeup trend, especially for the festive season: try teaming your statement lip with a touch of gold shimmer on your lids for a timeless glamour.

If you want to avoid bold plum eyes or statement block lip colour but you still want to dip your toe into the trend, opt for an autumnal cheek colour. A creamy plum blush will add a more highly pigmented pop of colour, while a powder blush is the softest way to trial this hue, use a soft brush to sweep a little onto the apples of the cheeks for just a hint of warmth, or even try sweeping it around the temples for a natural flushed look.

Ready to give it a go? Check out my edit below.


The Plum Makeup Edit For AW22

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