Soft Pink & Plum Make-up & Nails

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I’m often drawn to soft pink and plum make-up shades at this time of year as I think they’re particularly flattering on pale skin and make a pretty alternative to the usual brown and bronze Autumnal tones. La Vie En Rose Eyeshadow palette by Diego Dalla Palma (out this month) encapsulates these tones perfectly, with six daytime friendly matte and shimmer pinks and plums that can be smoked up for evening.

I applied the bottom right matte pink shade all over the lid and added the top right matte mauve into the socket with a KIKO Eyes 202 flat brush. I then added a little of the shimmer mauve (top centre) on top before smudging the matte charcoal along my upper lash line and deep matte mauve on lower lash line with a KIKO 207 pencil brush. To finish, I softened any edges with my Liz Earle Blend & Contour brush and added a couple of coats of the awesome Bobbi Brown Smokey Eyes Mascara.

I wanted to keep the rest of my make-up look soft and subtle, so finished off using NudeStix Lip and Cheek pencil in Love, a pretty, semi-sheer baby pink with a slight sheen. I apply this to cheeks with a few sweeps of colour, patted in with the flat of my finger and then fill in lips like I would with a regular lip pencil.


Barry M’s new Autumn Winter shades in Ballerina (pinkie), Vintage Violet (ring finger) and Nightshade (middle) are the perfect tones to complement this look - and naturally I had to apply all three just to prove the point. Can’t get enough of these colours and am particularly attached to Vintage Violet, which lasted an impressive 5 days on me without chipping. To be fair, I did use Dr Lewinn’s Renunail 3D top coat over it, but regardless, this is verging on miraculous wear time for me!


This is the final look - please excuse the slightly scruffy rest of me (school run-ning!)

Are you a fan of pinks & plums?


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