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Plum Tones to Try This Fall

It still feels like summer here but the fall season has arrived! I’ve rounded up some beauty favorites with plum tones for the upcoming fall months. Most of these are from my current stash but I have a couple new things I’ve tried plus lots of swatches. If you’re a neutral-makeup lover like me but still want to try something a little more bold, here are some things I find really wearable.
Plum Bordeaux Lips

I posted a Reel on Instagram sharing six plum tones I think will easily suit a wide range of skin tones so you can see them all in action!


Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in Berry 006 is probably my favorite out of all the shades. It’s a brighter purple plum making it more wearable (not as vampy). More shades + full review here.
U Beauty Lip Plasma Compound has been a favorite for a while and I’ve been really enjoying the tinted colors. Cassis is a sheer dark plum. Since it’s a balm/gloss style it will wear off within a few hours but the beauty of this is the fading is more forgiving on the lips.
Clinique Black Honey is a classic. The Pop Plush Gloss applies semi-thick but blends out nicely. The Almost Lipstick swatches really sheer on the hands but give the lips that bitten plum look.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lipstick is one of the most under-rated classic lipstick formulas. Bond is the perfect opaque plum tone that feels super glam.
Hourglass Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balms are beautiful for a sheer glossy lip. Impulse is a plum red and Lure is a classic plum.
Chanel Rouge Coco Baumes are among my favorite for a sheer plum lip. If you’re usually not a bold-lip wearer but want to try more color, I think these are the best ones to try. Fall For Me is a beautiful reddish plum (swatched on lips here) and Sweet Treat (on the lips in this post) is a really pretty wearable berry.
Eye Makeup Picks

I like a warmer eye to coordinate with plum lips so the purple tones don’t overwhelm the whole look. If you want to add a bit of a warm color that isn’t too dark I think the Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadows in Blaze and Rapture are beautiful. I bought these years ago and use them frequently but have still not hit pan.
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Honeymoon remains one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes of all time. I still adore it to this day. I also really like the Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes and Mitzah is a close option to Honeymoon. I’ve swatched the new formula and think it’s ok, colors are still very pretty although I think the original formula was better.

Mauve/Plum Blushes
Plum tones are difficult for me to pull off on my skintone, so I usually opt for something mauve instead.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes are really beautiful, I love Mood Exposure and At Night.
A number of you missed out on the Chanel Fall Doucer D’Equinoxe Beige Rose Et Mauve blush and asked for a dupe. I couldn’t find an exact match but the Gucci Beauty Blush in Beige Rose is close (pulls a little lighter with more of a sheen, review of more Gucci blushes here and here).
For the true plum/purple blush lover I’ve also swatched the Victoria Beckham Beauty Cheeky Posh in Fame and Tarte Maneater Blush in Raspberry for comparison.

If you’re looking for some plum tones to try I hope you found this little roundup helpful!

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