New Year's make-up - Plum purple dress

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Got an email the other day that I was going to answer in a post, as this is a common question every year actually :)

Hi Helena!
First of all, I just want to say thank you for a very nice and easy to understand blog even for us ordinary mortals!

Now to my dilemma!
I have, for the first time ever, gone and bought myself a dress that is NOT black, white or gray. I have really crawled out of my "comfort zone" and acquired a really magnificent plum-colored dress which I then also got for myself to use on New Year's! It is calf-length and close to the figure. A bit so adult sexy ..

The problem is that I do not have the faintest idea how the seventeen I should put on make-up for this heavenly creation. If you always wear black, it is the make-up you are lazy with!
Add that I am a new brunette and the confusion is total.
Would you like to be an angel and shine some light on how I best complement my dress ?!

I have light brown eyes and medium dark hair. Thank you in advance and a Merry Christmas I wish you!

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Regards Katarina
Ps. Attach a picture of a dress in a similar color (my dress is not possible to find a single picture of unfortunately) "

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Hey! How cute you are, thanks for all the kind words! :)

This particular color I get many questions about before each New Year actually. Plum purple and burgundy (much like the carpet in the picture) are colors that give many people a makeup-related decision anxiety!

Exactly what fits is of course a matter of taste, and a question of how dark / light / colorful you want to be. But here are some tips!

Step 1.
My first tip is to start from the lips, the most beautiful in my opinion is if you would find exactly the same shade as the dress, but it is very difficult… So instead I recommend checking through your lip colors, put them away that you do not think fits at all and go for the exclusion method. Red lips, preferably with a warm tone, are gorgeous in this color! But if you do not find something colorful on the lips that you think fits, then choose something more neutral nude-colored instead.

Step 2.
When you know what to wear on your lips, you can think of the eyes:

If you have dark red lips, you may want a little less focus on the eyes. Black and brown go with everything, and you can complement it with very light and shimmery shadows and lots of eyelashes to highlight the eyes!

But if you want the focus on the eyes, I can recommend gold or silver! Which of them really matters, choose the one that fits best with your accessories :) And then you can also complement with black or brown depending on how dark you want it.

Navy blue
If you want a color that suits the dress, I must also say that navy blue is super nice to plum purple! They blend in very well with each other and create a nice balance :)

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Navy blue will also highlight your brown eyes!

Makeup tips (links):
Light gold make-up
Glittery gold make-up
Dark gold make-up
Light silver make-up
Dark silver makeup
Blue makeup
Navy blue makeup (1 year old, but good looking)

Hope you were satisfied with the answer, have a wonderful New Year's Eve and feel super good-looking! And if you are not satisfied, you can always google "plum dress red carpet" and see what the celebrities have for make-up :)

Hug hug!

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Helena Amileyhttps://www.imakeyousmile.se
I write mostly about beauty but also offer glimpses from the entrepreneurial life and the construction of our own camper van. Vanlife here we come!

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