While it is virtually impossible to take a one-size-fits-all approach to makeup shades, berry and plum come very close. These rich, wine-hued shades that work for practically all skin tones, give you a lush look instantly.
Another excuse (as if you need one) to indulge in these beautiful, jewel tones is this gloomy monsoon weather. This season is just the time to bring out these rich hues and let them brighten up your look and day.
Here is a complete guide on how to wear berry and plum shades in your makeup.
Lush, berry lips will immediately draw attention to your face. This family of rich shades brings the focus to your skin, so make sure you use the right undertones. We suggest you go for a light foundation with a matte finish so your wine-hued lips get the attention they command. Ace berry lips with these lip colours from Lakmé—Lakmé 9to5 Mousse Lip & Cheek Color in Plum Feather and Scarlet Plume, Lakmé Absolute Plump And Shine Lip Gloss in Plum Shine, Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick in Wild Berry or the Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick in Plum Spell.
Flushed, tinted, rosy cheeks—that’s what wine-hued cheek tints give you! The best part is that these deep hues work perfectly for Indian skin tones and can really brighten dusky skin. All you need to do is apply the cheek tint onto the apples of your cheeks and blend it outwards. Cheek tints like the Lakmé 9to5 Mousse Lip & Cheek Color in Scarlet Plume and Plum Feather which are perfect for a long-lasting matte finish.
Careful, here! This one will need some attention or you may just end up looking like a vampire. To wear berry, plum hues on your eyes, make sure you opt for a lighter shade. Start with a rosy, light berry shade like the first shade from Lakmé’s 9 To 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow Palette - Desert Rose. You can then add deeper berry accents towards the outer corners of your eyelids for more drama. We suggest you avoid a mascara when going for a berry eyeshadow to soften the look. Instead, opt for a deep brown eye liner to add definition to your eyes.
There is no wrong way to sport berry or burgundy nails but this nail colour is best worn on relatively shorter, squarish nails. A deeper wine-hued shade or a bright and beautiful shade of burgundy should give you perfect berry nails. While the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist in Burgundy Blast is perfect for a gel finish, the Lakmé 9 To 5 Long Wear Nail Color in Berry Business will seal your long-lasting manicure. Pick a favourite and go for it. To complete the look, apply a quick-drying top coat!