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MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes Palette – Smoky Plum Eye Tutorial

By on December 8, 2014
in Holiday 2014, MAC, Makeup Wars with 15 Comments
Smoky Plum Eye Tutorial - Makeup Wars via @alllacqueredup

Smoky Plum Eye Tutorial

It’s not secret that when it comes to eye makeup, I LIVE for a palette. And a peek inside my in-need-of-a-good-purge makeup collection will reveal that MAC palettes make up the majority of my stash. Especially the holiday ones. I probably have eight or more of them.

So when the Makeup Wars gang decided to create a holiday makeup look, I knew exactly what to reach for. The MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes palette is so my style, with the majority of the colors leaning towards cool. It created a smoky eye that is perfect for holiday parties and I couldn’t resist coming up with a nail look to go with it. Check it!

Products Used

MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes Palette via @alllacqueredup

MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes Palette

For this look I started with the MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes Palette ($39.50, and then built off it using warm violet and gold liners, MAC Macroviolet ($16, and Uppity Fluidline (discontinued, similar).

I decided to go with a more neutral mouth using MAC Viva Glam V ($16, and a pinky cheek using MAC Mineralize Blush in Sweet Sentiment ($30, To make sure my brow game is on point, I rely on my trusty and quickly dwindling MAC Veluxe Brown Liner in Deep Dark Brunette ($20, I finish it off with MAC False Lashes Mascara ($22,

MAC SE Brushes via @alllacqueredup

MAC SE Brushes

MAC brushes are my go-tos and I love the SE (Special Edition) brushes that come in different seasonal sets because they have the same size and quality of brush head as the regular brushes. Plus, they are a great deal and an easy way to round out your brush collection.

These are all the brushes I used for this look. MAC 168SE for blush, MAC 208 for eye liner, MAC 212SE to smoke the lower lash line, MAC 217SE for blending, MAC 219SE for the crease, MAC 239SE to pat on the dark shadows. The one non-MAC brush is the Crown Brush Medium Dome which I use to apply all-over lid color.

MAC Mineralize Foundation and Prep & Prime CC - Illuminate and via @alllacqueredup

MAC Mineralize Foundation and Prep & Prime CC – Illuminate

For my complexion, I started with MAC Prep + Prime CC in Illuminate ($30, to bring some life back to my dull winter skin and then I turned to my fave MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation ($35, I wear NW20.

Smoky Plum Eye Tutorial

MAC Holiday Keepsakes Plum Eyes Tutorial via @alllacqueredup

MAC Holiday Keepsakes Plum Eyes Tutorial

Get The Look

Begin with a primed lid
1. Apply MAC Subtly Elegant to the entire lid
2, Blend MAC Plum Grand into the crease
3. Pack MAC Shadowy Lady over the lid
4. Tap MAC Magic Moor over Shadowy Lady to add dimension
5. Pat MAC Nocturnelle over the entire lid and blend.
6. Smoke out the bottom lash line with MAC Shadowy Lady
7. Apply MAC Uppity to the lower waterline
8. Apply MAC Macroviolet to the upper lash line
9. Curl lashes and apply MAC False Lashes Mascara

MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes Tutorial via @alllacqueredup

MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes Tutorial

Smoky Plum Eye Look via @alllacqueredup

Smoky Plum Eye Look

Smoky Plum Eye Look via @alllacqueredup

Smoky Plum Eye Look

Matching Plum & Gold Nail Art + Giveaway

I’ve partnered up with some of my beauty guru friends to offer holiday party ideas for hair, makeup and nails. I created this plum and gold nail art design to pair with my smoky plum eye.

Head on over to my YouTube page to view that tutorial and enter a GIVEAWAY I’m hosting for my YT subscribers.

Holiday Makeup and Nails - Plum and Gold via @alllacqueredup

Holiday Makeup and Nails – Plum and Gold

Holiday Nail Art Tutorial - Crescent Moonicure via @alllacqueredup

Holiday Nail Art Tutorial – Crescent Moonicure

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The MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes Palette is available now at MAC counters nationwide and online at and The palette retails for $39.50.

What is your go-to holiday makeup look? Do you like the nail art I created to go with it? What kind of nail would you wear with this eye?

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for MAC. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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  1. Retrodiva says:

    I’m thinking that I need a gold eyeliner in my life.

  2. Lisa N. says:

    Pretty plum eye look this is!

  3. You look so fresh and pretty and that mani is TO DIE For!!!

  4. Eugenia says:

    I love this purple look on you with your pretty nails!!

  5. Pretty! I love the cheek color!

  6. Such a pretty eye look! I adore plums. I am absolutely dying over that manicure. LOVE!

  7. So gorgeous! I’m really loving purple on you! That mani is one of my faves as well.

  8. Phyrra says:

    Your nails steal the show! I love them!

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