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Mineral Madness Day 3: Plums & Hyacinths

For Day 3 of Mineral Madness, where I force myself to use my mineral eyeshadows, I have here a fairly purple look anchored on the very beautiful shimmery lilac by bareMinerals called Hyacinth. Not wanting to take away from the general prettiness of this color, I just used Satin Plum, also from bareMinerals. It is a fairly matte color so I used it in the outer corner of the eye, as well as on the outer crease.

MM D3 - Face

I added an eye kohl to my lower lash line, too. It’s MAC’s Prunella.

I like it, though I feel like I should have used a deeper neutral like a dark brown instead of another purple. As it is, this has a very 90s feel to it; I can’t put my finger on it, but it may be the general cool lightness of the shadow paired with a milky lip, which makes me think of the frosted lipsticks of the past.

I could just be making all of that up, though.

(‘Scuse the spots, I didn’t feel like wearing foundation today.)


  1. Love the subtle smokiness of it, which becomes more obvious when the eyes are closed. The blending with the lighter lilac is just superb!

  2. It’s not bad at all! Maybe the lip is a little bit of a mismatch but the eyes are really nice as a romantic take on smokey eyes. I, on the other hand, can’t work my way around lilacs, plums and purples. I really don’t know what textures and complimenting colors to use, plus how to make it work with the rest of my face. ARG!

  3. I love how adventurous you’re getting with the eye looks (especially this and the last one), and you look great in purple eyeshadow. More Mineral Madness!

    • Woohoo! I see you have found yourself a few pots! Haha. Thank ya, I love playing with makeup. Is such a girly preoccupation but it gives me such happies.

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