How to say “Holidays” in plum & peach | The festive face of the Karl for Shu Prestigious Bordeaux palette

Somewhere in the cross-cultural translation between “holiday kitsch” and “makeup,” the reds and greens of the Holiday season ended up being translated into… well, plums and peaches, in the case of the Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura Prestigious Bordeaux palette. 

Between moody-but-colourful smokey eyes and a bright, plush lip, though, the Prestigious Bordeaux palette still manages to carry off the Holiday vibe. Paired with defined brows, heavy lashes, and a seriously sculpted cheek, I think this look would still fit in well at a quiet winter soirée or after-hours office party — it easily creates a festive look, but one that’s a little less glaringly Christmas.

Read the full tutorial here on She Said Beauty, & don’t miss this Prestigious Bordeaux review on theNotice!

Products used

EYES: NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Karl for Shu Prestigious Bordeaux Palette, MAC Eye Shadow in Blanc Type, Annabelle Smoothie Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Licoriche, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara in Black, Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Charcoal.

LIPS: Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in Luxe Burgundy.

CHEEKS: Clarins Blush Prodige in Miami Pink, Smashbox Matte Eye Shadow in Smoke.

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  • Reply mostlysunnybunny

    Oh darn it now I want the palette… or maybe not. These colors look like they'll turn too red or muddy on me. You wear them SO well though!
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    December 3, 2012 at 6:37 AM
  • Reply m

    i love this eye look! so tempted to get that palette!
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    December 3, 2012 at 6:52 AM
  • Reply perilouslypale

    That is an absolutely amazing look on you! I love the eyes! I know that eye look wouldn't look near as good on me. So jealous!
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    December 3, 2012 at 8:34 AM
  • Reply Lily @ChloeAsh

    Oh I have dupes of these colours. I have too give this look a go :-)

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    December 3, 2012 at 9:20 AM
  • Reply Fleur

    That lip colour is absolutely gorgeous! I really like the eye makeup you’ve done too – really lovely. Xo

    December 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM
  • Reply bellachique

    You really made that palette work! I was a bit unsure about the colours but wow, it's stunning on you!
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    December 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM
  • Reply jeannewilde

    Hello Rae,

    For monolids, I use UD sin (glitter) eye shadow primer and black liquid liner. I do need a pencil liner to tight line though and was wondering what you recommend that won't smudge?

    Liquid doesn't smudge but leaves a slight gap if I don't tight line… and I"ve heard pencil not liquid should be used so whats a couple of good brands you find won't smudge? so far i get smearing onto my lower lids by noon even with use of a primer (although maybe the problem is I'm using sin primer not the original version by ud).


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