Sunday Stash Shopping #33: Burberry Bright Plum for Day

You have seen me wear Burberry Bright Plum as opaque as it could go. But do you know how wearable it can actually be? I kept the makeup as simple as possible – barely there, actually. I kept the eye shadows neutral and closer to my lash lines, used a very light pink peach blush and wore Bright Plum just as a stain. I dabbed some lipstick on my ring finger then pat it on my lips.


Bright Plum Burberry


I skipped the lip pencil for this look because it’s supposed to look undone. Here it is, a very wearable barely there day time makeup. You can of course add a lip gloss over it, but I prefer it this way.




Yes, that’s Bright Plum on my lips. Not very bright here, eh? Just a wash of light mauve on my lips which looks super natural. That’s also another reason I like bolder lip colours. You can’t amp up a neutral, but you can definitely tone down a bright. This is just a short post but I hope you liked the barely there makeup!


xoxo Lily



  • Love it! I do this too with brighter plums. Opaque they make me look old hahaha, but as a stain I can pull it off. You look great Lily!

    • Lily

      Thanks Tracy 🙂 Love versatile bolder shades!

  • Oh I love this shade as a stain! Definitely need to check it out ASAP!

    • Lily

      Yup, DO EEEEET!!

  • This is exactly my office appropriate version of these kind of shades, it looks great. 🙂

    • Lily

      When I was working, I didn’t give a hoot what people thought. If I wanted to wear a bold lip, I’D WEAR A BOLD LIP!! LOL 🙂

  • You look gorge-wah here! I love tamping down zinger bold colors, too. Bold colors can be worn so many different ways! Huge fan of this stained look.

    • Lily

      Right? It’ll also look different when you top it with a gloss. So many possibilities 😛

  • Hi Lily! You look so fresh-faced and pretty here, what a great look for you! I personally wouldn’t reach for a plum lippie, but as a stain it’s actually really wearable and not too overpowering at all.

    • Lily

      Seriously though, I never thought I’d be wearing reds or plums or berries or even oranges a few years back. How blogging changes a person… amazing!

  • You look lovely and fresh! I’m surprised to see how versatile Bright Plum is. 🙂

    • Lily

      It is! I think Bright Plum will look great on you, Lena.

  • Liz

    Aaaaaaaand thank you for that fine excuse for me to go out and snag a new bold lipstick! lol I used to do that a lot with lipsticks in the past. You look great!

    • Lily

      Thanks and you’re welcome! Bold lipsticks are awesome!

  • Beautiful, Lily! I like stains, too. MAC Living Legend looks really gorgeous as a stain, but super duper vampy intense when applied normally, lol.

    • Lily

      And to think people say bold lipsticks aren’t for everyone. I guess they haven’t tried this ‘stained’ effect. LOL!

  • Jaa

    Sometimes that’s all we need! The barely-there makeup! I like how it enhances your lips just a bit to give enough color to the face! 🙂

    • Lily

      Definitely barely there makeup on most days for me 🙂