There’s a new website we just found that you makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts might enjoy called Plum Perfect. The service seems totally free right now, as far as I can tell. You simply upload a photo of yourself from a phone, computer or web URL – or you can choose from the site’s pool of models – and it detects your hair, skin, eyes and lip color. If it doesn’t quite nab it the first time, you can drag a box to specify which color is matches. Here’s what my colors came out to:
After that, it uses the photo to custom tailor makeup recommendations for you. From base products like foundation, concealers and powders to lip products like lipstick, lip gloss, lip liner and lip stain. Then, of course, there’s my favorite area to dabble creatively… eye makeup! Here are the initial recommendations it made for me:
They have a pretty solid selection of eye shadows and eyeliners so far from brands like Lancome, Smashbox, Urban Decay, Bare Escentuals and several more. You can sort, narrow and filter by a number of different criteria – color family, brand, price, coverage, formulation, lifestyle, texture and look. I still wished for more, though. I did like that Plum Perfect allows you to create a “Wish List.” I don’t like to buy one product at a time online and make a bunch of small purchases on my card, so I’d rather make a list of things I love and buy them at once from time to time.
This seems a lot like ShoeDazzle, the Kim Kardashian enterprise that asks you several questions about your tastes in fashion and where you wear your clothes, and then each month the ShoeDazzle expert stylists customize a “Show Room” of shoes they think you’ll like. You can “heart” shoes you love, or make a purchase right away… and they also expanded to include jewelry, purses and other miscellaneous fashion items. I’m not going to lie… the price is right and some of those shoes are so funky that I’ve spent a paycheck or two on them. I can see myself getting sucked into doing that on Plum Perfect too.
Plum Perfect is still brand new, so right now the selection seems fairly limited, but the idea behind this site is incredibly cool and I can’t wait to see what comes of it. I think we all need an inspired splurge from time to time, and I think Plum Perfect has a lot of potential to be a springboard for makeup enthusiasts everywhere.