Hi. I'm Sara!

Welcome to Mercer + Green.
I am a born and bred New Yorker, mom of two little girls who loves
all things New York and is passionate about healthy living.

Pretty in Plum

Pretty in Plum


I love anything purple. It has been my favorite color (with pink being a close second) for as long as I can remember. From decor, to fashion, to makeup, purple appears everywhere in my life. My den is a deep cozy purple and my baby's nursery will feature pops of lavender and lilac. As a teen I even tried sporting violet colored contact lenses to look more like Liz Taylor!

This latest Get The Look video with Rebecca Casciano shows how using one color in various tones is anything but boring! Here purple, plum, eggplant, and mauve combine perfectly on eyes and lips for the sultry winter look. Just make sure to keep your cheeks light to maintain balance.

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Get The Look: Pretty in Plum

Add a highlighter to your browbone and inner corner of the eye using a matte or shimmer eye shadow 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone. We used the Jane Iredale Eye Steppes in Go Cool for all 3 eye shadow colors!

Choose a deep purple for your lid and blend up into the crease.

Add a second, brighter or lighter shade of purple into the crease and blend to brow bone.

Curl your lashes and add a few coats of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes. We used Nvey Eco Volumising Mascara.

Apply a mauve-toned blush like Jane Iredale's Barely Rose to cheekbones and blend well.

Finish the look with either soft lavender or a rich eggplant lipstick or gloss. We choose Jane Iredale Lip Fixation in Relish.

Chai Chia Pudding

Chai Chia Pudding

A Naturally Clean Home

A Naturally Clean Home