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My Favourite Purple Lipsticks

June 12, 2012


I'm really excited to do this post. I love purple lipstick, but it's really hard to find. There are heaps of pinks that have a little purple tinge, but I love true purple lipstick. These are my favourites that I have found so far.   
  
From left to right is Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Berry Haute, Lime Crime in Airborne Unicorn, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Hoochie, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Violetta, MAC Matte Lipstick in Heronie, and Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #15 (Pearly Violet)


Above is swatches of the lipsticks without flash, and below is with flash.


Swatches on my lips:

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Berry Haute

Lime Crime in Airborne Unicorn

 Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Hoochie

  MAC Amplified Lipstick in Violetta

MAC Matte Lipstick in Heronie


Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #15 (Pearly Violet)

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Berry Haute
This is the most tame of the bunch. It's the only one I am comfortable to wear to work. It's pretty sheer but gives a nice mauve lip. The reason why I included this lipstick is because it's one of the few mauve colours that I have seen that still has a nice purple base, generally these types of shades are very pink.

Lime Crime in Airborne Unicorn
I really like this colour, it's creamy and opaque with no shimmer. It has a lot of white in this colour which makes it stand out. This is my go to summer/spring purple. If you're interested in buying this colour, you can get it online here.

I am also having a giveaway of this lipstick here

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Hoochie
I adore this lip tar, it is my ideal purple. It's bright, opaque, and dries a matte/satin finish. Lip tars are a little drying so I like to use a lipstick over the top (usually the Lime Crime one). Highly recommended if you like a bright purple.

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Violetta
I had such high hopes for this lipstick, but I rarely wear it. You can build it up to make it a nice purple, but after half an hour it starts wearing off and starts looking like a dark pink. It's a little too sheer to maintain the full colour, and I'm not the biggest fan of the shimmer in it.

MAC Matte Lipstick in Heronie
This is a limited edition lipstick that was available in the Reel Sexy collection. This is the only matte lipstick of the six, and I love it. It is everything that I wanted Violetta to be. Its more opaque than Violetta, has no shimmer, and is a little darker. Love love love, I even bought a back up!

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #15 (Pearly Violet)
This is my most recent purchase. It's a very blue based lipstick with purple shimmer. Because of the shimmer it's a little drying, but its a great winter colour. It's the darkest of all the six shades, and perfect if you like a more vampy look.

(wearing Airborne Unicorn)

Does anyone have any other good purple lipsticks that they can recommend?
xx

9 comments

  1. The Lime Crime one, and the OCC one are probably my favourites. Heronie does seem a little more wearable though. Nice work getting a backup too! Although I'm sure it wouldn't take too long for MAC to redistribute it (maybe in another tube) at some point in the future. They like to do that.

    I can honestly say I've only ever had one purple lipstick in my life. And it was a Red Earth one. THAT'S how far back we're talking! This post makes me want to veture into the wonderful world of purple though.

    On a side note, how cool is the name Airborne Unicorn?! I'd be proud if I came up with that one!

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    1. Haha Red Earth! My first crazy coloured nail polish was by Red Earth, it was blue and called "Mars" I think I was 8!

      Yeah MAC usually do rerelease things, but I had two back to macs to use up and they didn't have the second colour I wanted

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  2. Mac, KleanColor, LovelyGirl, Melt, Pretty Zombie Cosmetics, Milani, Revlon, and etc. It's all a matter of googling, honey. :)

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    1. Yeah, when I wrote this post (june 2012) there werent many brands that sold them... now there are heaps... and I have a lot more than this collection too now :)

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  3. You should do an update of all your purples! :)

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  4. All of these lipsticks look amazing! <3

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