I buy alot of purple lipsticks. I was recently going through my collection and realised there were 10 purple lippies I had not blogged about. I was considering calling this a ‘collective haul’ in true YouTube fashion, as I have been wearing and loving these colours for ages. The eagle eyed among you will have seen them on me in-real-life and on my Instagram page. They aren’t really new but with purple lipsticks I find that I either blog about them straight away or they go straight into my makeup bag and don’t come out until they are more than half ways used. The bloggersphere is a placed that likes to see pictures of unused unsullied products which is a pain if like me you like to purchase a product and get it on your face straight away.
Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil – Violet
One of my many Sephora US purchases is the Bit Beauty Lip Pencil. Bite is a Canadian brand which hand makes lip products with a focus on ‘natural’ ingredients. Sephora described this as Lavender Violet – in my opinion this is pink, there is no lavender or violet in the shade. It’s a shame because this ‘chubby stick’ is really comfortable to wear… but it’s pink.
Coloured Raine – Fete
Coloured Raine have cult status among liquid lipstick aficionados. One of the first brand I became aware of to focus on the formula, this black own makeup brand has gone from strength to strength since it launched in 2013. I picked up Fete which I had hoped was going to be purple on my pigmented lips but it is actually a very pretty pink. That’s what happens when you buy online! The formula is not drying, but it is not as good as Dose of Colours.
Dose of Colors – Purple Rain
This is without a doubt the best liquid lipstick formula I have ever tried. It dries matte but it is not at all drying on the lips AT ALL. Purple Rain is beautifully pigmented, the doe foot applicator is fluffy so it picks up plenty of the creamy formula. It takes a minute to dry but when it does it is not tightening on the lips and it does not accentuate any lines or imperfections. So good!
Estee Lauder Colour Envy – Extrovert
I picked this up after buying the Savage Garden liquid lip potion. The house of Estee Lauder are clearly sharing forumulas across brands in their range. Another replica for the Tom Ford matte formula this is a beautiful wearable grey-purple. Part of the Joan Smalls edit for the brand – it did not get as much love publicly as the one Kendall Jenner colour but I think that Joan did a great job of providing some contemporary shades for the brand. I am a sucker for magnetic lipstick packaging and this one has the magic magnetic click.
Le Metier de Beaute – Smoke
This years Space NK birthday discount was Smoke from Le Metier de Beaute. It is on the berry side of purple so not as much blue as I would normally wear but still a lovely purple shade. The formula is a described as Moisture Matte, it is a little dry when you apply it to the lips so you need to prep with lip balm but once it is on it stays on. This lipstick is small and cute (like meeee!!!) but seriously – only 2.3 grams it is two thirds the size of a standard lipstick for full sized lipstick price.
Smashbox – Violet Riot
This lipstick surprise me, in a good way. This iteration of my signature statement purple is another matte that is not drying on the lips. The formula is an exact dupe for the Tom Ford matte formula. It’s a really pretty shade and one that I wear really regularly.
Urban Decay – Vice Lipsticks
Everyone and their dog sitters second cousin went crazy for these and with good reason. 100 lipsticks released at the same time in a range of colours and textures. There really is something for everyone. I picked up Pandemonium and Jawbreaker which are mega mattes. Gorgeous purple (obvs) statement purple shades which aren’t drying on the lips. Both are must haves for purple fanatics. Seismic is a sheer shimmer. It’s my ‘purple nude’. It is for those days when I want to wear a purple lipstick but I’m wearing a statement colour on the eyes so I need to tone down the lips!
Yves Rocher – Violet Profund
Sigh – I had such high hopes for this lipstick. When a product is called Violet Profond, I was expecting it to be deep violet – not a red-brown shade. Don’t get me wrong, this is a perfectly good, appropriately pigmented, reasonably priced lipstick… but it isn’t PURPLE.
Even the shades that are not purple are not terrible. They are all lovely colours an I am pretty impressed that I’ve managed to pick completely indifidual shades – my purple obsession continues…