If you recall from my first post about my fave lipsticks, I started with my favourite reds and berries in my lipstick collection. Now it’s time to move on to the purples and the darker shades. These are so necessary during the winter.
Now, I love purple. Like a lot. No, really. I will find any excuse to incorporate purple into my life. And in case you’re wondering – yes Prince is my all-time favourite artist.
Cover Girl “Embrace” – please just buy this. It is one of the THE most beautiful colours I have ever seen. It lasts ALL day to the point where it stains your lips. I love when a lippie stains.
Rimmel “Royalty” – it’s a nice subtle pinky/purple that can work with almost any skintone, which is a huge feat for a lipstick shade. Because I like my lipsticks to make a bold statement (the brighter the better), I like how “nude” this looks on me.
Sportsgirl – Pout About It “Enchanted” – I discovered this brand while visiting the store “Sportsgirl” in Sydney and I really wish I’d picked up more colours! So pigmented – I love it.
OCC “Pretty Boy”/”Rx” Liptar mix. When OCC introduced “Belladonna” last year I became obsessed. New purple? Must have! Then while at the OCC counter at IMATS recently, the salesgirl felt my pain at hearing Belladona wasn’t available and showed me that mixing Hoochie and Rx achieved a dupe. Done. Sold. I purchased Rx knowing I had “Pretty Boy” (another vibrant pink) at home. Say no more, where do I pay?
And special mention goes to Afrobella’s MAC “All of my Purple Life” Lipgloss – you can wear this by itself and it adds so much colour to complete your makeup look.
The Deep Darks
My interest in lipstick took an interesting turn by accident after I’d purchased some darker coloured lipsticks and started doing ombre looks.
MAC “Boyfriend Stealer” – this is part of the Archie’s Girls collection and I really (admittedly) mostly bought it because of the packaging. Okay – and it’s purple. It isn’t very pigmented and you have to apply a couple times before your desired results.
MAC “Cyber” – oh how I longed for this shade. It’s a much more pigmented version of “boyfriend Stealer”.
Wet n Wild “Vamp it Up” – is a dupe for Cyber I find. So if you don’t want to dig too deep into your pockets, this is a lovely alternative. In fact, I prefer it much more than Cyber (eep!) because the texture is so rich and it’s much, much deeper. And crazy dark! Everytime I wear it, I get compliments.
OCC Black Dahlia – beautiful, rich, dark, burgundy. I really like OCC liptars for the richness in colour.
MAC “Cyber” and “Candy Yum Yum” plus OCC “Black Dahlia” – hooray for ombre! I love this combo, and thought I’d share it. For the love of lipstick, of course.
So tell me about your favourite purples and deep darks!