Sunday, 25 November 2012

Purple Lipsticks ~ Part 1: lilac & lavendar

I have been searching high and low online for as many different purple lipsticks as I could find and my goodness, did I find a lot, so I've got a small collection to share with you and it's going to take up three posts. In this first one I'm going to show you the light colours and give you a mini review of each of them, much in the style of my previous black lipstick reviews. However, this time it's more difficult to say which is best since I'll be looking at a variety of different shades and finishes. Product links in the names.

An opaque lilac with silver glitter 
Price: £3.50
Initially I was a bit wary of this lipstick since I thought the glitter would look childish and cheap but I actually found that with initial application the glitter wasn't that obvious and so sparse the look was pretty subtle (as far as glitter goes). I really like the colour, just shy of a true pastel but still light and bright. Duration wasn't amazing but the colour fades nicely. The does glitter linger though. Definitely not an every day colour, but cute for the Christmas season where glitter is almost obligatory.

An opaque matte grey lilac 
Price: £10.09 ($15.99)
What I love about this lipstick is how unique the colour is. I have yet to find anything similar and I love it. It also smells amazing and is lovely and creamy, however it is the most expensive of all the lipsticks I'm reviewing. It lasts pretty well too.

An opaque matte lilac
Price: £5.68 ($9.00)
I actually borrowed this off a friend who had bought it, so I asked her for a mini review because we all know how much I love PBLC. So here it is: " I really like it. It's a very moisturising lipstick in general, the colour lasts pretty well and the colour itself is amazing." I think that's a pretty succinct and accurate description. It also smells of mint, which I like.

A sheer, subtle duochrome purple
Price: £3.24 ($5.00)
The sheerest off all the lipsticks I'm looking at, the base is more pink, but it shifts to purple and blue. It's really subtle but pretty nonetheless. I found it was actually much easier to apply using a finger as opposed to a lip brush, like a balm. It feels like vaseline really, and like that duration isn't much of a problem since reapplication is just a case of dipping a finger into the jar. Duration is pretty good at around 2 hours.


(L-R): Unicorn, Chinchilla, The Purple Cloud, Glitter Violet

So that's it for this post, in the next one I'll be looking at darker shades, including Rimmel, Stargazer, CeeYourself Cosmetics and Revlon! Do you have any favourite pastel purple lipsticks?


Disclaimer: products marked with * were given to me as PR samples, but this does not affect my opinion.  

13 comments:

  1. I've always liked the idea of purple lipstick but haven't ever felt like I could pull it off. I got a pinky violet shade in the summer from Mac that I love though. This post has made me realise I should wear it more.

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    1. I'm glad! You definitely should wear it more, it sounds pretty :)

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  2. I've got really into purple lipsticks at the moment (have picked up rather too many recently...whoops) and while most of them are on the darker end of the spectrum I'm quite enjoying Nyx's Iced Lavender lipstick - from online swatches it looks quite pink, but on me it's definitely purple, almost quite grey. (Nyx' lipsticks are pretty cheap but good quality, which is always good) I'm trying to work up the courage to wear Illamasqua's Kontrol out of the house, though...

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    1. I did come across Iced Lavender but you're right, I thought it looked too pink. I've been meaning to check out Nyx for a while actually.
      Oh! Kontrol! Now that is a lipstick! I'm so jealous you even own it!

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  3. Just found your blog. I had a purple lipsticks but i don't like it so much...between the colors you posted i prefer the last one :)

    Have a nice day, kisses Elena
    New post: A low cost Christmas Guide

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    1. Unicorn is the most subtle, and genuinely pretty :)
      Why didn't you like your purple lipstick?

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  4. oooh pretty! i really want a lilac lipstick and it goes great with your skin tone (which is similar to mine, so maybe i'll have to get some now...)

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    1. You definitely should! I've seen you like PBLC anyway so The Purple Cloud should be right up your street :)

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  5. Whenever I googled purple lipsticks I came across your "Comprehensive Collection of Purple Lipsticks". SO I just decided to browse around your blog at last and I'm in love! I'm now an eager follower via bloglovin' :)
    This also reminds me that I need to buy me PBLC 's Purple Cloud for my Birthday. :P

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    1. Wow, thanks for all the comments! I'm glad you decided to have a look, thanks for following! :)
      And yes, get Purple Cloud, it is gorgeous!

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