Purple lipsticks are pretty popular during all seasons, a deep purple in fall or winter, or a pastel purple in spring or summer. While all purples don’t work for everyone, there is a purple out there for everyone. Below are different shades of purple, not all of them work on me, I may have to alter them with a lip pencil to get them just right. My favorite lip pencil to use with purple lipsticks is maroon or burgundy in color.
These pictures are not the greatest. 😦
All of these lipsticks have a slight hint of shimmer, the shimmer is not to bold because I am not a fan of shimmer at all.
1. NYX- Aphrodite
2. NYX- Chloe
3. Revlon-457 Wild Orchid
4. NYX- Eggplant
5. NYX- Pandora
6. Black Radiance- 5004
7. NYX- Fusion
8. NYX’s Mega Shine Lip Gloss- African Queen
9. L’Oreal’s HIP Shine Struch Liquid Lip Color- Tainted
My favorite of this bunch is #2, NYX’s Chole. It works great by itself or with #8 NYX’s Mega Shine Lip Gloss in African Queen. #3 Revlon’s Wild Orchid and #6 Black Radiance’s 5004 are very similar, if not an exact dupe of #2. So most of the time I use these interchangeably.
These lipsticks do not have any shimmer to them, but have a semi-matte or matte finish to them.
10. Nicka K- 301 Lavender Tint
11. MAC- Up the Amp
12. MAC- Rebel
13. NYX- Black Cherry
14. Wet n Wild- 916 D
15. Wet n Wild- 908 C
My favorite by far this winter was #12 MAC’s Rebel. Rebel is popular with many people, it gave you a bold lip, with out being to dark, or settling for red. Rebel tends to show up different on different skin tones, so I suggest trying it on before you purchase it. Although, I am sure you will love it if you want a lipstick that will stand out. #15 Wet n Wild’s 908 C was also a go-to color this winter, it was a purple with a hit of red, which compliments darker skin tones. I have not had a chance to wear #10 Nicka K’s Lavender Tint but I am looking forward to wearing it this spring/summer. I am thinking of pairing it with a maroon or burgundy lip pencil to deepen the color a bit. On darker skin a pastel color may show up chalky.
So be daring this spring/ summer and try a purple lipstick, I can assure you that you will not go wrong with the right choice.