It seems only suitable to start off the week before Valentine’s Day with something that’s become a bit of a tradition; the Five Favourites Lip Edition. In 2011 we focused on red lips, while 2012 was all about the bright pink lips and so for 2013 we’re showcasing purple!
Purple has been peculiarly popular in the past year, so it seems only appropriate that it be featured. Rest assured, just like most shades there are endless options from the traditional warmer tones to the more modern cool tones, from more subtle plums to the vivid brights and everything in between. I don’t wear purple lips often, but when I do these are my top picks.
Lip Gloss (opaque): NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in African Queen
This is a versatile gloss that builds easily from demi-sheer to opaque. It’s a vivid berry tone with a strong violet shimmer that offers delightful dimension.
Lip Gloss (sheer): MAC Cremesheen Glass in Narcissus
A soft wash of warm lavender with a smooth cream finish.
Lip Liner: MAC Lip Pencil in Just Wonderful
A cool toned plum infused with a subtle sheen that offers an interesting depth to the lips.
Lipstick: MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Goes And Goes
An unusually cool purple cream finish with a unique balance that makes it bold without being too bright or too dark.
Liquid Lipstick: Milani Haute Flash Lip Gloss in In A Flash
A deep grape base with a very strong infusion of super fine blue and violet glitter. The texture is slightly dry, while still being very smooth and glossy.
- Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Desire
- GOSH On Stage Cool Lip Jam in 105
- MAC Creamstick Liner in Lush N Lilac
- MAC Mattene Lipstick in Seductive Intent
- Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Decadent
What’s your favourite purple lip product?