Voila Violet…..Pucker Up Purple
My quest for the perfect purple put began many light years ago (feel free to read Part I of the epic here and Part II here). Nearly all the colours that I spotted online and mentioned in those previous posts looked completely different in real life which was very disappointing. I hunted high and low but it seems it was the wrong season for the colour purple. Or more accurately the perfect matte purple shade I was looking for. Nevertheless I persisted in my mission and found some fantabulous lipsticks. Also a big THANK YOU you to everyone who pointed me to potential purples.
Turns out I am the Goldilocks of purple lipstick. I tried a gazillion but they were….too pink, too blue, too glossy, too shimmery, too berry, too dry, too Goth, too Star Trek, too lilac, too black, too sheer, too glittery. I could go on.
Like all great journeys there were lessons to be learnt along the way. I wasn’t able to find one absolute perfect purple but I found the perfect colour by combining different products. So without further ado, may I present MY perfect purples!
- Mardi Gras Lip 4 palette, Sleek Makeup (review coming up)
- GT15, Lipgloss, Blackup (review coming up)
- Shameless, Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (review here)
- Mina, Sheer lipgloss Illamasqua (sadly this has been discontinued)
- Jazz lip pencil, Make Up Store (this seems to have been discontinued)
Well I say THE END but we both know I will keep looking for that one perfect purple!
P.S. I’ll be sharing my purple pouts over on Instagram