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In Pursuit of The Colour Purple

I love purple. Love love love it. It goes without saying that I adore Prince. Below is a picture (any excuse) of the last time I saw him in concert.

Prince singing Purple Rain, Hop Farm Festival

Prince singing Purple Rain, Hop Farm Festival

He was awesome but back to lipstick.I’ve recently developed an obsession with finding the perfect purple lipstick. It’s been like searching for the Holy Grail. I don’t want lilac or lavender or mauve or grape. I want purple, preferably matte or satin finish and without any shimmer or iridescence whatsoever. The beauty halls have been fruitless. Trawling the internet I’ve found these potential purples but I need to see in the flesh:

Sleek True Colour Exxxagerate

Sleek True Colour Exxxagerate

Kevyn Aucoin Persistence

Kevyn Aucoin Matte Lip Persistence

YSL rouge pur couture

YSL rouge pur couture Prune Minemal

Stila Vivid Violet

Stila Vivid Violet

BITE Beauty violet

BITE Beauty violet

MAC Venomous Villan lipstick

MAC Venomous Villan lipstick – limited edition discontinued but I want!

Lord & Berry, La Dolce Vita

Lord & Berry, La Dolce Vita

Wish me luck on my quest! If you know of any great purples please let me know.

UPDATE: Read In Pursuit of The Perfect Purple Pout: Part II here

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8 thoughts on “In Pursuit of The Colour Purple

  1. I adore Prince too. Have seen him live 10+ times and he is the best.

    Interesting about a purple lipstick, I’ve never tried one myself, think it’s only good on a darker skin than mine. Suspect I’d look a bit Addams Family sadly. Sleek makeup is available in Boots and Superdrug so that one should be easy to see in the flesh. Otherwise ebay might turn up a bargain, I’m guessing purples aren’t huge sellers and they may end up there at a good price. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you x

    • Lucky you – have seen him twice – brilliant. I’m normally a nude or berry red lippie girl but purple has been calling me, also bright red – i’m in the mood for change! Good thinking on the ebay front – hadn’t thought of that x

  2. Ooh, the lippie from MAC’s Venomous Villan collection brings back memories. No way that I would ever have pulled it off though.

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