Today I’m going to do a full breakdown of all the high end lipsticks/glosses I use often that are more or less purple. I may do another post in the future with drugstore purples, because there are a lot of super nice ones, but I’d need to stock up on some! Some of these purples lean towards the burgundy or pink side a little, but I identify them as being closer to a purple shade than anything else. Let’s start!
*Any price I mention is most likely to be Canadian
Boys Go Crazy is a super fun Lipglass that has a super sheer purple base that’s filled with purple and blue sparkles. This isn’t one I wear it’s own because it doesn’t have a lot of payoff, I had to slather it on to get the results I did in the picture, but I do love how unique it is. While this particular Dazzleglass is currently unavailable, it has been in multiple sets beforehand, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it come back again.
Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipstick in Wonderchilde is very similar to Mac’s Violetta which is shown below. They’re both deep purple with loads of glitter. Wonderchilde has much chunkier glitter pieces and has a cooler tone to it. It isn’t super opaque, however, the colour is quite buildable. It’s available from Sephora for $21
The two purest purples in my collection are Hoochie and Too Faced Melted Violet. I have a full size tube of Hoochie and it has such a fantastic colour payoff. In the photo I took it looks a little more muted than it actually is. It’s quite bright in person. I have other pictures of it on my lips in The Bare Minimum for Bold Lips post. I’m a huge fan of the OCC lip tars, they go on so smoothly, you barely notice that it’s on your lips because of it’s watery (yet highly pigmented) consistency, and they stay on for quite some time! Hoochie is listed as an extreme magenta on the Sephora website, but I find that’s highly misleading because magenta is in reality the purest of pinks according to any modern subtractive colour model, and is not at all purple. Anyway, enough with my colour nerding, Hoochie is available from Sephora for $18.
Buxom pucker up is a soft, purple-pink lipgloss with gold glitter in it. I got it as a set with Swinger, which is the other Buxom lip product I’ll be talking about later. Like all Buxom lip glosses, it has plumping properties so it feels very minty on. It looks great on it’s own and over other products, particularly Swinger, and I use it on a semi-regular basis. Not as much as Wonderchilde, Hoochie, or Too Faced Melted Violet, but still a nice bit. It’s currently not listed on the Sephora website, but if it does come back it’ll be available here for $19.
Too Faced Melted Violet was my favourite lip product of last summer. The melted lipsticks were brand new, and I was (and I guess still am) super into purple. The photo above is pretty accurate to what it looks like on. It’s bright, goes on smoothly, smells and tastes delicious, and I find it stays on for pretty long periods of time. With any of the melted lipsticks from Too Faced, I find that the only thing that really disrupts them is eating, which a lot of other lipsticks fall victim to anyway. This is probably my favourite of all my purple lip products. It’s $21 from Sephora and even with how much I use it, I still have over half a tube left.
This particular colour from Mac has gotten me through the last few winters. I believe I got it Christmas 2013, and I wore it all last winter and I’ve worn it a bit this winter too. I like having deep lip colours when the weather is dreary, and this is one of my go-tos. It has the same consistency of any Mac lipglass. It’s not the most purple lipgloss in the world, and the picture does make it look a little more red-toned than it actually is, but I still stick it in with the rest of my purple family. Like Boys Go Crazy, it is a limited edition liglass and is currently unavailable. It’s been in two sets before, and if I ever see either of those two glasses return I’ll promptly make a post of it just in case anyone wants to purchase one.
Mac’s Violetta, to me, has always been one of those lipsticks that I always knew existed but I never tried until recently. It’s smoother and creamier than Wonderchilde, and you don’t need to put as much on to get bold colour. Even though this one is pretty new to me, I think it’ll become one of my summer essentials. I feel, like a lot of these pictures, the colour above doesn’t quite show how bright it is. It isn’t as muted as in that picture, and it looks a little more blue to me. Violetta is available from Mac for $21.
OCC Lydia is a super pretty muted plum that I believe compliments a wide variety of skin tones. It’s a great purple that isn’t too daring, but still very beautiful. Once again it has that super runny texture, same as Hoochie, and it stays on for incredible amounts of time. Another thing about OCC in general that I like is you need very little to actually cover your lips. First time you use the product it’s actually quite shocking. The only thing about OCC products is you will need to use a brush to apply them. Lydia is available for $18 from Sephora.
Buxom Swinger is a really nice light purple that leans a little towards the pink side. Swinger is the first and only buxom lipstick I own, but the texture is super nice. It’s very creamy, applies easily, and has great colour payoff. On the Sephora site it’s described as a Vivid Magenta (grr!) but it’s definitely more purple than pink. I only have a small sampler tube, but I’d definitely consider buying it again if I run out. It’s a super pretty colour. It’s available from Sephora for $21.
I do have one particular shade of purple missing from my collection right now, the perfect lavender. While I’ve made many pots of my own lavenders and lilacs, I would really love to find a great stick of lipstick that I can just throw in my purse. My latest pot of lavender I made turned out pretty good, but I would love to get my hands on one of those beautiful lavenders out there.
Alright, so that’s my personal. I wouldn’t be able to tell you exactly what’s in it because the amount of experimental purples I’ve had is just silly. It also looks a little sloppy in the picture above because it was the last lip product I used on my lips the day I took all these pictures, and my lips were a little sore and red and it was difficult to cover up the edges.
Here’s some of the beautiful light, fun purples out there similar to my lavender! (This ones certainly most reflective of Coven)
NYX Macaron Lippie Lavender $6 USD
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Coven $21
Sigma Lip Switch Double Whammy $14 USD
JCat Wonder Lip Paint Ches Desire Cat $5 USD
So there you have it! My super purple post. I may be back with another if I round up some drug store lip colours!
What are your favourite lipsticks? What other colours would you want me to cover in this format?
Let is know in the comments below!