25 November 2012

Purple Lipsticks: Four Favourites for Fall (ok, ok, Autumn!)

Purple skies in Autumn/Fall

I've been musing lately about why it is that purple and autumn seem to fit so well. Partly it's because purple is the colour of plums and berries and all of those lovely seasonal fruits. Also, I think, autumn is quite a grown up season when it comes to fashion and beauty - it's less about girlishness and more about serious sophistication. And of all the colours, purple seems  the most grown up to me.

And finally, I realised as I snapped this picture outside my apartment at some ungodly hour the other morning, it's something to do with the light - we see more purples and violets in the skies at this time of year than at any other.

For whatever reason, I've been inspired to wear it on my lips a lot over recent weeks - here are four of my current purple passions!

Kate Moss for Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick 04

ONE: Kate Moss for Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 04

Mr Fluff HATES this one with a passion - he thinks it makes me look like a goth, and y'know,  I can't really argue. I only wear it at night and keep the rest of my makeup to a minimum and, even though I'm not really convinced that it suits me, I really like the dramatic impact that it has!

Kiko Milano Ultra Glossy Stylo 814

TWO: Kiko Milano Ultra Glossy Stylo SPF 15 #814

Part of last week's Make Up Shake Up, this is a pretty, glossy magenta shade that's easy and comfortable to wear. It's one of those high shine, balmy types of lippies that reminds me of Dior's Addict Extreme or L'Oreal's Rouge Caresse lines - really lovely. I picked this up in Spain; our nearest Kiko store is unfortunately in London.

Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stain in Crush

THREE: Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stain in Crush

Revlon are brilliant at lip products. These chunky crayons are a budget version of Clinique's Chubby sticks - the initial glossy sheen gives way to a longlasting stain, making these easy and hassle free to wear.  Crush, a deep berry, is the only shade I currently own. Note the currently.

Avon Colordisiac Lipstick in Drawn To You


FOUR: Avon Colordisiac lipstick in Drawn To You

This was the first purple lipstick I really liked and it paved the way for all the others here! Avon's Colordisiac line is great - if you're thinking of making a catalogue purchase I'd point you to these, the Nailwear Pro+ polishes and the fabulous SuperShock gel liners. There are loads of lovely shades in the range (check out a couple in this post!) and they're comfortable to wear, last well and are really pigmented, too.

What's your favourite purple lippy?
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