I have been searching high and low online for as many different purple lipsticks as I could find and my goodness, did I find a lot, so I've got a small collection to share with you and it's going to take up three posts. In this first one I'm going to show you the light colours and give you a mini review of each of them, much in the style of my previous black lipstick reviews. However, this time it's more difficult to say which is best since I'll be looking at a variety of different shades and finishes. Product links in the names.
Initially I was a bit wary of this lipstick since I thought the glitter would look childish and cheap but I actually found that with initial application the glitter wasn't that obvious and so sparse the look was pretty subtle (as far as glitter goes). I really like the colour, just shy of a true pastel but still light and bright. Duration wasn't amazing but the colour fades nicely. The does glitter linger though. Definitely not an every day colour, but cute for the Christmas season where glitter is almost obligatory.
What I love about this lipstick is how unique the colour is. I have yet to find anything similar and I love it. It also smells amazing and is lovely and creamy, however it is the most expensive of all the lipsticks I'm reviewing. It lasts pretty well too.
An opaque matte lilac
I actually borrowed this off a friend who had bought it, so I asked her for a mini review because we all know how much I love PBLC. So here it is: " I really like it. It's a very moisturising lipstick in general, the colour lasts pretty well and the colour itself is amazing." I think that's a pretty succinct and accurate description. It also smells of mint, which I like.
The sheerest off all the lipsticks I'm looking at, the base is more pink, but it shifts to purple and blue. It's really subtle but pretty nonetheless. I found it was actually much easier to apply using a finger as opposed to a lip brush, like a balm. It feels like vaseline really, and like that duration isn't much of a problem since reapplication is just a case of dipping a finger into the jar. Duration is pretty good at around 2 hours.
So that's it for this post, in the next one I'll be looking at darker shades, including Rimmel, Stargazer, CeeYourself Cosmetics and Revlon! Do you have any favourite pastel purple lipsticks?
Disclaimer: products marked with * were given to me as PR samples, but this does not affect my opinion.