Saturday, 30 March 2013

Purple lipsticks part two

As promised, here is the second part of my purple lipstick collection. In this post, I'll be talking about my deeper/darker purple shades. 

(from l-r) Miners Lip Colour (no shade/name on tube), Mac Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Goes and Goes, Mac Up The Amp, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Va Va Violet, Lord & Berry Intensity Mauvette, Barry M Ultra Moisturising Lip Paint in 156, Vicious Violet.

Lord & Berry Intensity Lipstick in Mauvette
Mauvette is not necessarily a dark purple, more a muted blue toned mauve-pink colour. It is wonderfully creamy but it is very drying, and has little staying power. 

Mac Up The Amp
Up The Amp is a deep blue toned berry-purple , it is an amplified lipstick and thus is wonderfully creamy whilst maintaining an excellent pigmentation. It is long lasting (easily four hours +) and is quite staining as well. As with Mac lipsticks, it isn't at all drying, and is just over all a lovely lipstick. 

Mac Pro Longwear Lip Creme in Goes and Goes
Goes and Goes is a very dark blackberry/grape indigo. It is not the easiest colour to work with as it is very blue leaning, and extremely pigmented. It is incredibly longwearing (as its name would suggest) and would easily last all day, and surprisingly, despite this, it is not at all drying. Just another lovely lipstick from Mac!

Miners Lip Colour (purple shade)
I really wish that the name or shade number of this was on the case! Anyway, this lipstick is a lovely dark berry (like what you'd get if you squished blackberries) colour. Definitely one for the autumn/winter months! It's more wearable than Goes and Goes or Revlon's Va Va Violet, but it gives a lovely dark violet berry shade. It is very pigmented and thus tends to stain, which in turn means it is quite long lasting, and not at all drying. 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Va Va Violet
Va Va Violet is a shade I picked up on a whim and in the 2 years I've had it, literally never worn. But it's a lovely colour (it is probably more suited to darker skin tones). It is a very dark violet that leans very close to black (perhaps a more user friendly alternative to black lipstick?) As with most revlon lipsticks, it has great pigmentation, and because it stains, I will assume it has good staying power.

Barry M Ultra Moisturising Lip Paint in Vicious Violet
Vicious Violet is a shade that leans closer to dark pink than purple, but there is still a definite note of violet in there. It applies lovely and has great staying power, and, as the name suggests, features a hint of moisture in there too!

(from L-R) Lord & Berry Mauvette, Mac Up The Amp, Mac Pro Goes and Goes, Barry M Vicious Violet, Miners 'Purple', Revlon Va Va Violet

I hope you enjoyed my collection post :) x


  1. love the vicious violet one! the other ones are great as well <3

  2. it's such a pretty colour isn't t? :) btw your blog is fabulous :D x

  3. Love the vicious violet one! Some really pretty shades although I'm not sure I'm brave enough for them all haha xx

  4. it's one of my favourites! :) (who couldn't love Barry M lipsticks hehe) x

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  6. mac goes and goes looks amazing.
    i love them all.

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