There was a time when many of us, myself included, feared wearing Purple lipsticks. It was too bold or too dark or too NOT ME! Recently, Purple has become an everyday lip color.
CONFIDENCE is a word I always think of whenever I see Purple lipsticks. I remember seeing a woman wearing a Purple lipstick at a mall and all I could think of was, she looks so beautiful in the coolest way possible. It’s refreshing to see a lip color other than nudes or Reds or Pinks. Deep inside me, I wished I could be as cool and confident as her. I didn’t think I’d be able to pull off such a bold color!
Fast forwarding to today, I wear Purple to events, to the malls and even when running some errands like buying some eggs at Kroger or picking up mails and packages downstairs.
I am obsessed with Purple lipsticks!
So, thought of listing down my Top 7 Purple Lipsticks that are available in the Philippines.
Ironic! Because I’m not a huge fan of the color. I don’t collect Purple items or paint my walls Purple. I don’t wear Purple clothes . I don’t think I own any Purple clothing but for some crazy reasons, I love seeing Purple on my lips.
So, here are 7 pretty Purple lipsticks that work for me and I’m sure will look beautiful on you too!
Heads up! Most of these lipsticks are only available in the Philippines. I am quite new in the US so most of my makeup are from the Philippine stores but I promise to publish a similar blog to feature Purple lipsticks that are available in the US. Give me some likes on this blog if you’d be interested in reading that.
Ever Bilena EB Matte Liquid Lipstick in Vivid Violet (P195)
Let’s start this list with the newest in the group! I had a friend send this lipstick over to Dallas because this is the liquid version of my favorite collection from Ever Bilena, their EB Matte lipsticks. I am obsessed with the original form of this shade (not liquid) so I needed to try this for myself. I will publish a separate blog comparing both formulas so let’s talk more about their similarities and differences on that blog.
This is a very lightweight matte lipstick that’s really comfortable to the lips.
Ever Bilena EB Matte Lipstick in Vivid Violet (Original Formula) (P165)
I was walking around a mall in the Philippines when I saw a Purple lipstick from this local cosmetics brand. I swatched it and my initial thought was, “It’s too Purple for my skin tone!”. I was hesitant but something was telling me to get it! I picked it up and paid for my first ever Purple lipstick! I am now using my 2nd tube!
This is extremely pigmented but not a flat matte lipstick. This is comparable to Maybelline’s creamy matte lipsticks and the Wet n Wild’s Megalast Lip Color. Ever Bilena’s is just a little less creamy than the 2 collections that I mentioned.
LOL Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Aristocrat (P179)
I always lean towards deeper shades of Purple but this one is too pretty to ignore. Aristocrat is a definition of True Purple for me. I didn’t love all the shades I owned from this collection but this shade is definitely one of the prettiest colors. This is pigmented but can be drying on the lips. I strongly recommend you apply just a layer or two because it gets patchy when you add more layers.
Not my top pick from this list but its price tag and beautiful color definitely earned its spot here.
Ever Bilena Liquid Lipstick in Aphrodite (P185)
This is probably one of the smallest lipstick collections of Ever Bilena. There are only 6 shades in this collection but I am glad that they included a Purple shade. Aphrodite is a really stunning shade that will suit any skin tone. The Goddess it’s named after is for sure proud of its beauty and inclusivity.
Fashion 21 Cosmetics All Day Matte Lipstick in Mulberry (P175)
This is my fave shade from this Fashion 21 collection! I am 100% sure I have said that many times but saying it again anyways. It is such a really flattering and beautiful deep Purple lipstick. Plus, this will make your teeth appear whiter. 😉
EB Advance LTD Liquid Lipstick in Jet Setter (P185)
A few months ago, this was the only lipstick I would wear to work. This has a velvety soft liquid formula that’s really comfortable to the lips and the color is gorgeous. It takes 10-15 minutes to completely dry on its own but once it is set, it stays matte and can last a decent amount of time.
ColourPop Ultra Satin in Darling ($6)
Last but certainly not the least, this ColourPop baby from Karrueche’s Fem Rosa collection holds a special place in my heart. I don’t know if you can tell from the packaging but I have been using and abusing this lipstick. Ultra Satin is my favorite formula from the brand because it’s not as drying as their Ultra Matte. This is very pigmented so you’ll only need one dip to cover your entire lips. You can build it up but that doesn’t give discomfort to your lips.
So those are my current fave Purple lipsticks. I hope this inspires you to step out of your comfort zone and welcome this lip color into your life!
If you are still having cold feet about wearing Purple lipsticks, buy a blue lip liner or lipstick then apply a Red or Pink lipstick on top of it to create Purple lip colors. The shade will vary depending on the color you apply on top of the Blue lip product. It could be a true Purple shade, a bright Purple or more of a Lilac shade.
I bumped into this YouTube video by BisaNation that I find really helpful. Check out this vid and watch her create her own shades of Purple lipsticks.
I hope this blog helps you decide if Purple, regardless of the shade, could be your lip color in the year of Ultra Violet.
What’s your current fave Purple lipstick? Let me know. I’d love to check it out.
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