In the next edition of my lipstick collection, we'll be trawling our way through my masses of purple based lippies. Have no fear, I have all of 2! In the past year I have discovered against my skin tone a certain shade of purple lipsticks look fab (modesty at it's best). When somebody says 'purple lipsticks' I get an unappealing image in my head for some reason. Am I using the wrong word to describe these? Anyway unlike my inexpensive 'natural lippies' counterpart these sway more towards the higher end of the scale but they are just so nice!
|So here we have from top to bottom one swipe swatches of:|
MAC - Plumful
Benefit - No competition
MAC plumful - Lustre finish
You can find me
gushing reviewing this in my MAC lipstick collection post here. I hadn't ventured into plummy lippies till I set my eyes on this one and then it was like I fell in love with the whole purple lipstick family tree. Annoyingly I just could not get this to photo accurately. Layered on, which is how I wear it, it comes across darker than the swatch. IT IS BEAUTIFUL! (Note to self: Control yourself Mez)
Benefit full finish lipstick in no competition
We have discussed my frugal ways before on this blog (I hope you were paying attention) so your eyes do not deceive you, this is in fact a mini lipstick. I have a back up mini too from the lovely ladies over at BBS. This is darker than plumful and yes it is a one swipe swatch. The MAC Lustre's I find need building up which leaves them quite glossy (one of the downsides in my opinion) whereas this is richly pigmented and doesn't require any layering. Hmmm...to get the full size or not? These mini's will probably last me a while so I'll mull it over.
If you are considering buying any of these please let me know what you think? Even if it is just so I can do my happy dance (I get excited when people buy things off my recommendation! SS I'm looking at you). Also any other purply based lipsticks I should check out?
I think the next instalment will be the iconic red lipstick!
Till next time....Toodles! :)