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Purple Lipstick and How to Wear It

How to wear purple lipstick guide

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I am definitely a “lips” person when it comes to makeup, and one of my current favorites is purple lipstick! I’m obsessed and always looking to expand my collection of purple lippies. Personally, I love bold colors in my makeup and clothing, but I totally understand how purple lips might seem like a bit much to some people. If you haven’t tried purple because you’re not sure how it’ll look on you, I assure you, there is a purple lip color out there for you! Whether you are fair or bronze skinned, cool or warm toned, there are so many options for purple lipstick nowadays.


Tips for Wearing Purple Lipstick

-Keep the rest of your face minimal to really highlight your purple lips. I like a neutral eye in a taupe color, or even some gold shadow (yellow/gold is a complimentary shade to purple). A nude, dewy lid with lots of mascara also looks great!

-A bold color like purple can really show any dry skin on your lips, especially if you pick a matte formula. Make sure you exfoliate beforehand! You can use a simple scrub made with a little bit of olive oil and brown sugar, or get fancy with store-bought versions. I use this lovely rose scented lip scrub which smells amaaaazing.

-Go for a lip stain rather than full on lipstick if you want to try some purple but don’t want to go all in yet. There are some suggestions I posted below. You can blot the color to leave just a hint of purple. Hint: dab a tiny bit of lip stain on your cheeks and blend well to give yourself a monochromatic purple look!

For inspiration, I posted some of my purple lipstick collection below. I also put together a purple lipstick guide to help you find the right shade. Scroll down to check it out!

Purple Lipstick in Stila Stay All Day Como

Purple Lipstick Review

Some of My Favorite Purple Lipsticks

In the photo above, I’m wearing this Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. I absolutely love this shade! My favorite purple lipstick so far.

Some other favorites, pictured above, clockwise starting from the top:

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in One of the Boyz (wild lilac)

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Como (bright violet)

Fenty Beauty Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter in Gal on the Moon (holographic pink orchid)

Mac Versicolour Stain in Long Distance Relationship (intense mid-tone violet)

Sephora #Lipstories Lipstick in Trippin (matte lavender)

Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in African Violet and Radiant Orchid (bright violet-pinks)


Purple Lipstick Picks

Here are some awesome purple lipsticks, categorized by different shades of purple! I’ve also included budget friendly drugstore brands as well!

Lavender Lipstick

Lilac Lipstick

Violet Lipstick

Fuschia Lipstick

Plum Lipstick

Now you’re ready to go shop for your new favorite purple lipstick! Which ones have you tried? Share in the comments below!


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