Friday, November 4, 2016

5 Best Plum Lipsticks for Fall




Purple is my favorite color but I never in a million years thought to wear it as a lipstick shade. Last year on the show Shark Tank a woman was trying to sell bold unique colored lipsticks and one of the judges said to her "if those colors lipstick actually sold, it would already be on shelves in stores, the big companies would have dedicated shelf space to it already." Lately, I've seen quite a few celebrities wearing purple lipstick on the red carpet and they pull it off! It looks super sexy, edgy and chic.


If you're intimidated by the idea of purple lipstick  people, have no fear, there are so many different shades of purple that range from cool lavenders, to bright plums, and deep eggplant. The most important thing when selecting a purple lipstick is choosing the right shade for your skin tone. I have warm under-toned skin so red-based purple colors  look best on me. After brunch in Georgetown with some friends, I went to Sephora  to see if blonde hair can pull off purple lipstick. I swatched a few shades from Urban Decay's vice line and loved the colors Speedball and the new limited edition Sephora exclusive color Troublemaker (pictured left). Speaking of UD Vice lipstick, it has such a cult following that they released 30 of their colors in one kit for $325! This spring UD gave 100 lipstick stockpile kits to a number of youtubers and after spent 30 min of my life watching one there's so many more colors I need now! lol



Then I tried on Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the color Train Bleu. Initially, I thought it was a bit too vampy looking for me, but in retrospect, I think the oxblood color looks chic. The concept is its a lipstick combined with a pencil in a jumbo crayon. I personally found it a bit drying and didn't find application as smoothe and it made my lips look chapped. If you want a cheaper alternative to try out purple lipstick, check out Colourpop lip glosses that retail for only $6! Here's a great tutorial on how to get ombre lips with the TooFaced Maneater purple lip color.


I've always loved doing bold eyeshadow looks so I mostly wear nude lipstick.  Because you don't want to have a clown face doing bold colors everywhere. The reverse is true for a bold lip. If you decide to wear a bold purple on your lips, you need to keep your eyes natural looking or a smokey eye.

Not sure what color to get, check out Sephora's Give Me Some Bold Lip kit which contains 6 lipsticks in bold colors. The kit is $38 and includes a full-size Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick in the shade An Affair which retails for $28. The kit is a great way to try different products.

Purple lips look beautiful on all skin tones and there is a shade of purple for you!  So, are you going to try out this vivid color? 


23 comments:

  1. Lately, I'm into plum lippies. I love all these shades! I'll make sure to check this out.

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  2. Oh gosh I want to order all the colorpop!! I don't have any plum colors and it's killing me! I'll probably get it often season :( these are soo pretty though

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  3. What a beautiful color! I love plum and am always nervous to wear it but it looks great on you!

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  4. These look so pretty but I'm too scared to be that bold! I may have to step out of my comfort zone and give it a try!

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  5. This is not a color I would normal choose, I have a hard time going that bold but it looks great!

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  6. Purple plum colors are so fun for fall! I usually wear paler colors but some of these look beautiful!

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  7. Purple plum colors are so fun for fall! I usually wear paler colors but some of these look beautiful!

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  8. I love those bold color. Wearing bold lipstick is something you need to try.

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  9. I never wear plum lipstick, but I'm always so impressed when I see people who do and can pull it off well.

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  10. I love that color range. It's a great purple that looks good on so many skin tones and ethnicities. I like the brighter ones.

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  11. I don't know if I could pull off plum yet although I adore some of these brands.

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  12. These colors are amazing for Fall! The brighter berry is probably best with my light skin but would be a change that I never thought to try! Thanks

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  13. Love this burgundy color trend... but worried about it with my blonde hair. I think I'll test out that Sephora one to see which one works best to get going!

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  14. I absolutely love plum. It's a color I wear all year round. It goes with everything. With the Nars version, I always line with living legend from Mac before use.

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  15. I have always been intimidated by purple lipstick. It's amazing on some people but I've never worn it myself. Maybe I should try!

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  16. I love it! I don't wear make up but I really like analyzing make up, especially lip color. The bolder the better.

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  17. I love these colors! I don't wear a lot of dark lipstick because I can't ever seem to keep it only on my lips!

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  18. I am adventurous when it comes to lipstick! I think these are nice shades and I've always loved plum and purple during the fall and winter. They're really perfect for the season!

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  19. Purple lipsticks are my FAVORITEEEE. I love them! They are flattering on every skin tone and they are perfect for fall!

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  20. I'm going shopping for makeup tomorrow. I'm gonna pick up a few of these now! Thanks for the tips!

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  21. Gorgeous! Purple's such a great color for fall.

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  22. I can never find the perfect lipstick so I always stick to lipgloss, but I really need to expand into lipsticks! You have some beautiful colors here!

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