Top 5 Purple Lipsticks

On May 14, 2014 by Kate

P1110043 As you might be aware, I am a huge fan of purple lipsticks. Just a quick scroll through my instagram and you’ll see I don a mauve mouth on quite a number of occasions. I thought I would share my Top 5 faves of my collection, ranging from the neon bright to muted almost-pink plum. Stay tuned for a separate Top 5 PLUM Lipsticks, they are just a whole different kettle of fish! Now, let’s go through this purple vixens from left to right!



Rimmel London Kate Shade 04

I’ve mentioned this shade a few times here on the blog and it’s still one of my staple shades. The dark, eggplant lipstick can be scary looking, but it’s perfect for those days when you want to make a statement without using a red lipstick. It’s also a great alternative to a black lipstick!

MAC Plumful

My perfect pink-purple hue. It looks way pink next to these other shades, but next to pinks it looks purple toned. It’s a lustre finish MAC Lipstick, which is uber moisturising and quite sheer, but buildable. I get so many compliments when I wear this colour!

BYS Lipstick in Electric Lavender

When I want to try out crazier colours, but I am unsure if the lipstick is going to suit me, I like to try out cheaper alternatives. This particular lipstick is actually a pretty nice formula, so I never bothered ordering the lipstick I originally wanted (Lime Crime D’Lilac for those watching at home). It’s quite pigmented but does require re-application after a couple of hours.

Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in Tok-Yi-O

One of my most worn purple lip products in my collection. This bright, neon matte lip cream lasts all day long, even through eating and drinking! However, because it is a matte finish, make sure your lips are hydrated and smooth, otherwise it will attach to dry, flaky bits.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless

The newest in my purple collection, but definitely well-loved! It’s a more ‘velvety’ matte finish than the Australis Velourlips, and a warm pink-toned purple. All the matte balms are so moisturising and nourishing because of the three butters infused into the product (shea, coconut and mango). Let me know if you’d like a full review on my Revlon Colorburst Balms!

What are your favourite purple lipsticks?

Stay Sassy!

Kate X


  • Christine

    I don’t have many purple lippies but I think I may need to get that Plumful… beautiful shade! Reading your blog is awful for my bank account!!! (I’ve ordered Black Cherry BTW - Your fault!) ;)

    • Kate Flint

      Hahaha sorry Christine! Black Cherry is an investment, so that doesn’t count ;)

  • Tasha

    Lovely, I do love me some purple! The ones I own tend to be more plummy or pinky because I find them more wearable. These purples are so bold and amazing though!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Kate Flint

      I love wearing them so much! Try not to wear them to work so often because it’s viewed as strange.. haha. Oh well

  • AnoushĂ©

    wow, purple! I LOVE the Mac one.. maybe that’s the one I will start with to venture in to the world of purple lips ;)

    • Kate Flint

      It’s definitely a gentle start and a nice alternative to a normal pink lipstick, good luck! Xo

  • Angelique

    I adore purple lips so so much. Of all the ones you mentioned my favourites are the last two. I have Tok-Yi-O but I NEED to get Shameless from Revlon.

    Angelique. -

    • Kate Flint

      They are probably my two most worn apart from MAC Plumful. Definitely love them both and would recommend them both! :) Xo

  • frofashionweek

    My new faves are Maybelline Colorsensational Brazen Berry and Motives Cosmetics in Divine