Are purple lips a thing?? 

Ok, so I must admit, I’ve never been into the whole ‘crazy-coloured lips trend’. Red? I’m all for. Orange? That’s about as far as I’ll stretch. In my view, very very few women can pull off colours like blue, purple, green (actually no one can pull off green), and certainly not me anyway. Rihanna seems to be one of these few women. She rocks a blue lip and nobody bats an eyelid. Although, she can also wear a see-through dress which displays her entire nipple and somehow make it look classy, so she is a rather extreme exception. I, on the other hand, just do not have that edgy quality about myself which can carry off something quite so daring. Until….

After seeing the gorgeous Anna from Vivianna does Makeup wearing a particularly fabulous shade of purple, I started to have second thoughts. Are purple lips a thing now then?? Either way, I was intrigued enough to buy the shade in question, MAC’s Lip Pencil in Heroine, and in doing so, threw my beauty rule book out of the window.

The result?? Ok, I don’t know whether I’ve gone all light headed in the sun, but I am in LOVE with this shade! Seriously, it is my new favourite thing. And honestly, if someone had told me I’d be waltzing round with purple lips no problem, I would have given them one of my best withering looks, but this just works! I think the reason why I like this shade so much, is that it’s not too purple, if that makes sense. It’s got a gorgeous fuchsia undertone which really complements both fair and dark hair. Plus, this stops it from being too in your face, which I found the Heroine Lipstick to be. The pencil formula is also really easy to apply and lasts forever. I mean forever. It didn’t budge throughout an entire evening of drinking cocktails in the hot Italian sun, followed by a rather large meal of pasta and tiramisu. A winner in my book!

So what do you guys think? Would you wear a purple lip? Or an even brighter colour maybe! Let me know in the comments below 💜

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Joanna xxxxx


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70 thoughts on “Are purple lips a thing?? 

  1. I’ve been dying to get my hands on some purple lippies! I got my eyes on a purple shade from too faced liquid lipstick range… but i heard the colour wears off quickly.

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  2. I agree with you that green and blue lips are a big no but I’ve always loved purple lips, and this colour looks stunning on you. Dark purple lips was definitely my statement look in the winter just gone x


  3. I’ve been loving these bright orchid shades all spring, and I’m definitely planning on continuing into summer. I have the Maybelline ColorSensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick in Orchid Ecstasy and Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Orchid. Super cheap, but wonderfully pigmented! Both have been staples over the last few weeks. And if I could get my hands on the Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Rayonnante, I absolutely would. I think it’s sooo pretty!

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    1. Ooh you know I haven’t heard of any of those so I’ll definitely check them out next time I’m out shopping! Chanel may be a bit out of my price range too though, so I’ll stick to the drugstore for now! Thanks for reading 🙂 xxx

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  4. Think is such a lovely colour on you! I find purple lipstick really intimidating too! I bought the LimeCrime velvetine in the shade Utopia which is quite similar to Heroine and I have worn it a few times, but I’m not brave enough to wear it as much as I should. xx

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    1. Thanks so much! I know what you mean, it definitely takes a bit of bravery. That’s why I went for the pencil rather than the lipstick which I don’t think I would have quite had the courage to wear yet! I’m taking baby steps haha. Thanks for reading 🙂 xx

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  5. Looks gorgeous on you! Purple is probably my top 2 most favorite lip colors to wear, EVER. Winter, Summer, Fall…I don’t care, the answer to purple lips is always “yes”! I find the only thing stopping us from rocking colors like purple, blue, teal etc. is usually US. This is what I tell people now; “you want to know how to rock a crazy lip color?? Purchase a bold lip color, and apply it to your lips!” 🙂

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    1. Haha I love that piece of advice! It’s so true, it’s definitely my worry that people will think I look weird which holds me back. I’m definitely going to pass that message on now though. Thanks for reading lovely! Xxx

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  6. I impulsively bought a purple shade of lipstick and it quickly became my new favourite make up item. Perfect for all seasons as well, but I love it as a slightly softer alternative to a red lip. Yours looks amazing! x

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