Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Need Suggestions! The Perfect Purple Lipstick

OKAY I am on the hunt for the perfect purple lipstick. Ever since Halloween when I couldn't find any purples in Walmart, I've made it my mission to find a perfect one.
I do have Morgana's "Shrieking Violet" and I like it, but it's not really the color I'm looking for. I'm looking for a medium purple, not light and not super dark or sparkly. Blue-toned purple, not red. Think Triana from Venture Brothers (who is pretty much a cartoon me, btw)

I've looked at Lime Crime's "Airborne Unicorn" (don't even say anything, I could care less about that drama) and MAC's "Cyber." Airborne Unicorn is the right shade, but too light and Cyber I can't really say because all I've seen in the online swatch. If anyone knows any good purples, please let me know!
Also keep in mind that I'm sort of poor. I don't own ANYTHING from MAC except one lipglass, if that says anything about my budget haha but I'd be willing to make an exception if it's an awesome color. Help me out!

14 comments:

  1. Omg, I just tweeted tonight saying I'm after a perfect purple too, and our descriptions of them even match haha. Somebody suggested Illamasqua, but the purple lippy swatches I've seen from them are all either a bit pinky or too dark. I'm going to order from Stargazer soon, 130 and 133 look like they could be 'the one' http://bit.ly/dEXpy

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  2. Oh and also 'Monster Mash' goth stick from Sobe Botanicals. They have good reviews on LeGothique http://bit.ly/baoOgZ

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  3. Stargazer 130 looks exactly like what we're looking for! But it the swatch true to color, who knows? I think I'm going to look into that, thanks for the suggestion!

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  4. What about the one on the bottom here? http://thefancyface.blogspot.com/2010/07/mac-in-groove-collection-lipstick.html

    MAC's Go For It. I think she has gloss over it in the picture, but she describes the lipsticks as "medium coverage" and this particular shade as "mid-tone blue purple".

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  5. I have Stargazer 130, it's fairly dark. I usually mix it with a bit of 117 to get my perfect purple :)

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  6. Yeah, I looked up "Cyber" and it's too red and too dark. Man!
    Kendal: Go For It looks a bit light. It's similar to Airborne Unicorn(which I went ahead and bought, btw because it was 20% off) but maybe a little pinker.
    I never realized how hard it is to find purples! Morgana Cryptoria has a new lipstick shade coming out called "Amethyst" so I'm really hoping that will be the color I'm looking for!

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  7. have you tried Violetta from mac?
    it's a bit on the pink side but with a good lip pencil underneath it may be what you're looking for ^^

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  8. Hmm is that a lipstick or lipglass or what? I'm not very familiar with MAC haha

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  9. have you tried Violetta from mac?
    it's a bit on the pink side but with a good lip pencil underneath it may be what you're looking for ^^

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  10. What about the one on the bottom here? http://thefancyface.blogspot.com/2010/07/mac-in-groove-collection-lipstick.html

    MAC's Go For It. I think she has gloss over it in the picture, but she describes the lipsticks as "medium coverage" and this particular shade as "mid-tone blue purple".

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  11. Stargazer 130 looks exactly like what we're looking for! But it the swatch true to color, who knows? I think I'm going to look into that, thanks for the suggestion!

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  12. Oh and also 'Monster Mash' goth stick from Sobe Botanicals. They have good reviews on LeGothique http://bit.ly/baoOgZ

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  13. Omg, I just tweeted tonight saying I'm after a perfect purple too, and our descriptions of them even match haha. Somebody suggested Illamasqua, but the purple lippy swatches I've seen from them are all either a bit pinky or too dark. I'm going to order from Stargazer soon, 130 and 133 look like they could be 'the one' http://bit.ly/dEXpy

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  14. You might want to try Va Va Violet by Revlon. It's a dark purple. But if you found Cyber to be too red, this might be a bit too red as well (though it seems pretty purple to me :))

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