Thursday, May 7, 2009

Delicious Purple

My favorite color is purple. Royal purple to be exact. It’s been my favorite color since I was a kid. I once dated a guy whose favorite color was also royal purple. (That’s not why we were together, but it came in handy at gift giving time.)

I also like muted tones, bright orange, turquoise and lime green. But those colors do not always like me back. No problem - I can always count on purple. Luckily there are approximately one gazillion kinds of purple things in little jars and tubes to keep me happy forever.

After yesterday's batch of strange beauty items; I think that today I'll share three of my favorite delicious, purple lip products.

Delicious purple product #1 Clinique Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick in “Crushed Grape”

Blurb: The creamiest, richest, smoothest lip colour you can imagine. Our revolutionary gel formula delivers the shine of a gloss, the comfort of a lipstick. Drenches lips in moist, lush colour that glides on buttery-soft, feels luxuriously smooth.

Butter? Grape? How delicious is that already? This is one of my every day “go to” lipsticks. It has pretty, sheer, slightly shimmery coverage as well as decent staying power. The color is a soft (buttery…mmm) wine shade. It's slightly conditioning and very wearable.

Delicious purple product #2 NARS lip gloss in “Revolt”
Next blurb: Serious shine and sexy color in sheer, creamy and semi-sheer formulas. Extremely wearable and versatile shades may be worn alone or over other lip products for heightened drama.

Yay NARS! Well to begin with, NARS lip glosses are just plain fabulous. They last and they look great. This shade just happens to be the absolute perfect color. Shiny. Dark. Grape. Really, really flattering. (NARS also used to make a lip laquer in “chica boom” that I am now wishing I bought when I saw it, because I can't find it now.)

Delicious purple product #3 Vincent Longo Lip Vinyl in “8½”

Remaining blurb: This gloss is like no other. The click pen packaging with a velvety tip applicator dispenses color and makes it easy to apply the gel like texture that leaves lips coated in high definition color and smooth, three-dimensional shine with extreme comfort. The superior moisturizing formula delivers an extremely shiny, ultra wet and smoothing finish that wears for hours. Lip Vinyl is high shine without stickiness or the need to reapply frequently.

This is an awesome formula and probably my favorite lip product packaging. The finish is very slick and shiny (like um…vinyl) and has great staying power. This color makes a little more of a statement with lots of coverage and a deep, smoky, plum shade.

So there you have it. Lips. Purple. Delicious. Nuff said.


  1. I was in Wal-Mart the other day and was going to buy a purple lipstick from some new company named Black Radiance but I was scared. It's my fave color too but I don't know how it would look on my lips and my skin tone.

  2. I'm biased, but I personally think that purple is one of those colors that looks good on almost everyone (well maybe not red-heads). Some do better with wines or plums vs. full on purple.

    I have a really nice gloss from Black Radiance (Blackberry Ice).


  3. I have a couple of plums and wines from Covergirl and they look very vixen on me. I like to try stuff on before I buy it, that's why me likes Sephora:) Maybe I'll (stop being cheap and)get the Black Radiance...