If your skin has a lot of yellow and green in it and you haven’t tried purple lipsticks yet — what are you waiting for?
I used to shy away from purple-toned makeup before. I was told that when your skin has yellow tones in it, you’re supposed to be warm-toned and your skin will look good with warm colors like browns, corals, and oranges. In general, the latter colors dim my skin, so NO.
I look better in colors that are blue, mauve, or purple-toned. I think there’s logic behind this. Purple is opposite to yellow in the color wheel, and whatever is across a particular color in the color wheel makes the other color pop out more.
Anyway, I was supposed to do this inventory with the objective of choosing which lipstick(s) I could let go of. With my purple lipsticks, I decided to keep everything.
Inglot Matte Lipstick – Shade 411
I waited since October 2014 for Inglot to restock this lipstick. Finally found one at Megamall last March.
Inglot 411 is a true mauve — a medium muted greyish, slightly pink, lilac/purple color. I think it’s unique. The closest I can think of are NARS Dominique (on Carina), which is overwhelmingly grey on my face, and Chanel L’Adoree (on Elaine), which is a little bit more berry-toned. [Inglot, Php 895]
4U2 Sexxy Me Lusty Matte Lipstick – SHY 03
Name of this lipstick line = BARF.
I found out about 4U2’s matte lipsticks from Monika‘s instagram. Check her out, I love her drugstore lipstick finds.
SHY 03 is probably the most wearable of my purple lipsticks.
It’s similar to Estee Lauder Stay Mauve specially when I blot off the shine.
I recommend this to people who want to try purple but do not want to fully commit. [Watsons, Php 314]
If I can only keep one purple, I would choose MAC Heroine. It makes me happy. It’s an undeniably purple color that doesn’t give me a mean look, I think. See it on Juvy here: MAC Heroine. [MAC Stores, Php 1,000]
Inglot Matte Lipstick 422
422 is a medium lavender purple. I haven’t worn this lipstick on its own. I usually use it as a lipstick modifier aka the lipstick I mix with other lipsticks to create a different color. I should do a separate post on that.
I bought this lipstick by mistake. The lighting at the Inglot store made it look like it could be a dupe for MAC Riri Boy, but it’s not. [Inglot, Php 895]
Velourlips Matte Lip Cream TOK-I-O
When Velourlips had a 50% sale in what I think is a store similar to Watsons in Australia, Payal bought a few lip creams and sent them to me.
TOK-I-O is very similar to Inglot 422 on my face and is very VERY matte.
All together now…
Check out my previous lipstick inventory posts:
Next: Nude Lipsticks – Part 1
P.S. Are you bothered by those stray strands of hair? I was, too, for a time 😀