Crushing on Purple Lips


It’s no lie that I’m a fan of purple lipsticks. When it comes to bold lips traditionally most steer towards the red family, on those brave occasions they may even shimmy over into the land of the pinks but on the other end of the spectrum there is me, firmly in the belief of if it ain’t purple, I ain’t interested! I’m not sure what it is, maybe I’m reliving my emo teenager years or perhaps I’ve tricked myself into thinking purple just looks that darn good on me. Whatever the reasoning I heart them and luckily Santa does too as he picked me up two for Christmas morning – you rock Mr Claus!

Starting with the more budget friend option is the Topshop Matte Lip Bullet in Get Me Bodied. Coming in at a mere £8, if you don’t know the song reference then all the Beyoncé shame on you! Not only is that song my jam (I kid you not) it’s now also a long lasting and purpletastic lip pencil. For a matte offering this brings the moisture making application a breeze, also, the nifty shape of the pencil is super handy when it comes that tricky point of trying to define around your cupids bow.

Moving into the more luxe bracket I couldn’t not put the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Glastonberry on my wish list. Slightly more drying in comparison this is a darker and vampy take on the traditional purple lip and from it’s gold packing to intense colour it is simply gorgeous from head to toe. Again it comes with a handy shaped bullet to ease those tricky bold lip applications and with a smidgen of lip balm on first, any dry areas will be banished.

  • Those are lush colours! I have a lipstick which is a similar colour, maybe a bit darker but I’m not sure I can pull it off as well as you do!

    Chloe / Lifestyle Junkie

    • I’m sure you – I’m surprised I have the guts to but it’s one of those shades you’ve just gotta swipe on and roll with :) xx

  • These are such beautiful shades, and they are so similar too which is great!

  • Euugh they are stunning girl!! Love the vampiness on you, though are my eyes deceiving me in making the CT one look a bit more uneven in application?

  • Brit Matheson

    I love these shades. Want the Charlotte Tilbury one so bad!

  • Both shades looks stunning on you! I have always wanted to try a purple vary lips but not sure if it’ll look good on my medium skin tone. :-/

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Caroline Henson

    hmm… glastonberry has been on my wishlist for yonks but i actually prefer how the topshop one looks. either way i need some dark purple lipsticks in my life! xx

    • I think Topshop will be more wearable and I’ll get more use out of whereas Glastonberry will be for special occasions when I have time to apply it right :P xx

  • Sherry Proch

    I totally got 2 purple lippies: Lipstick Queen Stella and Givenchy Rouge Inerdit. I LOVE purple lippies and need to get Charlotte Tilbury one asap!

  • Ella

    When I wear purple I find I have to stay away from these types of berry/winish tones. Closer to black is better for me!

  • Madison Victoria x

    Never tried a purple and was wondering if you could take a peek at my blog where I post a variety of posts at:
    Thank you xx

  • Kathryn

    Wow these are so similar! I was lucky to win the CT lipstick in a giveaway, otherwise I would have saved and got the Topshop one!

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  • Beautyosaurus Lex

    SO gorgeous, I am really into dark lips at the moment, the darker the better! MAC’s recent release with Nasty Gal had a crazy dark shade, that I just couldn’t pass up :)

    Beautyosaurus Lex

  • I love Topshop Lip Bullets. These shades are so gorgeous, I have been loving really dark lips this winter x

  • fancie

    Beautiful colors! Both look great on you and perfect for fall/winter too

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