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NYX Purple Lip Gloss Review

Purple Lip Gloss Is Fashionable, But Is It Wearable, Too?

Rich purple is one of this season's hottest shades, and you'll find it all over nail polishes, eye shadows, and handbags. But what about on lips? In their new collections, MAC, Illamasqua, and Yves Saint Laurent, among others, have launched lip colors that run the gamut from aubergine to lilac and magenta. Plum lipstick is a perennial favorite, but traditionally other shades of purple haven't gotten much play.

I tried wearing Nyx Brush On Gloss in Golden Mauve ($6) and liked the color; although, I didn't find other people as responsive. Would you give grape-hued gloss or lipstick a chance, or is this color, like black lipstick before it, likely to remain popular on the runway and not-so-hot in real life?

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postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
There's quite a few purple lip shades I like to wear. It can just be difficult to find the right shade of purple for your skintone without looking bruised. It's been forever since I've bought it, but MAC used to have a lipstick shade called Lust (not to be confused with the MAC lipglass of the same name) and it was a really cool lilac shade. I used to love wearing that one.
JessicaM25 JessicaM25 5 years
I wear a purple lipstick but I use a lighter shade and I mix it in with a lip gloss..the end result is this lilac color. I'm pretty fair and I get compliments all the time so I do think that super fair skin can pull it off. Maybe a lighter shade would suit you better?
Ellenora Ellenora 5 years
I think purple lips look great on black skin, but on my super fair skin it just looks really garish, no matter the shade. I really like pink on me!
angri angri 5 years
Ah, purple is ALL I wear on my lips, when I bother. Bright pinks and reds look garish against my light-ish olive skin. I really like Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Perversion and Wet n Wild Mega Last in Vamp it Up. I usually dilute the color pretty heavily with a clear lip balm though.
theglossarie theglossarie 5 years
totally wearable! it's definitely about the right shade. big flirt lipgloss in berry bombshell, bobbi brown violet glaze - i'm loving purple lips all around
GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
IMO Not the shade for you Miriam. I might be able to pull it off *shrugs*.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 5 years
One of my good friends wears MAC Smoked Purple all the time and it looks fantastic with her skin coloring and the type of makeup she wears.
ticamorena ticamorena 5 years
EEEK! maybe this isn't the purple for your skintone? perhaps a pinkier lilac or even a more pastel purple would have worked better (why did you go for such a dramatic shade...?)
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 5 years
Well just like pink or red you have to wear the right shade for your skintone and that obviously isn't the right shade for you. Also purple lips are similar to red in lips in that they don't look good on a completely bare face. It just brings out all the imperfections in your skin.
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