19/03/2017

BEAUTY | Makeup Review: Purple Haze


I've been feeling a bit crazy about purple recently. Although I generally started turning to darker shades as I experimented with makeup more, I had never ventured on the purple side; this all changed this year as I got my first purple lipstick and nail polish. I've enjoyed wearing them together to shoot for this review as the two colours are actually matching. Let's see what these two products are all about!

LIPSTICK: INVESTIGATOR, MAC (MATTE FINISH)
I'd been tempted to get a purple lipstick for months now, and MAC was my brand of choice for that: they have a few different purple shades, all of them are gorgeous and it took me a while to finally pick Investigator! I went for this one because the finish is matte and the shade is quite dark, exactly as I wanted it. As with all MAC lipsticks, Investigator has the perfect texture, it doesn't dry out the lips even though it is matte, and it lasts for ages. One thing to mention: the colour starts fading in the middle of the lips first, so the colour gets lighter there as the hours pass. It can get a bit funny as this is really noticeable when you speak, so you'll have to reapply some colour there after a few hours.
Other than that, it is an absolutely gorgeous colour, and would suit most skin tones, from pale to black skins!

NAIL POLISH: YVES SAINT LAURENT, N. 77 VINTAGE PLUM
I may have a big collection of nail polishes, I had never gotten a shade like Vintage Plum. This is the perfect purple nail polish to me, a sort of purple equivalent to the famous Rouge Noir by Chanel. What's more, I got it half price in the winter sales back in France! Luxury nail polishes are my weakness, but I'd rarely get them full price. The quality is of course very good, and you'll go a few days without any chipping. Two coats are the best to get the most of this beautiful, deep shade. I don't generally wear top coat (mainly out of laziness), but I'd advise you to add a coat of it to give it more shine to the nails. 

These two products compliment each other perfectly, so wear them together for a dark, sultry look! With such a statement colour, no need for heavy eyeshadow or bright clothes. Keep it simple and let purple do its magic!

Do you wear purple lipstick? Is it a shade you'd like to try out one day?
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16 comments:

  1. You are a little off-season here, don't you think? I think purple is a gorgeous color, but to me it screams winter. Social media do tell me that I am wrong though, and purple and burgundy are hip this spring, so look at you, a trendsetter.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I know, I know haha. I've just been wearing this lipstick a lot since I got it last December, I love it too much to wait for next winter to wear it :P xx

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  2. This is such a gorgeous berry tone on you! It looks perfect with your makeup. I love this bold tone because you can wear it so many ways. Love your photos and style :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/03/stripes-with-attitude-for-spring.html

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    1. Thanks Heather! I'm pretty sure this shade would look flattering on most people :) xx

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  3. I like strong colours and I love these. You look amazing. x

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  4. The nail polish and the lipstick look amazing paired together!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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    1. They really do, it's like the exact same shade! xx

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  5. That lipstick shade looks stunning on you!
    -Maria
    She Blushes

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  6. These both look gorgeous and go perfectly together! I love a purple lip although I usually reserve them for the colder seasons :)

    Sarah x
    www.whatsarahwrites.com

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Purple is indeed a shade that would be worn more often in the winter, just like burgundy tones, and yet I've been wearing those a lot recently - something's wrong with me haha! xx

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  7. Yessss! I love when nails and lips coordinate; especially in such dark and vampy shades like this one! I've only ever worn purple lipstick a couple of times, but I'm becoming more adventurous when it comes to lipsticks now :) You look beautiful!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. Yes, it makes it even more badass when the shades match! :D A couple years ago I would never have worn purple lipstick, so I know what you mean - maybe one day you'll wear that type of shade all the time! :P xx

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  8. YESS TO THE LIPSTICK AND THE NAILPOLISH!

    Absolutely gorgeous colours that seem to really suit you!

    Steph
    www.socialspying.com

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    1. Haha I love the excitement Step, thank you! xx

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