Purple Lipstick Comparisons and Swatches!

Purple Lipstick Comparisons and Swatches!

Hi Guys!

Finally I’ve gotten around to getting all my purple lipsticks together! 🙂

I have two main makeup bags, plus my day handbag with more than a handful of lipsticks in at any one time, oh and a dressing table full of makeup! So everything is usually mixed up and misplaced most of the time! (I know I really need to get organised) Anyway I finally got all my purples lippies together and was quite surprised to find I actually have six! I could’ve sworn I only had a couple! (I actually realised after writing this that I in fact have seven, and I I’ve lost one as well, oops) Purple lipsticks can be a bit hit and miss for me, wether it’s in terms of colour payoff of formula, so I thought I’d swatch and compare them all for you so you can see some of what I consider to be the best!

purple lipsticks comparison

purple lipstick comparison

mac hellraiser lipstick

So first up we have Hellraiser by MAC. This was from the 2010 Dazzle Lipstick collection. It is a ‘darkened mauve-plum with bluish-silver glitter’ and has a sheer finish. Considering this is packed full of micro glitter, it actually has a fantastic formula and feels comfortable to wear. I know that next to the lipsticks above this looks pink, but it is actually a purple! I love the iridescent effect this lipstick has.

mac go for it

Go For It is from MAC’s In The Groove collection from 2010, it’s a Cream Sheen colour. When I first bought this lipstick, it was my first experience of the Cream Sheen formula, and I was disappointed with how sheer it was. obviously though it’s meant to be sheer, the clue is in the name!! I haven’t used this lipstick for a long time, and trying out again has actually made me view it in a new light – I really like it now! I usually go for more opaque colours, so this is a nice lighter option which I think will be great for the coming summer.

maybelline lavender voltage lipstick

I came across this on ebay when I was searching for purple lippies to add to my collection, as soon as I saw this I HAD TO HAVE IT. It’s the most perfect purple I’ve ever seen. It’s opaque enough without looking to heavy, and it has a fabulous creamy formula. Unfortunately this colour isn’t available in the UK for some reason, and it’s a limited edition colour, so if you’re interested in buying one I’d grab one now while you can! Also – I bought a purple Maybelline gloss to go with this, the review of this will be up on the blog shortly. You can check out the lipstick post here.

mac violetta

MAC’s Violetta was definitely only my favourite purple lipsticks before I discovered Heroine. Violetta is a gorgeous purple with an Amplified Creme finish. It was originally released in the Venemous Villains collection and has been re-released a couple of times since, and now lives permanently in the Pro range. Usually I stay away from frosts but I actually really like this one! This colour is very easy to wear.

mac heroine

MAC’s Heroine is new to the market and completely awesome! It is a bright purple lipstick in a Matte finish. Due to the matte finish, the colour is very intense and striking, which I love! The formula is fab for a Matte as it doesn’t dry my lips out and is comfortable to wear all day. You can check out my review here.

sleek exxxaggerate

Exxxaggerate by Sleek is a good dupe for MAC’s Heroine, it’s not spot on but it’s the best I’ve seen. The colour isn’t quite as intense as Heroine, and the formula is definitely not as creamy, it’s still a great lipstick though and at a third of the price of MAC, I’d definitely recommend Sleek for lipsticks. I have another MAC / Sleek comparison here if you want to check it out 🙂

So that’s it! What do you think? Are you a fan of purple lipstick? xxx





  1. Emily
    17 April, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    Gorgeous colours!
    Would love if you could check out my blog if you get a chance!


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