1) MAC’s Brave 2) Urban Decay Backtalk 3) Tom Ford Pussycat 4) MAC’s Twig 5) NYX Soft Spoken
If you follow me on my Instagram or snapchat you’ll know that most selfies come with a mauve lip, without even trying it has slowly become my favourite lip colour to wear, if I’m having a bad makeup day then a mauve lip is what I reach for! As the colder months are coming up I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you my favourite mauve lip choices, from £6.50 to £39 – yes I spent that much on a lipstick…
MAC BRAVE – £15.50
This was the first mauve lipstick I bought which was around two years ago, when I decided it was time to stop wearing bright purple lipstick (MACS Up The Amp, I’m looking at you) and go for something with a little more class… The moment I tried this lipstick I instantly fell in love, it is a satin finish, so the colour has amazing pigmentation and leaves a creamy looking finish to the lips. This lasts a good 5-6 hours before needing to be topped up. Out of all the lipsticks in this post this has the most pink to it, so definetly a good one to try if you haven’t used a mauve lipstick before.
MAC TWIG – £15.50
On to my favourite autumnal lipstick! Twig is another one that I instantly fell in love with, it is darker than Brave with more of a berry undertone rather than pink. This is again a satin finish, but if I fancy wearing a matte lip I just blot this with a tissue and it is a instant matte, amazingly pigmented and a staple in my collection.
I recently won a giveaway where I could pick any UD lipstick I liked (best day ever)… I decided to go for Backtalk as I had heard so much about it, it has more of a purple/ lilac undertone than I thought it did, but I actually quite like that it’s a little different. The pigmentation is perfect, the formulation for a matte is amazing, it is comfortable and I can barely feel it on the lips. It lasts around 5 hours still looking like I have just applied it. I think my go to Christmas red shade will be one of the comfort mattes – Very impressed!
TOM FORD PUSSYCAT 04 – £39
Looking at £39 next to a link for a lipstick still feels very ridiculous. This is a real luxurious purchase, one of the most luxurious makeup items I own. I feel like the formulation is very similar to the Urban Decay lipstick, although I do feel like this applies slightly thicker, providing even more pigment. Looking back at the lip swatches it doesn’t look too impressive compared to the other lipsticks which is surprising… Do I think this lipstick is worth £39, definetly not, but if you fancy having a splurge, then maybe… Yes! (very similar to MAC’s Twig, infact the perfect dupe)
Before buying this I had tried another liquid lipstick from the same collection but hated it, for some reason the formulation of Soft Spoken seems to be so much better. Having quite dry lips I’m not really a liquid lipstick kinda gal, but for the times when I do want something a little more bold then I have been loving this. Being a liquid lipstick is dries incredibly matte, the colour has more brown undertones than the rest of the lipsticks mentioned, but I feel like it just about fits into the “mauve”category… A perfect shade for the A/W months.
I know that I’ll be rotating these lipsticks throughout A/W, let me know what your favourite mauve lipsticks are so I can add them to my wishlist.
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