Swatches; MAC Rebel, Too Faced Melted in ‘Melted Violet’*, Models Own Lip Crayon*

Aaah, Autumn. Really, what’s not to love?! Chunky knits, getting away with a beanie everyday and being overly hyped for Halloween. Yep. I’m pumpkin spicing everything and wasting too much time on Pinterest browsing Halloween DIYs. I just love Autumn. So to add that wintery feel back to my make up, I’ve been digging out my favourite purple lip shades. I’m the kind of girl who goes for a bold lip all year round.  But even if you’re not really that brave with make-up, purple lips are just a winner for everyone. Whether you’re going for the less daring raspberry shades or all out with brights, there’s something so pretty and autumnal about a purple lip. Here are my favourites…

 MAC Rebel Lipstick (Satin) –  Ah, Rebel. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’ll know that Rebel is always the beauty blogger buzzword around this time of year. It’s possibly one of the most loved MAC lip shades of all time – and definitely with good reason. It’s a deep fuschia berry shade which just seems to compliment everyone. It teeters on that mid-point between vampy and goth. For me, a vampy lip is classy, wearable and doesn’t wash you out, so Rebel ticks all of my boxes. The semi-matte finish is something to love, too. It’s not too drying on the lips and has a pretty shimmer running through it. Love love love!

Too Faced Melted ‘Melted Violet’ Long Wear Lipstick –  This is one that the lovely girls at Company Magazine popped in my goodie bag at the end of my internship, and I’ve been in love with it ever since. I have never got on with glosses. This has an unusual formula because it has the texture of a gloss but packs the pigmentation of a lipstain. The wear time is crazy and somehow it feels incredibly light on your lips as long as you don’t overapply. I can’t not mention the applicator which at first was a serious turn off. The slanted, velvet tip of the applicator makes the product really easy to apply and avoids the gloopy mess you’d make otherwise.  So if you want a bright, in your face purple then this is definitely one to try.

Models Own Lip Crayon* –  I picked out this lip shade from the Model’s Own x F21 range in a recent collaboration with Forever21 to match the witchy dress I wore. Models Own have always got my vote for nail varnishes but I’d never tried their make-up range before. They didn’t disappoint, the lip crayon is a buttery, pretty purple that isn’t OTT and is so easy to glide on when you feel like going for a bolder lip. I haven’t tried out the NARS lip crayons but I’d imagine that this would make a good dupe. The lasting power isn’t on par with the Too Faced and MAC but for a half the price at £5.99 you really can’t fault it!

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What’s your favourite purple lip product? Have you tried any of these?

Lydia Rose,


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  1. October 15, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    Oh wow how stunning, the too faced one is my favourite on you it really suits your hair and skin tone <3 xxx


  2. October 15, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    I love Melted Violet. It's been in my wishlist since it came out, the more photos I see of it, the more I want it! It really suits you

  3. October 15, 2014 / 10:48 pm

    I really want to try these Too Faced Melted lipsticks! MAC Rebel is one of my fave lipsticks, especially just pressed into the lips for daytime.
    Loves! Kirstie (

  4. October 16, 2014 / 11:00 am

    The violet one really suits you, very photogenic!

  5. October 16, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    Love the shades but never tried any purple hues on myself so I may have to know. All the looks are so pretty on you.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  6. October 17, 2014 / 10:28 am

    I do love rebel, you look great in all 3 though!

  7. October 18, 2014 / 9:49 am

    Rebel is my favourite, I've been rocking it loads already this Autumn. I love the Models Own lip crayons but not tried that shade. All these colours look great on you!

    Jegz xo

  8. August 8, 2015 / 10:35 am

    Simple but very attractive! I bought mine for only 5 pounds! You've earned a new subscriber

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