For the next hue in my colour series, I’ve picked the colour of royalty. For some reason, I have no problem rocking a red lip, but purple terrifies me. I haven’t been converted to this colour just yet (though Noyah’s Deeply in Mauve has me longing for more confidence!) I mainly stay in the super safe hue of rosy mauve. Think Ilia Beauty’s Madam Mina.
If you’re braver than me and want to jump head first into trying something new, then look no further! I have 13 shades, ranging from light and wearable for the every day to deep, sultry and mysterious for anyone who just wants to be a little vampy.
- Axiology – Reflection and Desire
- Ilia – Dress You Up
- Juice Beauty – Laguna
- Au Naturale – Purple Reign, Marsala and Hero
- Gressa – Dahlia
- Clove + Hallow – Psych
- Fitglow – Adore *Not vegan*
- Nui Cosmetics – Tempora, Ruiha and Tiare (if you’re after a mauve than leans more rosy then try Kura)
If you’re curious as to whether these will suit you, especially if you have a warm skin tone like mine, you can use the links to see my own swatches.
With the exception of Ruiha, these shades all work with a warm or yellow undertone and they don’t come across as pastel, even on my darkly pigmented lips.
Dress You Up and Laguna are my type of pink toned mauves that I’m comfortable wearing every day. One day I’ll work my way up to the ever so sultry shades of Nui Cosmetics. One day!
Now that you’ve seen how these shades compare to each other, are any of these on your wish list?