15 Purple Lip Colors

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Matte in Hoochie
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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Matte in Hoochie
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Topshop Lip Bullet in Wine Gum
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Topshop Lip Bullet in Wine Gum
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Covergirl Queen Collection in Fine Wine
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CoverGirl Queen Collection in Fine Wine
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Kardashian Beauty Mini Gloss—Saturday in Blackberry Honey
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Kardashian Beauty Mini Gloss—Saturday in Blackberry Honey
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Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Twist in Berry
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Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Twist in Berry
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NYX Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie in Pomegranate Margarita
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Nyx Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie in Pomegranate Margarita
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Chanel Hydrating Crème Lip colour in Grâce
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Chanel Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Grâce
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Essence Longlasting Lipstick in Wear Berries
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Essence Long-Lasting Lipstick in Wear Berries
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Rituel de Fille Forbidden Lipstick in Love In Madness
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Rituel de Fille Forbidden Lipstick in Love In Madness
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Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint in Flowering Freesia
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Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint in Flowering Freesia
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NYX Macaron Lippie in Lavender
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Nyx Macaron Lippie in Lavender
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NYX Macaron Lippie in Violet
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Nyx Macaron Lippie in Violet
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MAC Sheen Supreme Lip Glass Tint in Simply Wow
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MAC Sheen Supreme Lip Glass Tint in Simply Wow
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Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Plum
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Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Plum
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Lip Smackers Fanta
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Lip Smacker Fanta

First we brought you the best pinks, and now, by request, the greatest purples gathered from the depths of the ITG lip color archive:

Best paint: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Matte in Hoochie

Best creamy bordeaux: Topshop Lip Bullet in Wine Gum

And the drugstore version of the above: Covergirl Queen Collection in Fine Wine

Best scripted series: Kardashian Beauty Mini Gloss, A Week Of Kisses—Saturday in Blackberry Honey

Best chunky pencil: Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Twist in Berry

And the drugstore version of that: NYX Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie in Pomegranate Margarita

Best wine stain: Chanel Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Grâce

Best sweet raspberry: Essence Longlasting Lipstick in Wear Berries

Best sour raspberry: Rituel de Fille Forbidden Lipstick in Love In Madness

Best color-adjusting magic stick: Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint in Flowering Freesia

Best for cyber goth warehouse parties: NYX Macaron Lippie in Lavender

Best for Tinder dates you'd like to keep brief: NYX Macaron Lippie in Violet

Best gloss: MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint in Simply Wow

Best minty tingle: Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Plum

Best mirrorless, mindless throw-on: Lip Smackers Fanta

Lydia Carron (Next) photographed by Tom Newton.

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  • Bella

    Nice to see that there are some subtly wearable ones that won't make the non-spring chickens among us look like hags. I'm loving the Chanel lipstick in picture 15.

  • Malissa Gibson

    I love the categories! They are such clever names! :)
    Which products would you recommend to a person with a porcelain complexion? I love to wear bold colors, but I have a hard time finding ones that suit my paleness.

    • Kim

      Sorry this is so late, but I'm in the same camp, and my list of purples (some I mix and match) are:

      Maybelline Colorsensational, Violet Intrigue 995
      Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm, Shameless 215
      Rimmel Moisture Renew, Violet Pop 520
      Wet N Wild, Urban Night 34425

      • Wonderlusting

        Shameless is one of my favourite purples. Shame we still don't have Wet n Wild or the full Maybelline selection here in UK yet.

  • http://coocooforcoco.blogspot.com/ Colleen

    You read my mind. Literally yesterday I was like hmmmm I better get some burgundy lipstick to match my hair. Next day - BOOM - this post!

  • fancies&beauty

    Love this. The Covergirl and NYX colors are really pretty.

  • phi

    yes more purple!! i wear mostly purples on my lips, mac does quite a few awesome ones (cyber, heroine, rebel, ...)

  • Olivia

    I was pleasantly surprised and delighted with my last drugstore impulse buy, Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain. It is indeed a stain that is indeed moisturizing I like it quite a bit! I picked up a few colors but one of my favorites is their plum/purple 005 Parisian Passion. Silly name, but the color is great, and the texture means that I don't end up with the dreaded dry skin/dark lip color nightmare.

  • http://www.clevergirlreviews.com/ Clever Girl Reviews

    I love the Top Shop and the Covergirl!

  • http://thelifeobserved.com The Life Observed

    Kat Von D has some great berry hues as well! Love that you all presented a whole mix of brands.

  • Sara C

    Does anybody else think only 3 of these are even close to being purple/violet/not-just-berry-or-wine? I think of purple as a more risky color to wear, and berry/wine as standard as a red lip.

  • jl

    i ended up buying the essence wear berries... it's so beautiful!

  • Holly Of The Sky

    I'm so obsessed with purple and dark berry lips! Although I think all of my favourites are missed off of this list! I love YSL 205 (the mats), Rimmel Kate Range in 04 and Tom Ford's Bruised Plum. Still a really nice comprehensive list!

  • Gia

    Mac "Heroine"

  • http://www.tongueinchicblog.com/ Margaux Anbouba

    I wear Mac's "Rebel" lipstick and love it. I'd categorize it as a sort of dark orchid, and it doesn't bleed which is plus! But it does dye your lips hot pink, unfortunately.

  • Ola

    You guys should try MAC Smoked Purple, Up The Amp and Cyber, also there's a limited edition Chanel SS14 colour called L'adoree that I absolutely adore. And last but not least is Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Endless Plum!!!

    • k80

      Up The Amp by MAC is the best!!! It's the only one I wear now. Amazing on platinum/pale blondes with pale skin.

  • Mimi

    Purple lipstick is so fun! I love how you showed pictures with how the lipsticks actually look, because some look really different out of the bottle. I have a Lancome one, I dk what it's called, but it's the perfect mix of deep purple and berry.

  • Fawntail Creative

    my hands down favorite purple is the YSL Violet Incognito, it's soooo pretty and easy to wear

  • http://www.mageeski.blogspot.com mageeski

    This is great! Bookmarking!

    Magee

  • http://eleganceandbeautyreviews.com Jen Ruhman

    I love seeing how popular purple lipstick has become, i hope it stays!

  • Genevieve

    i want to tell everyone about CG Lip Perfection in Embrace!! Really perfect, gorgeous, wearable purple that I'm obsessed with!

  • Layla Corcoran

    We need the greatest reds!

  • http://dailypolish.com Dailypolish

    No Tom Ford??

  • Wonderlusting

    Some great choices there though as others have said a few veer over to the safe plum side. For true purplaholics - a few other suggestions below:
    Revlon Matte balm in Shameless
    Illamasqua lipstick in ESP for heart stopping purple pigment
    Lipstick Queen in Stella though a little shimmery for my hard-core purple taste
    Sleek Exxagerate lipstick or Rio in the Mardi Gras palette

  • Liz

    (I apologize for my bad english) I bought the Chanel Rouge Coco in Grâce but on me it doesn't look like the picture at all (although my skin is pale too), it's a little bit more shiny/creamy and the color is more peachy, kinda old-fashioned. Not the soft matte purple I was looking for, it's like they have nothing in common, I'm pretty disappointed with this one :/

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