Friday, January 27, 2012

Mysterious Mauve!

In my search for the perfect purple lipstick I stumbled on this lovely lippie by Dior, called 786 Mysterious mauve. Although it is more of a blue toned fuchsia than a true purple, it definitely leans more towards purple than pink.

Read on for swatches and some product pictures!

(I was wearing this eyelook with a coral red lipstick earlier that day, that's why it looks so weird with this lipstick. The eyeshadow is Zelda from shiro cosmetics :)

The lipstick comes in a classic Dior container. I guess a lot of people will think it looks classy and timeless, but I think it looks a bit boring and a tad too 'old' for my age. It does close well and I don't suspect it to break easily, so it does it's job.

 And some swatches:

Bad picture.. It looks a lot more blue-toned in indirect light.

It feels very soft on my lips and is not drying at all, and the wear is about 4-5 hours. This is the kind of lipstick that wears off in a flattering way, yay for that! As you can see it applies a lot lighter and less blue toned than it appears in the tube. It has a fuchsia base and reflects blue and it's super shiny. It depends on the lighting a bit, sometimes it looks a lot cooler.

I really love this color! It reminds me of the kind of shade that many old ladies in my home town used to wear during the 90's. I've seen a lot of pretty looks with purple lipstick on killer colours and I think I'm not the only one that suddenly needed a purple lipstick, because Viola pulls it off so well!

Mac lipsticks are about €17 for 3 gram over here, and this one cost me around €30 for only 3,5 gram. That's not exactly cheap :(

What's your opinion on purple lipstick? 
I really want to get my hands on Illamasqua's Kontrol :)



  1. This is the most amazing colour! I love purple lipstick.

  2. want.... that... lipstick.... now! it's addictive! so make sure to hold on tight to that!/Azure

  3. Thankyou very much for the nice comment :D

  4. Wow, you have a great blog. This color looks nice on you.


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