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THE DARK PURPLE LIP

GUIDES, BEAUTYElizabeth NichinComment
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Happy national lipstick day! This post is all about the daring dark purple lip. 

For me, wearing makeup isn't always about looking pretty. At least not in the conventional white supremacist, cis-heteropatriarchal way of looking pretty (I dont completely fit into that standard anyway). 

For me, wearing makeup is about being fearless, being bold and strong. It's about self-expression, creativity, and self-love. 

For this, I have the bold lip. 

Want to feel like a bad ass? All you need is a dark purple lip. Here is my resource guide to finding the perfect dark purple lip, featuring 10 great options to acheive this bold look!

1. WET N WILD MEGALAST LIP COLOR - VAMP IT UP

Price Point: $2

Finish: Semi-Matte

Lasting Power: Long Wearing

Made In: China

Coolness Factor: Best price point!

2. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS LIQUID LIPSTICK - POTION

Price Point: $20

Finish: Matte

Lasting Power: Long Wearing

Made In: USA

Coolness Factor: Goes on liquid like a lip gloss and dries matte!

3. TOO FACED MELTED LIQUIFIED LONG WEAR LIPSTICK - MELTED VILLAIN

Price Point: $21

Finish: Semi-Matte

Lasting Power: Long Wearing

Made In: Italy

Coolness Factor: Smells like candy!

4. COLOURPOP LIPPIE PENCIL AND LIPPIE STIX - FEMINIST

Price Point: $5 each

Finish: Matte

Lasting Power: Long Wearing

Made In: USA

Coolness Factor: The name, obviously! Plus, this color is a collaboration with fashion blogger Joellen Lu.

5. L.A. GIRL MATTE PIGMENT GLOSS - BLACK CURRANT

Price Point: $5

Finish: Matte

Lasting Power: Long Wearing

Made In: China

Coolness Factor: Goes on liquid like a lip gloss and dries matte!

6. NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM - TRANSYLVANIA

Price Point: $6

Finish: Matte

Lasting Power: Long Wearing

Made In: China

Coolness Factor: Very lightweight formula!

7. NYX HIGH VOLTAGE LIPSTICK - DAHLIA

Price Point: $6

Finish: Satin

Lasting Power: Not my Favorite

Made In: Taiwan

Coolness Factor: Super rich finish!

8. NYX INTENSE BUTTER GLOSS - BLACK CHERRY TART

Price Point: $6

Finish: Gloss

Lasting Power: Not my Favorite

Made In: China

Coolness Factor: Smells like cupcakes!

9. NYX SLIM LIP PENCIL - Y2K

Price Point: $3.50

Finish: Matte 

Lasting Power: Long Lasting

Made In: Germany

Coolness Factor: Use this product all over your lips for an awesome long lasting matte color. 

10. NYX SIMPLY VAMP LIP CREAM - SHE DEVIL

Price Point: $6.50

Finish: Creamy Matte

Lasting Power: Not my Favorite

Made In: China

Coolness Factor: This is part of NYX's "Simply Vamp" line, which is full of deep vampy colors!

Disclaimers: All products listed are from cruelty free companies. For more information on cruelty free beauty, go here. Prices are provided in USD.

What is your favorite dark purple lip color? 

in lipstick & solidarity, 

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