Purple Lips: Tried And Tested By LOOK

Are you ready to give up your classic red lippy for something a little edgier? A purple pout is *the* thing to wear right now. Here's why...

Most people have a faithful list of go-to lip colours ranging from easy nude and pretty pink to classic red but what about purple? How easy is it to pull off an edgy purple pout? Answer: surprisingly simple.

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LOOK’s team of lipstick fans got involved, road testing our fave purple shades. Ranging from lilac to dark damson, in matte, gloss and sheer, there are so many ways to work a purple lip.

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Chloe Burcham, LOOK Deputy Beauty Editor

“I’d usually be terrified of purple lipstick (I’ve only recently started wearing red!) but I was actually pleasantly surprised by this shade. It’s a deep, berry purple so is really quite wearable. Perf for the winter months I reckon.”

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Mat in M501, £17


Victoria Adegboyega, LOOK Senior Picture Researcher

“I love bold lip colours especially matte ones, so this Too Faced gloss is perfect. Purple shades are great for my skin tone, it’s fun and works great for summer nights out too! Lets just say I’m a big fan of the purple lippy!”

Too Faced Liquified Melted Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Unicorn, £19

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Ellen Kerry, LOOK Freelance Contributor

“A purple pout sounds like a challenge but I think every girl needs a purple lip colour in their beauty bag. It’s actually super flattering on all skin tones depending on the level of purple you wear. I love how vibrant this shade looked on me, it almost distracts from how shattered I am. This might be my new go-to hangover lippy.”

The Estee Edit By Estee Lauder Mattified Lipstick in Smashed, £17 *out in September*

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Catherine Delves, LOOK Freelance Contributor

“I love the way this lipstick glided on effortlessly and is super pigmented. This made it no fuss to apply, which is perfect for getting ready in a rush. The colour is also gorgeous and perfect for Autumn… I think I just found my go-to A/W16 shade.”

Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Lipstick in Starry Eyed, £4.99

Are *you* ready to ditch your natural lip for purple?

By Ellen Kerry