It’s no secret that I love a good dark bold lip. The burgundy, the plumy, the berry – I don’t discriminate and love them all. As of recently, I added a new shade to my ‘vampy lippy’ list and I really cannot get enough of it. Purple. Yes, as weird as it may seem to some (my mum and the boy included), I’ve actually fallen head over heels in love with gracing my lips with the shade. It’s bold, it’s different and could look rather classy if paired with the right cheek and eye makeup. The star of my purple lipstick collection is undoubtedly the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless (here). It boosts my confidence massively and adding it to my most-cherished lippies was a no-brainer.
Shameless is one of those shades that you just slap on and either instantly fall in love with or you just take off immediately and never even go close to ever again. It looks scary, and it probably is, but for someone like me who adores to experiment with lip colors it is honestly perfect. Shameless must be the most unique lippy in my collection and I love everything about its medium purple shade and the beautiful fuchsia undertones. It is a hybrid between vampy and feminine and I love how edgy, yet sophisticated it makes me look. And how does it make me feel? Empowered. That’s a nice word. Also, the stunning satin-y matte finish tickles my fancy and I love the way it tints the lips after the first layer has rubbed off. Gorgeous!!
Shameless has a lovely velvety texture and I love how lightweight it feels on the lips. It’s matte but creamy to apply and even though I know it might be a deal breaker for some of you – I am actually in love with the peppermint scent. You need two thin layers to get the color fully opaque and once it’s settles it hangs around for ages. I even managed to chomp my way through a burger once and it did not move. Brilliant. Everything sounding rather fab so far but there are a few bugbears I need to mention. I find that Shameless tends to cling into dry patches and fine lines, so make sure you give your lips a good scrub and prep them with a balm. Also, after about the second hour mark it starts to dry out the lips slightly, which is to be expected from a matte lipstick and it’s honestly not that bad, so fear not! So my final verdict? If you fancy dipping your toe into the purple lipstick pool, look no further and go get involved with Shameless – it is awesome and will turn heads, that’s for sure!
Have you tried Shameless? Would you wear a purple lipstick or is it too bold of a color for you?