I've been feeling a bit crazy about purple recently. Although I generally started turning to darker shades as I experimented with makeup more, I had never ventured on the purple side; this all changed this year as I got my first purple lipstick and nail polish. I've enjoyed wearing them together to shoot for this review as the two colours are actually matching. Let's see what these two products are all about!
LIPSTICK: INVESTIGATOR, MAC (MATTE FINISH)
I'd been tempted to get a purple lipstick for months now, and MAC was my brand of choice for that: they have a few different purple shades, all of them are gorgeous and it took me a while to finally pick Investigator! I went for this one because the finish is matte and the shade is quite dark, exactly as I wanted it. As with all MAC lipsticks, Investigator has the perfect texture, it doesn't dry out the lips even though it is matte, and it lasts for ages. One thing to mention: the colour starts fading in the middle of the lips first, so the colour gets lighter there as the hours pass. It can get a bit funny as this is really noticeable when you speak, so you'll have to reapply some colour there after a few hours.
Other than that, it is an absolutely gorgeous colour, and would suit most skin tones, from pale to black skins!
NAIL POLISH: YVES SAINT LAURENT, N. 77 VINTAGE PLUM
I may have a big collection of nail polishes, I had never gotten a shade like Vintage Plum. This is the perfect purple nail polish to me, a sort of purple equivalent to the famous Rouge Noir by Chanel. What's more, I got it half price in the winter sales back in France! Luxury nail polishes are my weakness, but I'd rarely get them full price. The quality is of course very good, and you'll go a few days without any chipping. Two coats are the best to get the most of this beautiful, deep shade. I don't generally wear top coat (mainly out of laziness), but I'd advise you to add a coat of it to give it more shine to the nails.
These two products compliment each other perfectly, so wear them together for a dark, sultry look! With such a statement colour, no need for heavy eyeshadow or bright clothes. Keep it simple and let purple do its magic!
Do you wear purple lipstick? Is it a shade you'd like to try out one day?