We’re talking mauve lip combos today! I reckon I could write a thesis on mauve lip products. It’s probably my most worn shade, at the minute at least.
I have tonnes of different of ones in my makeup collection and as with anything, I tend to dip in an out of different ones. At the moment, my most worn mauve lip is a combination of two products.
Now let’s be real. Two products are not really necessary, I know. And I like both of these products equally on their own. I just find combining the lip liner with the liquid lipstick, I get a crisper lip line, my top lip definitely needs a bit of help in the plumpness department which I find easier to do with a pencil. Also layering both of them gives the colour more staying power!
My mauve lip liner love is Mac Cosmetics ‘Soar’.
I am way late to the ‘Soar’ party, but I am very glad I finally got there. I am a huge fan of Mac Lip Liners, and this colour is just the perfect mauve shade. Not the cheapest at €17.50 a pop, but the formula is lovely, they don’t drag on the lips, the pencil sharpens to a really good point if you like to overdraw and they are really pigmented.
Mac ‘Soar’ is available from Brown Thomas here. The liners come in an abundance of shades though.
My second mauve lip love is from Paese Cosmetics. I haven’t tried much from the brand as of yet. It’s been Ireland a few years now though. I was sent some of their lip products a while back and literally fell head over heels in love with the Silky Matt Liquid Lipstick in 707.
This is such a lovely, richly pigmented product. Although it does dry down matte, it dies down to more of a velvet finish on the lips. Moves around a little more but it doesn’t crack or ball up.
This is much more of a comfortable formula than what we’ve come accustomed to in a matte liquid lip. They remind me of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams with more colour density and more longevity on the lips. And of course the shade, for me, is the perfect mauve tone. You can buy Paese from their Irish website here. The Silky Matt lipsticks retail for €13. They also have a kiosk in the Ilac Centre here in Dublin. Matte liquid lippies always photograph with the flash more shiny, but I promise this has a velvet finish (you can see it in more true to finish and colour here without the flash:
And there you have my favourite mauve lip combination of the moment.