Fifty Shades Of Mauve: My Suit-All Lipstick Picks

Fifty Shades Of Mauve

25 January, 2016 Fifty Shades Of Mauve: My Suit-All Lipstick Picks

Whilst testing skincare will always be my favourite part of being a beauty blogger, a close second is collecting lipsticks. In the last two years I’ve developed quite a stash, with a particular focus on multiple shades of mauve. The colour mauve offers the perfect balance between wearability and drama, and it has ability to transform and adapt on any skin tone. Below are 10 of my favourite mauve-leaning shades, including options from luxe, high-end brands, and more affordable drugstore ones too. I’m always adding more to my collection, so I’m sure I’ll be adding to this post very soon.

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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita ($20) – this liquid-to-matte lipstick is described as a ‘chestnut rose’. I love how this leans on the cooler side, and the rich brown-mauve shade is perfect for deeper skin tones. That being said, on pale skin it would also look seriously striking.

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in A Touch of Spice ($7.99) – Maybelline doesn’t offer this shade in the UK limited run of Creamy Mattes, so I picked it up on my recent trip to Miami. The U.S. drugstore is insane! This deep mauve is beautifully pigmented, with a comfortable matte texture that feels a lot more expensive than you would expect from its price-tag.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl (£23) – it’s common knowledge that I adore Charlotte Tilbury (just check out these blog posts), and Bond Girl is one of her best lipsticks released so far. Bond Girl is a more purple-based mauve with hints of brown and red, and it’s a great shade for a night out. I pair it with a bronze smoky eye for maximum glam.

Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in 1995 (£9.50) – I’m obsessed with U.S. Youtube beauty gurus, and one I currently can’t stop watching is Jaclyn Hill. She collaborated with Gerard Cosmetics on 1995, a satin deep greige-brown-mauve, that really fits in with the 90s grunge aesthetic. It can be a little too brown on fair skin-tones, but on medium-dark complexions, it’s absolutely beautiful.

MAC Matte Lipstick in Mehr (£15.50) – I’ve had this shade for ages, and always whip it out when I want my lips to look enhanced but subtle at the same time. It’s a pretty standard pink-mauve, with just enough purple tones to keep things interesting.

Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Colour in In The Flesh ($2.75) – cheap doesn’t have to mean poor quality, and although these Wet N Wild lippies are seriously affordable, they also pack a pigmentation punch. The textures of all these lipsticks are creamy and malleable, and the formulas long-lasting. In The Flesh is a lovely rosy nude, that I love to wear with a tan. For a full review of my collection of Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Colours, click here.

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in £13 Marvellous Mauve ($14) – this is probably the brightest mauve in my stash, with a velvety texture and delicious scent that just makes me want to keep this on all day. It’s the perfect shade to wear when you need to spice up a barely-there base, and I always keep it in my handbag for mid-day top-up.

NYX Matte Lipstick in Whipped Caviar (£5.03) – Whipped Caviar is the lipstick version of Marvellous Mauve, with just a touch more lilac. I hate to mention Kylie Jenner as that girl has clearly lost the plot, but this is supposedly the shade that most closely resembles the colour she used to always wear.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Lumiere ($5) – another Youtuber I love watching is Kathleen Lights, and her lipstick collaboration with ColourPop is one of my all-time favourite shades. Lumiere is a really interesting deep mauve-peach, with elements of purple and brown. It’s basically a mix of all your favourite colours, in a cute pencil-crayon format.

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anita (£24) – my last mauve pick is from the NARS Audacious line, and it’s a gorgeous neutral-pink with a pretty purple twist. It’s quite warm-toned, and I often describe this as a more wearable version of their famous Anna lipstick. Another great shade to keep in your handbag!

I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my top 10 shades of mauve lipstick – I could have got to 50, but realistically, you’d all be super bored!

Share your favourite mauve lipsticks below, and don’t forget to let me know which shades you love from my list!

Happy Tuesday,


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  • Roisin Giles
    Posted at 12:43h, 18 February Reply

    Ahh all of these shades look beautiful! I reeeeeeally want the Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl lipstick – obsessed! ?

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  • Renata
    Posted at 16:36h, 27 January Reply

    CT Bond Girl has been on my wishlist forever but for some reason I never buy it. Love the colour as it reminds me a bit of my beloved Mac Brave. I also adore the Sephora Cream Lip Stains. They’ve got such a great formula. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  • Dagmara Klich
    Posted at 22:03h, 25 January Reply

    I’m also a big fan of mauve lipsticks and have a few of those from your selection 🙂 I need to try CT lipsticks this year! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:21h, 25 January Reply

      Yay! So much love for mauves. You really do, the Matte Revolution ones in particular! Xx

  • Jasmine Talks Beauty
    Posted at 21:20h, 25 January Reply

    *bookmarks*! These shades are just my sort of thing! I will definitely be checking out every shade I don’t already have haha. Lolita and the Maybelline Creamy Mattes we can’t get over here are definitely on my US wish list for later this year 🙂 xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:23h, 25 January Reply

      Yay! Ugh I knew you’d love these shades and in your post today I saw so many I want to add to my collection too! Just wish I could comment! You’ll love Lolita (I’d avoid Lolita II, it’s so orange), and you should 1000% stock up on the Creamy Mattes! Xx

  • Leanne Page
    Posted at 17:29h, 25 January Reply

    I don’t actually own many mauve lipsticks. Although I will after reading this! I want them all. Especially Mehr that’s been on my list for sometime now xx

    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:23h, 25 January Reply

      Yay! I love enabling. Mauves are so beautiful and versatile, definitely my favourite shade for everyday! Mehr is gorgeous, treat yourself on payday! Xx

  • Alina
    Posted at 17:19h, 25 January Reply

    So many gorgeous lipstick shades, you really put together such a great selection. Love the look of Colourpop Lumiere and NARS Anita, so pretty x

    Beauty with charm

    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:24h, 25 January Reply

      Thanks so much Alina! Both are beautiful, and although they’re quite similar, each one is special in its own way 🙂 Xx

  • Tasha
    Posted at 13:11h, 25 January Reply

    omg these are all AMAZING! i’m going to the US very soon (aka this week!) and definitely want to pick up Touch of Spice, Lolita and Marvelous Mauve!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:24h, 25 January Reply

      Thanks Tasha! Omg I’m so jealous, you’re going to have an amazing time! Let me know what you pick up/if you post a haul, I’d love to see what else you choose! Xx

  • Yiotou_La
    Posted at 13:07h, 25 January Reply

    These are great lipsticks, I love the Wet n Wild ones,very creamy and very pigmented! Thanks for your recommendations! 🙂

    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:25h, 25 January Reply

      Thank you so much! My absolute pleasure! Xx

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