THAT Purple Lipstick

Lavender Jade

THAT purple lipstick that I instagrammed…  Do you ever feel that you are made to “pressure purchase” by pushy sales assistants?  I had literally only swatched this purple lipstick in Mac and before I knew it, I was sitting in front of the mirror having it tried on me.  I must admit, it didn’t look as bad as I had imagined it might.  Somehow it ended up in amongst the other products I purchased.  To start with, I felt very self-conscious and expected everybody to stare at me as I walked through the shopping mall.  I was completely out of my comfort zone.  To my surprise, nobody stared at me as if I had three heads.  Maybe I didn’t look quite as horrendous as I thought?  As the day went on, I grew to like it, even though it is a completely different colour to what I would normally reach for (usually pink or nude).  The reaction it got on a picture I posted on Instagram was overwhelmingly positive, so I decided to dedicate my very first blog post to it: Mac’s Lavender Jade.

Lavender Jade Packaging

Lavender Jade is a matte finish lipstick, which is described on Mac’s website as “dirty mauve with gold pearl”.  I’m not so sure I can see the gold pearl…

Lavender Jade Swatch

Sometimes, I find Mac’s matte lipsticks to be drying.  Lavender Jade, however, glides on really easily and feels creamy and moisturising.  It is also highly pigmented, as I have found with all Mac lipsticks.  As it is a brighter shade, it does require some attention to ensure coverage all over the lips.  It lasts well, but does require some topping-up throughout the day to keep the lips fully covered.  Lavender Jade lipstick retails at £15.50 and is available online and in Mac stores.

Lavender Jade on LipsI’m actually really glad that I bought this, and who knows, I may even be more daring with colours in the future!  Would you ever wear a colour like this, or do you stick to what you know?



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  1. January 15, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    It actually is really nice on you Sarah. I too find mac lipsticks drying, and the damage control too taxing. I am glad this feels different to you.

    • Sarah
      January 16, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Esnath! I am surprised this one isn’t drying – long may it continue! 🙂

  2. Chloe Coco Rhys-Jones
    April 30, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Lovely colour on this lipstick… looks lovely on you.

    Love Coco xxx

    • Sarah
      April 30, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      Thanks so much Coco x

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