Wednesday, 14 March 2012

There Are Many Shades of Purple

I am fond of wacky/bold shades of nail colours and lip colours. I don't really wear lipstick that often. On a daily basis for a college student sleep is the priority apart from well occasionally wondering about the future and where we are headed and what job(if any) will land on our lazy laps - all that jazz you know. But for rare occasions I like dressing up and I don't mind if someone stares at my bold red lips or exaggerated winged liner. I have been there and I have actually taken that as a compliment.


Remember this post where I mentioned I bought the Lakme Enrich Matte 254 shade?


Here's how it looks under flash (had poor lighting so had to use flash) otherwise it's a very dark purple actually. It is a matte shade but is very light on the lips. It feels so light. You have to be careful with drinking and eating while the colour's on because of course it leaves a mark. But since it's so dark it doesn't fade away easily. It is relatively easier to take off than my red lip colour. I just use those make-up remover tissues you get at stores. At Rs.225 it is very much affordable. I love the shade. I give it a 5/5.
And oh that's the Avon Simply Pretty Big Eye Pencil (emerald) on my eyelids. It's quite easy to put on and sometimes I go out with just that and kajal if I am in the mood for a little colour on my face but nothing too dramatic.


A couple of 2012 runway inspirations
Yohji Yamamoto 2012 S/S,F/W
This is not really out of my comfort zone(sleeveless tops is totally out of it though) but I know bold shades are considered out of zone stuff. But we all have something which is out of our comfort zone.
Since we are talking colours - What is the bold shade of your choice?


P.S.-This is not a sponsored post.

37 comments:

  1. Purple is my fave colour! Kudos to you for rocking it! It looks pretty awesome on you <3

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    1. No problemo! And btw I nominated you :)
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  2. I've been warming up to purple too. I like it... but I'm not sure about it as a lip color still.

    Definitely looks good on you though.

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    1. i get drawn to these shades..i am thinking of a bright orange one now..

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  3. It looks good on you, but I would prefer it only for winter.
    Miss Starshiny

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    1. i don't wear colours according to season..i never have so i don't find it odd that i don't..thanks though:)

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  4. You don't know how much I love this color, ok maybe you know since I have posted so many things in this color.
    However I have never thought about purple lipstick and now that I se it on you I am very intrigued!!
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    1. oh yes i have seen how much you love purple!:)
      glad that you are intrigued..haha..i remember you said you are scared you will look like morticia adams..lol!

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    2. that's my problem, my fair skin is not compatible with this color...maybe this summer....
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  5. i knew it!
    the color is gorgeous on you!!!! ^-^
    i know Lakme is a quite common name in indian, but it sounds so beautiful to me. Lakme is a beautiful coloratura character in the opera "Lakme" by Delibes.
    the story is crap (basically another version of madam butterfly..) but the music is undeniably beautiful..
    http://youtu.be/DhFC3AhLtag
    i can imagine she wears a purple color like that. :)

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    1. i didn't know that!i am learning so many things from you!!
      and thanks!!!:)))

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  6. Love purple color,gr8 post:)Happy to follow your Blog, do vist my blog spicenflavors.com :)

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  7. Debi, that's a really cool shade. I thought it would be much deeper and darker. I had a purple lipstick that was DARK. hahaha I would sport it and always get looks (good ones). It was BOLD but very PLUM! Everyone use to say, only YOU can pull that off. Of course I was much thinner and wear my wingtip eyeliner with it. HaHa You asked me about my exercise regime. I'm only walking right now. So I do about 2-3 miles a day on my treadmill at home for 4-5 days a week. I just started so I'm trying to get in a groove. Walking is cheap and easy on your joints girl. Also incorporating less packaged foods in my diet (see today's post). Hope all is well girlfriend! You look great!
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    1. this look lighter under the flash...and you know what i hate walking!my mum walks everyday..she goes out at 5:30 am every morning!
      but i do need to do some excercises!
      thanks for the tip i may try to walk!!

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  8. The lipstick looks great on you! Bold colors look fantastic on Indian skin and hair, I think. Thanks for the 11 questions tag! I will definitely look into it, though it may take a while. I'm packing and moving things daily ... Will lose my computer access this weekend too but am keeping my fingers crossed it will re-surface intact.

    You know, your posts are not showing up on my Bloglovin' screen though I am following you there (and it says so). Very weird ... Any clues on why since I know you are more tech savvy than I am? (Forgive me if that seems a racial assumption, like saying the Chinese are all good at Math. But I do know you are good at this stuff!)

    Hope you are well! xxx

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    1. i am trying to fix it!
      and thanks..hope your move is over soon and you can settle in..
      i am fine..hope you are doing great!

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  9. I used to think bright coloured shades were the hardest to pull off but as I get older darker shades are definitely more challenging. This is a great look Debi! I think the dark aubergine colour suits you!

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    1. bright coloured shades are just not very me...i do throw in some colour from time to time..but it mostly clashes with my personality..
      thanks by the way!:)

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  10. So pretty!

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    ox from NYC!
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  11. I like the color on you!!

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  12. I always tought purple as sudh a royal color :)
    Yours look lovely

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  13. Dark purple lips are so striking and elegant, I love it!

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  14. I love purple, especially your purple lipstick!

    Lynn
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  15. I LOVE your purple lipstick! =)

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  16. Of course I would love to follow eachother! I am following on GFC and bloglovin.

    Lynn
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  17. I am always soooo glad to see your comments and post, dear friend
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  18. this shade is perfect for your, i just bought some pink ones with bit of neon on them, neon everything now:))

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  19. love the bold lip color!! i wish i could pull off such a dark purple. but im way too pale lol

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  20. iLove!!! I've not worn my MAC's own in a while, I've been wanting to wear it lately and this just confirmed it

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  21. Great colour! For summer I love nude or orange! I am following you :) I also have a giveaway and I would love you to enter. Kisses! <3<3

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  22. Awesome! You look great in it!! I think the nail color would look awesome too! Glad we found your blog!


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  23. The color looks good on you girl. I'm too scared to try purple lipstick!! :P


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  24. I want that color!
    Im so following you now...too cute~
    I need that purple lipstick myself

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  25. Daring color... but it looks a lot better than I thought it would

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