Finally, one of the few shades from the Covergirl lipstick collection that is actually an everyday color! As much as I love Lilac 20, it’s just not something I would wear to work or on a lunch date. Most people don’t consider berry lipsticks to be casual or professional, but I highly disagree. With the appropriate eye makeup, purple lipstick can be very classy (and sassy!). When it comes to this lippie, Dark Purple 50, how does it measure up to the previous frosted lipsticks? After initially purchasing these, I was almost 100% sure this would be my favorite shade.
Dark Purple 50 is a deep, blackened purple with a glossy finish. As with all of the other shades in this collection, I seriously wish I could rename them. This one would be “Queen of Naboo”, because Queen Amidala was totally owning this purple ensemble.
Unlike Lilac 20 and Nude 70, Dark Purple 50 has little to no shimmer. This shade is very glossy and quite honestly, pretty streaky and patchy. The other two were so easy to apply I could do it without using a mirror! This one though…yikes. After spending a couple minutes trying to get the purple lipstick to comply, this is what I was left with. It’s not bad, but not really good either. Just kind of “meh”. After an hour of wear, I noticed fading on the center of my lips and feathering on the outer corners of my mouth. If this lipstick was higher end, like $15-$30, I would definitely be returning it. Of course there are better dark purple lippies on the market, it’s just too bad this wasn’t one of them.While I love the punk-ness of Dark Purple 50, I don’t think I’ll be reaching for this shade anytime soon.
How surprising! Out of the three lipsticks I tried, Lilac 20 was definitely my favorite, followed very closely by Nude 70. If you already own some dark berry lip colors, I’d suggest passing on this one. Well, only one more Star Wars product left to review, the Covergirl Light Side Waterproof Mascara! That should be up sometime next week, so stay tuned. 🙂