by Kori Ellis
Instead of red lipstick, make a statement this season with shades of purple. Plum is one of the hottest lip colors right now, and here are four of my favorite plums.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Exquisite Plum (#22) is a creamy, smooth lipstick with SPF 15. The color is deeply-pigmented with just the right amount of shine. This shade is a rich plum that can work well with most complexions. This lipstick even has a little mirror on the top of the cap. At $34, it’s not cheap but it’s worth it.
For a more red plum, Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Plum Fizz is a hot choice. This sultry lipstick is smooth, silky and glides on beautifully. You can apply it sheer and simple, or deep and sexy with a heavier hand. This plum lipstick is priced at $22 at EsteeLauder.com and at your local department store makeup counter.
When you can get a fabulous lipstick at under $7, snatch it up. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Plum Paradise is a fabulous option. It leans more toward red than the other plums. I would have probably named it Beautiful Berry, but the color is still stunning.
Another inexpensive choice is Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Perfect Plum. It’s a creamy shade that doesn’t feather or fade. The shade is more of a true plum than the Maybelline lipstick.
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Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and three children. Kori has been published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide, writing about everything from fashion to fantasy sports.
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