Lipstick Loveliness of the Week – MAC Smoked Purple.

MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Smoked Purple.
RRP: £15.50.


Smoked Purple from MAC Cosmetics is one of the nicest and darkest shades I’ve ever laid eyes on. It is described by MAC as a ‘deep eggplant purple’ or a deep aubergine purple if you will (for us UK folk). It is a very cool, blue toned, dark purple and an amazing shade for the Autumn/Winter months and I adore it. It’s deep, it’s dark and it’s vampy – right up my street I tell you and not too dissimilar to MAC’s Cyber. I love teaming Smoked Purple with either Currant or Night Moth Lip Pencils from MAC – it looks fabulous and they are a match made in heaven. Now as much as I love this shade of lipstick (and believe me, I really really do), it isn’t without some major flaws. It is a matte lipstick which is typically my favourite finish but Smoked Purple is incredibly dry and it applies with some difficulty, unevenly and with a lot of tug. It isn’t sounding too good right now, no? Well, I’d certainly recommend some decent lip preparation before hand with some lip scrub and a fair amount of lip balm or lip primer to help with the application, appearance and finish. If you’ve got your lip prep spot on then this lipstick looks absolutely stunning when it’s on. C’mon, just look at it – beautiful.


What are your favourite shades for A/W?

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She Said Beauty

  • It’s gorgeous!!! *_*

  • I bought Cyber not that long ago and it’s quite similar to this shade! These are great winter shades by MAC!

    • Yes, it is quite like Cyber. I have Cyber too and I love it. I adore Winter for the vampy dark lips! X

  • Lovely colour! 🙂

  • gingerley

    LOVE that color!

  • That’s really pretty! It isn’t distracting like a brighter shade of purple would be 🙂

  • anoushkaloves

    Ooh yes, this is such an Erin shade! Love 🙂

    Anoushka xx

  • Ohhh now this is beautiful , I need this! Xx

  • mandynicholls

    ooh what a pretty purple! definitely a big fan! x

  • Loving purple shades this season!

    That Fashion Victim / Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle x

  • Frey de Fleur

    Just found all of your lipstick loveliness posts and now I am binging on reading them all! Such great makeup inspiration x

    • Erin

      Good luck with them all lovely! There’s a lot of them! I’ve got a new one coming up tomorrow too! 🙂 xx

  • sissy kat

    I love it!

  • Bianca Rogoveanu

    I am a huge fan of dark reds, so this one is on my wishlist !

  • caitlin ford

    gorgeous colour!! i will need to get x