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Lipsticks That Don't Exist

For a while now I have been searching for some lipsticks. I google & google... look at hundreds of swatches and....

I'm furious to find out: They. Don't. Exist.

Grrr.

Let's blame Photoshop.

Yes, I could try to create them by mixing different....I don't even have time to complete that sentence.

So below are those lipsticks:

  • This Rich Plum: This is supposed to be Maybelline Color Sensational Midnight Plum, but the real thing doesn't look anything like that! 
  • This Purple: Look at that! It's so GORGEOUS! I thought MAC Violetta was going to be like this, but no.

  • This red: Why does every red lipstick want to be like MAC Russian Red or Ruby Woo???! We want this red & finish egg-jackly. [And zomg I can't stop staring at her!] 

If you know some of these DO exist, PLEASE tell me where to go steal, beg for, buy them!

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

56 comments:

  1. You can check Morgana Cyrptoria for lipsticks - she has a zillion shades of red and purple, so I'm sure you will find these there :)
    Here is a database of her lipstick swatches - http://asecretfanbase.50webs.com/swatches/index.html

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    1. Thanks Ki, will check them out

      ♥xx♥

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  2. Omg the third pic...
    And seriously, Im scared of ordering online for the same reason.... They seldom match. :(

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  3. For the red lipstick in last pic try the maybelline superstay lipcolor in 743.I wanted to get a few shades from this line and I searched for shades on youtube and I liked this color.Here is the link incase u want to see:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZadImV3Apo

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    1. Ooh thanks Sataa, will have to check that shade out at a store!

      ♥xx♥

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  4. I have Lancome color design in wannabe. It's this bright fuschia colour and it's really pigmented. Check that line out if it's still available.
    nena.

    www.alice-in-wonderland22.blogspot.com

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  5. Ooooohhhhhhhhh..I want tat red lipstick..I dont like either Russian red or Ruby Woo..I want the lippi she has on..its beautiful

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  6. The second picture looks like pigment. I think a lot of times artists blend more than one shade to get the effect they want.

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  7. What a great fun post Cynthia! Yes i know photoshop ust raises expectations. A while back temptalia had done this post on her 'dream eyeshadow palette' after photoshopping some shades. I wish that palette existed!!

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    1. Thanks Mehak. Ya I saw that...it's awesome!

      ♥xx♥

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  8. i hate photoshopped ads:(( it's blatant cheating! sadly it's widely practised everywhere, esp in the makeup industry. I hardly buy anything without checking them personally. my fave red is ruby woo and it's such a wonderful shade. it's a lil bit difficult to apply but the extra step of moisturising/applying balm is well worth it...it's such gorgeous color alone or topped with gloss to give it a lil bit of dimension.and photographs really good too:)

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    1. I totally agree...this is happening a little less in the UK because so many peopl complain about the government watchdogs are becoming more strict. what really annoys me is when models are wearing fake lashes in mascara adverts...its just wrong!!

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    2. Ice- At the store Ruby Woo is always so dry, to the point that it can't be swatched, that's why I was always scared to buy it

      ♥xx♥

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  9. What they do is......apply a lip primer....then apply the first coat of lipstick....blot....apply second coat....blot till you get a full on color and then trace the outline of lips with lip liner and fill in a very little bit of balm mixed with lipstick as a top coat and then its photography lights
    you can get Lip tars from Obsessive Compulsive cosmetics which are really true to their names and colors and their range is quite vivid.
    Photoshop i believe is just an excuse or escapade....There is a pro makeup artist behind it too...LOL

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    1. But I have to get the right shade before I do all that, right? LOL. Yes I do want some OCC Lip Tars, though none of these shades are available in them. Hence, the search continues... :)

      ♥xx♥

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  10. I have a lipstick very similar to the first one pictured, it's Victoria's Secret "Perfect Lipstick" in Vino. I have swatches on my blog but even they don't represent the vibrancy of it very well ... anyway, you can buy it for $13USD and many Victoria's Secret stores have the makeup line in store so you could swatch it first :)

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    1. Ooh Thanks! It looks good, though still not as vibrant. Sadly we don't get VS here :[

      ♥xx♥

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  11. OMG! That purple one... :O:O:O

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  12. Ooh you've got me lusting over the first purple shade! I wouldn't be able to pull if off outdoors but would be fun sporting it at home :)

    Shifa
    x

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  13. Ooh I like that last red! I think there are some wine-colored lip liner pencils that actually achieve the deeper red better than lipsticks do. My current favorite is the Urban Decay 24/ liner in Gash. It might be deeper than the one in the photo but still not as bright as the MAC ones you mentioned.

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    1. Ya, I also think lip liners might be the answer. UD Gash is so gorgeous!

      ♥xx♥

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    http://romanianprincess.com

    XoXo Nicole Mariana

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  15. The red from the third pic is a dream come true :P
    I wish I could land up on something like that!!! :D
    Nice post Cynthia ^_^ This is so true...always happens

    The Sweet Life

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    1. Thank u. Ya that red is to die for!

      ♥xx♥

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  16. the purple on can be 1)Lakme enrich classic grape matte 254:
    2)colorbar velvetee matte temptation

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    1. Thanks Amel...will check those out :)

      ♥xx♥

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  17. Haha. This is really awful, they tempt us :P

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  18. Same thing happened wid me too i tried to buy plum shade of Maybelline too but S.A. said if u rub plum shade often it vl turn exact shade i brought on her promises later shade was very different.i even brought another blood red shade wid balm of Maybelline its exact red in the pic :-)

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  19. Hi
    I thought you would like this link of some of the purple lipsticks. I hope it helps.

    http://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery?color=Purple&action=Sort&type=156

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    1. Aww thanks Perween! Big help

      ♥xx♥

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    2. Hey Cynthia, I love going through your blog. You have a great knack for writing that is not only informative but has a wonderful sense of humour. After reading this post I took it upon myself to hunt for a violet lipstick for you. I went to Sephora today and came across these lipsticks that may match the second picture.

      MUFE - Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick, Shade# 15 - Pearly Violet
      Smashbox – Be Legendary Lipstick, Shade – Bold Berry
      Dior – Rouge Dior Lipstick, Shade 786- Mysterious Mauve
      Dior – High Fashion Lipstick, Shade 001, Violet Tatoo

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    3. Hey Perween,

      That is SO SWEET of you!!! Thank you so much! I will surely check out those lippies u picked out. I'll start googling all of them now :)

      Again, thanks! :*

      ♥xx♥

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  20. hey CZ.. my mum had that plum shade that is in the Maybelline ad... yea, the exact same one... it was from maybelline.. but i don't know the range or the shade name / number... she got it 3-4 years back though...

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    1. Really??! That's so cool! Wish u knew which it is

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  21. This happens all the time.. my lipstick never looks as good as the models, and the shades never match :(

    Just yesterday I was out with hubby and I had used MAC Offshoot. I asked him "How does this lippie look?".. His reply "Just like all your other lipsticks!"..

    How is it possible that all of my 20 lippies are exactly the same, maybe I'm stuck in some makeup rut :(

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    1. Hahaha... even I was stuck in a rut, buying the same type of shades all the time! Even my hubby says that I buy same pink/rose shades all the time.

      But recently things have changed esp after this post :D

      ♥xx♥

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  22. I hate how they do that! It makes you think you can buy the product and then are sorely mistaken. I remember this one editorial spread I looked at and the model had this lovely deep almost greyish plum. They said it was some Burt's Bees product (don't remember name), but it was NOTHING like it at all. Also hate when mascara ads have fake lashes in them and it's not disclosed.

    I just saw that pic of the dark purple lip on Pinterest & someone commented that it could be an OCC Lip Tar.

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  23. That shade of red is a LOT like Pleasure Me Red by Maybelline Color Sensational. I have it, and it's pretty much like that!

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  24. I think that purple is Illamasqua's Kontrol. I mean, obviously the color's enhanced, but it's an almost identical shade. Maybe layer a pink underneath with some gloss on top and you'll achieve that look.

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  25. I know this is forever and a day and go but if u do get close to one of these awesome shades they pretend there advertising (why not just make THAT color if you need to lie to sell a shade???) but bloting and taking a little hd powder (like mufe or elf) and dabbing it on the lipstick takes the pigment up a little more. Of course u will have a velvet matte look but it can really take an ok shade to wow!

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  26. Cynthia I am wanting ( read lusting for) the Burgundy Color that Kareena wears in Muskane Jhooti hain song in the movie Talaash. I cant find it anywhere. Maybelline thing above sucks. Lakme claimed they had that shade but it was nowhere near it.
    Pls HELP!!!!
    Pls revert on my email if you can , I may not know if you reply on this comments page. avantishirur@gmail.com

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  27. I usually do not share my red lips colour with anyone- but here it is! Shu uemura lip liners are the best! I have the red one which looks way better than ruby woo! Everyone compliments me in my lips! & I mean everyone! I apply the lip liner on my entire lips! Unfortunately, you can only purchase online- but I swear it's perfect! If you are looking for foundation- they have the best foundation as well!

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  28. I read an interesting article from an "insider" saying that the colour seen in the advert is almost never the real colour - they've normally mixed one especially for the advert. In the same way that food adverts use fake food. I'm currently looking for the perfect purple lipstick http://wonderlusting.co.uk/2013/05/11/in-pursuit-of-the-perfect-purple-pout-part-ii/ that's how I found you and have been amazed (in a bad way) how completely different colours look in real life.

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  29. Try mac red and the Kate moss range of red lipsticks :)

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  30. Try Revlon Really Red Matte lipstick...its a pure red, no orange in it. Or try Velvetines Red Velvet Lip color. To get the egg shell finish, take a bit of clear gloss and dab with your fingers over the lower lip and press your lips together to blend. If its a bit too glossy, take a matching red blush and with your finger, dab a bit on to tone down the sheen. I wear this all the time. I'm very close to finding the purple. Try Mufe lipsticks.

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  31. I just bumped into your blog today.. and I can't stop reading! Your articles are really well written and I agree with you that these Lip colors never existed. On the last pic though, with the model wearing red, you should try 'LipTars' from this brand called OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: http://occmakeup.com/). The shade to try would be NSFW. Let me know what you think :)

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    1. Hi Sonali, thank you so much....and welcome! :) Yes, the OCC one does look close, but this one still looks more intense- judging by swatches of NSFW at least. I think Maybelline Pleasure Me Red is closer.

      ♥xx♥

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  32. Try mixing red and blue bh cosmetics have a lipstick palette that has blue and black you can mix and you get the perfect color.

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♥xx♥