Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss
Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss

Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is medium-dark purple with pinky-fuchsia tones and fine, multi-colored shimmer. MAC She-Rebel (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Till Death Do Us Part (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #604 (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Boys Go Crazy (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

When I bought the Lustrous Lip Gloss Set last month, I couldn’t resist buying this individual gloss as well, because, you know, purple. The formula is supposed to be “ultra-smooth” and “weightless” with the “intensity of a stain” and “the mirror-like shine of a gloss.” Purple Rain is semi-opaque and applies fairly evenly, though a lip liner would likely help this get to the finish line. The texture is mostly non-sticky, with only slight tackiness developing after a couple hours of wear. On me, this shade lasted for four and a half hours and was nicely hydrating while worn.

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Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss
Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss

Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss
Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss

Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss
Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss

Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss
Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss

Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss
Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss

Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss
Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss

Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss
Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss

Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss
Anastasia Purple Rain Lipgloss

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • NARS Vengeful Dual-Intensity Blush

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Oh, purple! I like it!
I hope I can find this one, it’s very pretty, I have She-Rebel, and I have some sheer, very sheer purple glosses, but nothing like this.

Surprisingly, I’ve never purchase an Anastasia product. Like you – because purple – LOL…I might just have to pick this one up. (Also, because when I wear it and people ask, I will break into my Prince impression…and that’s worth the price of admission!)

Oh my god, that color! I am in love. I’ve been wanting to try some Anastasia Beverly Hills lip glosses, but I’ve been holding back because I’ve seen some bad reviews (like on the websites you purchase them from). I’m glad that you’ve given them good reviews. I think I’ll give it a try. Anything for the right color!

Thank you for the review, Christine! =)

Oh it’s stunning! Love purple glosses with shimmer. It looks pinker on your lips, but the swatch reminds me of MUFE Rouge Artist Lipstick #15, which I love despite its perfume.

I love that you got this because you had to! I love how bold it is, but it’s a bit loud for me. I don’t think I could pull it off, being rather quiet and reserved lol!

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