Current favourite Lip Combo: Korres Purple Red + MAC Amorous

By Tina A. - February 02, 2013

As you may have seen on my recent "What's in my makeup bag" post, I carry three lip products with me these days: a nude(-ish) lipgloss for daytime, and a lip combination for nights out, which is none other than Korres lipliner pencil in 5 Purple Red, paired with MAC Amorous lipstick.


I've mentioned MAC Amorous in the past, but over the years I've grown to love it even more. It's a reddened plum shade with mauve undertones, which  is totally up my street. It's dark, bold and statement-y, yet not as attention commanding as a red lip colour. The finish of Amorous is a satin, and as you can probably tell, it's not the most forgiving on dry lips, but I'm willing to overlook that in favour of that lovely shade!

I was lucky enough to find the perfect lipliner for it (an older magazine freebie) in the form of Korres  lipliner pencil in 05 Purple Red (on the left):


Pretty darn close, no? In fact once you blend the lipliner in a bit, the shade is basically identical! I really enjoy  using this lipliner by Korres, it's a soft pencil, that's very easy to apply, it doesn't smudge or let the lipstick bleed (despite it being probably the softest lipliner I've tried) and it has excellent colour payoff. Definitely need to make a mental note to check out the rest of their shades if I'm on the hunt for a new lipliner.

And here's the lip combo in action:



I'll admit, it's not the "trendy" lip shade du jour or whatever, in fact one would probably best describe it as a "goth" colour, but I think that it's a classic shade that surely doesn't get the credit it deserves. I, for one, will go back for Amorous once it runs out.


Have you tried MAC Amorous? What's your favourite statement lip combination?
Do you have a staple lip look that's not exactly very trendy?



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17 comments

  1. this looks gorgeous! and i'm sure it matches your style perfectly dear! i do have mac media and i think it would be 'impulsive' to buy amorous as well, even though it look a bit lighter...what do you think ? xxx

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    1. @fashion written with a lipstick: Huge apologies for the late reply, I've been meaning to get back to you a lot sooner...
      I don't own Media, but from what I can tell, Amorous has more of a "dusty rose" tone to it, whereas Media is a lot more burgundy if that makes sense. Chances are the overall effect isn't too different, especially at nighttime, though if you have a soft spot for bold & dark lips, perhaps you should add Amorous on the list too (I'm hopeless, I know)! xxx

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  2. Pleased to read the Korres lip liners are worth a looksie! I hadn't heard anything about Amorous up until now, strange isn't it? Gotta love Mac satins though, they're probably my favourite lipstick finish. I love this combo!

    xx

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    1. @Evi: Yes, Amorous is one of those neglected shades, unfortunately...! Agreed, I adore satins as well! As for the Korres lipliners, they're of great quality, I should go back and check out the shades in person! xx

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  3. I love Korres lip pencils! You are right they are so soft, and that lip combo is wonderfully matching your skin tone!

    xxxx

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    1. @Blushingloves Irene Greece: Thank you hunni! Yes, agreed, Korres make some excellent lipliners!!! xxx

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  4. Looking good! Ο συνδυασμός ειναι πολύ ωραίος κ αν έχει κ αντοχή ο,τι καλύτερο! =)

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    1. @Argyrousa: Thank you dear! Ναι, κραταει αρκετα, τουλαχιστον οταν επιστρεφω σπιτι εχει μεινει ενα stain στα χειλη! :)

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  5. that looks like a beautiful shade! xo

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    1. @Jodie-Winyan: Thank you dear! I'm developing quite a soft spot for bold & statement lips! :) xx

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  6. Πολυ ομορφος συνδυασμος!! Απορω πως μου εχει ξεφυγει το χρωμα αυτο..εχω και ενα back2mac που ψηνεται, θα το δω κ απο κοντα;-)

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    1. @beautyincrisis: Δεν ειναι απο τις αποχρωσεις που συζητιουνται πολυ απο Bloggers κ ΥΤ-ers, αν και προσωπικα βρισκω οτι αποτελει σταθερη αξια σαν bold shade! Let me know αν το τσεκαρες κ απο κοντα! x

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  7. re su tina re su tina!!! ti wraio xrwmaaaa!

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  8. that colour looks gorgeous =]

    www.denissesamantha.blogspot.com

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    1. @Denisse Samantha: Thank you! :)

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