An On-Trend Purple Lipstick For Every Budget

Purple lipstick is intimidating — we get it — but there's a reason why it's suddenly trending. Oft-considered difficult to wear, the bold color has become mainstream because of a flood of flattering hues hitting shelves, from soft and subtle to vibrant and vampy.

While the color can be worn year-round, it's become fall's must-have shade, so now is the perfect time to jump on the bandwagon. And just in case you were in the market for your perfect match this season, we've rounded up some of the buzziest purple lipsticks for every budget, ahead.


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Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick in Light Purple

Make a major statement with this bright purple, matte formula without breaking the bank.
Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick$5.99 Buy

MAC Love Me Lipstick in Let Them Eat Cake!

Prefer to ease into the trend? This light lavender tone is the perfect middle ground between purple and pink.
MAC Love Me Lipstick$19.00 Buy

UOMA Beauty Black Magic Metallic Shine Lipstick in Allure

Don't let the shimmery texture fool you — this formula is smooth as silk. It has a metallic finish, but the Brazil nut oil ensures it glides on and stays smooth.
UOMA Beauty Black Magic Metallic Shine Lipstick$26.00 Buy

Lipstick Queen Venetian Masquerade Lipstick

Warning: There's more to this lipstick than meets the eye. While the color is a vibrant purple at first swipe, it settles into a bright berry tint after adjusting to your body's unique pH.
Lipstick Queen Lipstick Queen Venetian Masquerade Lipstick$25.00 Buy

Melt Cosmetics Lipstick in By Starlight

Looking for a no-frills, matte purple lipstick? Go for this pigmented, shine-free pick from Melt Cosmetics.
Melt Cosmetics Lipstick$19.00 Buy

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Undefeated

Fenty Beauty's original crimson Stunna Lip Paint is a cult classic, so it's no surprise that RiRi expanded the formula to include a deep purple. It'll be love at first swipe with this soft-matte lipstick, because just like the original, it doesn't budge.
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color$24.00 Buy

Shiseido VisionAiry Gel Lipstick in Future Shock

We get it: Matte isn't for everyone. If you're in the market for a soft, satin finish, this weightless, bold formula is for you.
Shiseido VisionAiry Gel Lipstick$26.00 Buy

Revlon Electric Shock Lipstick in Unplugged Violet

Another budget-friendly option, this lip color will give you an intense violet finish that's perfect for turning heads.
Revlon Electric Shock Lipstick$5.97 Buy
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