From the dictionary:
of a pale purple color.
a pale purple color.”a few pale streaks of mauve were all that remained of the sunset”
a bright but delicate pale purple aniline dye prepared by William H. Perkin (1838–1907) in 1856. It was the first synthetic dyestuff.
Purple is my fav color!! There seems to be something so magical about it! It’s not quite blue, not quite pink, and when taking art class and learning about color theory, I’ve actually been taught that it doesn’t really exist on the color spectrum. When we say “purple,” or in this case “mauve,” what we really mean is a mixture of blue and red. We often confuse purple with violet, which is it’s own color on the spectrum.
It’s the end of the rainbow. It sits between blue and invisible ultraviolet light. It’s the shortest wavelength our human eyes perceive. It’s the color of royalty, individually and the crown chakra.
So I was very excited to receive this mauve bundle from the lovely Kokie Cosmetics to share with you all! This is my first time trying this brand and I just love it so far! This bundle in particular came with nail polish, lip liner, a solid lipstick and a liquid lipstick (I’m wearing the nail polish and liquid lipstick in the pic).
1. Mad About Mauve (Kissable Liquid Lipstick)
This is such a lovely liquid lipstick! It goes on smooth, it’s matte and stays on like a champ all day! Sure, a little came off on my coffee cup, but nothing too noticeable.
2. Mauve Nude (Lip Liner)
Everyone needs a good reliable lip liner! This one goes on so smooth, blends great with the liquid lipstick, and stays on! The only downside is that you have to sharpen it (I usually prefer the click pencil kind). But maybe I’m just lazy!
3. Mauve Along (Cream Lipstick)
This one is very pretty too, at least in the tube. But the color is not as saturated as the liquid one when I put it on. It looked more translucent than I’d hoped, so I prefer the liquid lipstick over this one unless I’m looking for just a small hint of color.
4. Mystic Mauve (Nail Polish)
As I write this, I’ve had this polish on for several days with little to no chippage so far!! The color is lovely, it dries rather quickly and looks high quality for polish I applied at home. It’s a nice break from the salon gel I normally get and a good chance to allow my nails to “breathe.”
My final rating for the full bundle:
It’s beautiful and mauve, very good quality, and I am pleased with Kokie Cosmetics and will keep using their products! The solid lipstick didn’t stick like I’d hoped, but the liquid makes up for that I believe!
Tag #urbanmermaid on IG and show me your favorite mauve products! 💟☮️ You can also grab Kokie stuff here!