I almost forgot to mention that I bought two purple lipsticks. I was given a few options on twitter and here. I ended up buying Va Va Violet 663 by Revlon and Amethyst 825 by Sleek. I had them for a few weeks and love them.
I do intend to get hold of one of the colours suggested by Miss Virtue after all it is nice to have MAC in your collections. Have you found any nice purple shades? Please let me know.
UPDATE 11/Dec/09 : I have tried several times to do swatches and they seem to disappear with the flash. I have been given tips by the lovely people on twitter so hopefully I will master it one day. Sorry not sooner. This would be a tragedy if I was a beauty blogger.