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Always and forever my beloved Stila Natalie. I miss this shade so, so much. It was the perfect berry MLBB for me, which made sense since it was inspired by Natalie Portman’s lip color and we have similar coloring. I will never not miss it and forever be searching for its perfect dupe (no luck yet. Lots of close ones, but nothing perfectly true on me). I’ve even thought of sending in one of my super old tubes with only the slightest scrap of product left to one of those companies that replicates colors. Nothing struck the red-violet-berry-mauve-purple aspect of my lips as well and as seamlessly. It was my exact lip color so wearing it brightened up everything and made my lips look perfectly freshly-balmed at all times instead of made-up. I wore it to every on-camera audition for years.

Hi! You should take the remainder of the lipstick to a bite beauty lab so that they can replicate it for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Can you post a photo wearing this lipstick. THANKS.
I have a very similar skin tone to you and I ALWAYS check your posts and swatches before I buy any cosmetics.
#thankful #spoilt.

Wing Woman by Benefit Cosmetics. It applies smoothly, and feels more like a lip balm than lip stick. Colour is quite sheer, and gives my lips a slight nude-peachy glow despite looking quite dark in the tube. It’s my perfect no-makeup pick-me-upper.

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Don’t laugh – I had to read the question 3 or 4 times before I realized it was about a “your lips but better” shade (I think the all capitals made it hard for me to realize it was that expression). My first choice would probably be MAC Brick-o-la.

It’s a real tossup between Too Faced spice spice baby and Too Faced pink chocolate. TF La Creme my favorite lipstick formula overall because it’s so comfortable on the lips and even hydrating. The gold tube packaging also has a great weight to it and it feels very nice in hand.

Spice spice is a slightly pinker version of my lips but doesn’t add more color intensity. The overall effect is to make my lips look very smooth and a bit glossy, but doesn’t quite scream “LIPSTICK!!!”

Pink chocolate adds more intensity than spice spice so it kind of feels like a dressed up version of spice spice.

MAC whirl lipliner is my lipcolor.MAC Creme in your coffee is my MLBB lipstick shade.as long as these 2 stay permanent im good forever :).

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My trusty Chanel Rouge Allure in Darling. Adds warmth and shine without looking like I have anything much on my lips. It was limited edition and costs too much even if I found a replacement so I will cry when I finish it! ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ’•

I don’t think that I really have a shade to match my lips, but if I had to choose, I would probably say Grunge from Colour Pop…

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Bite Beauty Pepper! My go-to every day warm dusty rose, and it’s extremely moisturizing to boot. Love love love! I might branch out to include Shiraz for the winter because I can’t get enough of the formula.

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MAC Lustre Lipstick in TOUCH

OMG! This color is perfection for my brown-pink lips! It’s not too dark and it’s not too pale. Sometimes I throw a clear lipgloss over it and I’m dead! It looks so convincing as my own lips, but slightly pinker. It may be considered a nude, but it’s not as scary as other nude lipsticks, on the market, that I’ve seen and tried. I highly recommend it to women of color.

The runner-up would be MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in OFFSHOOT, which is a very natural-looking, pinky-plum shade; great for dark skin ladies with deeper pink lips.

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My favorites, depending on the overall look I have on, would be: Too Faced Pink Chocolate, UD Liar, MAC Cosmo, Touch or Ultimate Lipstick in Marque, if I want a shimmery MLBB, Guerlain Air Kiss or MAC VG V.

I almost put MAC Royally Riotous or Rich Marron on here, but figured both fell more into the new brown lippy resurgence. Whereas I did include Touch because it allows my own lip color to show through.

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