Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Temptalia Asks You


If you could only pick one lipstick to wear for the rest of your life, what brand and color would you choose? Why?
Temptalia's AnswerThat would really be horrible, so I’m glad this is just hypothetical! I would have to go with Guerlain Gems or Givenchy Rose Dressing or Buxom Hooligan.

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129 thoughts on “If you could only pick one lipstick to wear for the rest of your life, what brand and color would you choose?

  1. I’m always surprised more people aren’t talking about Buxom Hooligan! I absolutely love that shade. I felt the same way the first time I tried it.

  2. Avatar of Julie Julie

    MAC Cream In Your Coffee or Clinique Black Honey

  3. Tuna Lala

    I would say either Burberry Lip Velvet in Pink Azalea or MAC Cosmo.

  4. Avatar of Aida Aida

    Burberry Blush lip cover

  5. Avatar of Clio Clio

    Guerlain Gems… *drools*…

    For me, either MAC Brickola (never looks bad), MAC Heaux (makes me ridiculously happy), or MAC Viva Glam I (if I can only wear one shade for the rest of my life, might as well make it a red, no?)

  6. Avatar of Susan Susan Dowman-Nevling

    Very hard question. Perhaps unanswerable because of the changes in skin color texture and shape. I will stick with a moisturizing formula in a middle depth neutral color

  7. Margreet

    MAC Captive

  8. Avatar of Irene Irene

    The discontinued Chanel Hydrabase in New York Red! Perfect matte, hydrating texture and gorgeous color.

  9. I’ll go with Dior Spring Ball Addict Extreme. I’m actually halfway through my tube if you can believe it! It’s something I’d gladly wear on my lips if I were getting married tomorrow ;)

  10. Mac Rebel or Maybelline Fuschia Crystal

  11. Katie F

    MAC Viva Glam I, it’s still my all-time favorite. :)

  12. Nica Trinidad

    MAC Viva Glam 1, nothing beats the red classic. With or without eye make-up or blush

  13. that would be so hard! but it would have to be either bobbi brown rose or mac see sheer.

  14. J9

    MAC – Girl About Town

  15. Tough question to answer but mine would be Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lipstick in Rouge Noir or Guerlain Rouge G in Gigolo. :)

  16. I would definitely go for Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Coque d’Or (120), since it’s such a “me” color that could be layered for a more full-on look, or sheered out for a barely there tint.

  17. Alejandra

    If I had to pick one, I guess it would be MAC Lickable.

  18. Avatar of Mary Mary J

    Probably CoverGirl Lip Perfection in Flame. It wears so long on me, even through eating and drinking. And who doesn’t love a nice red?

  19. Avatar of Rachael Rachael

    Dior Addict Extreme in Sunset Boulevard – a deep bricky-red that can be worn sheer or built up to a
    blood red colour. This is a lovely evening colour, but can also be worn during the day because it’s not a very bright red. I love the formula of the Addict Extremes because they are easy to wear and fade evenly, leaving a slight stain behind.

  20. NARS Bangkok or MAC Love Goddess. Love the way they look!

  21. breyerchic04

    UD Rapture I guess, but I really don’t want to pick one.

  22. Avatar of Quinctia Quinctia

    Guerlain Bal de Mai or Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy

  23. Avatar of Mariam Mariam

    Guerlain rouge g giovanna ( after hard search, I was able to find two ), or Guerlain flirt rouge automatique

  24. Lisa J

    My choice would be Chanel’s Coco Rouge Shine in Boy. I’ve been in love with the formula of these for a while and I love how easy this particular color is to wear. It’s just slightly pinker than my natural lip color and it’s very moisturizing, so it keeps my lips in good shape throughout the day. I have naturally dry, very sensitive lips (I even have a problem finding lip balms that don’t cause a reaction) and Boy is one of only a few lipsticks I can actually wear. Shiny finish, moisturizing, goes with everything and is super easy to just throw on, even without a mirror. Love it!!

  25. Valerie

    I would have to say MAC Angel, because I feel like its just the prettiest nude pink color and it will always flatter..

  26. Lilysia

    Mac Lovelorn, it goes with anything!

  27. zainab

    You sadist! :-)

    A part of me is thinking something like Estee Lauder Bitten Fig, but really my heart says MAC Morange, because I love orange.

  28. sarah

    Mac prolong wear lipstick in prolong, it’s my perfect red!

  29. Jessica Love

    NARS velvet lip pencil Cruella and Mac Taupe

  30. Melanie

    Chanel Liaison

  31. Liz

    I would pick Smashbox Cognac lipstick. It’s not my very favorite color, but It’s pretty versatile and would work with a lot of my clothes and other makeup.

  32. Radha

    MAC Heroine :)

  33. Avatar of Sonia Sonia

    MAC Creme in your Coffee for sure! It is nice and opaque and covers my pigmented lips well!

  34. Avatar of fabiola fabiola

    MAC everyday diva, love the texture. Perfect red.

  35. This is really a tough one (even “if you could only pick FIVE” would be hard) but it would be one of the following (I love them all equally but I’ve sort of listed them in descending order):
    MAC Craving, Plumful, Dubonnet or Brick-o-La OR (my most recent happy lippie purchase) Clarins Red Wine Rouge Eclat

  36. Sansu

    Mac creme in your coffee or guerlain gracia.

  37. MAC Gem of Roses! Sadly, it was LE.

  38. Avatar of duomogal Maria

    MAC Sophisto. The perfect shade.

  39. Toni

    Clinique Pink Bamboo- it’s just the barest touch of color and goes with everything.

  40. Avatar of Sana Sana

    MAC Viva Glam I or YSL rouge pur couture 20. Red is always my go-to color, I can’t live without it.

  41. Anu

    Chanel, chanel, chanel!!!!!!!!!!! They make amazing lipstick. Iam using daily for about 20 years. It did not give any discoloration to my lips.recenly they change their formula. That is the only thing is I feel negative. Still chanel is chanel

  42. Unfortunately that wouldn’t be impossible because every lipstick I fall in love with get discontinued :(. My first pick would be Cle de Peau Extra Silky Lipstick #129, then maybe something like Korres Mango Butter Lipstick #13 Natural Pink. Bot very wearable shades that goes with most blushes and eye looks.

  43. Avatar of Autumn Autumn

    Either Mac Marquise D from the Wonder Woman collection or Nyx heiress.

  44. With a nod to Temptalia for helping me end my 25 year search for my perfect lipstick. The single lipstick I’d be able to toss all others for is Le Rouge Givenchy Rose D’Exception (206). Thank you, Christine!

  45. Avatar of Alix Alix

    NARS Dolce Vita

  46. What a brutal question.. I guess I would go with Tom Ford Pink Dusk or Spanish Pink.. definitely a nude lip

  47. Avatar of Ivana Ivana

    Probably Revlon´s Cherries in the snow or MAC´s On Hold

  48. I would have to say Urban Decay Naked or Anarchy. I love the UD lipsticks because they are so moisturizing and long wearing!

  49. stacey

    dior rouge lipstick

  50. God forbid this ever happened, but if it did I would probably go with a mauvey neutral like MAC Syrup.

  51. Chanel coco shine Esprit– I get compliments from many whenever I wear it. Its opaque, and a lovely raspberry punch !

  52. Alice

    Rouge d’Armani #410 or Mac Rebel, although the thought of having to make such a choice is terrible!

  53. Revlon “Certainly Red”, Wet n Wild “Sandstorm” or MAC Sheen Supreme in “Quite the Thing”.

  54. Avatar of Mar A. Mar

    NARS Terre de Feu!

  55. Avatar of Lily Kelley Lily

    Clinique Pure Posh, Smashbox Honey, Nars Bilbao

  56. Abbie

    MAC plumful. Not too dark or too bright, super flattering and moisturizing.

  57. What a horrible thought! I honestly can’t say. I’d need something that was moderately deep for nights, but not so deep it would look weird during the day. I’m kind of in love with Armani’s Rouge Ecstasy in Attitude at the moment, so it’s the first one that leaps to mind.

  58. MAC Ever Hip, it a wearable but still bright coral pink on my fair skin. Of course it’s limited edition!
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  59. Only 1…. oneeeeeeeeeee

    but as u also mentioned 3 I follow u

    hmmmmm I loveeeeee reds n my all time fav or say recent addiction is

    nars cruella
    after that I madly badly crazily love revlon lip butter lollipop
    I layer it over everything n it looks hotttttt

    Or if I m in fuchsia phase
    I would go with ysl no 11 rouge volupte :)
    I look manageable in that

  60. Aelita

    mac ruby woo)

    I know Christine doesn’t like it as its drying for her, well for me its not drying and its the most beautifying lipstick ever:) HG HG HG!

    a little secret, decent lip balm first applied before then blotted, then ruby woo with or without lipliner, AND a lip balm after you wash ruby woo off:) never had any issues with dryness when I used ruby woo with nuxe reve de miel lip balm!

  61. LMM

    Urban Decay Manic.

  62. Dear , can u suggest a good or closest dupe for
    chanel rouge allure laque phoenix :)

    • ms

      i ma sure you can find something in cover girl lip perfection line, hell even i think i have a dupe for it, though i don’t need it cos i have phoenix and a backup of it, and i practically never wear it.

      i think that color is much easier to dupe now.

  63. Fresh Salmon by MAC. No contest. Sadly it was a 2010 limited edition and mine has since been used up, but I am to this day on the hunt for a dupe. I’m just praying for a rerelease.

  64. ann

    SUQQU creamy glow in 01 Saebana!

  65. Jennifer Nguyen

    Burberry Lip Cover in Tulip Pink!

  66. Avatar of beka beka

    it would have to be a rouge d’armani…as for color choice, its way too hard to pick one! maybe 400 or 603 because they could work all year, but i love so many others. i’m glad this is not a real situation!

    • Avatar of ANTIGONE ANTIGONE

      Yet it would definitely be a Rouge D’Armani !!
      But I can’t decide which one 502, 503, 506, 509 or 523 ?

  67. Avatar of Veronica VeronicaMay

    Hmm…that’s a tough one. My favorites change all the time, and my preferences range in the extremes – either very bold or very nude. Currently, I’d have to go with Chanel Rouge Allure in Pirate or Maybelline ColorSensational lipstick in Born With It.

  68. Ouch, that’s a tough one!
    I guess, if I absolutely HAD to limit myself to only one lipstick (GOD forbid!), I’d go with Illamasqua “Salacious,” just because it’s uber-flattering, and versatile enough to wear year ’round.
    It would hurt me badly, though, to do without my reds and bright fuchsia pinks.

  69. Avatar of Quinn Quinn

    Portland black lipstick co.’s black lipstick! It’s super comfortable and hydrating on me and tbh, it’s my hg lipstick anyway.

  70. Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Naked (although mine is Glinda). This is just the most perfect, not-boring, flattering, go-with-everything neutral color, with my favorite lipstick texture. If anyone knows of another lipstick formula with a similar tacky/plush feel and satiny finish, I would love to hear about it!

  71. Whtney

    Chanel Mademoiselle. It is perfection and stays on like nobody’s business. Even after eating it’s there and even and gah! I love it.

  72. Tunisia

    MAC Honeylove! Love!

  73. Mac Rebel, for sure.

  74. Sabrina

    Probably Urban Decay’s wanted lipstick, or Bobbi brown in soft rose, which has sadly been discontinued.

  75. Lancôme love it! It’s a nice light pink that goes with everything.

  76. Patricia

    Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick – Icon

  77. Charlene

    It would kill my lips without balm, but I still have to go with Mac Chili.

  78. Avatar of chris Chris

    Hands down MAC Red

  79. Catherine

    Guerlain Rouge G Genna #28

  80. Monika-Luiza

    Lipstick Queen! Especially the sinner and velvet rope line – no other company manages to deliver color and comfort!

  81. Avatar of Rachel Rachel

    MAC lustre shade Eager

  82. Mandy

    Tom Ford always! Cherry Lush – the compliments never stop.

  83. Avatar of Caren Caren

    It would definitely be a mac lipstick but i couldnt choose a color lol

  84. Klee

    YSL Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes in coral. Just bright enough to warm up my face without overwhelming it, goes with everything and lasts all day

  85. Nora

    ARGH!! I am torn between my beloveds… either MAC Rebel or Ruby Woo!

  86. Jaye

    It would have to be hands down Guerlain Rouge G in the Le Brilliant series B #62. So moisturizing not need for lip balm just the lipstick.

  87. This would be so hard! I would want to pick something dark so I could wear it lightly too. I just did a blog post about wearing lipstick different ways! I would probably pick Media by Mac or Russian Red. This is a makeup lover’s nightmare! lol
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  88. Avatar of Alisha Alisha Badillo

    MAC Cherish or Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle

  89. Kristy

    MAC Angel would be the sensible answer, but Dior Addict Insoumise, a sparkly purple raspberry, makes my heart go pitter patter.

  90. jackiee

    Bar none MACCCCC<3! Fusion pink to be precise. I have over forty Mac lipsticjs and live theme all.

  91. Ally

    would have to be Revlon matte lipstick in mauve it over – perfect natural but amazing!

  92. Candace

    MAC Rebel cause it looks anales me feel fab!

  93. Melissa

    I would pick Scarlett Empress by NARS because it’s the perfect color, texture and smell. It goes with all my clothes and works with all makeup looks.

  94. Melissa

    I would choose Scarlett Empress by NARS because it goes with all my clothes and works with any makeup look I choose.

  95. That’s easy – MAC Rebel. Though I’d miss Korres Natural Pink dearly

  96. That would be a horrible situation for me to be in since lipsticks are my favorite makeup product lol! Anyway if I absolutely had to choose I’d go with either MAC Mehr, Besame Dusty Rose, or CoverGirl Divine :)

    By the way fantastic choices Christine! :D I would love to get my hands on Gems but unfortunately it was limited edition :/ Do you know of any dupes or similar versions?