Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What is your “my lips but better” color? It’s that lipstick, gloss, stain, or whatever lip product that just enhances your natural color. What’s yours? Brand? Description of why it’s so great?

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76 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What is your “my lips but better” color?

  1. claudine

    MACs Plink lipstick
    i can apply it without a mirror and i think its flattering on every skintone and you can always get it with 6 empties (B2M)

  2. Cristina

    I haven’t tried a lot of MAC lipsticks, so I could not name a MLBB color that’s from MAC. But my favorite MLBB lipsticks are Paula Dorf Sheer Lipstick in Breathless and Clinique Long Last Soft Shine in Creamy Nude. The Paula Dorf lippie is MLBB, with some peach tones while Clinique comes off as neutral nude.

  3. Sanayhs

    I don’t own it, but MAC’s Ahoy, There is actually my lip shade with just the slightest _hint_ of more pink.

  4. Sovann

    NC30 with pigmented lips. MACs Viva Glam 6 lipstick looks fabulous with well moisterized lips!!!! I get tons of compliments all the time.

  5. grace

    MAC Viva Glam VI

  6. gina

    NARS’ Butterfield 8 lip lacquer is a surprisingly wonderful MLBB — the only lipgloss to date that I’ve completely used up! I wish I could find a lipstick that had the same color and shine as this.

  7. dee

    Viva Glam V Lipstick and lipglass and Bare Necessity Dazzleglass all are my lip but better colors for me

  8. Brandi

    Being a black woman I don’t have to tell you how hard it is to find a nice nude color. However, I really love the Carol’s Daughter Candy Paint lip glosses. I usually mix Park Avenue Bling with Brick House for a perfect pout.

    • Hey Brandi! I’m glad that you’ve found SOMETHING that works for you!! I have heard many a complaint about the trials of finding WoC friendly makeup!

  9. Alison

    MAC sharp beige, but it’s LE.

    otherwise, jubilee or hug me.

  10. Alicia

    Mac slimshine in funshine is exactly my lips but better…a little more corally, shiny, smother and softer. Love it!

  11. Erin

    MAC 4N. Lips plus!

  12. Shefali

    Fast Lane by MAC. I don’t remember what collection it was in, but it’s totally MLBB. With Electro Lush gloss over it…ahhhh.

  13. Milan

    Nars Butterfield lip lacquer, MAC Hug Me lipstick, MAC Honeyflower lipstick

  14. HeavenLeiBlu

    Mark Fresh Kiss Lipstick in Buttah, which, with my luck, is discontinued! I have one that I’m actively using, and one still in the box that I’m gonna go try to match.

  15. PorclainPirate

    When I’m going for a natural lip colour, I use one of 2 BNeverTooBusyToBeBeautiful products:
    If I’m going for a cool colour sheme, I go for the antique-pink ‘Bluff’ lip tint, which is a perfect match to my natural colouring, or for a warmer colour scheme, especially when I have red hair, I use their ‘Bi-lingual’ lip cream, which is a creamy pink-brown tone, very slightly darker than my natural lip colour.

  16. Ashley

    Raquel Weltch Adventuresome!

  17. Ashley

    ^^
    Well it’s not my exact lip color but it looks quiet natural on me when I apply it lightly.

  18. Tonee

    Laura Mercier’s Bare Lips is the closest I have come across. It’s a rather sheer pinky beige and it suits my skin tone very well.

  19. Nell

    I´m still looking for a HG-MLBB shade. MAC Saplicious lip gelee is close but not pink enough, Twig-Twig l/s is also close but a bit too pink, *sighs and shakes head*

  20. Laudry

    Two: First, MAC’s “Syrup” is a shade darker than my natural lips, but the same color.

    Second, and I find this weird because it’s not a at all a naturalistic type of lip color, MAC’s “Money, Honey” Dazzleglass! Obviously I don’t have all the sparkles naturally (THAT would be interesting!) – but it’s an even closer color match than “Syrup.”

  21. Rabi

    For me, the best MLBB shades are Dior Shiniest Beige, MAC Rubia, Bourjois Beige Elastic, and Nars Stolen Kisses. Bobbi Brown Lipshine in Sunkissed works well in the summer time, while MAC Slimshine in Bare is a more winter friendly color for me.

  22. Kell

    I’ve yet to find a perfect one – My lips are naturally a dark dark pink….. so I always try to find glosses that lighten them. I’ve had little luck, I turn everything so fuschia on my lips. I use concealer on them under gloss/etc, but it always wears off so quickly!

  23. Brooke

    Mac’s ‘Young Spark’ it was from Flashtronic last summer, and I’ve never heard ANYONE talk about it, but it’s one of the only lipglasses I wear, and I bought 3 of it!

  24. Twig-Twig and Love, Henri are my 2 from MAC, and BECCA grenadine lip gloss is great too :)

  25. cloudburst

    Clinique’s Black Honey – my lip colour but deeper. I have very red lips naturally.

  26. Jessica

    Viva Glam V lipglass. It is just slightly darker than my lips and I always get compliments. And since its a neutral it doesn’t matter what color my hair is.

  27. leslie

    When i want to go with something natural but with a little oomph, i use Este Lauders’ tender lip balm in tender plum, MAC electro lush lip gloss, MAC push up plum (lustre) and MAC desire(lustre).I just slap any of those on without liner.

  28. Heather

    I LOVE Lip Fusion in Summer. That’s the best gloss (I’ve used up 2)! Best lipstick for my lips is the new one: Buoy-O-Buoy!!! Def. my lips but better – LOVE IT!!!

  29. Amy

    I love sheer balmy formulas that don’t require a mirror, lipliner or topping of gloss. I also like formulas that feel good without a smear of a different balm first. Give me something that I can just slap on at my desk!!

    LORAC Sheer Lipstick in “Just Kissed”
    NARS Lipstick in “Dolce Vita”
    MAC Lipstick in “Hug Me”

  30. Carrie

    Viva Glam V, with Buoy-O-Buoy in 2nd place!

  31. Pia

    Syrup, Mocha (+lychee luxe), 3N (+avarice), and Marisheeno!

  32. Carolyn

    Benetint balm.
    Sure, it’s a little rosier than my lips are, but I find that I prefer that much more to something closer to my actual lip shade.

  33. Lithia

    Bourjois Rouge Lovely Bijou – Rose Preciuex is my lips with more shimmer and shine

  34. hiromix

    I like Nivea’s Lipbalm in a stick in Cherry Flavour for on the go. And I always am T^T.

    Otherwise my abolute favorites are: MAC’s
    Subculture lippencil,
    4N Lipstick,
    Fullfilled Plushglass.

    And NARS’ Chihuahua is also a very nice MLBB lipgloss.

    Also I am Asian (or Oriental for the Brits) so for some weird reason the (discontinued I fear) “9 to 5″ by RIMMEL is a winner. It’s just the right blend of dirty pink and brown and rose to make my lips look nude in a vibrant, polished way.

  35. I got two, actually. Revlon’s Super Lustrous lipgloss in ‘Nude Lustre’ and Clinique’s Colour Surge Butter Shine lipstick in ’419 First Love’.

  36. Syrup is pretty much an exact colour but with a bit of pink!

  37. Ashleigh

    Ironic…but I agree with Ashley (our names…oh the irony)

    Raquel Welch’s Adventuresome l/g is like my lips…but BETTER. Haha