Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your favorite MLBB (my-lips-but-better) lip color? Share your favorites!

Temptalia's Answer.

Sweetie is a favorite for me, as is Mari-sheeno, though neither are that MLBB, I suppose… Sweetie is similar to my lips, but pinker :)



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66 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What’s your favorite MLBB (my-lips-but-better) lip color?

  1. Fadya Syarmeen

    Shy Shine (asian exclusive) is a favourite of mine…its shade is close to Bare slimshine but pinker :)))

    non-exclusive would have to be Bare slimshine & Way to Love from the Rose Romance collection (i’m in NC35 so Way to Love looked surprisingly nude on my lips, LOL! :D)

  2. Rosy

    I like Lightly Ripe… Maybe too colorful to be considered MLBB but my lips are pretty pigmented to begin with & this gives them that “boost”.

    • Rosie

      Me to!!!!! I luv lightly ripe lipstick I could wear it every day with cherry blossom lipglass on top =0) Its almost completly gone thou =0( does anyone recommend anything on their permanent the similar??

    • LaKiesha

      agreed. my lips are pretty pigmented too, and i was never really into wearing lipstick before i tried lightly ripe. it’s such a perfect MLBB color. i’m kicking myself for not buying backups. i’ve been trying to hunt it down at the local CCOs, but i haven’t had any luck. :(

  3. Nathalie

    I don’t feel comfortable wearing an opaque pink looking like my lips: I’m not a fan of opaque make up. Even if the tones are close to mine.

    Estée Lauder Pure Color Crystal in Plum Fizz is my fav MLBB. It’s very dark seen like that in the tube but it’s a transparent sheer color. Neither too pink, neither too orange, neither too bright. It’s simply a transparent muted deep red. Basically it’s my lip color enhanced and deeper with a soft satin transparent finish. I don’t need to apply much of that Plum Fizz lipstick: less is more with that product. I adore its transparency and the natural yet sophisticated touch it gives to my face.

  4. francesca

    Either Viva Glam V or Modesty.

  5. Natalie

    I have pigmented lips and my MLBB are Brave, Lovelorn and Viva Glam VI SE

  6. Sloan

    Most wanted Slimshine. most of the time people barely tell i have it on. My lips are really pink.

  7. It would be Sweetie for me

  8. Eve

    My lips are pigmented rather bad:(. So I prefer to wear neutral coral/pinkish red tones. Givenchy Rouge Interdit ‘Precious Rose’ is my favourite lipstick.

  9. Martha

    Mine is MAC Cute-Ster from the Hello Kitty LE!

  10. Amelia

    bare slimshine or cutester lipstick

  11. Ondine

    My lips are very pigmented naturally, so definitely no traditional ‘nude’ shades for me. Current MLBB favourite is L’Oreal Color Riche gelee in Shiny Grapefruit

  12. Chiara

    Dior Addict l/s in Beige Dessous, a beautiful beige with a pink undertone and a satin finish. And it really keeps my lips smooth all day long.

  13. Inês Mariano

    Creme d’mude from Mac :) an opaque beige/white that goes amazing on my lips, my favourite colour ever :) goes very well with tanned skin 😀

  14. Ann

    Mac Slimshine bare and vivaglam II with c-thru lipgloss

  15. rayne

    bare slimeshine.

  16. inuchan

    Dior High Shine #680 Catwalk Mauve

  17. mlou

    I like something to tone my pigmented lips down a bit, since I’m pale (NW10).

    LM Pink Champagne creme l/s, MAC VG V l/s, or MAC TwigTwig LE l/s.

    Sweetie seems to be same shade as my lips, I so wanted it to work!

  18. DJ

    this might sound weird, but mine are Purple Rite, 3d and High Tea from mac–they all work, somehow.

  19. elle

    Mid tone red colors, such as, MAC “o” and polished up. Also browns, such as, MAC Oh Baby, Beaux and Get Rich Quick. Reds and Browns really make me glow and come alive w/o being ott.

  20. Wilcoa

    MAC Hug Me! Not perfectly my lip color, slightly muted, but it looks close! Fave ls too!

  21. Cristina

    Modesty is a lovely color, but not the best shade for my color (NC35, very yellow undertones)

    I like Mari-sheeno if I want a warmer tone, or Cosmo (alone or mixed with Full On Lust) for something a little darker than my actual lipcolor.

    For lipglass, it’s Perfectly Pink (I finished it, & have no back up) :c

  22. Proximity

    I’ve never commented here before, but I’ve been reading for a while :)

    My best MLBB is Tarte’s Vitamin Core Lipstick in Zen.

  23. glamrockstar

    Ok I’m sorry but I really don’t understand the question. I know I’m slow :(

    • firepail

      MLBB = My Lips But Better

      does that help?

    • Nathalie

      We’re asked to tell what’s our favorite lip product when it comes to pick a color that compliment our natural lip color the best. So something looking very natural but also better than our lips without make up. That’s how I’ve understood the question. My explanation might not be good as English is not my native language. I hope it helped!

    • Natalie

      The lipstick shade that is just like your natural lip color, but better. For instance, I would say Tinted lip conditioner in Gentle Coral as it doesn’t add much color to my pigmented lips, but my lips look all supple and shiny. However, if I had to choose lipstick, then it would be Brave l/s. HTH!

  24. Jennifer

    makeup forever super gloss in tobacco-#15

  25. Mary

    My favorite is called cola sheer by origins

  26. Jennifer

    Hands down Buxom Lips in the color “Sugar”. First of all this lipgloss is the best. Makes my lips look super nice with just a natural nice shine to them. This lipgloss not only plumps my lips but also softens them up. Once the lipgloss is off my lips feel like butter. I have a lot of pigment to my lips naturally so this color is perfect for someone that does have a lot of pigment because again you look super natural. No other lipgloss is like this or lipstick. Hands down a must have!!!

  27. Michelle

    I love High Tea lipstick by MAC topped with a lipgloss called “Corfu” by the NP collection at Target (one of their “high end” lines their bringing in). Super neutral and pretty!

  28. DevilishDoll

    I usually wear A Rose Romance lipstick with Extra Amps Dazzleglass, but it makes my lips a bit pinker and glittery of course. Not sure if I have any that aren’t quite pink…maybe Sweetie or Hot Gossip lipstick with Bait lipglass. Those 2 lipsticks turn out like a nude with a hint of pink on me.

  29. Julia

    Way To Love from the Rose Romance Collection

  30. Katherine

    Mac Syrup!

  31. GucciGirl1229

    I love Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Caramel Toffee..but its now discontinued :(

  32. Tami

    Once, I did a look with Cork lip pencil, Angel Kiss tinted lip conditioner and Prize Petal lipglass. Everyone thought that I just applied a clear gloss. My other favs would have to be High Tea, Love Nectar Lustreglass and Viva Glam V l/g :-)

  33. Eline

    Brave new bronze l/s (:

  34. blanketty, or viva glam 5

  35. hi

    I’ve recently fallen in love with Soap and Glory’s Marvelips! On one side is a medium rose-berry lip shaper and the other side is a frosty/shimmery white highlighter. For the MLBB look, I put on a thick layer of highlighter all over lips (think MAC Bubbles in pencil form), then I dab and blend a thin layer of the berry shaper. It makes for a gorgeous, dewy and shimmery rose color!

  36. Faye

    Mine is YSL Pure Rouge Lipstick in Natural Pink. Perfect for super-fair-skinned, lightly-pigmented lips girls like myself.

  37. dtmk

    pink truffle pot rouge by bobbi brown
    Or Nars’ risky business.
    both give a healthy boost to my lips :)

  38. Sarah

    Guerlain KissKiss in Lychee Shine. :)

  39. Kellie

    Plushglass in Peachykeen.

  40. pia

    Kinda sexy lipstick

  41. Tina

    Syrup! the exact color of my lips!

  42. cloudburst

    Loving Touch See Thru stain!

  43. MORANGE LIPSTICK! Haha jokes, but I love the shade. Umm I would say jubilee lipstick by MAC

  44. jasmine.w

    bare escentuals lip buxom in dolly…

  45. Jocelyn

    i Looove Scant slimshine by mac

  46. Amber

    MAC’s Creme Cup Cremesheen or MAC’s Bare Slimshine.

  47. Katherine

    Chanel Bel Air glossimer – perfection!

  48. Nic15

    Like others above, I have pretty pigmented lips so I would say MLBB lipstick is Viva Glam VI SE or Tinted Lip Conditioner in Tender Baby. Also Neutrogena’s Moistureshine in Fresh Rose.

  49. Kathy

    MAC creme cup, it’s just so pretty on my lips : )

  50. Ruth

    MAC Strawbaby

  51. I wear Brave New Bronze everyday!!! paired wif Virgin Kiss or Queen Bee :-)

  52. Dana

    NARS lipstick in Falbala from the 09 summer collection — it’s literally almost the exact shade of my natural lipcolour!

  53. Laurie

    Mac’s Hug Me lipstick 😀 I love it! Its the perfect color for when i want to go completely natural.

    I definiately need to try out mac’s modesty though! I’ve been hearing rave reviews about it.

  54. It’s gotta be MAC slimsline in Gaily on me 😉

  55. Sara

    ‘Brave’ lipstick by MAC. Perfect everytime, I don’t need a mirror to apply it either.

  56. Miss_M

    Clinique Buttershine in Baby Baby is the perfect MLBB color for me. I also love MAC Viva Glam V lipglass and Young Spark lipglass, but YS was -ofcourse- LE.

  57. lmc1971

    For me, it’s Bobbi Brown Suntan Pink…comes really close to my natural and give me a very clean polished look

  58. Theresa

    MAC lippy in MALT works really well for me!

  59. inuchan

    right now it is:

    Guerlain plus que jamais rose #160
    Estee LAuder Vintage Mauve #18
    Chanel Waikiki (forgot the number) and chanel rouge allure in Nude

  60. Sara

    Hi, I was wondering if u could ask people who post shade reccomendations to mention their skin shade as well, like NC20… would help to understand which shades work with which skintones, thnks…