Monday, November 25th, 2013

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your “my-lips-but-better” shade? Share!
Temptalia's AnswerNARS Last Tango, Givenchy Rose d’Exception, Urban Decay Strip to name a few!

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125 thoughts on “What’s your “my-lips-but-better” shade?

  1. Currently, NYX butter gloss in Apple Strudel.

  2. I wouldn’t, myself, say that Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balmstain in “Crush” (a deep, plum and I have rosy lips) is a MLBB color, but I’ve been asked so many times if that is my natural lip color when wearing it so it must look natural on me!
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  3. Jennifer

    Nars dolce vita, hands down

  4. Sonia Kashuk Lip Crayon in Blossomy Nude

  5. Esther

    I know I have a few in my collection, but the only one that comes to mind without rummaging through drawers is Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing Lip Color in Confidence.

  6. Too faced la creme lipstick in Spice Spice Baby!

    • Maddie

      Same here! Seconding the too faced la creme lipstick in spice spice baby. I never thought I’d find an mlbb color but I did! It’s not only the perfect color, it’s rich and creamy and smells good!

  7. Nikki

    MAC Touch in lipstick, and MAC Spice in lip gloss

  8. Tanya

    Nars Dolce Vita for sure!

  9. trism

    Before, it was either Nyx SMLC in Stockholm or Nyx Xtreme Lip Cream in Buttery Nude but those were either too drying or too gloopy. Then I found Wet N Wild Megalast in 912 C! Creamy-matte, long-staying, perfect MLBB-shade and affordable. Packaging sucks though, but I haven’t found any other shades from other brands that can match it’s performance. :)

  10. Shannon

    Shiseido lacquer rouge in Nymph. Absolutely perfect.

  11. emma

    NARS Dolce Vita, MAC Syrup

  12. Cover Girl’s Jumbo Gloss Balm in Blush Twist! Such a nice, natural shade and very moisturizing! xx

  13. zainab

    the closest I’ve got to one is MAC Hug Me, it isn’t my actual lip colour, but it sort of looks right for my skin tone to the degree that I often forget I’m wearing it when I catch sight of myself in mirrors and windows. I’ve got to find a true MLBL.

  14. I like my lips to look a little deeper and redder/more pigmented than they really are. When I want a my lips but better look, I’d just put on a VERY sheer tinted lip balm, my favorites being Epically Epic’s tinted lip balms and Maybelline Baby Lips. When I want a more full-on product I’d go for The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Rose Pink and Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie. I’m thinking of trying Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum next, since Berry Smoothie, while nice, still pulls a bit pink on me.

  15. revlon lip butter in pink truffle or revlon JBKBS in honey

  16. ms

    mac super kissable lip color (LE), mac can’t get enough, UD liar,
    honestly i have a hard time believing people when they say here that they can’t find a MLBB nude.

    i am not a nude lip person, (although i should be since i have tiny lips), so 3 mlbb suffices for me, (i have backups for two of them, super and can’t get enough). and i can transform a couple of other lip colors into a nude lip by using a lip liner.

  17. Nars Dolce Vita, Shiseido Carnelian, Armani 501 and Urban Decay Rush are all variations of my lip color, some a little lighter some a little darker.

  18. C

    Paul & Joe sheer lipstick in Joie de Vivre. It’s such a pretty shade, warms up your lips and makes them rosy. And it comes in the cutest paper cases!!

  19. NYX Thalia is pretty close to a MLBB colour for me. :)

  20. Divya

    Nars Tzigane

  21. J

    Mac’s Prrr lipglass. I need to find something in lipstick form though!

  22. Kim

    L’Oreal riche lipstick in nature’s blush when I apply it sheerly, I love it! My lips are like five different colors and this one is the best of the five and evens out my lips to a really pretty pout.

    I love your makeup blog by the way! I’m just getting into makeup more and your reviews definitely help!

  23. Naedyn

    Revlon’s Lip Butter in Pink Truffle.

  24. Chanel Mademoiselle, there’s no competition!

  25. Chanel Mademoiselle Rouge Coco!

  26. Cath

    NYX Black Label in Dusty Rose

  27. Gina

    Hourglass Liquid Lipstick Canvas!

  28. Revlon’s Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, and NYX’s slim lip pencil in Pale Pink.

  29. Make up for ever rouge artiste intense 30 or Lancôme color design in love it!
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  30. Tigerlily

    Burberry lipgloss in Rosewood.

  31. Definitely MAC Glamour Daze. It has the perfect mix of pink and brown.

  32. Francesca

    Mac Faux lipstick topped with Mac Ample Pink plushglass!

  33. Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in Honey.

    Just love it!

    • Astrogherkin

      I loved the colour too – in fact, it was the only one of the range I bought because it was very MLBB. But the first (and only) time I wore it, I went to the bathroom half an hour later and it had changed colour to a neon-ish coral! When I reapplied, it went back to the original colour, but half an hour later, it happened again. I mean, I like neon corals but I thought I was wearing a MLBB colour! Have you noticed this colour change at all? :/

      • Bec

        I totally noticed that too! Loved it as a natural MLBB colour, and then the freaky orange thing happened! Tried some ‘scientific’ tests with/without lipgloss and it was definitely Honey. Had to give it to someone with a warmer skintone :(

        • Good to know I’m not just hallucinating. I wonder why more reviewers don’t mention this fact.

          Their matte and lacquer balm formulas they just came out with seem really beautiful but I’m not going to buy them because the same thing might happen. :/

  34. Mine is Brown sugar from Revlon. Smooth and a great light brown neutral.

  35. T

    LUSH Emotional Brilliance in “Perspective” :)

  36. Amanda

    See Sheer by M.A.C! I was so happy when I found it too.

  37. Sasha

    YSL Pink in Confidence, Chanel Boy, Chanel Aventure.

  38. Probably MAC Capricious

  39. Right now it’s a toss up between Revlon Pink Sizzle and NARS Niagara!

  40. Lancome Rouge in Love Beige Dentelle for me (300M).

  41. Jordan

    MAC Patisserie and Tarte Lipsurgence in Glitzy.

  42. MAC Gem of Rose, which was sadly LE. MAC Modesty is another shade I go for, but it’s not nearly as amazing as Gem of Roses.

    • I read somewhere that Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Primrose made a good dupe for Gem of Roses! I never tried GoR, but I do have Primrose and am quite fond of it. It doesn’t quite translate as the perfect nude for my lips, but it’s gorgeous nevertheless…
      Maybe you could try it on and see what you think? 😉

  43. Jenni

    Ulta Perfect Nude actually 😛

  44. Allison

    MAC Viva Glam V. The only lipstick I’ve used up multiple tubes of! Not sure if it counts, but Fresh Sugar Honey is MLBB for me too.

  45. Clinque Chubby Stick Intense in Curviest Caramel. ThankYOU Lisa Eldridge!

  46. NARS Sheer Lipstick in Cruising and Dior Addict Lipstick in Rose Déshabillé.

  47. Ioana

    MAC Peach Blossom.

  48. Anu

    Chanel lipstick in beige desire and rouge coco mademoisselle

  49. Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in “Forbidden”, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in “Mink” and “Chocolate Velvet” and Wet n Wild Mega Last lipstick in 913C “Sandstorm” to name a few. I have very pigmented lips (brown on the outer rim, pink in the middle of my lips…natural lipliner! lol) so I tend to go for a slightly darker brown shade to even them out. If I want to be true to my lips, I do the darker brown lipcolour with a pop of pink in the centre (I use MAC Viva Glam V, a pinky brown which is perfect for this).

  50. A Name

    Urban Decay Liar matches my bottom lip almost exactly, but my upper lip is browner and more pigmented.

  51. Marianne

    Dior Lip Glow. I just need to find the lipstick that matches what it turns my lips to! :)

  52. Definitely L’Oreal Color Caresse stain gloss in Eternally Nude. It’s just like turning the volume up a little bit — my lips are a little more saturated and defined.

  53. Mac brave, mac cherish, mac creme cup, mac velvet teddy.

  54. I would have to say the Milani Color Statement lipstick in Teddy Bare. It just looks like my lips, but with a sheen. A close second would be Mac’s mineralize lipstick in Glamour Era.

  55. Lily

    Nars Bilbao, Guerlain Rouge Automatique 102 Ne M’oubliez Pas, Bobbi Brown Honeysuckle.

  56. Cora

    Dior Addict 626 Androgyne

  57. Veronica

    I don’t often wear nude lips, so I haven’t found my HG yet. I do have a few that I’m fond of, though – Urban Decay Naked (pencil), L’Oreal Fairest Nude, and Maybelline Born With It. I *really* enjoyed the way Dior’s Incognito looked on me when I tried it a few days ago, so I think that’s probably my next big lipstick purchase. For smokey eyes, I like NARS Madere – probably the *only* super nude shade I’ve come across that contains enough pink for my cool skin!

  58. RS

    ‘Hug Me’ from MAC

  59. Karen

    Revlon lip butter in peach parfait and buxum hooligan is pretty close.

  60. Soffie

    MAC faux, NYX Thalia is creamier and NYX gloss in Miami Babe.

  61. For me it’s MAC Ever Hip on the brighter range and Annabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Absolute.
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  62. san

    Mlbb:mac lipliner in whirl:)…now have to find a lipstick the same, wonder why they dont make lipsticks in same shade as lipliners.Also MAC creme in your coffee looks good.

  63. Just found HOURGLASS Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Grace to be exactly my pale pink natural shade. The formula is luxurious as well. I didnt purchase it because it does nothing to enhance my lips its just its exact shade.

  64. Alice

    Hourglass Nocturnal, Nars Never Say Never

  65. KY

    Maybelline Color Whisper in Some Like It Taupe.

    I LOVE reading what everyone’s MLBB shade is because it opens my eyes to our differences and similarities. I have NARS Dolce Vita in my stash and I’ve read that it’s an MLBB shade for a lot of people, but on me, it’s soooooo not my MLBB shade! Now I know that my natural lip color is more on the brown side, since Some Like It Taupe is not pink, red or peach at all.

  66. Shellie

    NYX Black Label Lipstick in Dusty Rose! Really the only
    Lipstick I’ll restock on when I’m out.

  67. xamyx

    Kat von D Lolita, or a mix of MAC Empowered & Archetype (although it takes alot of effort, the color is *perfect*).

  68. faerieevenstar

    A MAC artist told me mine was MAC Spirit which I bought, but I hardly ever wear it because it s similar!! If I’m going subtle, I’d rather just just a gloss or balm like MAC’s Tendertones.

  69. GB

    Lipstick Queen — Saint Natural

  70. Alyssa

    Mac’s shy girl!

    It is always my go-to lipstick when I am not sure what shade to wear. It goes well with any look.
    I actually bought it after reading a review of it here :)

  71. MAC’s Fanfare! :) Looks so pretty and natural

  72. Lovedddddd reading all the shades n as I haven’t found mine it would be great to pick one

    on me I loveeeeee mac spice lip pencil
    n now as I picked givenchy le rouge m excited to try it

  73. Stephanie

    Smashbox Flawless lipstick, it’s disco’d but I find it at the CCO every now and then.
    Also, my holy grail pinky nude for WOC. I’m NC50 for reference.

  74. Astrogherkin

    Revlon’s Lip Butter in Pink Truffle and Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in Shade 105 (for NC40-42). It’s so hard to find this shade – which I define as one shade darker than my natural lip colour – because everyone’s natural colouring is different. The undertones that work best for me are more on the peach and orange side rather than the mauve toned nudes.

    • Jackie

      I almost listed the Pink Truffle! Same here!

    • Astrogherkin

      I just remembered another one that I love, my first MLBB find: the shade “Bon Bon” from the brand 17. I love it so much! Rimmel’s 105 was my latest find, and it hasn’t left my lips since. 😀

  75. Meg

    Urban Decay’s Naked lipstick!
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  76. Kristy

    Urban Decay Rush (old version, I think the new one is a bit warmer)

  77. Amanda

    My perfect my lips but better lipstick is Musk by Bite Beauty! I love this line of lipstick and I have a could of different shades. Creamy and it feels moisturizing to me but stays put. It has a great feel and look to me and usually last about 4-5 hours. It doesn’t feather and manages to fade pretty evenly (no ring around the lips)!

  78. Jackie

    NARS Pigalle & Velvet Matte pencil in Bahama
    MAC Creme in your Coffee, Twig, Fast Play
    Too Faced Spice Spice Baby
    Stila Color Balm Sheri
    Bobbi Brown Italian Rose

  79. LuxLosAngeles

    MAC- Brave!

  80. Ade

    My favorite are NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (the best MLBB!), Chanel Mademoiselle Rouge Coco & Burberry Peony Rose Lip Velvet.
    I also love Burt’s Bees Rhubarb Lip Shimmer and Carmex Berry Moisture Plus. Totally foolproof and hydrating!

  81. Jennifer m.

    Revlon pink truffle lip butter. Exact shade of my lips

  82. cathy blanton

    CHANEL Boy. Gosh, it is just the most beautiful color and I love the formula!

  83. Little Red

    Trish McEvoy Classic Lip Color in Natural

  84. AudreyNZ

    Haven’t found my MLBB shade yet. Was thinking of Bobbi Brown Brightening Lipgloss in White. Apparently, it gives you a MLBB effect. Is it true? I’d like to hear from anyone who’s used this.

  85. Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colours in Caractere, Ce Soir, Grace, and Mademoiselle; Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Apres L’Ondee; MAC Lipstick in Creme in Your Coffee


    Dior Lip Glow Balm

  87. casey23

    Tarte matte lip surgence in exposed!!!!

  88. Silvia

    My MLBB? MAC Skew.
    Lovely shade, too bad it was discontinued :(

  89. Mandi

    My lips but better is Bite Beauty Pepper or Bite Beauty Meritage.

  90. Aditi

    From MAC- touch, creme in your coffee, spice, half n half. Cremesheen glass in deelight, but mostly, I love using the following lip liners for a no-make up effect: NYX natural and mauve, and Rimmel addiction

    Skin color NARS Stromboli for reference

  91. Monica

    Estee Lauder Crystal Baby is the best for my light-medium skin tone with normal pigmented lips.

  92. doroffee

    Miss Sporty’s Spiced Rum and Manhattan’s Take Me Away glossy lipstick!

  93. Lauravienna

    MAC Kinda Sexy

  94. Eliz

    I am very sadly without a currently-made MLBB shade. Dior’s Rose Scenario (rosy beige) used to be my go-to. Hey, this might be the perfect time to get a Tom Ford. Any suggestions for a MLBB shade in his range? I’m very fair, cool undertones, blonde hair, blue eyes, and my lips are pigmented with a good bit of pink, so super-light shades can go chalky. Santa might come early and bring me a new MLBB shade. I’d love your help!

  95. Brianna

    Mac Shanghai Spice is my PERFECT mlbb. VGV is also a really nice, neutral shade as well.

  96. Jan

    CG Sultry Sensuelle