What is your current go-to my-lips-but-better (MLBB) shade?

What is your current go-to my-lips-but-better (MLBB) shade? Share!

I usually reach for Guerlain Ginny, which was LE, but it works well for me!

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Brenda Avatar

MLBB hands down is Dior Lip Glow in Coral it gives me that perfect is my lips but better and glowy. thinking of getting the pink one too. and of course getting back up of the coral one too.

Laura Avatar

Why don’t I have this in Coral?!? I love the pink one, but I just looked up Coral and I’m dying for it! Do you have the original one that came out in like 2012, or the new one that was part of Dior’s Spring 2014 collection?

Denise S. Avatar

Despite my massive lipstick collection I’m still looking for my holy grail MLBB shade.Mac’s Tart and Trendy or Viva Glam Cyndi look natural on me.

Lisemarie Visnic Avatar

My all time best is Clinique’s Different Lipstick in Spiced Apple. It was also my first red lipstick, I was always too self conscious to wear red when I was younger. That is definitely no longer the case.:-D

Emy Avatar

For me, one or two layers of Dior Lip Glow gives me a slightly brighter MLBB lip shade. However, any more than that and there’s a chance of it turning slightly fuschia on me.

Veronica Avatar

Maybelline Born With It and Nude Embrace have been getting a lot of rotation lately. 🙂 MAC Innocence, Beware! is still my favorite nude – shame it dries me out!

Marieke Avatar

I’ve recently been to Germany and got the p2 Pure Color lipstick in 012 Kärntnerstrasse. It was only 1,95 euro (so even less dollar) and it is amazing. Will definitely go back to Germany to get more colors of that line. They were sold out this time. No wonder!

A Name Avatar

Urban Decay Liar. It also works suprisingly well with other shades on top or mixed with it. I used it with Bobbi Brown Soft Coral on top yesterday, I thought they went really well together.

san Avatar

Skin tone:Nars sheer glow Tahoe.
Pigmented lips…MLBB lipstick Mac..Creme in your coffee..or mac lipliner Whirl.Cant wait to see other recs to find some new mlbbs.

Zainab Avatar

The closest I’ve got are MAC Hug Me and NARS Bilbao, both of which are a bit too brown. I swear my lips are cooler toned than all the rest of me.

PJ Avatar

Chantecaille lip chic in Amour really fits the bill for me right now. I love that formula. So moisturizing and glossy! I can’t go anywhere without my lipstick, and when I attend outdoor activities, (softball games) wearing anything brighter, I feel overdressed!

Eliz Avatar

Amour is a great shade and I love the Lip Chic formula too. Dior Addict Extreme in Incognito has a very similar texture to the Lip Chics and is a subtle chocolate pink. Not quite a MLBB, but a totally wearable shade that never feels overdone.

JJ Avatar

MAC’s Hug me! I haven’t gone out to get a new tube, because I wanted to try other brands and finishes. My newest and most loved MLBB shade is YSL’s Chocolate in Style, and I’m hooked!

Alexandria Avatar

Definitely NARS Dolce Vita sheer lipstick (not the matte pencil). I like to reach for it when I’m going for a professional look, or if I’m dressed casually and just want a little bit of color. The NARS’ sheer lipstick range is also quite hydrating, so I like Dolce Vita for that, too!

xamyx Avatar

Maybelline Sin-a-mon & Nude Embrace. I haven’t had either one for very long, but both are exactly what I’ve been looking for, across many brands/pricepoints, for quite some time. I prefer Nude Embrace, but as it is LE, Sin-a-mon is a close second. I also really like Kat von D Lolita.

Wwendalynne Avatar

My absolute favourite MLBB lipstick is a big question mark. It’s an old shade of lipstick done by Sephora ages and ages ago and it is a dulled pinky brown (matches Illamasqua naked rose blush in tone almost perfectly).. anyhow, it’s a dead ringer for my natural lip shade and I love it..and it is almost gone 🙁

Anu Avatar

I have couple of them. Chanel hydrabase lipstick in beige desire,sahara beige and rouge coco in beige felin. I am a chanel lipstick junkie.

Rachael Avatar

I still have a tube of Rosy Nude, which I agree is a great mlbb/office colour.
I miss the Colourburst line. My favourite was Icy Nude.

Brenda Avatar

Hmm..I’m not usually a MLBB in the rosy sense, so I reach for NARS Cruisin, Rimmel Naked (loooonng disc. ) or MAC Patisserie. They’re a bit more neutral. My only rosy MLBB that I like on myself is Chanel Boy, or Revlon Rose & Shine is close as well. MAC High Def is nice to, but it’s LE and a bit dark for me in the winter.

Alla Avatar

My absolute favourite MLBB (and one of my face lipsticks ever!) is Guerlain Gemma. The rosey pink, the slight golden shimmer, and the hint of a lilacy tinge: everything about this lipstick makes me happy except the price. But I’ll continue to buy it forever because I adore it. Lately, I’ve also been loving putting on a couple of layers of the Dior lip glow and topping that off with Mac VG v or Nymphette. And a distant third favourite is Nars Damage.

Julie Avatar

My favorite shade is L’oreal Color Riche Caresse in Silky Java. I have three tubes of it so I will hopefully not run out for a while. I use it almost every day.

Brianna Avatar

Guerlain Rouge G in Garance is the *exact* color of my lips. Mac Shanghai Spice is a close second for MLBB, and Mac VGV is an old favorite as well, but it’s slightly cooler on me.

Joy Avatar

I love Nars Montego Bay for adding a hint of rosiness, and Urban Decay Liar when I want a little more peachy tone in a MLBB look.

Leslie Avatar

Current: SoftLips balm in Pearl, lined with Covergirl eyeliner in mink (blending the edges very well). Sometimes with a smidge of baby lips in Grape Vine or Benefit lipgloss in Sugarbomb.

Former, and still love…just out of product: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Sugar Plum.

Rachael Avatar

Revlon lip butter in Pink Truffle is pretty spot on for me, though I’m currently searching for a nice shade of blush to go with it.

Tori Avatar

My current fave MLBB is Bite Beauty’s lipstick in Pepper. I also like Loreal’s Aqua Lacquer Stain in Lilac Ever After – when first applied I can’t even see it on my lips, but then it deepens to a beautiful mauve color.

Nina Avatar

I always thought it was NARS Dolce Vita until I met Maquillage True Rouge in RD352. It’s the ultimate MLBSMB (my lips but so much better) for me!

calimom Avatar

Rimmel Nude Delight is pretty awesome. I love nude lipstick and am looking forward to trying some of the ones mentioned here!

Kristin Avatar

And Mac VG V, Mac Velvet Teddy was my first MLBB color ever with Whirl lip pencil. I also LOVE subculture lip pencil too. Mac Restrict, and Mac Innocence Beware! I really love me some Mac lipsticks. for lipglass C-thru, Florabundance, VG V, Devilishly Stylish, Bubble Tea plushglass, Fulfilled Plushglass, Fashion Whim CSG, Moth to Flame Dazzleglass!!!!!!! LOVE these omg~ And recent fave for MLBB Mac Cultured lipglass

kellly Avatar

Lately I’ve been using L’oreal Beyond Blushing (129) which is a little lighter and pinker but it adds a little color to my face. I also like Sephora Rouge Infusion in Magenta Ink (04) and Maybelline Color Elixir in Beyond Blushing (129). I’m going to check out some of the colors other people have mentioned, too and see what I think they’d do for me. Thanks for all the new suggestions! I can never have too many lipsticks!! ;P

Kenora Avatar

Revlon balm stain in Honey, or Revlon lip butter in Sugar Plum are my MLBB shades currently. I love a bold lip, though, so MLBB shades aren’t my go-to most of the time.

Lauren Avatar

Laura Mercier sheer lipstick in Baby Lips. Love! It’s so subtle (more like MLBW: my lips but warmer), but it brightens my whole face.

Mary Avatar

My favorite lip combo for a few months now (which is quite impressive since I usually change favorites nearly bi-weekly) has been Dior Lip Glow + Dior Princess lipgloss. Such a gorgeous, Blair Waldorf-ish natural pink, mirror glossy lip 🙂

CKG Avatar

Guerlain’s Bal de Mai is actually perfect for this but for some reason I end up using MAC Touch, though it is much deeper and browner

JG Avatar

Too Faced Spice Spice Baby for a lipstick straight from the tube. If I’m feeling fancy or want something more long wearing, Kat Von D Painted Love lipstick in Lolita mixed with Urban Decay Fiend – I apply Lolita first with my finger to get a lighter layer (its a little too brown for me right from the tube), and then apply Fiend from the tube in the center of my lips and rub them together to mix the two.

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