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


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

I love Guerlain Gillian!

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Cream Avatar

My go to has been Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey. Considering that I have probably over 50 lipsticks, it’s rare that I wear a product on a regular basis. However, this is so nice on the lips, easy to apply and really is my-lips-but-better!

Jax Avatar

Mine is Mac Flaunting It, its quite a deep mauve but I have quite pigmented lips and very cool colouring, bonkers but that’s the way it is 🙂 it’s a pain that it is a Limited Edition but they’ve used it a couple of times so I stock up when it’s available.

Keren Goldian Avatar

Definitely “Estee Lauder Pure Color” in the color “(16) Candy”!
it’s a bit shinier than my lips obviously, so it’s not natural, more of a “Naturally Glam” 🙂

GUSnail Avatar

MUFE Rough Artist Natural in N9. I got it in Sephora’s Birthday box and love it! If I want a super natural look, I’ll just use a little MAC Whirl liner and lip balm.

Tiff Avatar

Lovecraft from Kat Von D is my absolute HG lips but not my lips lipstick. I get a little crazy when I run out and Sephora is sold out. I’ve tried others, but that’s the one I keep returning to. If there are any commenters out there who can give me recs on good dupes, I am more than willing to try some! Lovecraft can be a bit unreliable to find at times.

Maddie Avatar

It’s lovely! Sephora has it in their birthday gift this year. I didn’t think anything of it at first, just another meh blah color. One day I decided to at least see what it looked like and it’s really nice! Simple but nice.

Lotus Avatar

Good one, Christine! I love Graccia! Thank you for clarifying Gala versus parade for me! 🙂

My current MLBB: 315 Framboise Velours (LE Burgundy case) And Marc Jacobs Seduce Me LoveMarc lip gel 🙂 I use the Hourglass Empress Lip Liner with these & sometimes on its own. A New Shu one may take the lead.

Joanna Avatar

I like NYX’s Black Label lipstick in Bling to bring out some pink undertones. Bite’s Lychee is a lighter version of that one, and I use that quite a bit too 🙂

rashmi Avatar

I remember buying Guerlain Gillian # 14 rouge g after reading in one of the “temptalia ask you ” few months back , and so glad its still your fav.
It doesnt look bad on me but i soooo want a perfect my lips but better shade 🙂
I find it too sheer on my lips but guess thats the beauty of the shade 😀

Breezes Avatar

rimmel London the Kate line in number 8!! best ever its a creamy satin finish my lips but better shade.
if i want it in a more purple or pink shades i used MUFE in 31 or 30

Gisele Avatar

Actually, I made it! 😀
I’ve been trying to find the perfect color for a long time… Then I bought some MAC lipmixes. Medium nude mixed with white with a touch of Burgundy (!!!) and voilà! My perfect lip color!

Judy H. Avatar

The shade I’m currently using has been discontinued and I’ve only got about a half of a tube left. When I heard it was being disc., I bought 4 tubes. It is Rimmel’s long last lipstick in Paradise. It’s really a nice shade, I always get compliments when I wear it, and I wear it all day everyday. But, you know what? I’m getting kind of tired of it and have been looking recently for a replacement. After wearing one shade for so long, it’s hard to try another, thinking nothing will look good on me. I guess I’m being extra picky. Maybe I’ll see some suggestions here that I might try.

Irene Avatar

I’m still looking for the HG MLBB lipstick but I do love MAC’s Viva Glam V. I will have to revisit Giddy, Cosmo, Brave, and Faux but not at the moment because I have WAY too many lipsticks! I also like TheBalm’s Mai Billsbepaid for a MLBB lipstick.

kellly Avatar

Ulta house brand called “Pink Chocolate”, a new NYX I just got called “Thalia” and a Sephora long wear one called “Antique Pink #3”. I also like Buxom “Dolly” and Cargo “Santa Fe”. I was surprised at how the NYX one has a nice creamy texture like the higher end ones do. And at a price cheap enough that I can buy a backup one to carry in my purse.

Nicole Avatar

Nars “Dolce Vita” lipstick and gloss..have loved that shade for years. It is the only lipstick I have used to a nub!Pretty much a match to my lips as they are pretty pigmented.

txabela Avatar

Either Revlon’s just bitten kissable in Honey or Jordana’s Honey Love .. both are fat pencils.
I am liking Revlon’s Pink Truffle lip butter too. Have similar effect on me.

Ellen Avatar

My lips are very pink and I look better in warm colors, so I usually go towards a lipstick that’s warmer than my natural lip color. That said, the closest to my lip color that I own are Clinique’s Tenderheart and Delovely. They are beautiful, sheer, peachy and pinky browns. My current favorite lipstick is Smashbox’s Be Legendary lipstick in Chai, but I just went to reorder it and noticed it is the one color in the line that has been discontinued. I bought Siss from MAC’s Artificially Wild collection. Its way too yellow to wear alone, but when put above or below a coral or orangey shade, makes a beautiful peachy brownish shade, very close to Chai. I think I’m going to get more, because I don’t know if it is a limited edition lipstick, and it is the perfect shade to warm up some of the shades I have that are a little too bright for me on their own. If anyone knows of a dupe for Chai, please fess up!!!

Johnna Quick Owens Avatar

I am always looking for the perfect MLBB shade, but my current favorites are both from Mary Kay. Their True Dimensions Lipstick in Natural Beaute, and my latest favorite is Mary Kay Creamy Lip Color in Retro Rose. It is more semi-matte, but I love the color and the longevity.

Katherine T. Avatar

NYX Extra Creamy Lipstick in 565 – a pinkish- brown that is creamy and moisturizing. Goes great with dark smokey eyes or just a natural look. And it’s cheap!

Drew Avatar

Ooh, a toss-up for me between Givenchy Rose Plumetis and NARS Dolce Vita Sheer Lipstick. Givenchy gives more pigment and lasts forever, but NARS is hydrating and gives a perfect natural sheen without glitter/shimmer/sparkle.

monibackincali Avatar

Mac Glamourdaze cremesheen (a hint darker than my lips. I’m not personally a fan of cremesheen finish but I’ll be darned because EVERY time I where this stupid color I get a compliment…. lol)

Mac Good Kisser Matte (omg…. in the ocean of choices Mac offers in pink/fuschia’s – this by far is the most perfect shade for my NC 40 skin tone. I personally like it because it’s not an “in your FACE” color. I went back and got 2 back ups because I feel like a million bucks in it.

Alexis Avatar

NARS Dolce Vita is the perfect pinky nude with a ton of moisturizing shine. It’s THE lipstick to wear to my male-dominated workplace without them all asking “why are you wearing lipstick?”

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