What is your most used lip color?


What is your most used lip color? Share!

It’s either Guerlain Gems (I think I’m down to 1/3 to 1/2 of a tube, though I have a backup) or Bobbi Brown Citrus Lipgloss.

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For formula, it would be MAC Amplified. For overall color, perhaps MAC Pure Zen or Ruby Woo. I wear a different color most days as I have dozens (between palettes and single tubes, around 60).

Any shade that is like MAC Bare/Bare Again, MAC Modesty, MAC CIYC, UD Liar, etc. Any nude/brown pink tends to get a lot of love from me.

It has to be guerlain flirt rouge automatique if I have to choose one. I try to use a different lip color every time so all of them get used.

Technically it’s L’Oreal Infallible, which I won from a Temptalia drawing.

Though…um…I didn’t always wear it on my lips. I ended up using a bunch one day to create bite marks and scratches for a theater show. ^_^;

So many types of red – blue red, true red, pink red… Still searching for the prefect dark red. Or blackened red, rather. The first lip tar I tried bled otherwise I’d have nsfw and tarred and I’d be mixing them all the time until I found my perfect concoction. Any suggestions for a dark/blackened true red? Our blue red?

Rhea,

For the darker reds, I love Kevyn Aucoin’s Blood Roses for a dark, vampy, bold burgundy red, but it does pull a tad berry on my cooler toned face. I’ve also heard good things about MAC Prince Noir, though I don’t own it as the formula disagrees with me. Lipstick Queen Black Tie or Entourage are also gorgeous dark reds, but it is the priciest of her matte lines.

For blue red, I love Chanel Rouge Allure in Pirate. Chanel Palpitante is also an intensely cool red, but it has a pretty strong pink undertone and found that it pulled fuschia on my NW10/15 skin. Lipstick Queen also does fantastic reds – her Sinner line is very opaque and bold, and Sinner Red is the closest thing I have to a true red in my collection. On the drug store end, Revlon Fire and Ice is one of those neutral-ish chameleons that looks warm in the tube but pulls cooler on me – Cherry Blossom or Certainly Red are the two I’d recommend from them if you want something definitely blue-toned. Maybelline Red Revolution is also a great blue red.

YSL Peach Passion or MakeUp For Ever Rouge in 40 In fact,a lipstick from YSL and MUFE are my holy grail,never fail me and I have a lipsticks of this two brand more than five

Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum and Burt’s Bee’s Shimmer in raisin. Close seconds are Fresh Sugar Berry and Lipstick Queen Medieval.

My most used lip product ever has to be MAC Sweetie or Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry, both of which I have repurchased twice.

some dry my lips out after a while, some sink into my lines too much, some have a gross taste, some are too sticky, some are minty.

In terms of actual lipsticks, it’d be either Revlon Peach Parfait or Bloom Tangerine.

In terms of colour, something peachy pink with fine sparkle is definitely my go-to (see Peach Parfait!).

Chanel Organdi Rose, Tom Ford Indian Rose or Rouge D’Armani 502. Can you tell I like rose lipstick?

MAC Kinda Sexy lipstick! I honestly haven’t completely used anything in my collection up, yet, but I’ve used a ton of my Kinda Sexy tube and will definitely repurchase once I finally run out.

“must” or “most”? I assume the question is “most used” and for me, it’s a toss-up between MAC Plumful and Craving, with Bite Vigne coming in a close 3rd.

Most — sorry! Such an idiot. I don’t know how I miss these things – if there was a hole to hide in for the next year, I would be in it right now and rightfully so, LOL! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chanel Rouge Coco in Magnolia (117) is definitely my most used lip colour. I’m about 3/4 done the tube, but unfortunately, I only have one other new one since they discontinued the shade ๐Ÿ™ hoping I can find a good dupe, because it’s my absolute fave!

Pure Posh is my go to as well. Perfect brown/red. Bronze leaf is another good brown/red from Clinique. Chocolate Ice when I want a little plum. Its the one company that I know my color will be there when I go to repurchasse. Almost every other lipstick I’ve fallen love with has not been around when I eventually ran out of it. Bobbi Brown Malt, Mocha stain, walnut stain, Estee Lauder original Burnished Bronze, Nars Corinthe, to name a few, all in the same color family!

Dior Lipglow and Revlon’s Colorburst lipcolor in Mauve. Both go with everything and have such a nice texture!

For lipstick, it’s reds in general. I have a big collection, and I go through them as the week goes on, though Guerlain Gigolo makes it into the rotation at least twice a month. Maybelline Born With It is probably the closest I have to a frequently used nude, though Dior Incognito is probably going to replace its status soon.

For lipgloss, my most used shade by a long shot is Bobbi Brown Bronzed Heather. I’m at least 1/2 way through the tube and it’s one of the few that I may end up replacing.

This would have to be either Maybelline’s Neon Red from the Vivids Collection or Milani’s Do the Mango from their recently discontinued ( sob) Color Perfect Line.

I think you misspelled the title by accident.

Not sure about most used. I think maybe Coralista lip gloss and Revlon’s raspberry pie.

Haha, no I’m amazed the typing errors are so far and few with the amount of posts you upload every day. You’re doing a wonderful job. ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t know why, but it’s little errors like typos that just make me want to give up (not in total seriousness) – it’s a very much a bang-head-against-keyboard situation for me. I feel like that person who tries really hard but gets to 95%, never 100%, and I keep putting steps into place to combat it (check every post twice, once immediately after I write it, once closer to when it publishes) and still things happen.

The proofreading probably does help eliminate most mistakes but the brain tends to skip words when we keep rereading them and recognizes them only using the first letter, general size and context. No worries! ๐Ÿ™‚
I was wondering if you could do a pick of five deep berry/wine lip shades for summer nights? Something like that.

Proofreading has always been my worst skill – I have a more visual memory, so I “see” what I wrote as I read it, and I know I have a tendency to read through what I’ve written too quickly.

I will keep it in mind! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t think I’ve done the top 5s for this weekend yet, so if not, I’ll try to do it!

Darling you are too hard on yourself! You do a fab job. Most books have typos and they must be checked soo many times by lots of people so give yourself a break. Nobody is perfect and you do 100% fantastic job in my book. I bet most agree. xxx

Ooh almost forgot most used lipstick, that is so tough as lipstick is probably my most guilty pleasure of all the make up so always trying something new, but corals in terms of shade.

That’s because all of you are so kind! But they’re just such huge, salt in the wound errors to me personally, no matter if they’re not, lol! Because though I try to minimize them, I can’t seem to get any better at reducing them!

Estee Lauder Rose Tea – my workhorse, quick no brainer
Bare Minerals Break Away – for days with lots of meetings
Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy 201 – for days when I need the confidence that a bright red cased lipstick can impart.

I most used lip product would be : urban decay Anarchy
surprisingly I picked that late last yr and this summer I used it every other day.:)

from older lot it would be MAC sweetie lipstick

CORALS!! MAC Watch Me Simmer, Crosswires, Costa Chic, I’m sure there are more that I have that I can’t remember. I think I want to pick up Estee Lauder’s Defiant Coral too – but I think it may be a lot like Watch Me Simmer. Corals just suit my skin tone perfectly.

Revlon lip butter in Pink Truffle (sometimes Sugar Plum) or the classic Clinique Black Honey. If I’m putting together a specific look, I might use one of the million other lip colors I have. But if I just want to put something on quickly that’s going to make me look more put together/less dead, those are the ones I reach for.

MAC Twig. I might not leave the house with it on… but it is always in my purse so I end up applying it later on in the day.

MAC Cosmo…I’m finishing my second tube these days..it’s just a great everyday colour for me and it goes with just about anything….second comes Burberry Nude Cashmere for the same reasons…I have finished one tube, I have just started a second.

I have so many lipsticks I don’t really run out very often. Actually the only lipsticks I think I’ve ever had to repurchase are MAC Angel, Stila Liquid Lip Color in Fiery and in Muse, and the Sephora Lip Gloss in Red Purple (MY FAVE LIP GLOSS EVER!).

For formula MAC Cremesheen, colour wise it switch it up a lot with what I currently own actually in lipsticks as I usually carry 3-6 in my purse in a range of pink-croal red shades. lol

It’s always a neutral, it used to be MAC Modesty and MAC Viva Glam V. Lately, it’s been Bite Beauty Musk, and Bobbi Brown Uber Suede.

Mac Daddy’s Little Girl and Riri Boy lipstick are my most used lippies. I’m halfway through Riri Boy but I have a backup so I’m okay with that. My Daddy’s Little Girl is down to a little nub though and I had to stop using it until I found a dupe lol I hate falling for limited edition colors!

Bobbi brown brownie, but lately I’ve been loving Clinique chubby stick intense in heftiest hibiscus

Surprising to me, I think it is NYC Kiss Gloss in Park Ave Punch and Hard Candy tinted lip balm in Blushing Bride, sadly BOTH are discontinued products but are products I can throw on with confidence. Through the winter I wore Stila Lipglaze in Wildberry everyday. If I go with strictly lipsticks, I’d have to say MAC Myself (LE), Nars Cruisin’ or Rimmel Naked (disc’d).

Mac’s Freckletone, Cozy Up, Viva Glam V and my Maybelline Untainted Spice from the Buffs collection. The last one stays in my bag in case I want to switch to a MLBB by the end of the day.

Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in rose and lipstick queen medieval. For a lipstick, probably revlon jungle peach or berry rich.

I use everyday a non color and that is the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip protectant + most days I use on top one of these chubby sticks : Revlon Honey or the Jordana Honey “something”.

Mac Hug Me,Chanel Boy, Nars Dolce Vita, Dior lip addict in Basic, and Soap & Glory lip pencil in Nudist.. Just purchased some Burberry but I’ll have to see how they work out.

Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle. It’s the color I use when I can’t decide which color from my vast collection of lipsticks and glosses will look best!

Buxom Hooligan or MAC Syrup for everyday and when I want something bright MAC Lady Danger or Maybelline Neon Red from the Vivids collection

I mostly use Plink! By MAC, but my summer go to’s are Saint Germain, Lady Danger, and Sweet & Sour by MAC. I’m obsessed! I absolutely love these shades, they are must haves!

First let me say I can pick the same color in just about any brand. Mac Taupe, UD Rapture or UD Liar, Bare minerals Thistle.In other words a brownish red. Boring I know.

Mine is boring ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s MAC Hue. Lately though I regularly reach for my latest addition Mac Patent Polish in Patent Pink, such a fun color and beautiful finish!

I post any information MAC sends as soon as they do, so if it’s not here, I don’t have info ๐Ÿ™‚

I love MAC Impassioned, Party Parrot, any of their bright colors! I just found Party Pink in Bobbi Brown and LOVE LOVE it!

My most used is Mary Kay’s Downtown Brown. I am on my fourth tube, I love it on its own but also mix it with other colors and products.

I have a lot of lipsticks and glosses I don’t really have a most used, but for the moment I guess it’s Maybelline Shocking Coral. I have a few almost used up products that have been most used, Dior Ultra Shine in 222, MAC I really can’t read what it’s called, could be SHKN, it’s a sheer brownish red and MAC LIpglass in Nice Mix Up, a LE I guess as the tube is square. It’s a muted slightly brownish orangey with loads of shimmer. I do think it’s my most loved lipgloss ever ๐Ÿ™‚ MAc Viva Glam V is also a favourite. These ar all daytime, work, shopping, walk the dog products. For other occasions I like my reds and my purples.
Talknig about typos, I think I’ve found and corrected 10 in this short text, and I probably missed some.
I think you do a great job, Christine, with very few typos. You are at at leas 99% ๐Ÿ™‚

MAC Creme Cup usually but absolutely loving Kardashian Beauty Lip-Plumping Shimmer Gloss in Queen Bee at the moment! It’s moisturising, not tacky and it’s honey-flavored. Not usually a fan of lip-plumping but took a chance on this one and I want more of these.

I don’t know why but this orange is becoming my staple – YSL Pur Couture Le Orange. And I guess Bobbi Brown Rose Blossom – I find this colour very flattering – even if i say so myself!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

PS Christine, don’t worry about the typo! We all knew what you meant, it happens, you are human and you run an amazing website that I literally refer to everyday! Keep up the great work!

Lately its been the Revlon Moisture Stains in Barcelona Nights and Cannes Crush, I love the colors and the feel, just wished they lasted longer.

My summer favorites: MAC Likable, Sephora Hot Bikini, L’Oreal glossy balm in Innocent coral and Maybelline color elixirs in Orange aglow and Luxe in Lilac. MAC Toxic tale is my favorite coral.

My Fall/Winter favorites: MAC Prepare for pleasure, MAC Lush life, Revlon Matte Balm in Standout is my absolute favorite!

My MLBB shade is MAC morning rose but I lost it so I’m super bummed! ๐Ÿ™

Dior Rouge Dior Replenishing Lipcolor Lipstick #896 Brun Ava, Mary Kay Lip Suede Polished Pink, Revlon Super Lustrious Lipstick Matte #006 Really Red.

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