What are your favorite “my lips but better” lip colors?


What are your favorite “my lips but better” lip colors? Share!

I’m light-medium with some yellow undertones (not strongly yellow but not neutral) – MAC NC25 or so. My favorites are Guerlain Galiane & Ginny.

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Ryou Avatar

Jordana Twist & Shine in Terra Crave! On me it’s a medium, muted plummy-pink with a bit of brown thrown in. It’s deeper and redder than the natural tones of my lips, which I love. Can’t beat the price, either! 🙂

Nancy T Avatar

So far, my favorites have been MAC Cosmo and UD Liar for true MLBB, but if I want to go into a borderline nuded MLBB, it’s MAC Marque. For reference, I’m MAC C4.5 Studio Fix Liquid or Tarte Med. Honey, so I guess that puts me in the darker end of medium? I have olive undertones.

Laura_Lou Avatar

Nars Dolce Vita! My absolute favourite no makeup/MLBB shade.
I also like Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, MAC VG5, Bobbi Brown Blush and Guerlain Biannca.

A Avatar

I’m medium with strong yellow-green undertones. I’m obsessed with MLBB colours, my current favourites are:
Givency Brun Cachemire – maybe a bit dark for mlbb, but this colour is so flattering on me and goes with literally everything. The colour looks really neutral on me and reads more red/orange/pink at depending on the look and lighting.
Burberry Romantic Rose – light (on me at least) peach colour, another one of those super flattering and “goes with everything”
Clinique Curviest Caramel – this basically reads “pink” on me, but has enough peach that it still looks somewhat “natural” easy to wear.

Marieke Avatar

I’m NW20 and I love the MAC prolongwear lipstick in Soft Sell. It does have a hidden shimmer but not too bad imo. My natural lips are very mauvey, so this might not be a MLBB shade for everyone!

Katie Avatar

These are my favorite type of lipsticks! I’m not bold enough to wear bright pinks or purples, and I feel like reds make me feel too glammed up.
Here are a few of my favorites: NYX Round Lipstick (Minimalism), Revlon Lip Butter (Berry Smoothie), Essence Long Lasting Lipstick (Natural Beauty), Maybelline Color Whisper (Rose of Attraction)

I’m about an NC30 with warm undertones

Leslie Avatar

Not to sound like a broken record, but MAC Sophisto is perfect! It’s my go-to everyday lipstick and I just purchased another tube lol. I think that is tube #5. Love this lipstick.

Raeanne Avatar

I’m light-medium to tan with nuetral undertones, dark hair and eyes (Native American/Dutch)… but my lips are surprisingly light with little pigmentation. For me a good MLBB is around NARS Anna/Rimmel 08.

Olivia Avatar

I am still on the search for one. I used to hate nude lip colors but I am just now warming up to them and have been trying different ones. Nothing really seems to give me the color I am looking for. I am also light/medium olive-yellow, so I might try the ones you suggested… Some are too pink, some are too brown, some are too light, some are too dark. Man, this is hard!

Lauren Avatar

I am around the same color as you, Christine, and I love Smashbox Honey. The texture is fabulous and the color is really nice. Too Faced Spice Spice Baby is nice too. I also really like the Buxom Dolly and White Russian Lipglosses for a neutral look.

Krista Avatar

I’m around NW 20. My lips are naturally pretty dark and I like to lighten them up a bit. My favorite color to do that with is Estée Lauder pure color envy lipstick in impulsive. It’s the perfect MLBB!

jaz Avatar

I have a really nice becca lipgloss that is perfect for me (can’t remember the name and it’s no longer on Sephora’s website). I also really like Bobbi Brown plumberry(?l) -which is a really nice plum brown color

Carolanna Avatar

MAC Viva Glam V & VI, Clinique High Impact Plum Nude and Clinique Long Last in Twilight Nude. Twilight Nude is my all time favorite.

Eliz Avatar

I’m very fair with cool undertones and my natural lip color is a pigmented rosy mauve. My best MLBB shades are Chanel Coco Rouge in Boy, Dior Addict in Rose Deshabille, and Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick in Rose Demure.

Eileen Avatar

I gravitate towards MLBB colors and so my list of faves would go on forever. One color, though, that I keep coming back too is NARS Dolce Vita.

VeraLynn Avatar

I’m pretty fair (NC15 in winter; NC20-25ish in summer)- some of my faves are Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey (I love that you can do one layer for a super sheer color that lets your own color show through, or you can really pile it on for a more pigmented shade), and Maybelline in Warm Me Up (my wedding lipstick:)).

Blue Avatar

Moderately cool and moderately light over here. I like NARS Damage (sheer cool mauve-pink) and Dolce Vita (sheer muted pink–IDK if it’s that my lips tend to pull so cool that it shows up a little warm in comparison or if it’s actually a tone present in the lipstick, but I get a definite creamy peach tone from this). They’re both beautiful work colors or accompaniments to heavy eye makeup. Oddly I don’t really get that sense of luxury that usually comes with a NARS lipstick from them, perhaps because they are a little soft and the product tends to push against the side of the container… Either way, they’re excellent colors.

Kat Avatar

I’m fair/light with slight warm undertones (I wear NC15), and my natural lip color is a fair-light rosy brownish shade. With any MLBB shade, I always start by lining my lips with Jordana Easyliner in Tawny. It’s exactly the same shade as my lips, just a few shades darker. After that, MAC Cosmo (amplified) is a hint lighter and looks great on top. So the whole effect is the same color as my natural lip color, just several shades darker in tone to give my face more “oomph!” I also like NARS Audacious in Brigitte instead of Cosmo for a lighter pinker look.

Rachel R. Avatar

I’m very fair with neutral undertones. My lips are actually pretty close to my skin color, with just the barest hint of mauve, and slightly darker around the edges.

My favorite MLBB shades are:

1) Urban Decay Sheer Revolution in Sheer Rapture
2) Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Pinkberry
3) Nyx Butter Lipstick in Pops
4) Maybelline Wet Shine in Pretty Knit (LE)
5) Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Laguna Beach
6) L’oreal Colour Caresse in Rose Taffeta
7) Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Lust for Blush
8) Jordana Modern Matte in Matte Blush, Max Factor # 24 Ms. Terious Vivid Impact Lipcolor
9) Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Amelia.
10) e.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Color in Tea Rose

Aida Avatar

I’ve never intentionally tried to find a “my lips, but better” lip color, but I found it when I bought Chanel rouge allure Virevoltante. It’s a perfect match, so it looks like I’ve applied a clear gloss over my natural lip color.

Anne Avatar

I’m around an NC15/20.

Mine would be MAC “Brave”, Marc Jacobs “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”, and Chanel Rouge Coco in “Marie”. The one I always forget to reach for (mainly as I got it for free in a grab bag) but is bang on for my lip color is the Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in “Get Ready”

Tangie Wimberly Avatar

Nars sheer lipstick in Dolce Vita, Mac Viva Glam 5, Makeup forever N9, Michael Kors Diva, Dior Addict lipstick Vintage, it’s a little darker but still nice and natural.
Glosses. Mac Ample Pink, Chanel Giggle, sorry forgot the number. Urban decay Naked. Burberry Nutmeg.

Desiree Avatar

Rite Aid has Wet N’ Wild on sale for 40% this week, so I tried a $.99 lipstick that was on sale for $.59. The color is Java, and it’s just right! I went back and got a second one while the sale was still on!

Genevieve Avatar

I am really fair – light porcelain NW 20 (but I think that is still too dark for me). I am into stronger lip colours, but I guess my nearest MLBB colours are a Clinique one in peach tones.
Would love the Maybelline Untainted Spice but it does not sell in Australia so I am forced to use Ebay for that colour. I think this would be great too.

Vanessa V Avatar

If we are going for a color family I’d have to say rosy/mauvey pinks. If you want actual shades I have 2 drug store favs Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle and Maybelline Color Sensational in Warm Me Up, then there’s MAC Brave, Faux, Midi Mauve and Capricious, Bite Date and Fig, Nars Vanessa ;), and Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Soft Nude and Tawny Pink

Lindsay Avatar

I’m caucasian with medium skin and pink undertones, my lips are very pigmented mauve/rosy color

NARS Dolce Vita
NYX Tiramisu butter gloss
Chanel Pagoda gloss
Urban Decay Naked gloss but it looks like it’s discontinued 🙁

Smidge Avatar

MAC Viva Glam 6 Special Edition is my go-to. I had a Calvin Klein lippie named Shell but it got stale and I had to toss it. I don’t know if it’s still being made.

Yen.Lin Avatar

I am a MAC NC20/MUFE Mat Velvet+ 30.
My favourite lipsticks are MAC See Sheer and YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres in Nº7 Corail Aquatique. They look amazingly natural, and I have repurchased both, which says a lot.

Ali Avatar

I’m a MAC NC 42, MUFE 385/153, Lancome 410.

My picks for lips are Revlon Mauve It Over, MUFE lipliner in 3C, ZOYA Hot Lips in Minx.

Other neutral lipstick I like on skintone are MAC Velvet Teddy and Kinda Sexy, Bare Again. BITE Sable.

ChrystaleB.-P. Avatar

Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Pink Velvet and Blushing Nude; Revlon Lip Butter in Fig; the neon purple Maybelline Baby Lips; Wet N Wild’s Spiked With Rum.

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