I’m back with the second instalment of a series of (hopefully) four of my FAVOURITE types of lipsticks! Have you checked out my first FAVOURITE post on dark lipsticks yet? If you haven’t, head on down here!
Also check out what made it to my top Red lipsticks list!
As the title mentions, I’ll be talking about my favourite MLBB lipsticks! MLBB, for the record, stands for “My Lips But Better” and such lipstick shades not only complements your lips, but they also enhances your natural lip colour. Hence, these shades usually come in nude hues that are not too eye-catching – perfect for professions like teachers who cannot wear heavy makeup to work. As a part-time tutor, I also have to go easy on my makeup or else my students would be distracted by my face, so I stock up on a lot of MLBB lipsticks from various brands! Here are some of my personal favourites from my own stash.
An overview of the 10 lipsticks I’m about the feature! Can you identify any one of them? 🙂
Clean lips to show my natural lip colour
The first four: (left to right) Anna Sui in 301, MAC in Cosmo, MAC in Kinda Sexy and MAC in Ravishing
1. Anna Sui in 301
Anna Sui #301 is described as a coral pink shade. It has very fine shimmer that reflects a little light.
It has a very creamy and glossy texture! One of my favourite pink lipsticks as well 🙂 Plus it’s scented! And the packaging is really intricate, just like any other Anna Sui products.
2. MAC in COSMO
Cosmo is a dark beige amplified finish lipstick with pink undertones
MAC’s Cosmo is officially my HG (Holy Grail) lipstick! It really enhances my lip colour and makes me look fresher in general. Some nude lipsticks completely wash me out but this doesn’t at all. The creamy texture of the lipstick glides onto my lips really well and leaves them looking hydrated at all times!
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3. MAC in KINDA SEXY
Kinda Sexy is a beige-pink lip colour with matte finish. It is like a lighter version of Cosmo.
Another top favourite of mine! Actually I’m a huge fan of matte lipsticks because they tend to be more long-lasting. Plus, I love the “dry” effect on my lips (think Angelina Jolie).
4. MAC in RAVISHING
Ravishing is a clean light peach coral with Cremesheen finish.
I honestly think Ravishing is a good shade for fair to medium skin tones (Asians) because of its orange undertones. If you are looking to find a shade that is not too flamboyant, this is worth considering!
The next three: (left to right) Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Color in Juicy Details,Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush in Ingénue #418, Guerlain Romance (601) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
5. Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Colour in JUICY DETAILS
Juicy Details is described by Benefit as a natural pink shade. It has a sheer finish.
I used to wear this everyday to work back in those days when I was working at Love, Bonito. It’s a very flattering colour and makes your lips look very moisturised! But due to its sheer finish, it never stays beyond two hours and I had to keep reapplying.
6. Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush in INGÉNUE #418
(Pardon my unintentional crossed eyes) Ingénue #418 is a peach-coloured lipstick with pink undertones. I’d say it has a glossy-matte finish.
Ingénue #418 is the closest to my natural lip colour and it’s perfect for days which I have flaky and dull lips. Being one who doesn’t use lip balm, this is the shade I reach for to cover up the flaws and at the same time, giving back my lips the healthy colour. However the price tag (more than S$40 I think) for this is rather hefty!
7. Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lipstick in ROMANCE (601)
The limited edition 601 Romance is a “softened, light-medium pink with very subtle, warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish comprised of pink and white shimmer.” (Temptalia)
It may be a little too frosty to some but I feel otherwise even though I mostly shun MAC’s Frost finish lipsticks. This has the right amount of “frost” and that hint of purple just makes the colour stand out even more. Also worth mentioning is the packaging of the lipstick. The bullet appears from a tube when you push down the slider! How cool!
The last three: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Protest, Fiend and Naked
8. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in PROTEST
Protest is a sheer peachy nude with brown undertones.
Also one of my go-to lipsticks when I’m heading out to tutor my little kids! I know I’ve said this many times but Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick line is MY FAVOURITE (MAC comes second) because of its high pigment.
9. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in FIEND
Fiend is a muted rose, a medium rosy pink shade.
10. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in NAKED
Naked is a sheer nude pink, a perfect nude with light pink undertones
A dork face to end this post! Naked is another perfect nude shade that gives you supple-looking baby lips.
My boyfriend, well-known for disliking dark lipsticks, would be very elated to know about the existent of this post. Haha!
Anyway, what do you guys think? Which colour suits me best? 🙂
I’m actually planning to try out more MLBB lipsticks but I’m more familiar with brands like MAC and Urban Decay so if you guys have recommendations from other brands, do let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for reading! ❤