FAVOURITES: 10 MLBB Lipsticks

Hello ladies!

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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.

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An overview of the 10 lipsticks I’m about the feature! Can you identify any one of them? 🙂

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Clean lips to show my natural lip colour

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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

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Anna Sui #301 is described as a coral pink shade. It has very fine shimmer that reflects a little light.

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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

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Cosmo is a dark beige amplified finish lipstick with pink undertones

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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!

Singaporeans! Find out how to buy from maccosmetics.com here!

3. MAC in KINDA SEXY

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Kinda Sexy is a beige-pink lip colour with matte finish. It is like a lighter version of Cosmo.

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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

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Ravishing is a clean light peach coral with Cremesheen finish.

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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!

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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

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Juicy Details is described by Benefit as a natural pink shade. It has a sheer finish.

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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

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(Pardon my unintentional crossed eyes) Ingénue #418 is a peach-coloured lipstick with pink undertones. I’d say it has a glossy-matte finish.

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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)

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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)

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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!

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The last three: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Protest, Fiend and Naked

8. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in PROTEST

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Protest is a sheer peachy nude with brown undertones.

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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

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Fiend is a muted rose, a medium rosy pink shade.

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10. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in NAKED

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Naked is a sheer nude pink, a perfect nude with light pink undertones

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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! ❤

FAVOURITES: 10 Dark Lipsticks

Hey everyone!

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I just received my MAC parcel all the way from USA today and instead of reviewing my haul one-by-one (most of them have already been reviewed by other beauty gurus a million times anyway), I thought I should just talk about them as a whole! I have a lot of lipsticks as you can see from the picture above (*guilty*) so I’ll pick some and classify them into different groups like favourite dark lipsticks, my lips but better lipsticks, red lipsticks, so on and so forth.

Check out what made it to my MLBB and Red lipsticks lists!

This post, as you can see from the title, is all about my favourite dark lipsticks! There are several types of dark lipsticks but in my books, they are usually in dark plum or dark rusty brown shades. Call me weird but I really love, love my dark lipsticks the most! Most people don’t as they tend to make them look gothic but for me, I’m seriously not into cosplaying. Dark makeup just enhances every facial feature of mine which other shades don’t. I do get a lot of stares in public when I wear dark makeup but meh, that’s just coz they don’t see it all the time! (大惊小怪)

Most of my favourite lipsticks are from MAC and Urban Decay

Most of my favourite lipsticks are from MAC and Urban Decay

Everyone is born with different lip colour, so here's mine without lipstick to give you an idea on how the lipstick colour will turn out on my pale pink lips.

Everyone is born with different lip colour, so here’s mine without lipstick to give you an idea of how the lipstick colour will turn out on my pale pink lips.

Love my eye makeup here so here's one to flaunt it HAHA.

Love my eye makeup here so here’s one to flaunt it HAHA.

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Overview of my top 10 in no particular order! I love them all just as much!

Lighting is really terrible in my room when night falls, so please bear in mind that the lipstick bullets are a lot darker in real life!

First 4: (from left) Venom, Shame, Diva, Rebel

First 4: (from left) Venom, Shame, Diva, Rebel

1. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in VENOM 

Love UD's Revolution lipstick line - very moisturising yet long-lasting. Venom is a deep fuchsia shimmer with blue undertone.

Love UD’s Revolution lipstick line – very moisturising yet long-lasting. Venom is a deep fuchsia shimmer with blue undertone.

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SWATCH (ha ha pardon my hairy hand – haven’t waxed them yet)

2. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in SHAME

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Out of the 10 lipsticks featured here, this undoubtedly is in my top 3 (possibly the top 1). I love how RICH the colour looks. It’s like what, deep burgundy with brown and ruby??! Major LOVE!

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One more shot for my greatest love!

3. MAC in DIVA

Diva is comparable to Urban Decay's Shame, I feel. It's also in a deep burgundy shade :D

Diva is comparable to Urban Decay’s Shame, I feel. It’s also in a deep burgundy shade 😀

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I’m obsessed with the matte finishes in MAC’s lipstick line because they are all so beautifully pigmented. Don’t be surprised to see a lot of them in my upcoming features!

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Singaporeans! Find out how to buy from maccosmetics.com here!

4. MAC in REBEL

Deep, fuchsia berry!

Deep, fuchsia berry!

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The next 4: (from left) Paramount, Dark Side, Dubonnet and Film Noir

The next 4: (from left) Paramount, Dark Side, Dubonnet and Film Noir

5. MAC in PARAMOUNT

Deep, reddish brown! It's really very gorgeous in real life.

Deep, reddish brown! It’s really very gorgeous in real life and makes me look fairer 😛

Took this a few days back with direct sunlight. It's more true to this colour :)

Took this a few days back with direct sunlight. It’s more true to this colour 🙂

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6. MAC in DARK SIDE

Another deep burgundy shade with red undertone lipstick! I don't think this shade is available in Singapore because I couldn't find this in local stores. I got this off maccosmetics.com!

Another deep burgundy shade with red undertone lipstick! I don’t think this shade is available in Singapore because I couldn’t find this in local stores. I got this off maccosmetics.com!

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It may look quite similar to Diva here but it is definitely not! This is more towards the red side. No hints of purple at all.

7. MAC in DUBONNET

Dubonnet is a deep red with brown undertone.

Dubonnet is a deep red with brown undertone.

I was contemplating on whether to put this shade in the "10 Favourite Red Lipsticks" category but this is a tad too dark to be in there!

I was contemplating on whether to put this shade in the “10 Favourite Red Lipsticks” category but this is a tad too dark to be in there!

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8. MAC in FILM NOIR

Received this today! Tried it almost immediately after opening my parcel and fell in love with it INSTANTLY! It's a very gorgeous shade of deep, reddish brown (like rust). Something that Morticia Addams would use haha!

Received this today! Tried it almost immediately after opening my parcel and fell in love with it INSTANTLY! It’s a very gorgeous shade of deep, reddish brown (like rust). Something that Morticia Addams would use haha! Like Dark Side, this is not available in Singapore.

I am hoping for my skin to be fairer! It looks AWESOME with fair skin.

I am hoping for my skin to be fairer! It looks AWESOME with fair skin.

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Following behind Dubonnet and Film Noir are Cyber and Sin

Following behind Dubonnet and Film Noir are Cyber and Sin (last 2 on the right)

9. MAC in CYBER

This is a WAY darker version of Pure Heroine. It's a much deeper purple with red undertone.

This is a WAY darker version of Pure Heroine. It’s a much deeper purple with red undertone.

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10. MAC in SIN

Last but not least, a very intense blackened red lipstick. It's a little darker than Paramount but lighter than Film Noir. This also just flew in from the states!

Last but not least, a very intense blackened red lipstick. It’s a little darker than Paramount but lighter than Film Noir. This also just flew in from the states!

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What do you guys think? Which colour suits me best? I need unbiased opinion because once I fancy something, I’d just use it regardless of how I look in it. I can’t ask my boyfriend because he objects every single item featured here. Hahaha.

That’s all for this entry! Hope you like that I bombarded more pictures and wrote less in this entry which is so unlike me. If you have any recommendation for any dark lipstick (it has to be most importantly long-lasting), do leave a comment below! 🙂

Be sure to stay tuned for more posts like this!

Thanks for reading ❤

Read also:
FAVOURITES: 10 MLBB Lipsticks
FAVOURITES: 13 Red Lipsticks