My Top 5 MLBB Lippies
Despite my love for bold and shocking lip colors, I’ve always had a soft spot for nudes and MLBB shades (My Lips But Better). They’re like my comfort zone and they’re something I can slap on when I’m not in the mood to do my makeup but I have to look a bit more “put-together”. If other girl’s one-man-army is their red tube, mine’s my nude or MLBB shade. With a nude/MLBB shade, I don’t have to fuzz about application I can even apply it in a moving vehicle using my compact mirror. With a red lippie, oh dear. Hand me a lip brush, please.
Anyway, I’m getting way off topic. I’m here to talk to you about nudes & MLBBs not red lippies. Sooo, here are my top 5. Enjoy loves.
Essence Long Lasting Lipstick in (06) ‘Barely There!’
This has been a recent favorite of mine. Compared to what it looks like from the tube and at the photo, this is more of a warm, peachy-nude when swatched and worn. It has a creamy satin finish and it lasts four to five hours with minimal fading. I actually love wearing this alone and also on top of a nude or a brown-ish lip pencil. It gives me that instant 90s look.
Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie in ‘The Morning After’
As much as I hate including a limited edition product, I will be lying to you and to myself if I didn’t include this one. This has been one of my goto MLBB lippies ever since I got it. I even thought about getting another one as a backup. This is the perfect pink, mauvey shade that can complete either your ‘No Makeup-Makeup Look’ or your smokey EOTD look. When I’m overwhelmed and I seriously don’t know what lip color to wear, I often turn to this and see if it fits my current look, and what do you know! It does. It’s indeed very moisturizing and it stays for more than 4 hours provided I don’t eat oily foods. I also have a review about this lippie here.
If you’re curious why the flat edge btw, it’s because one day when I opened it, I saw that it’s as if someone opened it and dug their finger down the tube or whatever. I decided to cut it flat and sanitize the lippie afterwards. Whew…
And now on to the less pigmented ones…
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in #17
I remembered when I got this and I went c-ra-zy over this lippie. It was my perfect MLBB shade way back. I saw this recently while destashing and realized how much I loved this shade. #17 is more of a slight pink/peach MLBB shade, but less opaque. The shade will actually vary on how pigmented your lips are, but for me, it actually appears more of a muted pink. One thing though, I don’t find this as moisturizing as the others. The texture, scent and formula of this is really different from the others as well. It has a bit of a gritty texture, yet it has a cream/satin finish. It also has a tendency to dry out my lips so I typically wear this with a lip gloss on top.
Pixy Silky Fit Satin Lipstick in ‘Soft Rose’
This is also a recent favorite. I prefer wearing this alone because it’s very moisturizing and I just loOove its packaging! Anyway, compared to Kate #17, despite the fact that they look so similar at the photos, they’re actually not. ‘Soft Rose’ is indeed a peachy-pink shade, but it’s more peachy less pink when swatched. Did I make any sense? I have a review about this lippie right here. Anyway, on natural light, ‘Soft Rose’ appears a bit more peachy than #17. But when worn, they’re very similar. Only Pixy looks more like mauvey, rosy pink due to it’s sheer opacity. Therefore it blends beautifully onto your makeup making it your perfect MLBB shade.
Revlon Lip Butter in ‘Peach Parfait’
When all else fails, I go to this one. This has been my favorite MLBB shade for years hands down. Despite it’s really sheer opacity and shimmery/glittery finish, I can still pull this one off. I swear, there’s magic in this tube that I just can’t get enough of. Even if I have tons of lippies, I always go back to this one. This is indeed a lot more moisturizing than all of the former lippies mentioned, however, it’s not as opaque and long lasting. This is my savior when I have the driest lips but I still want to apply a lipstick. (yeah, because I’m an addict like that, whut? :P) I will definitely repurchase over and over and over and over and over and…
So those are my favorite MLBB lipsticks. I realize that the last three are very similar to each other but for me they’re not. I know I should’ve given you a bit more variety but these are so far my most used MLBB shades and I don’t want to include something that I don’t use as often.
Most of these are drugstore so they’re pretty accessible and they’re very affordable as well, so if you’re looking for a good MLBB shade, then try or swatch one of these babies in their respective counters. (except Kate #17, lol) I’m sure you’ll find something you like.
How about you? What’s your favorite MLBB/nude lipstick? Let me know. I would love to hear your suggestions and you know me, I’m a makeup addict, so whatever you suggest I will be happy to check it out.