The Leo in me has a problem being overly loyal to things I’ve tried and liked, like I’ve had just a couple of nude lipsticks that I truly like and wear every day. Among them are MAC Mehr and Mocha. By accident, I found myself testing a handful of different shades at the Charlotte Tilbury makeup counter. I think I was trying to look for a pink that wasn’t Barbie-ish at that time. I ended up buying a few tubes — My Hot Lips in Secret Salma (a dupe for Mehr actually), K.I.S.S.I.N.G. in Stoned Rose (a very beautiful neutral shade and also a favorite), and Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk, a MLBB that sells out fast, plus Pillow Talk Lip Cheat lip liner that’s pretty versatile.
Wearing Pillow Talk in the photo below. Don’t you think it’s sweet? Light, but not washed out, pink, but neutral, and it’s not at all that impossibly dry matte that ruins the purpose of a MLBB.
On the expensive side, but, in my opinion, worth every penny you pay for, these lippies are nicely pigmented, leave the lips looking plumper and healthier, and shades are sophisticated. I actually got Walk of Shame, too, for special occasions, kinda dramatic and more festive, but still can be worn everyday.
It’s funny that I’m guilty of painting my lips with pigment, the color of lips. I guess every girl is in constant pursuit of her MLBB (My Lips But Better) lip color.
Right now, there are 2 MLBBs I alternate. Heard about Kylie liquid lipstick in the States, but bought my first tube from a reseller here. Lucky I had the chance to get hold of and choose from very wearable shades. Picked Candy K, I think the most universally flattering nude, reminiscent of the MAC hits of the 90s. Good I didn’t get the kit that goes with a lip liner ‘coz the liquid lipstick is opaque enough to cover beyond the natural lip border. (Check the exact shade in image above.) It lasts longer than any other lipstick I own. I don’t find it drying at all. I also don’t wear a lip primer nor a balm underneath. It’s lightweight like I feel I’m not wearing anything. Love it and planning to get Posie K in the future.
Got the second lipstick from Nordstrom. Tested and liked 34 La Raffinee from the Rouge Allure Velvet line, without realizing it looks so much like MAC Mehr (here), which was reintroduced last year (not sure if they’ve made it a regular).
La Raffinee is a dusty pink, but the color changes depending on the lip liner you are using it with. In photo above, I used MAC Good Timing Pro Longwear lip pencil and it turned mauvey. I like pairing it with MAC Edge to Edge for a more sophisticated MLBB.
The pigmentation is good, lasts a good 5 hours on me. Like the name implies, the velvet texture makes it special
Til my next beauty find.
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