My Favorite MLBB Shades


Hey loves,

Today I am going to be talking about lipstick again! If you’re wondering what “MLBB” stands for, it stands for “My Lips but Better” and not something odd like “My luscious big booty.” This is supposed to be a tag post of some sort, but no one tagged me and I just felt like doing this. I did a post last week about my favorite affordable red lipsticks, so today I want to touch on my favorite nude lipsticks.

For reference: I am very fair and my skin is cool toned. Cool toned mauve colored shades suite my skin tone the best. My lips are also naturally very pigmented, and pull a bit more mauve to begin with. For me, pink nudes with a bit of a brown tone to them are the way to go in terms of nude lipsticks on fair skin. I find it to be very flattering and a striking contrast. I tend to avoid very light pink and super pale nude shades, because many times it just looks like I put concealer on my lips. I mean, there is a time and place for concealer lips, but not when I want something pretty that will go with about any eye look I’m wearing that day.

To answer your question, yes, I have bought so many mauve lipsticks since every makeup company keeps coming out with various mauve and dark nude lipstick shades. Can’t stop, won’t stop. I love this mauve and brown lipstick trend. This is also the picture that I’m going to forever send to creepy people that ask me for nudes. “Oh, okay, here are all my favorite nudes in one photo!” On to the lipsticks of the hour:

Stila “Patina” I lusted over this shade from the moment I saw it on Thataylaa until I finally ordered it during a Stila sale a few months back. This is a liquid to matte lipstick, and it is glorious. It smells like cupcakes and it lasts on my lips for a very long time. I do find that the smell of these lasts for a bit longer than most, so if that kind of thing bothers you, you might not like this formula. I find that the applicator on the Stila liquid lipsticks are very nice and give a precise application. I highly recommend this shade if you love mauve liquid lipsticks.

Nyx Matte “Whipped Caviar” I have mentioned the Nyx Matte formula before, and I will probably continue to do so because I love them so much. Very affordable at $5-6, and whipped caviar is the perfect nude shade for anyone looking for a beautiful mauve shade that’s budget friendly.

Nyx “Thalia” This is an old and constant favorite of mine. The shade is much like “Whipped Caviar” but it’s a glossier formula. I love the round case lipsticks, and I believe I own way too many of them. Thalia is one of those lipsticks that you can throw on with a dewy base and bit of mascara and it somehow glams up the entire look while looking natural. It’s a power shade, in my opinion.

LaSplash “Charmed” This is a more recent addition to my collection, and I have raved about the LaSplash liquid lipsticks very often on my blog. Charmed is from the mousse collection, so this formula is different from the lip couture line. These dry very quickly, and they have an intense staying power. Charmed is a lighter pink-ish nude shade that is very flattering on my skin tone. It’s light and flirty, but it doesn’t wash me out. I do find that this pulls a bit more grey on my lips somedays than pink or mauve, which is nice. It’s a very different shade.

Nyx Butter Lipstick “Pops” The Nyx butter lipsticks pop up often in my lipstick posts. Pops is more of a brown toned mauve, but it is so flattering on multiple skin tones. I highly recommend this color, and the Nyx butter lipsticks in general. They are incredible, and I wear them often, especially in the Summer. I can apply this shade without even looking in a mirror if I need to.

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick “Lovecraft” This is probably one of the most worn lipsticks in my collection. I actually put it down for awhile because I was afraid of running out, and these are on the pricier side at $21 a piece. So worth it. The studded lipsticks are very matte. You will probably need to apply a bit of balm a little while before applying one to make the application smoother. Lovecraft is an absolutely stunning shade. I always get compliments on it when I wear it out. Maybe it’s the confidence it gives me, or maybe it’s how flattering this shade is on my skin…who knows. I just know that if you are looking to buy a few shades from this line, pick this one up. You won’t regret it.

That’s it for today’s post! I hope you all enjoyed this quick little blurb about some of my favorite MLBB shades of lipstick. What are some of your favorite shades of nude? Let me know in the comments section!

Also, if you have any requests for my next “my favorites” lipstick/blush/whatever else post…please let me know! I thoroughly enjoy these types of posts.

I hope you’re all having wonderful days, and thanks for stopping by!

*typical disclaimer- I bought all these products myself, and all opinions are my own!

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17 thoughts on “My Favorite MLBB Shades

  1. Great post! I did this one as a tag a while ago. I love the NYX Thalia and Pops lipsticks too. I also watch thataylaa! πŸ™‚

  2. I’d love to see swatches if you get the chance! I’m esp interested in that KVD shade, but I’d love to see them all πŸ™‚ I never have any luck with NYX lipstick, but Thalia sounds so nice!

  3. I can do swatches! I can post them on my Facebook page later or in the morning if that’s okay! I typically have to use a lip brush with the Nyx lipsticks…I love the formula and color range but the finish is a bit messy at times.

  4. I knew I had seen this tag somewhere haha! Thalia and Pops are so lovely. Taylor is so funny! I don’t know why she doesn’t have way more subscribers because I think she’s one of the most chill and down to earth vloggers on youtube right now.

  5. I never thought of using a brush… you’re so smart πŸ˜‰ Oh no worries. I’m going to be just as broke tomorrow as I am right now so there’s no rush, hahahahaha πŸ™‚ I’d love to see them for future reference but for sure don’t stress yourself out about it!

  6. Ha! I feel you there. Does it seem like makeup companies only release new makeup or I want makeup when my bank account is experiencing a drought or…? It’s no stress on me! It’ll give me something to do during nap time πŸ˜›

  7. Haha! I actually splurged quite a bit this past week and will have a hefty haul to show off on YouTube in the next week so I’m totally on a no-buy until the Fall. Of course with everyone already releasing Fall products I’m going to die. Did you see the 2015 KVD holiday palette!? OMG it looks so fun!!!

  8. Yeah I have done most of the tags that there are! Lol! πŸ™‚ I’m so going to enjoy wearing Pops especially in the fall but I’ve worn it anyway recently lol. Taylor is so awesome! She is so real and I agree she is so down to earth. I just love her! πŸ™‚

  9. Hell yes, I love haul videos. I did see it! It’s soooo gorgeous but I don’t know if I will ever use it haha. However, I have also seen all of the new liquid lipsticks that she’s releasing…and the Nyx liquid lipsticks…my boyfriend is telling me to unfollow makeup accounts at this point haha! Btw I was finally able to post a swatch picture on my facebook page!

  10. Right!! I’ve been meaning to, but every time I look to pick one up they never have the color I want!

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