Only in the beauty community do people associate “MLBB” with lip products rather than baseball! If you are unfamiliar with the acronym MLBB, it simply means a product is very similar in color to that of your lips but slightly enhances them. They can have a hint more pink, brown, peach, purple, etc., but they are meant to be subtle.
For about eight years MLBB liners, glosses, and lipsticks were my obsession. Before I knew it, I had amassed an enormous collection that was eerily similar to one another. I hadn’t even heard of the phrase “my lips but better” — I just knew what I liked. After years of trying to use up my hoard, I feel as though I have become somewhat of an expert on the subject. A self proclaimed MLBB expert. As you might be able to guess by looking at the swatches below, my lips are naturally a pale pink color.
|MAC Syrup, MAC Viva Glam V, MAC Peach Blossom, MAC Angel|
MAC Syrup (Lustre) — wonderful MLBB lipstick that would work on a wide range of skintones! This one has a slight purple undertone.
MAC Viva Glam V (Lustre) — a dusky rose with a minimal brown undertone and subtle shimmer. Very popular color for good reason!
MAC Peach Blossom (Cremesheen + Pearl) — peachy pink with pearl. This is a great lipstick to start transitioning into peach lip products.
MAC Angel (Frost) — light neutral pink with very subtle frost. This probably isn’t the best MLBB lipstick if you have very pigmented lips.
|Rimmel East End Snob, MAC Ample Pink, MAC Cultured, Merle Norman Gumdrop, Givenchy Impertinent Nude, Smashbox Radiant|
Rimmel East End Snob Lip Liner — This is very close to my lip color, just slightly darker. It works well will most of the lippies and glosses in this post! DUPE ALERT: MAC Soar Lip Pencil
MAC Ample Pink Plushglass — A very basic pink gloss that would work on just about anyone!
MAC Cultured Lipglass — My favorite gloss of all time! A purpley pink with lavender shimmer.
Merle Norman Gumdrop — A light slightly blue toned pink with shimmer.
Givenchy Impertinent Nude — A peachy pinky nude gloss. This one was a gift and definitely a luxury item, but it is absolutely stunning on the lips.
Smashbox Radiant — a soft berry with shimmer.
That’s it for my favorite MLBB products… what are your favorites?