The first section here is the dwelling place of that elusive beast, the ‘perfect’ stealthy pink lipstick. Also known as the MLBB lipstick, the lipstick you can rely on when you need to look done but not too done (ifyaknowwhatimean), and the lipstick that was probably one of the first colours your parents ever let you wear, and maybe you resented it for a while, but now you’ve come back around and sleep with one under your pillow at night because it’s your best friend on a long quest…
Or maybe that’s just me…
Anyway, here’s a link to the original post on these, where I wax semi-lyrical about the virtues of stealthy pink lipsticks – if you have a lipstick to contribute, you can feel free to comment on this post any time!
First up is a little picture swatch guide I put together of some of my favourite stealthy, MLBB or otherwise inoffensive pink lispticks! As you can see, next to each other, the ‘MLBB’ genus covers many species of pink lipstick – from ‘nudey baby pink’ to ‘sheer hot pink’ to ‘kinda orchidy, I guess?’ and beyond…
After the picture you will find a wealth of links to reviews and swatches of spiffy MLBB pink lipsticks, from a number of wonderful and generous adventurers who have shared them with me. I would love to get as many different lipsticks and skin tones and lip pigmentations and undertones represented here as possible, so even if your favourite is already up, SEND MOAR! 😀
On this cool-toned vampire…
Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry (sheer hot pink)
Clinique Chubby Stick in Pudgy Peony (sheer bright medium pink)
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Snow Pink (almost clear shimmery pale pink gloss)
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait (peachy pink with golden glitter)
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink Sizzle (sheer warm pink)
Revlon Lacquer Balm in Demure (a pinky nude for pale rogues!)
Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Antique Pink, Lip Glace in Blush and Lip Pencil in Plumberry (assortment of wonderful pinks, from orchidy creme to warm pencil, to nudey gloss)
Bloom Sheer Lipstick in Tangerine (a sheer pinky coral, and my first ever blog post *sniffle*)
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Rose Lip (ugh, perfection – a buildable warm peachy pink)
Burts Bees Lipgloss in Rosy Dawn (thick, nourishing medium pink gloss with subtle sparkle)
Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in Have We Met? (gold sheened MLBB pink)
Chanel Rouge Coco in Charme (a medium pale, very slightly shimmery cool pink – also my wedding lipstick!)
The inside scoop from my fellow bloggy adventurers!
I’m still in the process of squeezing direct review/swatch links out of people, so if the person’s name is highlighted, it’s a link to their blog homepage, if the name of the lip product is linked, it’s to their review!
Jaa from Hello Jaa!
Tom Ford Forbidden Pink (Asia exclusive shade)
Melissa from KissandMakeup
Sunny from Mostly Sunny
Dior Spring Ball Addict Extreme (sadly DC’d, but Sunny is gorgeous in the pics anyway 😉 )
Stacey from Expat Make-Up Addict (The Actual -Irrepressible- Lipstick Queen: cool skintoned-pale, NW15 in MAC, Momt Blanc in NARS)
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Bitch Perfect
Dior Fluid Stick in Tiny Pink
MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Kittenish
MAC Lipglass in Zazoom
NARS gloss (old formula) in Easy Lover
NARS gloss (old formula) in Stella
Divya from The Consicence Fund
NARS Dolce Vita
Bobbi Brown Desert Rose
Lena from Lenallure
Dior Addict Diorkiss
Lancome Lip Lover (shade is Lip Lover too!)
Liz from Beauty Reductionista
Maybelline The Elixir 090 Rose Redefined
Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Colour in 25 Sheer Fuchsia
NARS Dolce Vita
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
Larie from EyeHeartIt
Laura Mercier Baby Lips
Rae from theNotice
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sugar Plum
The Makeup Train (a warrior of Indian origin)
Carolyn from The Makeup Writeup (an NC30 adventurer with yellow undertones!)
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy
Burberry Lip Mist in Pink Heather
Burberry Lip Mist in Field Rose
MAC Dream Daze
Aditi from Brown Girl Makeup Musings
Jenn from A Beautiful Zen
Clinique Chubby Stick in Whoppin’ Watermelon (a sheer bold pink)
Krista from Hebridean Sprite Beauty (a fellow vampire/NC10, neutral/yellow adventurer!)
Tarte Lipsurgence Matte Lip Pencil in Hope (sophisticated yet still on the edge of natural)
Mica from Sciencekoekje
Rimmel London Lasting Finish (Kate Moss line) in 08 (a perfect stealth MLBB for when you want to wear lipstick without looking like you’re wearing lipstick!)
Zaina from The Redity
Maybelline Color Sensation Lipstick in Yummy Plummy (Zaina’s MLBB 🙂 Sadly, an LE shade – isn’t that always the way?)
Hot tips from Rogueworthy Readers!
Rachel R. (a very fair adventurer with neutral undertones!)
Estee Lauder Pure Colour in Pinkberry
Max Factor Soft Suede
Revlon # 651 Porcelain Pink Super Lustrous Pearl Lipstick
Revlon ColorBurst #006 Pink Sugar
Revlon Super Lustrous Creme #683 Demure
Oh, and this one has been discontinued for a few years, it was an LE color. It can still find on eBay or similar: Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds in Pretty Knit (My all time favorite MLBB).
Fairfran (a ‘cool, NW20-ish’ adventurer!)
Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Natural in N27, an ‘iridescent blue-pink’; N34, a more neutral sheer pink, and N35, an ‘iridescent pink-orange’
Laura Mercier Stickgloss in Brown Sugar (a sheer, cool, ‘nude’ pink that doesn’t make me look like a corpse despite having beige/brown in it).
Laura Mercier Gel Lip Color in Heartbreaker (a semi-sheer peachy pink that says ‘happy summer’ to me)
Laura Mercier Sheer LIp Color in Baby Lips (a sheer warm pink)
NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover (a warm, sparkly, peachy-pink gloss in a pencil)
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Thrashed (a beautiful cool, light pink shimmer), and in Naked (a reliable pinky neutral)
Too Faced La Creme Lip Color in Razzle Dazzle Rose (a cool pink rose) and Pink Chocolate (a ‘berry brown’ that disproves the idea that I can’t wear brown lipstick — it just has to have a *lot* of pink in it).
Erin (Natural redhead, fair, cool toned ivory leaning heavy on being neutral…adventurer!)
“Warm Me Up” Maybelline Color Sensation- a light/medium mauve-pink, a good neutral.
“My Pink” Clarins Lip Balm Crayon- one of those color changing formulas based on your own body chemistry (or heat, or??) On me a bright, shiny rosy pink.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolor in Mauved (so pretty with a touch of frost)
Lancome Colour Design in Vintage Rose, which is my all-time MLBB perfect shade – one of those almost universal natural-pink-rose hybrids.