Today I’m gonna talk about one of my favourite makeup items, ‘MLLB’ (stands for ‘My Lips But Better’, but you probably knew that!) lip shades. They are just so easy to wear, go with any look and fade away in a flattering way because they are so natural looking. I love enhancing my natural lip colour and I thought I would run down my faves for you guys!


  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk – This is probably one of my all time favourite purchases (read my review here).Β Not only is the packaging to die for, but the shade is the perfect pinky nude colour. The formula is matte which means it lasts really well but isn’t flat looking on your lips. This is my go-to shade for special occasions because it is so fancy and the shade so flattering and sophisticated. It is definitely worth the price and I can’t wait to hopefully try out other shades that the brand has to offer in the future.
  • Tanya Burr Cosmetics Pink Cocoa – This shade is a pinky-brown nude that is universally flattering with a lot of looks and is appropriate for day or night-time. This one is a satin finish which means it lasts really well but is still moisturising, which is great for someone who is prone to dry lips like me. Tanya’s brand offers quite a few nude options which I love too, but Pink Cocoa is such a universal shade that I can’t help but keep reaching for it.
  • Colourpop Aquarius – I know I talk about this shade all the time but it really is my ultimate nude. This is really moisturising but still long-lasting and even more so when paired with the matching lip liner (side note: the Aquarius lip liner is one of those shades that looks good with any nude and is great for enhancing your natural lip shape). It is my perfect nude shade for my skin tone and looks good with any type of makeup look. Aquarius is easily my all time favourite lipstick and I know I will repurchase this when I run out and will keep doing so.
  • Urban Decay Ex-Girlfriend – I have this in the Limited Edition Gwen Stefani edition, but I think this is available in their permanent range now (I really hope so because this broke today after taking the pics and I have the tiniest best left after salvaging it πŸ’”πŸ˜­). This option is quite sheer but that’s why I love it. Once applied, it adds a slight shade of pink to your lips that just enhances your natural lip shade which means it fades away so nicely. This is the most natural option and is so easy to apply throughout the day since the formula and shade is so full proof, which means it just lives in my bag.
Swatches Top- Bottom in natural light: CT Pillow Talk, TB Pink Cocoa, CP Aquarius, UD Ex-Girlfriend

So there were my fave MLLB shades. What are your go-to lipstick shades/favourite MLBB shades? I would love to know!