Thursday, October 27, 2016

My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons

My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons - WNW Just Peachy, MAC Modesty, MAC Cosmo, Burt's Bees Suede Splash, MAC Velvet Teddy, WNW Bare It All, WNW Sandstorm, Dior 650, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons - WNW Just Peachy, MAC Modesty, MAC Cosmo, Burt's Bees Suede Splash, MAC Velvet Teddy, WNW Bare It All, WNW Sandstorm, Dior 650, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons - WNW Just Peachy, MAC Modesty, MAC Cosmo, Burt's Bees Suede Splash, MAC Velvet Teddy, WNW Bare It All, WNW Sandstorm, Dior 650, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons - WNW Just Peachy, MAC Modesty, MAC Cosmo, Burt's Bees Suede Splash, MAC Velvet Teddy, WNW Bare It All, WNW Sandstorm, Dior 650, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons - WNW Just Peachy, MAC Modesty, MAC Cosmo, Burt's Bees Suede Splash, MAC Velvet Teddy, WNW Bare It All, WNW Sandstorm, Dior 650, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons - WNW Just Peachy, MAC Modesty, MAC Cosmo, Burt's Bees Suede Splash, MAC Velvet Teddy, WNW Bare It All, WNW Sandstorm, Dior 650, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang



Hi, my name is HaeMin and I am addicted to lipsticks.

I was cleaning out my makeup drawers the other day and I was surprised to see all shades of nude/MLBB (My Lip But Better) in my lipstick collection. Even if I wore a different one everyday, I wouldn't be able to go through them all, so I decided to pick out the ones that I really need in life and share them with you so that we all can be smart consumers (kind of ironic because ultimately what I'm saying on this blogpost today is that I need all these shades of rosy mauvey nudey lipsticks). Because my skin has a bit of a strong yellow undertone, I do not like wearing lipsticks with a lot of beige/brown undertones--they tends to make me look more mature/old and tired, especially when I don't have a strong, smokey eye makeup on. So as you will see in the swatches below, my favorite MLBB lipsticks tend to have rosy pink / coral undertones.

So here are the 7 lipsticks that made to the final round:
MAC lipsticks in Modesty, Cosmo, and Velvet Teddy, Wet n Wild lipsticks in Bare It All, Sandstorm, and Just Peachy, and Burt's Bees lipstick in Suede Splash.

My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons - WNW Just Peachy, MAC Modesty, MAC Cosmo, Burt's Bees Suede Splash, MAC Velvet Teddy, WNW Bare It All, WNW Sandstorm, Dior 650, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons - WNW Just Peachy, MAC Modesty, MAC Cosmo, Burt's Bees Suede Splash, MAC Velvet Teddy, WNW Bare It All, WNW Sandstorm, 


And here are the swatches of them all. I added two of my all time favorite rosy pink lipsticks (Christian Dior's Serum de Rouge 650 & Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) just so that you get the idea of how pink/brown these lipsticks are.

Wet n Wild Just Peachy is the lightest of them all and I love wearing this lipstick with a smokey eye, but it is a tad bit too light for me to use on a daily basis with a simple makeup on.

MAC Modesty and MAC Cosmo are really similar to each other, as you'll see in the lip swatches at the end of this blogpost. Modesty is in the cremesheen formula whereas Cosmo is in the amplified creme formula, and personally both are great but I like the amplified formula of Cosmo to be more forgiving on my super dry lips. Modesty has more of that mauvey undertone so this one will be more suitable for those with cooler undertones. On my yellow undertone skin, this lipstick can make my skin look a bit ashy, whereas Cosmo makes my skin look brighter and is a tad bit more flattering.

Wet n Wild Bare It All has got to be my favorite lipstick ever, and it is well-known for being a dupe for MAC Velvet Teddy. However, I do find Bare It All to be a taaaaaddddd bit lighter--the difference is really minor, but I like the lighter shade better and I tend to gravitate towards Bare It All more than Velvet Teddy 99% of the times. The only time I would pick up MAC Velvet Teddy is if the packaging of Wet N Wild's Bare It all is broken such that I have a hard time keeping the cap on in my purse.

Recently I also found Burt's Bees Suede Splash to be quite similar to Bare It All and Velvet Teddy. However, because it applies like butter, it is more sheer than the other two matte lipsticks. It also pulls slightly more beige than Bare It All and Velvet Teddy, so I wear it when my lips are in a horrible condition and I dare not put any matte lipstick on.

Wet n Wild Sandstorm is a gorgeous brown MLBB lipstick with just enough orange-red undertones to it, making it the perfect lipstick for the fall. It is my go-to alternative to red lipsticks, and it is also the lipstick I like to use when I want to look a bit more professional.

All of these lipsticks, when compared with Dior 650 (I believe this one is discontinued) and Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang has more beige but less pink to them and are lighter in color, making them the perfect MLBB lipsticks.

My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons - WNW Just Peachy, MAC Modesty, MAC Cosmo, Burt's Bees Suede Splash, MAC Velvet Teddy, WNW Bare It All, WNW Sandstorm, Dior 650, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons - WNW Just Peachy, MAC Modesty, MAC Cosmo, Burt's Bees Suede Splash, MAC Velvet Teddy, WNW Bare It All, WNW Sandstorm, Dior 650, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang


Here is a photo of the swatches taken with flash.

My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons - WNW Just Peachy, MAC Modesty, MAC Cosmo, Burt's Bees Suede Splash, MAC Velvet Teddy, WNW Bare It All, WNW Sandstorm, Dior 650, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
My Favorite MLBB Lipsticks: Swatches, Dupes, Comparisons - WNW Just Peachy, MAC Modesty, MAC Cosmo, Burt's Bees Suede Splash, MAC Velvet Teddy, WNW Bare It All, WNW Sandstorm, Dior 650, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang


Before I go, I wanted to compare MAC Velvet Teddy and Bare It all:


MAC MLBB Lipstick Dupes: MAC Velvet Teddy vs Wet n Wild Bare It All
MAC MLBB Lipstick Dupes: MAC Velvet Teddy vs Wet n Wild Bare It All


Honestly, I think Wet N Wild Bare It all is an awesome (and better) dupe for MAC Velvet Teddy, and the pigmentation, wear time, formula are also very comparable. In my opinion, the huge price difference (Bare It All $1.99 and Velvet Teddy $17) makes Wet n Wild Bare It All an amazing and better lipstick!

MAC MLBB Lipstick Dupes: MAC Velvet Teddy vs Wet n Wild Bare It All
MAC MLBB Lipstick Dupes: MAC Velvet Teddy (Right) vs Wet n Wild Bare It All (Left)
MAC Nude Lipstick Dupes: MAC Velvet Teddy vs Wet n Wild Bare It All
MAC MLBB Lipstick Dupes: MAC Velvet Teddy (Right) vs Wet n Wild Bare It All (Left)


The difference may be or not at all noticeable depending on the color of your skin/lips, but below is the photo of how these two look on my lips. Can you tell that these two pull differently on my lips? Which side do you like more?

(Please neglect how dry my lips look as all these photos as they were taken after I tortured my lips trying on 12 different matte liquid lipsticks).

MAC MLBB Lipstick Dupes: MAC Velvet Teddy vs Wet n Wild Bare It All
MAC MLBB Lipstick Dupes: MAC Velvet Teddy vs Wet n Wild Bare It All


And here's the difference between MAC Cosmo and MAC Modesty. To be honest, these two are very very very similar, but for some reason I feel the need to have them both in my collection and believe that they are different enough to the extent that one cannot replace the other.

MAC MLBB Lipstick Dupes: MAC Cosmo vs MAC Modesty
MAC MLBB Lipstick Dupes: MAC Cosmo vs MAC Modesty

In this photo, MAC Modesty looks a bit more beige that it actually is (it is a bit more rosy in real life) but it is a perfect MLBB lipstick and my favorite one next to Wet n Wild's Bare It All.

MAC Lipstick - Modesty
MAC Lipstick - Modesty

Please let me know in the comments below if I am crazy to think that none of these lipsticks look exactly the same and therefore I need them all in my life lol. #makeupjunkie problem.

So are you also guilty of constantly purchasing lipsticks in similar shades? Which one of my favorite MLBB lipsticks do you like the most? Please share! :)

XOXO,

HaeMin
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1 comment:

  1. Nice picks and thanks for the swatches! I have and love MAC Modesty and may have to try Velvet Teddy next :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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