best "My Lips But Better" shades

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"My Lips But Better" or MLBB is a lip look that replicates the appearance of your natural lip color with some added definition. Choose from our selection of nude lipsticks and lip glosses for an undetectable pout that flatters your face.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaGloss Bomb Cream Color Drip Lip Cream

Size: 0.30 oz/ 9 mL·ITEM: 2399293

Color: Mauve Wive$ - rosy mauve

1.2K Reviews


This gloss was basically a my lips but better and shinier. I thought the packaging was really nice and the gloss felt nice on my lips....I chose mauve wive$ and it matches my natural lip color really well, my perfect "my lips but better" shade!

What it is: A cult-fave lip gloss, now with pure, creamy color and incredible shine, that instantly leaves lips looking smoother and more voluminous.

Formulation Type:
Lip Gloss

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The favorite feel-good, look-great lip gloss now comes in medium- to full-coverage color and zero shimmer. It’s buildable with full-intensity pigment and brilliant shine. The XXL wand applies in just one swipe with a non-sticky feel. It has an addictive peach-vanilla scent plus vitamin A to nourish lips.


This is how you do a lip oil! so good...The color Beignet is the perfect neutral beige I was looking for - it has no hint of pink, red or brown; just a medium beige that’s so flattering on the lips. The color is sheer and results in a pretty MLBB. ...Petale imparts little to no color to my lips, just shine and moisture. Fleur on the other hand, deepens my lip color so beautifully and naturally.

What it is: A vegan, gluten-free, silicone-free, and petroleum-free hydrating oil-gloss in universal shades with a high-shine, non-sticky formula.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Jojoba Oil: Smooths, intensely hydrates, and nurtures lips.
- Resveratrol: Supports, nurtures, and cares for skin.
- Sunflower Seed Oil: Protects from oxidative stress on skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Resveratrol and grapeseed oil nurture with powerful antioxidants.

LAWLESSForget The Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss

Size: 0.11 oz/ 3.3 mL·ITEM: 2414514

Color: Rosy Outlook - super sheer baby pink

1.7K Reviews


The color velvet is like a my lips but better color....Beautiful your lips but better!...Omg this is my lips but better!!! I’m obsessed. I was weary of the red but it’s like a beautiful pink toned red, and looks like your lips but better.

What it is: A clinically tested, ultra-shiny gloss with immediate and long-term softening, hydrating, and visibly plumping benefits.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This clean lip gloss feels wonderful to apply with a plush applicator that luxuriously hugs your lips. Immediately, lips feel comforted and appear ultra-shiny and smooth with less-visible lines and signs of irritation.

Urban DecayVice Hydrating Lipstick

Size: 0.11 oz/ 3.4 g·ITEM: 2481687

Color: Liar - medium neutral nude

1.4K Reviews


This is my perfect “my lips but better” shade. It looks so natural and feels great...Love Trap—my lips but better...Love Trap is a perfect “my lips but better” colour. The formula is also super creamy.

What it is: A pigmented, longwear lipstick with a creamy vegan formula infused with aloe vera and avocado oil that leaves lips feeling nourished and hydrated.

Formulation Type:

Benefits: Hydrating, Long-wearing

Ingredient Callouts:
This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: With a new look and vegan formula, this hydrating lipstick gives you high-impact, long-lasting color in a single swipe. The collection includes 35 Los Angeles-inspired shades from sheer pink and everyday nude to bold red in three moisturizing, vibrant finishes: cream, matte, and shine.

Rare Beauty by Selena GomezKind Words Matte Lipstick

Size: 0.12 oz / 3.5 g·ITEM: 2589448

Color: Wise - warm brown nude

700 Reviews


LOVE THIS COLOR. It’s my lips but better. The formula is really nice and pigmented. ...For me, this color is the perfect my lips but better shade, applies so smooth and is so comfortable!

What it is: A buttery, pigment-rich, soft matte lipstick, available in a range of wearable shades, that hugs lips in pure comfort all day.

Formulation Type:

Benefits: Hydrating and Long-wearing

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Selena wanted to create a classic lipstick that’s truly comfortable. This innovative, flexible formula moves with your lips for cushiony, pigment-rich color that lasts all day while keeping lips soft, nourished, and

ILIABalmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil

Size: 0.14 oz/ 4.3 mL·ITEM: 2354108

Color: Saint - rustic orange

576 Reviews


It truly is “my lips but better”....Better than the Claris lip oil...The way people feel about Clinique’s Black Honey is the way I feel about this gloss/lip oil hybrid by Ilia in the shade Linger. Truly a my lips but better look, feel and shade.

What it is: A cushiony, tinted lip oil packed with plumping hyaluronic acid and major moisturizing properties to leave lips soft, smooth, and anything but sticky.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plumps lips with immediate and long-lasting hydration.
- Salicornia Herbacea Extract: Improves hydration by up to 6,000 percent for smoother, more supple-looking lips.
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil: A rich, balmy oil that supports skin’s natural barrier to help lock in moisture.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

TOM FORDUltra Shine Lip Color

Size: 0.11 oz / 3.3 g·ITEM: 2756161

Color: 34 Rose Irise - Deep warm berry

575 Reviews


This color is great, for me it’s a perfect red tinted my lips but better shade. The only negative is because it doesn’t dry down it comes off pretty easily - no issues with reapplying product on top though!...perfect balmy lip product...i received this product complimentary in a #voxbox. i love love love the texture of this product. it has the feeling of a balm, shine of a lipgloss, and pigment of a lipstick. the staying power is great for such a moisturizing lip product. the color nubile is so beautiful, very much a “my lips but better” color. its a great product especially during these dry months.

What it is: A lightweight, high-shine, intensely pigmented lip formula.

Highlighted Ingredients: 

- Lightweight Silica Powders: Provide all-day shine.

- Esters and Polymers: Provide easy, glossy application.

- Polyethylene Wax: Provides a lightweight, conditioned feel.

What Else You Need to Know: This innovative lip formula combines the easy application of a lipstick, the gleam of a gloss, and the rich emollient of a balm. Featuring lightweight silica powders, the combination of esters and polymers ensure even, glossy application, while polyethylene wax gives a lightweight, conditioned feel.

bareMineralsMineralist Lip Gloss Balm

Size: 0.13 oz/ 4 mL·ITEM: 2409902

Color: Love - true mauve

251 Reviews


My lips but better...It's tricky finding that perfect "my lip but better" shade but Ingenuity is it for me! ...Beautiful “my lips but better” gloss! Smooths lip lines, pretty shine without being over the top.

What it is: A nourishing lip gloss and balm hybrid made with naturally derived fruit oils to provide glossy shine with the hydrating feel of a balm.

Formulation Type:
Lip Gloss/Lip Balm & Treatment

Benefits: Hydrating

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cold-Pressed Sea Buckthorn Oil: Omega-packed to keep lips nourished and moisturized.
- Cold-Pressed Plum Oil: Rich in antioxidants, delivering a high-shine finish.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Drench lips with sheer color and glossy shine. Packed with sustainably sourced fruit oils, this vegan lip gloss-balm delivers nourishment in a cushiony, nonsticky formula.

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