How to achieve the ‘my lips but better’ look

Enhance your lips with these natural shades.
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Natural, barely-there makeup will never go out of style. While a full-glam moment is always fun, on the day-to-day, many of us will opt for a ‘less is more’ approach to save time and hassle. During those moments, or the days you’re wearing no makeup at all, a natural lip colour is always the best resort. Otherwise known as the ‘my lips but better’ (MLBB) look, the ultimate goal of your lip product is to make your lips look more naturally defined.

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Seeing as everyone’s lip colour is different, finding your perfect shade may take a bit of effort. Depending on skin undertone (cool or warm), your best natural lip colour will also sit within this range.

Skin saturation will also influence your best MLBB colour so testing will be your best friend!

Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley often opts for the natural lip look. (Credit: Instagram)

To aid in finding your perfect undetectable shade, we’ve compiled a list of the best ‘my lips but better’ products. Happy shade hunting!

Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip in Coconut (Credit: Sephora)

Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip in Coconut, $40 at Sephora

You’ve seen her across TikTok, but the Tarte Juicy Lip is a main stayer when it comes to lip products. The shade ‘Coconut’ is the perfect glossy nude!


Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick in Rum Raisin (Credit: Chemist Warehouse)

Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick in Rum Raisin, $25.95 at Chemist Warehouse

If you can get your hands on Revlon’s Glass Shine Lipstick in Rum Raisin, we applaud you! The classic 90’s nude is sold out for a reason. The universally-flattering shade will make the perfect MLBB colour for those with medium to deep complexions. 

While it’s currently sold out world wide, Revlon have announced they are restocking soon. So get ready to race to your nearest retailer! Better yet, the brand have some exciting new shade launches in the works. Stay tuned…


Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick in Worthy (Credit: Sephora)

Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick in Worthy, $34 at Sephora

Rare Beauty will always be a go-to when it comes to makeup. Their Kind Words lipstick in ‘Worthy” is an ultra-natural choice for no-makeup days.


Rom&nd Juicy Lasting Tint in Bare Grape (Credit: Amazon)

Rom&nd Juicy Lasting Tint in Bare Grape, $16 at Amazon

K-beauty brands will always lead the pack. Known for its insane formula, Rom&nd’s Juicy Lasting Tint in ‘Bare Grape’ makes for the perfect barely-there lip look (don’t let the shade swatch confuse you).


Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat (Credit: Sephora)

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat, $37 at Sephora

Rihanna did it first, everyone! Remember when the OG Gloss Bomb came out? Just as good as its predecessor, Gloss Bomb Heat packs an extra plumping punch.


Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick (Credit: Charlotte Tilbury)

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick, $47 at Charlotte Tilbury

Pillow Talk, you will always be famous. Charlotte’s iconic nude lipstick is a no-brainer when it comes to natural lip shades. It doesn’t hurt that the bullet component itself is also gorgeous.


Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Zinnia (Credit: Adore Beauty)

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Zinnia, $13.85 at Adore Beauty

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms are an excellent affordable option for barely-there lip lovers. The shade ‘Zinnia’ will flatter someone with a fairer skin tone.


Kjaer Weiss Naturally Liquid Lipstick in Enthralling (Credit: I Am Natural Store)

Kjaer Weiss Naturally Liquid Lipstick in Enthralling, $49 at I Am Natural Store

Just by the look of this product, you can tell it’s a good one! Kjaer Weiss’ ‘Enthralling’ works well as a light tint or full-coverage lip – your choice.


‘Gut Instinct’ Suede Ink Lipstick (Credit: Revlon)

Revlon ‘Gut Instinct’ Suede Ink Lipstick, $29.95 at Chemist Warehouse

Revlon’s new Suede Ink formula is perfect for long-lasting lipstick lovers. The comfortable velvet formula packs a pigmented punch, but for a more natural look, swipe it lightly on the lips and dab it out for a seamless blurred look. The shade ‘Gut Instinct’ is a pink-toned natural nude that mimics Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic ‘Pillow Talk’.


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