I have fairly pale lips (& pale skin). When I apply this over lip balm, it does give me a nice MLBB color. On its own, its a bit too red but I blame my natural lipcolor for that. lol. I also feel like its slightly drying on its own. I like it enough to keep but not enough to repurchase
$20 is more than I'd usually pay for a lipstick, but I've tried and failed to find a perfect MLBB lipstick at the drugstore. Bare Lips happens to be the exact color of my lips, and it's sheer enough to look totally natural. No, the lasting power isn't great, and you do have to reapply after eating or drinking. But come on: it's a sheer lipstick. The one obvious drawback is the strong cotton-candy smell, but I got used to it pretty quickly, and now I barely notice it. Otherwise, I adore this lipstick. And I use it almost every day, which to my mind justifies the price.
It's a sheer pinky-beige MLBB shade (I'm NC20, pale lips). The finish is similar to MAC lustre lipsticks - sheer and slightly glossy, very natural. A close dupe would be MAC Hug Me. It's moisturizing and has a yummy vanilla scent. Perfect!
This is a lovely natural looking pinky beige - the colour of healthy flushed lips, It's sheer but pigmented. If you've ever tried Chanel glossimer in Praline this is like the lipstick version, though less glossy, less sticky and longer lasting. I wasn't sure about the almond smell at first but it disappears quickly. If you want an easy natural but polished look this product is idiot proof grooming at it's best.
On my unpigmented lips, this is MLBB. It's a beautiful neutral rose shade, which, when applied, makes me look younger, fresher, more well-rested - better! I'm quite pale generally (NW 10-15) and cool-ish. Judging from reviews below (which I've looked over quite carefully - I'm always looking for recs for more mlbb shades!), this shade suits a variety of skin tones. It's not exciting or revolutionary, but it is extremely flattering! I'll be re-buying this one as long as it's made. continued >>
I have very fair skin and think this color is very flattering, a true my lips but better shade. Very sheer, so look elsewhere if you want full coverage.
I knocked off two lippies because it is so expensive for about 2/3 of the product most other lipsticks have, plus the quality isn't too different from my favorite Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks! Sure, it's pretty, but I feel like the only reason for the high price is the name on the tube, and that doesn't sit well with me.
I'm on the fence about this. The color is fine but I still like LM Tea Rose more. It's a bit more opaque than a stick gloss should be IMO. The color is a lovely beigey-rose that looks good on me, just a bit more intense compared with Tea Rose. I am not a fan of the vanilla LM scents this with, but I can live with it. Think it's expensive and the packaging nothing special. I guess I'll rebuy if I need to replace LM Tea Rose with something that isn't Tea Rose.
I am a bit medium tan and I love this color! It is so natural with a hint of beige/pink and gives me an Angelina Jolie look. I wear this with either smoky eyes or simple eyes...I can use this everyday for a natural look...(I am a NW 35/40/ Chanel 4.5/Cover FX E80 for reference) I would definitely repurchase, along with the other colors in this line...It is fairly better than my Clinique Buttershine in moisture and longevity.
I'm a fair to medium complexioned brunette with hazel eyes.
UPDATE 4/29/09: Originally I wrote a review saying this lipstick just misses out on being really pretty on me. I got it wrong. I've been trying to use it up and falling seriously in love in the process. So I've now given it 4 lipsticks (previously 2) and a resounding YES I will buy again. What happened? Well, it dawned on me that whenever I needed something to make me look well/healthy/fresh/pretty this was the lipstick I reached for, even on the days I wasn't making a concerted effort to use it. What I wrote before was a load of phooey. This is a very flattering shade on me. I am in at an age where I appreciate looking gently, not strikingly, made up. I like the texture and finish, which is not so creamy that it slides off, but not too dry either. It has an attractive soft sheen. Pretty city.
LOVE this lipstick. It is my HG lipstick. I love everything by LM and do not mind the taste or smell that everyone here is complaining about. It is so mild.