The quest for the ultimate MLBB is a common conundrum. There is an infinite amount of healthy pinks, peachy nudes, and rosy mauves in the great, big world of beauty (and let’s not even get into all the browns!). The best neutral lipsticks should enhance your natural lip color and complement your skin tone—but what we often find are shades that wash us out or just bore us to death.
If that sounds like your life, feast your eyes on these palette-pleasers from Pink Sugar! Just this month, the local fave added three new shades to its HD Lipstick collection. We’re dubbing them “romantic basics”: soft shades that neither draw too much attention nor leave you looking too plain. Even the names (Butter, Sinful, Wicked) are interesting!

We swatched these shades on different skin tones, and they are lovely. Today could be the day you find your MLBB match (or three)! See them on the girls at the BeautyMNL office, below.


The possibilities are endless with Butter, a rich, toasty nude with just a hint of peach. Whether you pair it with a smoky eye or simply use it for no-makeup makeup, this lipstick will do wonders! It adds a glow to pale skin and brings out the warmth of tan complexions. Au naturel has never looked this cool.


Sinful is a warm, fleshy pink that will make you look rosy and fresh. This is the kind of lipstick that enhances your natural complexion instead of competing with it by adding just enough color. Make no mistake: this is a pink, so it’ll show up brighter than a nude. Expect a springy pop of color on fair skin and a just-drank-juice effect on deep skin.


Wicked is a cool-toned mauve and arguably the trendiest neutral in the bunch. Forget every antiquated thing you’ve heard about old rose—this hue won’t age you. Promise! In fact, we think it’ll give your kikay kit a 2016 upgrade, thanks to its nonchalant attitude and blue, almost gray, undertones. Selfies, here we come!

The Pink Sugar HD Lipsticks in Butter, Sinful, and Wicked are available on BeautyMNL for P299. Shop them right here.

Photos by Erika Gue and Cine Escalona