If there’s one lipstick that’s an essential to any girl’s kit, it’s an MLBB. Translation: My Lips But Better.

A good MLBB works like your favorite little black dress—it’s timeless, effortless, and fit for any occasion. Heading to a dinner party? Pair it with a cat-eye to look chic and elegant. Running errands? Just a swipe adds polish to a totally bare face. Basically, with an MLBB, you can face anyone and anything. Take your pick from our two best bullets, below!

SPLURGE: Pink Sugar Creamy Matte Lipstick in Breakfast in Bed, P349
When it comes to local faves, Pink Sugar’s Breakfast in Bed is the MLBB to beat! This soft nude suits just about every skin tone. The perfect balance of light brown and rosy undertones, this shade creates a très sophisticated lip. You’ll love it whether you’re fair or bronze! The buttery-smooth formula, luxe matte finish, and intense color payoff could rival a designer tube’s. All this for a cool P349 (which is actually a steal, if you think about it).

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SAVE: Detail Simply Matte in Lovely, P159
Beauty budget looking like loose change? Make the most of every peso with DETAIL’s Lovely. A subtle rose-beige, this universal hue is barely outdone by its pricier counterparts. But that’s enough about color—the kiss-proof formula is where the magic’s at. Combining gorgeous pigment with a long-lasting finish, this matte MLBB proves you don’t need a fortune to get luxury. Just ask the 40+ satisfied customers who reviewed it!

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What’s your pick: Pink Sugar’s creamy color stick or Detail’s budge-proof bullet?