Swatchmas Day 3: My Top 5 Go-To Neutral Lipsticks

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On the third day of Swatchmas, I give you my five favorite neutral lipsticks that I use all the time! All of these are permanent products and are different formulas from different brands, but I feel like just about everyone, no matter their age or skintone, could pull these off, so maybe you guys will fall in love with them too!

My top 5 go-to neutral lipsticks are:

  • 1)   Brave Lipstick from MAC Cosmetics:

This lipstick is a creamy, easy to apply formula with a Satin finish and is described as a pink-beige with white pearl. It contains 3 g / 0.1 oz of product and sells for $18.50 from MAC’s website or any MAC freestanding store or counter (which can now be found in select Ulta stores).

  • 2)   Blushbaby Luxe Matte Liquid Lipstick from TIME Los Angeles:

Blushbaby is an absolutely gorgeous matte liquid lipstick with a very lightweight, comfortable, long wearing formula. It’s a mid-tone dusty mauve that’s flattering on so many people and with so many looks. It contains 6.3g / 0.22 fl. oz of product and sells for $16 from This liquid lipstick is vegan and TIME is a cruelty-free brand.

  • 3)   Pillow Talk Matte Revolution Lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury:

This luxurious lipstick is a nude pink with a creamy matte formula. It contains 3.5 g / 0.12 oz of product and sells for $34 from Sephora or the Charlotte Tilbury website. Charlotte Tilbury is a cruelty-free company.

  • 4)   Spanked Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick from Fenty Beauty:

Spanked is a very creamy, natural matte formula that is a beautiful shade of dusty rose. It contains 1.7 g / 0.06 oz of product and sells for $18 from both Sephora and the Fenty Beauty website. Fenty Beauty is a cruelty-free brand.

  • 5)   Honeylove Lipstick from MAC Cosmetics:

Honeylove is described as a light beige tone with rose, and is one of MAC’s best selling matte lipsticks. Like Brave, it contains 3 g / 0.1 oz of product and sells for $18.50 from any MAC store, counter, or from or

Left to Right: MAC Brave, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk, Fenty Beauty Spanked, MAC Honeylove, TIME Los Angeles Blushbaby
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Lipsticks swatched on MAC NC15 skin.


This product was purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.


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