Finding My Perfect My Lips But Better Shade All Over Again

By Wednesday, August 24, 2022 , , , , , ,

Once upon a time I fell in love with L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lip Balm in Nourishing Nude. It was the perfect Your Lips But Better shade for me, plus it was an amazing lip balm / lipstick hybrid that felt amazing on my lips and never dried it out. 

Sadly it got discontinued and I had to make the one I had last. Unfortunately, I put it thought the washing machine. And then my cat peeded on that laundry. So it got totaled. I managed to keep it around just for swatching purposes, but it was toast.
Some time passed and I discovered that L'OrĂ©al launched a new tinted lip balm, this time with under their Glow Paradise banner. I had to wait a while though, stores were out of the nude shade and I really wanted to get it on sale. Eventually I picked Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick in Nude Heaven. It regularly is $18.50 at Shoppers but I got it on sale for I think $11. As you can probably see above, it perfectly matched the Nourishing Nude that I was trying to replace.
So far it is an exact dupe, the formula feels a bit different but I love it. It has a sheer shade that is buildable. It truly is My Lips But Better when I wear it and a lipstick with a lip balm texture. 
For now I am sticking with just this one, but I would definitely consider getting more especially as we approach the colder months.

What do you think? Do you have a favourite shade that has been discontinued? Did you find a good replacement?
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