My current 5 most used lip liners
Top to bottom!
Prestige Lip liner in Silk L-206 from Boots (I think this was around £4) A nice blue toned pinky nude. I often use this with patisserie lipstick by Mac (link! Use SHBC for free delivery)
Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in 02 Pink Petal £4.99 from Boots (MF is currently on 3 for 2). This liner is very soft- sort of like Urban Decay's 24/7 eyeliner pencils). It is a nourishing texture and lasts quite well. Good neutral dark pink with a hint of brown. I use this with the Max Factor Elixir lipsticks (7 lipsticks, 7 days, 7 faces Post)
Mac Lip Pencil in Oak £10.50 (link!) (Use code SHBC for free delivery!) This is a brown nude colour, and I use it with Blankety lipstick when I have flesh nude lipstick on. Because I have pale skin I tend to go the dark brown side of nude- I fear concealer lips!!
Natural Collection Lip Liner in Mulberry from Boots. 3 for £5 or £1.99 each. Cheap as chips and quite useful! A nice dark purpley wine colour.
Illamasqua Medium pencil in Feisty £13 from Debenhams (use SHBC for free delivery). A nice soft, blue toned bright red. Illamasqua has over 39 shades in this multipurpose eye, lip, face and body pencil.
|Prestige Lip Liner and Mac Patisserie|
I have to say that I have found the MAC, Natural collection and Prestige liners to dry a little and become hard. If this happens to you, then try either dipping the tip in some moisturiser and then working in into the pencil by drawing on tiny dots on the back of your hand- this will also warm the product up. If you don't have time to do this then a quick blast of heat from a hair dryer should warm it up (but also dry it a little). Be careful to sharpen often as the hairdryer heat could increase bacteria levels! I have also been known to leave mine on the radiator for half a minute or exhale repeatedly on the tip!
|Nooooooooooo!!!! Don't do it!!|
The trick with lip liner is to stick as close as you can to the lipstick shade. Take is a shade lighter or darker, depending on your preference but at all cost avoid the 'Kat Slater' from Eastenders look... aka completely mismatched lipstick and liner.
Is lip liner a yes or no for you? Which brands do you like to use? Any tips or tricks to share?
Disclaimer: All lip liners mentioned have been purchased by me and all views are my own!