Hello and happy Labour Day weekend. If you're here reading the Lipsick blog today, then thank you! In today's post I want to have a quick look at the wonderful world of lip liners. I have some good ol' classic MAC liners to share with you, along with some newbies that I've never tried until now from NARS and Buxom. If you're like me and believe that lip liners are the foundation of the lips, then keep reading.
These thick lip liners from Buxom are excellent when you're if you're in a rush but don't want to skip the step of a lining your lips. The pigmented matte formula is neither dry, which they don't tug on the lips, nor are they overly creamy which means lipstick adheres nicely and the point stays sharp. The brush at the end of the lip liner makes contouring easy and saves space in our makeup bag from carrying yet another beauty product. Bonus, the lip plumping formula makes it easy for us to skip the lipstick altogether and wear this bad boy as a lip crayon. The collection comes in 20 shades which range from nudes to pinks and browns and retail for $20 Canadian or $17 USD.
These new wooden lip pencils from NARS are a must have for every lip stick lover out there. They're super precise and stay sharp so that you can get the best line from your bold lip. They're highly pigmented and long lasting and have really impressed me so far. I paired mine with the new Nars Powermatte Lip Pigments (review coming soon!) and I couldn't believe that my bold purple lip was still going strong after a long boozy lunch. If you haven't had a chance to try these yet, you need to!
Keep your lines precise by sharpening your pencil before each use.
This creamy lip pencil by Bite Beauty was released in stages with 25 colours earlier this year, and another 25 shades most recently. The entire range covers everything from pale nudes to white, black, navy, reds, pinks and violets, and oranges. They're highly pigmented, creamy in texture and infused with shea butter and castor seed oil. The one thing about this pencil is that the lid seems to be faulty on both releases so be careful with your designer bags. I had to have my Louis Vuitton pouch professionally cleaned because the liner got everywhere. Sadly, this wasn't the first time. Regardless, don't let this hold you back from trying out these awesome lip pencils by this Canadian brand. Just make sure you house it in a cheapy makeup bag for good measure.
Probably the most well known of the bunch here, MAC lip pencils are a staple in every makeup bag. My favourite nude shade ever has always been Boldly Bare and I've worn my out to the nub a few times because it's that good. It's the type of nude that won't alter the shade of the lipstick colour that gets layered over top and will prolong the wear of your lipstick in general. Win / win right? With 41 iconic shades in the collection, MAC can do no wrong.