A Moment On The Lips...

STAPLE RECIPE:

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Ready in: 2 minutes

Serves: Your pouty lips

Difficulty: Medium - factoring in the chance of one's hand not being steady at all!

0 calories, please don't eat it 


TOOLS

  • A close up mirror

RECOMMENDED

  • Yes, yes, yes!

WHAT TO KNOW:

  1. Quick and easy to apply
  2. Pigmented and long lasting
  3. Quite forgiving lip pencils - especially the nude shades
  4. Feel free to overline your lips ;)

WANT MORE?

Monday is the day we decided it would be ideal to share all we know and love about lip liners.  Lip liners are essential for our everyday look; especially when we want it to last. Pairing it with your favorite lipstick, your lips will be a showstopper. 

After trying out a lot of lip liners I found that the ones discussed below are some of the most long-wearing and comfortable lip liners on the market at the moment.

I created a short Q&A for each one to help you decide what suits your needs best!

 

  • MAC Prolongwear Lip Pencil

Q: How long does it last?

- A: I would say around 2-3 hours if you wear it on its own; pair it with a good liquid lipstick and it can last all day!

Q: Can you wear it on its own?

- A: YES.

Q: How well does it fade?

- A: Quite well, but not so naturally. It'll be evident that you were wearing lip liner.

Q: Does it feel comfortable on the lips? 

- A: Yes, out of the three discussed, this one feels the most comfortable on its own.

Q: What type of lipsticks are better on top?

- A: Definitely MAC ones. I find that the formulas usually work better if they are the same brand. 

Q: How much longer will my lip makeup last if I use the lip liner and the lipstick? 

- A: 3-4 hours more!

Q: Lip definition (oversize your lips) 

- A: You can oversize your lips, although your natural lip line will be visible.

Q: Pigmented enough? 

- A: Yes. Go For It!

 

 

  • Rodial XXL Lip Liner 

Q: How long does it last?

- A: I would say around 1-2 hours if you wear it alone. I will say it feels a bit sticky but it allows you to go crazy and oversize your lips.

Q: Can you wear it on its own?

- A: Aha!

Q: How well does it fade?

- A: Quite well; although once again, not that naturally.

Q: Does it feel comfortable on the lips? 

- A: So and so. If you are used to wearing liquid lipsticks, it won't be an issue.

Q: What type of lipsticks are better on top? 

- A: Almost all. As I mentioned above, the formula is quite sticky; everything sticks on it perfectly.

Q: How much longer will my lip makeup last if I use the lip liner and the lipstick? 

- A: 3-4 hours more!

Q: Lip definition (oversize your lips) 

- A: This is the pencil you want when it's time to oversize your lips! Thanks to its unique formula, your natural lip line won't be visible at all.

Q: Pigmented enough? 

- A: Yes, more than enough!

 

 

  • Charlotte Tilbury lip cheat liner

Q: How long does it last;

- A: I would say around 3-5 hours if you wear it alone!

Q: Can you wear it on its own?

- A: Go for it.

Q: How well does it fade?

- A: Quite well and above all, naturally. It leaves a lovely lip stain that can last up to about 8 hours (paired with its lipstick).

Q: Does it feel comfortable on the lips? 

- A: Yes, although I will say it is slightly less comfortable than the MAC one.

Q: What type of lipsticks are better on top?

- A: Ideally, you want to pair them with the Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks. (I know they are a bit pricey - but definitely worth it) With that being said, it'll work well with any kind of lipstick!

Q:  How much longer will my lip makeup last if I use the lip liner and the lipstick? 

- A: A good 5-6 hours more!

Q: Lip definition (oversize your lips) 

- A: You can oversize your lips and your natural lip line won't be visible.

Q: Pigmented enough? 

- A: Yes! Go ahead and wear it one its own if you are in a rush in the morning.

 

(Drum roll please)

My all time favorite would have to be the Lip Cheat Lip Liner from Charlotte Tilbury in terms of: long lasting and that it is comfortable to wear throughout the day. Plus, you can oversize your lips and the natural lip line won't be as visible. I must say; all of them are great, depending on the color and the look you are going for, it's hard to go wrong with them!

My only issue with the liners discussed above, is their lifespan. I find myself sharpening them more often that not. I've resulted in using them as carefully as possible seeing as how the price point is quite high; my bank account will take a hit if I keep repurchasing them every two months. Let us know if you have any favorite drugstore choice that gives you amazing results!


TIPS:

  1. The liners can be used on their own or with your favorite lipstick! (Ofc they will last longer when used with lipstick)
  2. Line up to the white line above your lip to create a fuller pout ;)

 

If you'd like to learn more details or have any products to recommend comment below!


LOVE,

EQUALIA


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