Unless you’re a true make-up fan, you probably don’t wear lip liners; if you do, it’s for a special occasion. However, lip liners are versatile and are the key to ensuring lipstick lasts longer, doesn’t feather out, and doesn’t dry out your lips. Most popular make-up artists will even use lip liner and balm for the “minimal” days rather than just applying lipstick. There are many great lip liners available for different shades and textures. Here is a list of the bestselling and cult favorites, including our favorite color in the respective collections.
1- Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil:
Color go-to: Ballet Pink
A pink-nude shade is perfect with a wide range of shades or just to wear alone with lip balm. Bobbi Brown’s velvety smooth formula lasts 8 hours.
2- MAC Lip Pencil:
Color go-to: Brick
MAC’s lip liner is probably the best-selling lip liner in the world. Versatile and smooth, this lip liner takes no time to apply. These lip pencils are especially wonderful for reds and browns.
3- NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Color go-to: Belle Du Jour
This lip pencil doubles as a lipstick and lip pencil. A crowd favorite for matte shades, the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil has a touch of emollients, vitamin E and silicone to keep your lips creamy and moisturized. Its nude shade, Belle Du Jour, is the perfect nude lip pencil.
4- Estee Lauder Automatic Lip Pencil Duo
Color go-to: Fig
Estee Lauder did not compromise when it came to a beautiful and functional lip pencil. The Lip Pencil Duo is refillable with a twist-up pencil and comes with a brush to help apply lipstick or gloss. Best of all- it lasts all day.
5- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil
Color go-to: Ozone
For a versatile lip liner that improves the shade of any look, use Urban Decay’s Ozone color. The white shade is a perfect primer for the lips and keeps the look lasting all day. Did we mention it’s waterproof?