Hi Darlings, in today’s post I’m going to let you in on a Beauty Secret on the Best Lip Liner Hack.
Ever since I started wearing makeup, I’ve never liked lip liner on me because it made me look a decade older, even when I was a teen.
As you know, I have an obsession with pale nude lipsticks which look terrible without a lip liner. For years I’ve struggled with this but then makeup artist queen Lisa Eldridge shared this secret that completely changed my life (dramatic much?!).
So this is not my secret, but in case you missed her video from 5-6 years ago ,I’m going to share it with you.
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Best Lip Liner Hack
The hack is to use LIPSTICK first and then lip liner, this way you’ll use the point of the pencil to draw a precise contour but the lipstick underneath will make the pencil less pigmented and you’ll get a soft darker edge that’s not too dark.
This hack works amazingly with dark lipsticks too because you can use the pencil to create a precise line.
I did this look a year and a half ago and look the difference that it makes. In the first picture I’m wearing a lipstick I love, but that’s too light on me, without any lipliner. In the second one I’ve added the lip liner and the edges look more defined without having that harsh line that ages me.
And I quickly want to add that there are some people who suit the defined lip line beautifully, but on me is terrible and with this hack I can wear pale lipsticks without looking washed out.
(In case you are curious, in the pictures I’m wearing Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in the shade Kim KW)
My Favourite Lip Liners
Since lip liner aren’t exactly something I use often (or buy often for that matter) I’m very picky with what I use and I literally have five in my stash (three nudes, a red and a burgundy) and it’s really all I need.
Here’s what I use:
- Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk
- MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Stone
- NYX Professional Makeup Slim Lip Pencil in Nude Beige
- Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Brick Red
- Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Rich Wine
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