In all honesty - I'm lazy when it comes to lip liner. What a faff on. I'll only make the exception if it's really worth it - after all, we survived the whole of the 00's without them, right?! Lip liner was so out of vogue post-90's - I'm pretty sure Kylie Jenner's got a lot to do with this recent renaissance!
That being said - I'll make the exception for select occasions. Bold colours, bleeding lipsticks, and (very tame) overlining.
First up - the nudes - MAC Soar and Charlotte Tilbury's iconic Pillow Talk. Similar in colour (Soar is slightly deeper and more rosy), with Soar having a firmer, more classic pencil texture; CT's offering has the best formulation on the market, in my opinion. Soft, a pleasure to apply, grippy, and super long lasting. Both of these are excellent - if you are a nude lip lover, they will cover many bases and compliment thousands of lipsticks. Both extend the wear of lipstick and prevent any bleeding. Lovely.
|L-R MAC Soar, CT Pillow Talk, MAC Currant, MAC Stone, Beauty Pie Racy|
And finally - MAC Stone. This was sold out for what felt like forever a few years ago, at the height of the overdrawing craze. If you wear cool tones regularly, or want to believeably overdraw the edges of your lips - this is the shade. It's a bit out there, but I'm amazed how much use I get out of this lip pencil.
What are your lip pencil faves?
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