One of the secrets I shared with Beauty Parler was my love for lipliners - so I thought I'd write a quick post on my favorite ones.
I prefer lipliners over lipsticks & lipstains as they are longer lasting and show up better over my pigmented lips. I color my lips in with lipliner, top with gloss...and I'm good to go. My lip color lasts a LONG time, and reapplication is simple (no need for multiple products or a lip brush).
|Swatched on lips: MAC Brick, MAC Redd, Chanel Vamp, Chanel Rose Cuivre|
Here are the 4 lipliners I use the most:
MAC Brick - I initially tried this on with the famous Ruby Woo lipstick. After applying it at the counter, I figured out that I could skip the lipstick and just use this all over my lip to achieve a classic true-red lip.
MAC Redd - I was trying to decided between Brick & Redd. I purchased Brick because it was a more classic color, but I couldn't stop thinking about this beautiful orange-toned red...so 2 weeks later I was back at the MAC counter for Redd...and I don't regret it one bit!
Chanel Vamp - One of the first liners I purchased to use as lipstick - such a pretty berry shade. I'm wearing it in the picture on Beauty Parler's feature, topped with an orange-golden gloss from MAC.
Chanel Rose Cuivre - This shimmery brownish pink color is so pretty on its own or worn with this Lancome Juicy Tube on top.
|Swatched on hand: MAC Brick, MAC Redd, Chanel Vamp, Chanel Rose Cuivre|
- Lipliners are very drying - so you want your lips to be flake-free & moisturized before application. BUT you don't want to use a greasy lipbalm to prep your lips - otherwise the color will slide right off. I recommend using this lipbalm, blotting to absorb excess balm and THEN applying your lipliner.
- Use the tip of the liner to outline your lips, then use the side of the pencil to quickly shade in the rest of your lips.
- For extra long-lasting color - I combine a lipliner with a cream lipstain to set the color. I apply a clear gloss on top to keep my lips from over-drying. Here's my current favorite combination for daytime:
- MAC Redd lipliner + Sephora Cream Lipstain in 05 (Infinite Rose) + Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Shine City.
What are your favorite products for long-lasting lip color?