I used to watch movies awhile back and think man, look at how perfect their lipstick is and I immediately tried to emulate this perfectly lined and shaped lip but I always ended up with lipstick outside of the lines, like a child learning how to hold a crayon properly for the first time. Yet, I don’t think it really donned on me for eons and eons that this perfectly defined lip was due in part to the almighty lip liner!
Um, somebody please tell me how I could have missed this?
When switching to natural beauty products, I initially thought I would never be able to don an equally bright and pigmented lip that could rival those of the NARS, MAC, or Revlon’s, let alone find matching lip liners to boot, but I have! I’ve found some really cool lip pencils that can be paired with a lot of the bright and pigmented natural lipsticks I now have scattered all over my vanity so I am pretty psyched about that.
But, although my collection is a bit scarce at the moment since things like lip and eye pencils are never on my list of things to buy first, it consists of two companies that have lip liners that work really great with a lot of the lipsticks I currently own. I’ve found that the lip pencils from Jane Iredale and Benecos are pretty great in both pigmentation and texture and I’ve been loving using them to define my lips for thee perfectly shaped pout. I have been digging both companies lip pencils at the moment, but Jane Iredale’s lip pencils definitely take the cake for a much larger color selection. They both make for some pretty great natural lip liners, so check out the ones I’ve been loving lately below.
1. Benecos Lip liner in Pink*
Since I am such a sucker for a pink lip it is only right that I own a pink lip liner to aid me in the execution of the perfectly defined pink lip. The bolder the better this spring right?! This lip pencil is more on the brighter side and is the kind of pink that is vibrant enough to link up with my ILIA Beauty lip crayon in Call Me , and this has been my go-to lip combo recently. It is a medium toned pink that is pretty pigmented while being soft enough so that it does not just drag across the lips. I’m loving it.
Where you can get it: Amazon, $9.99
2. Jane Iredale’s lip pencil in Cocoa
As a girl with a deeper skin tone a brown lip pencil is key! They are truly a life saver, trust me. I use this brown lip pencil to help transition much lighter lipsticks into my skin tone so that it doesn’t appear chalky and this definitely does the trick! I am a strong believer in making any lipstick work for you so this lip liner is a must for me and I will definitely be keeping this in my collection.
Where you can get it: Amazon, $9
3. Jane Iredale’s lip pencil in Berry
This purple berry colored lip liner is a hit for helping me transition much lighter pink lipsticks into my skin tone and I love it. This paired with a purple lipstick also works amazing because it defines my lips perfectly and makes a purple lip stand out even more, which is fab. I especially love pairing this lip liner with ILIA Beauty’s Ink Pot for a really deep purple lip on days that I am feeling quite dramatic.
Where you can get it: Dermstore, $11 (free shipping)
I plan on starting a whole lip liner collection and buying even more since sometimes I like to wear them alone or with a gloss on top so are there any you’d suggest? What are your favorite lip liners? Let me know in the comment section below!
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