Why do you need a lip liner? A lip liner helps your lipstick stay within the lips, meaning it won’t the lipstick “bleed” from your lips to the fine lines leading out of the lips. This is especially obvious if you have a darker/vibrant colour, like red. If you noticed, there was one scene in Moulin Rouge (where her boss, Zidler, found out that Satine was secretly seeing Christian. Sorry, I can’t seem to find that scene online) where there was a close up of Nicole Kidman singing. Her red lips were “bleeding” in that scene. Another reason for a lip liner is to help shape your lips. You can use a lip liner to make your lips thinner or thicker. Lip Liners also help your lipstick stay on longer! Oh, one more thing.. Lip Liners can help change the colour your lipstick (I might do a short post about it, if you’re interested?)
I bought several Lip Liners from Camera Ready Cosmetics recently. I misread the description on the website and thought that all the liners were Lip Liners. Anyway, I bought all 7 colours on the website: 2 of them are actually eye-liners. The lip liners from the Graftobian range is Tawny, Plum, Coral, Bronze and Pink. This pencil has a see-through plastic cap to protect the pencil tip. To date, I have only tested the colour Coral. I must say, I am very pleased with how it turned out. The formula of this Lip Liner is creamy and pigmented. The product transferred very easily from the pencil to the lips. The wear time for this was about 8 hours (includes, dinner, drinks and snack). I only had to re-apply my lipstick after dinner and once more during drinks. The only down-side to this lip liner, just a small thing that I personally don’t mind, is that it has a very distinct wood/pencil smell.
Colours (L to R):
Pink – a blue-based pink colour
Tawny – a reddish-brown colour
Bronze – a bronze-brown colour with slight shimmer
Coral – a peachy-orange colour
Plum – a darker red colour (blue-based)
The colour payoff is great, the creamy texture and the product is easily transferable from pencil to lips. Also, this lip liner stayed on my lips for hours, even after eating. Did I forget to mention the price??? I really love these lip liners!
USD$3.32 per pencil on the website below
Where to buy:
You can probably buy them from other places in Australia but I have not found one.
Do you use a lip liner?