I only really discovered my addiction for beauty and makeup since leaving school and heading off to college. I say only..I left school 7 years ago! Sob.
However it is only since turning 22, that I have realised the wonder of lip liner!!! What is this sorcery!
The most important step before applying your lip liner is to prep your lips. I love to use the Lush BubbleGum Scrub, although a good ol’ slightly damp toothbrush will work just as well. This will banish any dry skin on your lips.
I then apply a lip balm, which is currently the Nuxe Reve De Miel, which I originally picked up in Paris in 2013, and love! This gives your lips the perfect amount of nourishment and leaves them feeling super soft.
Pick a shade of lip liner nearest to the shade of lipstick you are using. I only really have lip liners for dark shades at the moment, which has been great for the Winter months. I have a liner perfect for red lips which is Mac’s ‘Brick’ Lip Pencil and a liner for gorgeous deep berry lipsticks which is much more budget friendly Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Tint ‘Wine’.
I’ve found the best to make my lipstick last all day/night is to completely fill in your lips with the liner, then go over the top with the lipstick. I’ve done this numerous times, especially with the red liner and the L’Oreal ‘Blakes Red’ lipstick, and so many people asked whether I had reapplied it, as it hadn’t budged! Even after a few hours of eating and drinking. That’s a sign of a good lipstick..and liner!!
I’m a complete believer in lip liners now and will definitely be purchasing more nude, pink shades.
Do you wear lip liner? Which is your favourite liner and lipstick duo?