Archive for the ‘Lip Liner’ Category
In the second installment of my holiday inspired series, I decided to do a sultry red lip with delicate gold flecks. I figure if there’s any time to wear red lips, it’s the holidays – plus the gold gives just the right amount of festive flare. Not to be confused with pieces of flare, or course. Although, when you consider how much bling I wear on a daily basis, I’m pretty much a giant, walking piece of flare.
In any case, check out the tutorial below to get these luscious holiday lips, then read on after the jump for a list of the products I used as well as some less expensive duplicates =)
Revlon Photoready Concealer (as a base)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Lipliner – Gash (Revlon Colorstay Lipliner in Red is a good, less expensive dupe for this one)
NYX Lipliner – Currant (Outline)
MAC Lipstick – Russian Red (L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick in Ravishing Red is also a great color and it costs half as much)
Philosophy Lipgloss - Candy Cane (any clear gloss will due, this just happens to be what I had on hand)
LORAC 3D Liquid Lustre (you can pretty much use any gold pigment, eye shadow or glitter as long as it’s cosmetic grade)
I’ve been obsessed with lipliner since my teenage years, using it for everything from making my lips look fuller to blending lipstick colors to perfection. It’s also a fool-proof way to prevent lipstick and lipglosses from feathering. As big a fan of this product as I am, I’ve amassed quite a collection of different brands and colors. And while I love having 100s of lipliners to choose from in my makeup cabinet (not an exaggeration!), these five seem to constantly find their way into my every day makeup bag.
What makes these five colors so fabulous, you ask? Read on to find out!
1. NYX Slim Lip Pencil – Currant
Everyone has that one color that suits their skin perfectly and for me this is it. I use this nearly every day because it works with all kinds of colors – browns, burgundies and with a little blending even hot pink. It looks particularly fabulous when paired with the right red however, as it adds just a hint of deep color to hues that may otherwise be too bright for my olive skin. And did I mention the price? At $3.50, this amazing product is a steal!
2. Prestige Classic Lipliner – Cameo
This neutral color is the perfect balance between nude, brown and pink. I wear this with nude lipstick as the hint of pink punches up the color so I don’t look washed out. It’s also super long wearing; I’ll usually apply it around 8am while getting ready for work and not have to touch up until near the end of my workday around 6 or 7. At $4.29 a piece, these are also a great deal.
3. NYX Slim Lip Pencil – Pumpkin
Since coral lipsticks and lipglosses came back in style, I had a horrible time finding a matching lipliner that didn’t look too jarring. After lots of trial and error I finally found this gorgeous coral/gold shade. It’s silky, it’s slightly shimmery and has the teeniest hint of gold sheen that warms up any skin tone. I like to line, then fill my lips in with this then add Urban Decay lipgloss in Runway on top for a vibrant yet sheer pop of coral.
4. Prestige Classic Lipliner – Love
Oh, where do I start with this one. It is hands down the most perfect, pretty pink shade I’ve ever seen. Not too bright, not too light – just right. The best part is it looks gorgeous with pretty much any shade of pink lipstick you can think of.
5. MAC Lip Pencil – Brick
This one is a little more pricey at $14, but in my opinion it’s well worth the money. This red hue is perfect under red pin-up style lip colors and the silky smooth texture glides on with ease. Richly pigmented, you could even wear this alone with a little clear gloss for a luscious, sheer look. I did just that for my birthday last year and as you can see from the picture below it worked out pretty well.
Those are the five lipliners I can’t live without, what are some of yours?