- Item Type: Lip Liner
- Weight: 5 g / 0.01 lbs
- Feature: Long Lasting
- Length: 12.5 cm / 4.92 inch
- 12 x Liners
How to do lip liner
Think of liner like primer
Just like primer helps your foundation last longer, lip liner can do the same for your lipstick. It works as a great barrier to keep lipstick from bleeding and it can be worn as a powdery base before you apply your lipstick to ensure that it lasts longer. The waxy consistency will act like tape to hold the colour down longer.
The trick is to avoid just tracing the edge of your lip, since it won’t blend in seamlessly with the rest of your lipstick. It’s for this reason to apply it as a base all over the lip. Then go in after applying your lipstick, to tidy up or enhance the edges slightly.
To finish off a lip look, I always apply a little extra to the upper and lower corners of the lips to add depth and give the appearance of a full pout. It also means your lipstick won’t move around in those areas as you talk and smile.
Pick the right shade
When creating a bold lip look, it’s best to keep your liner the same shade as your lipstick. If you’re unable to find the exact match, we suggest that slightly lighter is a safer option if you don’t want your liner to be obvious. You would much rather be commented on your beautiful smile than your lipliner.
The only instance in which you would choose a darker liner is for a nude lip look. Go for a shade that is one shade darker than your natural lip colour, creating a darker line around the outside and light in the centre. This will add depth and definition.
The most important thing when applying your lip liner is to keep the mouth relaxed and slightly open. When holding the lip taut it can create a tight, unnatural shape. Remember, the most flattering lip shape for you is your own, but enhanced.
Make sure your pencil is nice and sharp before beginning, and then start by creating a cross at the cupid’s bow. Then, take your liner to the outer corner of the top lip and lightly draw upward, back toward the centre.
For the bottom lip, work from the centre, at the lip’s fullest point, again working upwards with small strokes to connect the line at the corners.
While lining the centre of the bottom lip, the mouth can be closed to make it easier to follow the plump, natural line, but always open again to reach the outer corners.