Making the Case for Lip Liner



For a long time, I thought that lip liner should only be worn by older women; and maybe this is because I have read this in magazines. I didn’t think otherwise until Charlotte Tilbury came out with her stellar makeup line, and posted videos that featured her products. In almost every one, she used a beautiful lip liner to even-out and perfect her model’s lips.

What I’m saying is, to me, Charlotte Tilbury made lip liner cool; she made it an extra step that I wanted to start including in my makeup routine. Now, if I have a bit of extra time in the morning, or if I’m going out at night, I line my lips with a neutral shade before applying lipstick or gloss. Not only does this enhance the shape of my lips, it makes whatever I am wearing overtop last for much longer.

Though I don’t own Charlotte’s coveted lip liner shade Pillow Talk [don’t worry – it’s next on my list], I have acquired three alternatives that work beautifully with a pink or nude lip:

How often do you line your lips?



  1. Anonymous
    October 7, 2014 / 6:45 am

    I loved this post 🙂 I’m really young and obsessed with makeup so I can’t wait to add this to my collection

  2. October 7, 2014 / 7:51 am

    Personally I’ve never really used lip liner, my lips are pretty full on their own and I’m fine to reapply lipstick as the day goes on. In saying that, I totally agree that all this talk about Charlotte’s famous lipliner has got me wondering! I think a nude lip liner would be really nice to really even out the lips.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. October 7, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    Liner is a must! I have a huge collection of liners, although the MAC pencil (that you actually sharpen) seems to be my favorite. The automatic lip liners are not my favorite. I like the control of the pencil.

  4. October 7, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    I use lipliner not to make my lips fuller but to give my natural lipsticks more staying power. Also would use lip liner as a base for sheer lip gloss and for mixing colours.

  5. October 8, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    I love Nyx’s liner in Nude Pink too! It’s the perfect shade to give me that “My Lips But Better” color.

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