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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

the do's and donts of lip liner

OCC Lip Pencil in Black Dahlia review swatch photo
OCC Lip Pencil in Black Dahlia review swatch photo

Lip Liner is a product that I’ve never really got. I just never really understood how or why I needed to use it. I recently picked up the OCC Lip Pencil in Black Dahlia and I finally understood the joys of a lip liner. The OCC Lip Liner is creamy and easy to use with minimal fading as a base. Crazy long wearing, it defines and shapes my lips and locks in colour. Perf.

Lip liner seems to have a resurgence in popularity recently. Maybe because of the rise of the Kylie Jenner Lip. While girl aint fooling anyone with her lip fillers everyone is trying to create that super full look. Here are some of the things I’ve learnt since dabbling in the stuff:

DO use a natural shade around the edges of the lips for a fuller look to the lips.

DONT use lip liner without a product on top. Often lip pencils are designed to be chalkier and more matte. Try using a balm or a light gloss over it to keep it looking fresh and hydrated.

DO use lip liner to define the lips. The cupids bow especially.

DONT over line your lips to the point it looks fake. While it somehow works for Kylie Jenner us mere mortals don’t seem to have much luck. Keep it looking natural but boosted.

DO line the lips when using a bright lip colour. It’ll make it last longer and look cleaner around the edges.

32 comments

  1. Ah I've been lately using lip liner and I often find it looks too fake and puts me off but thank you so much for the tips :)

    http://sapphiresaysfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. i'm not a massive lipstick wearer but i make sure that i use liner when i do, just makes your lips look so much sharper!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE ♡

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  3. Great tips! I've recently got on the liner hype, but can never seem to recreate that Kylie look!
    RosieLM - A Beauty(ish) Blog

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  4. The liner you are using is such a gorgeous colour! I only have one lip liner which is MAC's Cherry lip liner and I love it! Really does make your lipstick last all day :)

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Handy tips! I recently got into lip liners a bit more

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  6. I hate seeing obviously overlined lips that haven't been blended properly!
    Bea x
    As Seen By Bea

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  7. Some of my lip liner shades are gorgeous shades, so I make sure to use a balm if I wear it alone :) Fabulous tips to keep in mind!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Love lip liners for creating new shades with existing lipsticks!

    styleaked.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I've never been that interested in lip liners but I always see such gorgeous shades. Great tips x

    Pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Really great tips! I know some women who wear only lip liner and I want to slather some balm on their lips for them- it looks so dry! I'm still not convinced that Kylie Jenner hasn't had botox to make those lips look more full. I've tried overlining my lips and watched tutorials of other girls doing the same to get that look, and it NEVER comes out like Kylie's.
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  11. Kylie has 100% had fillers, her lips in a side profile stick out and they wouldn't do that if her lips were just drawn on. She does look gorg though so good on her! I've always liked using lip liner to help my lipsticks stay longer, especially for the more bold colours! xx
    ELEANORMAES

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  12. I really like using lip liners, if I use one on its own I'll always pop abit of lip balm on top just so it doesnt look so dry x

    http://xxchloescloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Great tips!
    xo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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  14. Really good tips. I've been wanting to start using lip liner for a while now but I'm always too scared it will end up looking really fake haha xxx

    http://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Me and lipliner have a love/hate relationship. Some days it looks beautiful and other days it makes me look like a clown. Either way, this shade is beautiful!

    Bethan | Thought from Beth x

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  16. I've never really got lip liners! I will have to give them another try bearing these tips in mind!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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  17. I've never really got into lip liners either, but I just ordered one on a whim so I will make sure to keep these tips in mind when I try it out!

    R - The Rose: Lifestyle & Beauty

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  18. Some great tips Lily! I'm still horrible at applying lipliner but I'll definitely practice more to get it on point!
    xx Ann-Kathrin

    annxkathrin.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Lip liner is a must, especially when it comes to red lipstick X
    thefashion-junkie

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  20. I recently got a load of cheap lip liners and it's changed my lipstick life!!!

    x x | daisydaisyxxo

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  21. Completely agree with the list of do's and don'ts, especially the Kylie Jenner one! That lip liner looks beautiful!

    Life With Kendal

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  22. I definitely agree with using a balm with the liner. They can be so drying and it's not a good look!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  23. Lip liner scares me, I'm worried it would look totally obvious and tacky on me. Kylie Jenner's lips aren't naturally like that so I'm not going to pretend that her look is achievable without surgery.

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  24. Great tips, Lily! I've recently picked up a lip liner and used it on its own, and it faded out evenly even though I did not put any product on top of it. But nonetheless, your lip liner recommendations are amazing!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  25. Great tips you got there ! I love using lip liner when wearing darker shades specially in Autumn, it looks cleaner and lasts a bit longer :)

    Andrea,
    GUCCI&POLA.

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  26. Thanks for the tips. I think a lipliners good when you apply it like a lipstick, then put some gloss on top. I'll remember these tips for next time. ♡

    damederose.com

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  27. Lip liner is something that I never really understood either. Then one day when I was purchasing some new MC lipsticks one of the girls got talking to me and told me the benefits of having a liner. I purchased a pink shade that would blend perfectly with a lot of my current lipsticks and I have never looked back. It really does make a difference - especially with a bright bold lip colour.

    Georgie
    xoxo

    www.thelipstickdaily.com

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  28. Great tips! I need to pick up some more lip liners when I'm next in Boots!

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  29. Yeah seriously, what is up with Kylie Jenner? She's not playing by the rules. #nofair

    xo Mandy | Blog

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  30. I've seen so many girls over draw their lips so much that it looks so fake and horrendous, they definitely need to read this post!
    -Saan

    http://punkpsycho.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Hahahah so true that Kylie Jenner is the only one that can pull it off

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