Thanks to the popularity of the Kylie Lip Kits and the Huda Beauty Lip Contour pencils, lip liners have gained a new lease of life. Once considered old fashioned, they have become so trendy that people are willing to spend ridiculous amounts of money on them (Huda Beauty Lip Contour pencils retail for $24 !).
So, why should you use a lip liner ? Well, they are a great way to add a bit of extra definition to lips. And when worn underneath lipstick or lip gloss lip liner adds depth and increases the wearing power.
There are some great quality drugstore lip liners in the market and out of the ones I’ve tried Gosh Velvet Touch Lip liner is one of the best (and most long lasting ).
The texture of this is quite similar to the Huda Beauty lip pencils and has smooth , slightly waxy feel. The colour pay-off is excellent and even on my dry lips it went on smoothly without dragging.
I got the shade Smoothie (no 10), a dusty pink/ mauve shade that can be worn with quite a lot of colours .
This has excellent lasting power and will slightly stain your lips. So even after my lipstick fades, the stain will remain . And when it fades, it fades evenly (unless you eat something really oily).
These lip liner’s are priced at AED 60 so it falls midway between the Huda Beauty Lip Contour’s and the other drugstore offerings such as NYX and Rimmel .
What are your favourite lip liner’s ? Do you think a lip liner is necessary ?