How To Choose Lip Liner?


All women dream of perfect lips - with a clear outline, slightly plump and even bright color. But unfortunately, nature has not awarded flawless lips to everyone. It is also worth considering such a factor as age - every year, our lips lose their rich color, and the contour is "blurred." In any situation, such a universal element of any women's cosmetic bag as a lip pencil can come to the rescue. Makeup artists are not exaggerating when they say that a woman's cosmetic bag should contain not just one lip pencil but a whole set. After all, an extensive collection of shades not only perfectly matches a certain lipstick but also fulfills the function assigned to it. 

So, using a lip liner, you can:

· make the lip contour clear

· Align the shape of the lips

· enlarge lips

· reduce lips

· use an excellent base for lipstick

But performing each of these tasks, you have to select the lip liner carefully. But before discussing the selection criteria, let's explain some famous types of lip liners:

Types of Lip Liner


Today, cosmetic brands offer a wide range, among which it will not be difficult to choose a suitable pencil and choose its color. Here we have some suggestions for you:

▎Waterproof lip liner

The waterproof pencil will appeal to those who do not have time to periodically correct their makeup during the day, but here it is worth remembering that, being harder than other types, it requires a careful study of the contour. Among the invaluable advantages of such a pencil is that it perfectly retains line and color throughout the day. It does not wear off even after you drink a cup of coffee, a glass of water or try a light snack. But using it, it is worth remembering that waterproof is one of the hardest representatives among lip liners, and therefore can dry out the delicate skin of the lips a little. Also, to remove the mark from the waterproof pencil, you will need a special makeup remover.

▎Colorless lip liner

Having become an absolute hit in recent seasons, lip liners with a colorless shaft are usually made of silicone. So, what is a transparent pencil for? It does an excellent job of evening out the texture of the skin and creates a matte line, preventing lipstick or gloss from spreading, smearing on the lips. Since this contour pencil is colorless, it is perfectly compatible with any shade of gloss or lipstick.

▎White lip liner

This version of the pencil is useful in cases where the lips need to be made a little more voluminous - they outline the lips with a white pencil, slightly going beyond the boundaries, shade, and powder. This method literally transforms lips in a couple of minutes, making them seductive.

▎Nude lip liner

A flesh-colored pencil or a pencil matched to the tone of the lips can be used to add additional volume to the lips (outline with a slight out-of-the-line outline) or to emphasize the natural shape. Also, a pencil of a natural shade is indispensable in cases where it is necessary to hide small imperfections on the surface of the lips.

How to choose a high-quality and easy-to-use option

Experts note that the main selection criteria are harmlessness, softness, stability, and the presence of a protective cap.


Before choosing a lip liner, you need to pay attention to the presence of the following components in the composition:

· Aloe vera, cocoa, almond, castor oil, and coconut oils effectively soften and moisturize the skin, vitamins A and E have a positive effect. Such specimens are relevant for girls with flaky, chapped, dry lips.

· Silicone is used as a base in the manufacture of waterproof pencils. They provide a perfect contour, eliminate irregularities.

· Products with a wide soft shaft contain nutritional supplements, envelop the lips and pleasantly delicate textures.

The shorter the composition, the more harmless it is. The presence of a large list of chemical components is undesirable - they dry and thin the skin. It must be remembered that such cosmetics are gradually eaten up, agents of dubious origin can cause gastrointestinal diseases, allergies.

Persistence throughout the day

Standard liners stay on the lips for 4-7 hours without reapplication, super-long lasting for up to 12 hours. This indicator is prescribed on the product. A regular product can be removed with a cotton pad, micellar water, and cosmetic milk. Leave-in liners remain unchanged in snow and rain after eating and drinking. They can be recognized by their hard texture, which makes them difficult to apply. To remove such liners, only products for makeup remover of persistent cosmetics are suitable. So, it is imperative to apply a balm to save your lips from drying.


By density, the products are divided into medium, soft, and hard liners. For beginners, the first is optimal: it is easy to use, it allows you to get basic skills in drawing. 


It is difficult to create high-quality makeup with too soft variations: the core will melt and spread over the skin, and the makeup will quickly become sloppy. On the other hand, hard lip liners scratch the skin if used ineptly. Makeup artists recommend buying thick pencils. They are more practical since they can be used to quickly create a base for lipstick or gloss. They are used in tandem with a brush or cotton swab for even distribution over the entire surface. But thin rods are a priority for those for whom only a clear outline is important, but their capabilities are limited: they practically do not lend themselves to shading.

Remember: When choosing, it is worth paying attention not only to its softness but also to its composition. Many pencils contain nutrients (such as vitamins A, C, and E, coconut oil, or castor oil) - these are the options for those with frequent dry, flaky, or chapped lips.

Protective cap

The lip liner must have a protective cap. Products need a sharpener, most conveniently if it is built into the cap. In the production, soft types of wood are used, which makes it easier to care for them. There are double-sided models with 2 caps. They may differ in thickness and shade. Despite the fact that the lead quickly loses its sharpness, the tool is consumed economically. So, follow our selection criteria and select the best pencil for you.

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