I’ve never really been in to lip liner, I’ve never found it uber necessary as other seem to and being relatively happy with the natural shape of my lips I was never really interested in it for ‘sculpting’ either. That being said I am a huge fan of the recent Kylie Jenner style 90s lip and so have been dabbling with neutral pencils and *gasp* over drawing for a little while and I’ve finally found THE ONE I think does it for me. I’d heard about this pencil on YouTube but wasn’t running out to buy it however when my friend across the pond (Marnie, check out her blog here) asked me to pick one up for our makeup swap later this month I decided to get one for myself too, all I can say is THANKS, MARNIE! I love it!
It’s the perfect colour for me skintone, I find mid-pinks/nudes are really hit and miss against my pale complexion but this is spot on and it’s so opaque. You could wear this alone if you wanted and it would give you a plump, long wearing matte lip but I prefer to wear it as a base for something else (a particular MAC lippie I will be showing you soon actually) as I find it a little dry on its own. I have SLIGHTLY overdrawn my lips here, I don’t think I could go for the full on trout pout or get away with even this subtle boost with a bolder colour but I do like the fuller look the liner gives me and since it’s neutral it’s pretty wearable day to day without look OTT. For those interested I hear this is a dupe for Charlotte Tibury’s Pillow Talk Lip Cheat (considerably more expensive!!) so if you’ve been thinking of trying that you might want to pick this one up first and see how you like it. Oh and one last thing.. this is the first liner I’ve had that isn’t actually a pencil (it’s a twist up, automatic doodah) and I do NOT miss that sharpener!