If you thought that applying lipstick is child’s play, think again. There's more to painting lips than just swiping some product onto it. A perfect pout demands absolute precision in both application and the quality of products used. And a lot depends on well you line those lips instead of just how you fill them up. Remember Kylie Jenner demonstrating her style of overlining her lips to accentuate their fullness? Even 90s supermodels like Naomi Campbell stood out from the crowd with a distinctive border around the lips, usually in a shade darker from the hue of their lip colour.
We're sure you're familiar with the makeup staples that are lip liners — the wonderful product that not only reshaped your cupid’s bow and gives it an illusion of being fuller, but also increases the longevity of your lipstick by preventing it from bleeding out of the lines. However, it can get a little tricky to identify the shade that flatters your complexion. Team BB was scouring the internet for liners that suit the Indian complexion, and we chanced upon a range that promises an intense, feather-free payoff that will compliment your skin tone seamlessly. Here's all you need to know about these handpicked liners, and what sets them apart from the rest.
01. Make a collage of all the lip liners
Inclusive, diverse, and vivacious…
The Lakmé Perfect Definition Lip Liner features a set of eight vibrant colours that define your lips with a precision you've never witnessed. The creamy formula glides on the lips effortlessly and leaves it with a rich, intense pay-off, without any feathering. It’s so easy to overline to fake fuller lips or underline to create an illusion of thinner lips. Seriously, no lip look is unattainable with these babies.
02. Highly-pigmented liners for rich payoff
This range showcases it all — from the pinks of Jeffree Star's closet to the purples of Kylie Jenner’s wig, and we cannot forget about the browns and nudes! You name it, they have it. Lakmé has always formulated their products bearing in mind the diversity of Indian skin tones, and they have extended this principle to these soft-tipped pencils too.
For application, all you have to do is prep your lips by exfoliating and hydrating them, and then line them with a colour you fancy. You can exfoliate with a DIY honey-sugar scrub, and hydrate your lips with the Lakmé Lip Love Chapstick. Draw an 'x' on your cupid’s bow, and define the outer corners of your lips. Go on to connect the lines. Proceed to outline. That's it. Fill in your lips with matching matte-based lipstick, and you're done!
03. Which colour must you pick?
While all the shades look fab on Indian skin tones, we’ve picked out some must-haves for every complexion. Pink Sparkle and Nude Sparkle will look striking on a fairer complexion. As for medium tones, pop of colours such as Cosmos Blush and Strawberry Pie do the trick. Darker skin tones can be further accentuated with gorgeous shades such as Rosewood Forest and Spice Note, which will not only blend in easily but also highlight the lips to the fullest. So get your hands on these essentials, and level up your lip game instantly.