Lip liners have been around for a long time. 90s kids definitely remember how every other person outlined their lips with a dark liner and filled it in with a lighter lipstick. However, the need for one faded when lip glosses took over the spotlight. But, guess what cuties, lip liners have a major comeback. We partially have Alexa Demie’s character Maddy from Euhporia to thank for the resurrection of lip liners. And let us tell you, if you don’t have lip liners in your vanity, you’re missing out on loads of fun looks. Read on as we take you through the benefits of using a lip liner (and also sharing the ones we’re currently hooked to).
01. What is the purpose of lip liner?
Lipliners are great for adding definition to your lips. They have a very slim tip which makes it easy to draw sharp lines on the outer perimeter of your lips. Besides that, due to their matte and heavy-duty formula, they prevent your lipstick from bleeding outside your lips. When applied all over the lips, underneath lipstick, these also extend your lipstick’s wear time significantly. Think of them as a primer with pigment. And if you end up picking a lipstick that makes you look washed out, a darker lip liner underneath can make it wearable for you.
02. Strawberry Pie
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A red lipstick with blue undertones is universally flattering. It instantly brightens your face and makes you look youthful. What we love the most about this colour is that it looks equally pretty with minimal or OTT makeup looks. Just line your lips with the Lakmé Perfect Definition Lipliner - Strawberry Pie, top it with a matte, cool-toned red lipstick like the Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - Iconic Red lipstick and complete the look with dewy skin and oodles of mascara.
03. Cosmos Blush
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Channel your inner diva with the Lakmé Perfect Definition Lipliner - Cosmos Blush, smokey eyes and a larger than life blowout. This look is timeless and elegant, and perfect for a date night with bae or dinner with friends. It’s bold, it’s sassy and it’s drop-dead gorgeous. Just line your lips with the lip pencil, swipe on a peachy-nude lipstick like the Lakmé Absolute 3D Lipstick - Peach Pink all over your lips and pair this with smoked out kajal and loads of mascara!
04. Pink sparkle
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Pink exudes such a vibe and bubblegum pink never goes out of style. It is the perfect lip colour for brunch with your girlfriends, shopping dates and basically every event under the sun. Just grab the Lakmé Perfect Definition Lipliner - Pink Sparkle and outline your lips with it.
This lip pencil coupled with the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Lip Gloss - Rouge Taffy is a match made in heaven! Apply a thin coat of pinky-nude lip gloss on top. Grab some cosmetic glitter and dab it all over your pout to recreate this glittery look. You can go matchy-matchy and dab some glitter over your lids for an intergalactic look.
05. Nude Sparkle
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Nude lips never go out of trend. They look minimal yet stunning. Just grab the Lakmé Perfect Definition Lipliner - Nude Sparkle and outline your lips with it. Apply a lighter nude lipstick Lakmé Absolute Precision Lip Paint - Alluring Nude on the centres of your lips. Top it off with clear gloss. Pair it with soft smokey eyes, on-fleek brows and va-va-voom lashes and you’re ready to slay.