As I've been wearing lipstick more and watching more beauty tutorials, I've realized how important lip liner is. It makes your lips cleaner, so the color doesn’t feather, and it helps it last longer. So, I decided to invest in some! I read online that nude lip liner is your best bet since it can go with any lip color. This one is not only cruelty-free, but it can also be a concealer and eye brightener, so that’s pretty cool. It was also super cheap. I bought it at Target!
What I’m Using Now: NYX Wonder Pencil (in Light)
I used this for the first time with my nude lip gloss. I put foundation on my lips, as usual, and then used the lip liner. I noticed that my lips looked a little more plump, which I’ve never had an issue with, but it was still cool. Then, I put some balm over it, and added my lipgloss. I thought it looked a little weird at first, and I think I overlined a bit. I didn’t notice any difference in how long my lip color stayed. Honestly, I think it lasted longer without the liner.
The next day, I tried again with this liner, except I put on my foundation first, then my balm, then my liner and lipgloss. Again, my lipgloss did not stay on as well. I tried for a few days without the liner, and I think my gloss actually looked cleaner. It definitely lasted longer.
So, I tried using liner with my dark lipstick, thinking it may have been just because I used it with lipgloss instead of lipstick. I did what I did before: foundation, balm, liner, lipstick. This time, the color definitely lasted longer. However, I didn’t like how the color just stopped. The color didn’t feather, but there was a part of my lips where I think I put on a little too much liner and the lipstick would not go over it. At all. I’m happy the product was working, but my lips looked weird!
So, I decided to review this lip liner now, but I’ll also be re-reviewing it in the future once I figure out how it works. It could be that it’s not just a liner, but it could also be that I’m not applying it properly, so I don’t want to give up hope yet. I'll be watching a lot more tutorials and finding some more information, so stay tuned for another review! In the meantime, if you have any recommendations for cruelty-free makeup products, leave them in the comments!
If you’re interested in going cruelty-free, check out PETA's Searchable Database and Cruelty-Free Kitty’s alphabetized list of cruelty-free brands.