Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The Hit List

What’s the Best Lip Liner…?

What brand/product wins this category? What makes it so great?

Thanks to CeeBee for today’s topic!

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45 thoughts on “The Hit List: Best Lip Liner

  1. Bianca

    I actually really like Sephora brand nano liners (blasphemy, i know)

  2. Lulee

    I like nyx cuz they are cheap and have a huge array of colors

    Christine I really wish you would answer these questions because you’ve tried so much more than most of us so your best or worse would really mean something!

  3. Lauren

    Clinique’s Quickliner for Lips-great selection of colors,smooth on the lips and no need to sharpen

  4. Marie

    I haven’t tried too many, but Jordana makes really good, inexpensive lip liners that wear very well. The color selection is kind of slim, but they are some nice neutral colors. They’re only 99 cents at my Walgreens and the pencils are huge.

  5. Laurina

    I love the NYX lip liners!!! I use Natural and Pink Sand a lot!

  6. Marieke

    I love my Estee Lauder Double Wear lippencil. It stays on for such a long time! Perfect.

  7. I love MAC Spice, my super fave!!! I’ve been searching all brands to look for a perfect nude to my pigmented lips, and then I fould Spice!!! I’m very happy with it

  8. Jordana for good neutrals and MAC or NYX for out-there colors. I really like Estee Lauder lip liners for quality.

  9. i like the sephora liners as well they have many shades that match my light toned lips.. i cant see why that’d be blasphemy at all!

    mac lip liners work wonderfully for me.. i have 2 MUFE aqua liners, which glide on wonderfully but i find arent as long lasting since theyre so creamy

    • Bianca

      I just know lots of people aren’t fans of Sephora branded products. I, personally, really like their lipliners and mascaras. Other than that though I have other faves.

  10. Avatar of Ann Ann

    NYX liners, hands down. They are creamy, don’t drag, and come in lots of shades. Very inexpensive as well. My favorite shade is “Coffee”. I also like Prestige lipliner in “Auburn”, which is my favorite when I’m wearing red lipsticks.

  11. Another vote for NYX. :) Great range of colors, super cheap, and great application and pigmentation.

  12. Krista

    Urban Decay in Naked. Love it as a liner for nude lips or just as all-over lip color. Perfect color :)

  13. Make Up For Ever! Hands down

  14. Suselew

    Chanel and Urban Decay 24/7. I do not like MAC lip liners at all.

  15. Katie

    I love Sephora brand liners, they work really well. I also like MAC mostly because I feel like they have a good range of shades and they have great lasting power.

  16. Carrie Ann

    I like the MAC lip liners just because there are some great shades, like Boldly Bare, Subculture, Spice and In Synch.

  17. Avatar of Wendy EvilPinkRobot

    Ditto on NYX.
    Smooth, stays put, and lots of variety. I wish stores near me carried the brand, though. :(

  18. Monika-Luiza

    I tried many lipliner ut the only ones that don’t dry out my lips completely are the l’oreal ones

  19. My personal favourite are MAC’s Creamstick Liners.. love the formula.

    Runners up would be NYX, as I feel it is great for inexpensive, endless colour options and MUFE Aqua Lip has great wear for a splurge.

    • ak

      Yeah the MAC Cremestick Liners really hold the lipstick on your lips really well because of the wax in them. But I love the color selection and color quality of all the MAC lip pencils though. Especially Cork and Hodgepodge.

  20. Amy

    I am a big fan of MUFE Aqua liners for both eyes and lips. They have great staying power and for the most part I use these and gloss and go!

  21. meme

    Don’t have a fav, so glad for this question as am looking now for a long lasting neutral. Right now I tend to reach for a nude by Revlon that is supposed to be waterproof but it’s not of course. I like the look of lip liner all over the lip with a covering of either lipstick or gloss or both.

  22. CeeBee

    Natio (Australian brand) Smooth Lip Liner in Lotus. The most perfect beige pink colour ever and the formula is smooth (well, duh!), long lasting and it doesn’t need sharpening every other time.
    LOVE.

  23. Sarah M

    My favourite lip liners are by MAC, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier and Illamasqua. Way too difficult to pick just one of these, or a favourite shade. :-)

  24. Becca

    I only have one- (In Synch by MAC. I am NOT a lip liner person, I never wear it! But I guess that will have to be my favourite by default!

  25. Avatar of Miranda Miranda

    i’ve only tried drugstore lip liners but the covergirl lip perfection lip liners are very nice and smooth. very nice quality for drug store

  26. Avatar of Michele Queentut

    I really love the Urban Decay 24/7 lipliner in “Naked”. It must be the most popular shade because I can’t find one ANYWHERE. Mine is now but a nub. My second favorite has always been Precriptives in the color “Umber” It is sooo neutral! I wear it with light, dark, cool AND dark shades of lipstick and gloss. I wear others but these 2 I cannot live without.

  27. Aging_Beauty

    Loooooove NYX small pencil lip liners – fabulous color selection, blending and staying power.

  28. Dorna

    Lancome. I love it because there’s a limited number of shades, but you can always find one that complements your lipstick. I have 4 or 5 and I’m pretty much set. The only shade I go elsewhere for is MAC stripdown. It’s essential for a natural looking nude lip!

  29. Cherokee

    I really like Prestige lip liners because they are creamy, non-drying, goes on easy and cost $3.99 at Rite Aid. I own NYX and MAC lip liners but I feel for the money Prestige is a really good buy.

  30. tawny

    i like nyx lip liners. prestige also makes good ones. in my experience, lip liner is one of those products that is more or less the same both high end and low end. at least for me, drugstore has been just as good as dept store.

  31. Rajol

    Subculture and Strip Down from MAC.

  32. subculture and boldly bare and dervish by mac all lovely and neutral.

  33. MAC’s Chestnut! the Black Girl’s best friend! i also like MAC’s plum lip liner to go with any of my light pinks and i even use it with MAC Red. it turns my MAC red into a pinky red color. i also like Night Moth liner with Girl About Town and Pervette lipstick.

  34. Mistli

    Love Nars liners, especially Tonga, perfect nude/pink color. I like the Urban Decay pencils too.

  35. shani

    love nyx…so many colors…so cheap

  36. Avatar of Cathy Angelcat47

    Revlon Colorstay in Natural.

  37. Minna

    Artdeco soft lipliner waterproof(have almost all colours),Nivea stay-on (have all colours),Revlon colourstay.

  38. Carrie G

    I personally hate lip liners. I love Urban Decay 24/7 lip pencils although i usually use them as a full lip color. However their ozone, which is a clear base that stops bleeding it great, because its clear!