Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your favorite lip liner and lipstick (or lipgloss) combination? Share your favorite finds!

Temptalia's AnswerI thought of this question after reading through your answers about whether lip liner was a necessity or a luxury, and since I very rarely use lip pencil except for special occasions (and then it’s almost certainly a red lip pencil and lipstick, but they usually match), I wanted to find out your favorite pairings!

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43 thoughts on “What’s your favorite lip liner and lipstick (or lipgloss) combination?

  1. Aside from clear lip liner with everything, I wear MUFE Aqua Lip in 8C with most of my red lipsticks. However, I recently got Essence lip liner in Femme Fatale and I’ve been loving it with my Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Romantique.

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    I really love MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 lipglass over MAC Mineralize lipstick in Dreaminess. The lavendar really helps pull out the cool tones of the lipstick without completely overpowering the original color. :)

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Wendy EvilPinkRobot

    Fave pairing: NYX lip liner in Pumpkin with any clear, gold, or orange gloss. Pumpkin is my fave and I get asked about it all the time, especially at MAC stores.

    NYX lip liner in Sand Pink with Kat Von D lipstick in Lolita.

    Urban Decay lip liner in Gash with NYX lipstick in Snow White. Mmm, just thinking of this pairing makes me want to wear it RIGHT NOW! It’s midnight here though. Haha!

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily 18thCenturyFox

      That is exactly how I get when reading about cosmetics- sure its 2 am and I haven’t slept but I really want to play with my make up.

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    mac cherry lip liner with mac ruby woo or russian red

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariam Mariam

    Estée Lauder lipgloss in violet rain (on which I went crazy after your review) looks stunning on any dark red listick. I don’t wear glosses and there own as I have pigmented lips and the discolouration is seen thru glosses which I don’t like. I also like to use chanel myriade on dark pink or red lipstick as the Multi shimmer looks awesome on a lipstick.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    Oh, whoops, I just realized I completely misread the question. XD I generally wear Covergirl Passion lip liner under many of my reds, particularly the warmer and neutral ones. I also love wearing magenta or pink liner under Revlon Colorburst lipgloss in Hot Pink.

  7. I only own 2 lip liners and one of those is invisible (it’s by Lise Watier and it works great) so I guess my favourite would have to be MAC Dervish (which I like because it’s basically the colour of my lips so if my lipstick wears off and I don’t get the chance to reapply (as often happens), I’m not left with that strange look of just lip liner. So probably Dervish with MAC Plumful or Craving or Clarins Raspberry Gloss Prodige.

    • Jessi

      Dervish is the perfect match for my lip color too. I use it in the same way. I wish there was a Pro Longwear lip pencil in the same color, because those last like iron.

  8. Matthias

    Ok, it’s not red but I love Velvetella by MAC with their lipstick Cyber. Great with my NC 15 skin!

  9. Indian princess

    All by mac….Oak lipliner by to fill in my pigmented lips. Whirl liner to define edges. Siss or angel lipstick topped off with boy bait cremesheen gloss.

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinn Quinn

    MAC nightmoth and portland black lipstick co’s black lipstick! Which reminds me, would you ever consider reviewing some of their lipsticks?!

  11. Pro Longwear liner from MAC in More to love, combined with Pretty Boy Lip Tar.

  12. I love NYX lipstick in Narcissus over MAC Embrace Me liner. It makes the perfect Barbie pink. I also like MAC Rebel over NIghtmoth liner in the autumn months.

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Naomi Naomi

    Not many for me except one, which is Wet n Wild Cherry Bomb w/ MAC Love Peck Kissable Lipcolor. Both are pigmented and can be worn alone, but I prefer cherry bomb with a glossy finish and it changes the color a bit so it’s not too blackened on me.

  14. Tatiana

    My fav combinations at the moment are: mac lasting sensation lipliner + maybelline colorsensational lipstick in vibrant mandarin, NYX hot pink lipliner + max factor colour elixir lipstcik in shade magenta divine, pupa true lips lipliner in shade 28 + maybelline colorsensational lipstick in electric orange. I fill my lips with a lipliner first (use it all over, not only as a contour), then apply lip colour with a brush.

  15. Nicci

    My favorite liner/lipstick combo hands down is Mac’s Vino liner with Candy Yum Yum. Nightmoth with Diva is also to die for.

  16. Kajsa

    NYX Hot red lipliner together with MAC Russian red lipstick <3

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    My favorite combo at the moment is Too Faced lipliner in Perfect Nude, with Mac’s Altered Beige on top. Love it!!!!!

  18. Jessi

    MAC Nightmoth pencil + MAC Runaway Red lipstick

    I usually don’t wear lip liners except with deep reds and this is my favorite combo.

  19. mac dubonnet with nyx cabaret or deep red. got dubonnet, was kind of disappointed with the opacity and feathering, so i picked up these lipliners and it is now one of my favorite lipsticks.

    also, mac rebel with sephora’s nano lip pencil in pleasant plum. similar situation to dubonnet, rebel isn’t totally opaque on me and it was a little slippery for my liking, but overtop pleasant plum it is perfect.

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ashley Ashley

    Mac Staunchly stylish all over lips with dazzleglass in Get rich quick!!! stunning combo

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Irene Irene

    MAC Cherry works well with most cool tones red lipsticks (like Russian Red or Ruby Woo) from any brand, and MAC Redd with warmed reds, like Lady Danger or Art Deco DVT Muse Red.

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily 18thCenturyFox

    Great question! I suppose now it would be something like Nightmoth and Cyber, it used to e a great old school Hard Candy lipstick called Mermaid? And a DC’d MAC liner that was this lavender/ purple shade that knocked my socks off. I haven’t found anything to replace either one since :( if I could ask for advice- does anyone have any suggestions for lip liners to wear with MAC Victoriana, Snazzy, London Life and Kraft? Thank you so much! I find it really hard to find liners for the Dazzle lipsticks so they sit, unloved, in a drawer.

  23. right now, I am in love with UD Anarchy lip liner plus UD Anarchy lipstick.

  24. Monibackincali

    Liner: Entertain Me – fill in my lips with it.

    Lipstick: Viva Glam Nicki Minaj

  25. I used to be in love with MAC Embrace Me lip liner with Candy Yum Yum and YSL’s Golden Gloss in 72. Such a pretty, vibrant pink shade. I wish I still loved the bright lip as much :/

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    Tom Ford Spanish Pink lipstick, Nars Fantasia lip pencil, and either Buxom Creamsicle or White Russian lip gloss

  27. I quite like Palladio Cafe lip liner topped with Stila Lip Glaze in Brown Sugar (tanned skin, NC40).

  28. Kristy

    Too Faced Perfect Lips (nude) lipliner and Peek a Boo (gilded plum) Glamour Gloss.

  29. I love MAC Viva Glam VI Lipglass over Spice lip pencil :)

  30. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ami Ami

    Liner: MUFE in 1C, Nude Beige
    LIpstick: Burberry Lip Velvet in Hibiscus, matte muted red
    Gloss: Philosophy in Vanilla Cupcake, clear golden shine

    Makes for a FABULOUS understated but bold lip that lasts through a latte & dinner.

  31. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jan Jan

    I love revlon colorstay lip liner in rose paired with the flower beauty kiss stick luxury lip color in petal kiss, it creates the perfect non-nude everyday pink neutral lip that I can pair with almost anything. Or my nyx coral lip liner with the physicians formula glow and mood boosting lipstick in I<3 nude(it's a coral color). It's the perfect summer coral lip

  32. mumtaza

    MAC Chromagraphic pencil in Basic Red and MAC Ruffian Red Matte Lipstick. I’m also loving that pencil with MAC Heaux Retromatte Lipstick.

  33. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Monica Monica

    Here are some of standard combinations!
    Mac Vino with NYX Shocking Pink
    NYX Orange with Smashbox Melondrama
    Mac Vino with Maybelline Brazen Berry
    Mac Cherry with all my reds!

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    mac pink nouveau lipstick and dazzleglass in funtabulous!

  35. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Carla Carla N.

    I have lots of lipsticks, liners, and glosses, but a combination I especially love is:
    Lipstick – Illamasqua Salacious
    Liner Jordana Raspberry (discontinued, I think)
    Gloss – Clarins Gloss Prodige in “Raspberry”

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    Chanel’s lip liner in Nude and lipstick in Magnolia

  37. Catherine

    For anyone looking for a great orange-red lip liner, Chanel #24 ‘Rouge’ goes perfectly with Rouge Allure #97, #98, and Guerlain #28, and just about every other orange-red lipstick I have. It took me a LONG TIME to find it, and from what I gather it is available in ‘limited markets’ – whatever that means. :)

  38. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Stephanie Stephanie

    Fav MAC combinations:
    Rebel lipstick + Magenta/Vino
    Diva lipstick + Vino
    Viva Glam I + Brick
    Capricious + Half red/Absolutely it