How do you deal with lip colors that settle or feather?

Thankfully, feathering isn’t something I experience very often, but product that settles into my lip lines… to some degree. For certain types of products, e.g. gloss, I just live with it, but if it’s a lipstick, then I’d try using a lip primer or lip liner underneath to help manage it.

— Christine


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Mariella Avatar

Elizabeth Arden Lip Fix. That stuff is magic! I’m not a fan of lip liners with the exception of MAC Dervish (because it’s basically the colour of my lips so when my lipstick wears off, I’m not left with an unsightly outline) but it’s a step I rarely remember to use. Lip Fix is so much quicker and easier.

Mariella Avatar

I’ve also used the colourless liners from Lise Watier and that “No More Bleeding Lips” brand. I like the Watier one but still prefer the EA Lip Fix, also because it makes the one UD “Comfort Matte” (HA!) lipstick I have actually feel comfortable and not look dry. If you give it a try, Brenda, I do hope you like it too (it’s always risky recommending something to someone lest they find it disappointing).

Jen Avatar

I’ve only recently started dealing with light feathering with a couple of brands and usually only with the red shades. If it’s going to happen it’s because I decided against using my UD pencil in Ozone that takes care of both lining and primer for me. For a bit more structured look I’ll pair that with a matching lip liner, but that’s mostly to define my lips better and make a cleaner line than for feathering issues. As far as color sinking into my lip lines, if it happens after I’ve been wearing it for a while I just smooth it out again with a finger and maybe reapply a light layer of color on top.

brendacr1 Avatar

I have multiple lip liners to start with, and a clear one that I use a lot. I’ve never used a lip primer but I am interested in trying one as it’s not always possible to touch up my lips during events. I haven’t had a lot of lipsticks settle in my lip lines but if it did I would just reapply smoothing it out.

kjh Avatar

Primarily Ozone or similar products. The Ozone/clear liner, but not the fat barrel ?primer? That one feels creepy outside or all over my lips. That seems nuts, since I think they are the same formula.

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