How necessary is lip liner for you?

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It depends on the color/formula!

53%, 952 Votes

Not at all!

34%, 613 Votes

It's a total must-have!

13%, 242 Votes

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I rarely wear lip liner unless it’s a creamier formula and I Want more of a fuller look around my lips. When I wear dark colors like black, burgundy and blues I would usually line my lips but that’s about it.

My bottom lip has a pigmented darker edge and another lighter edge right below it (yes weird), so it’s not a super distinct line, and a lipstick can look like it’s bleeding and migrating. Unfortunately, I think only plastic surgery will fix it, and I’m not ready to go that route yet. It’s not a big issue when I’m wearing more natural or MLBB colors, but if I’m wearing anything darker, I usually need a lip liner or it can start looking like clown lips real fast. And if I’m wearing purples, they tend to be a slippery color, so I have to wear a lip liner. So I have a big stash of lip liners, and a running list of lipsticks matched to my lip liners. I also find lip liners to be money savers. I don’t need 10 different gray lipsticks – I buy 1 gray lipstick, then I use different lip liners to come up with different colors, like greiges, gray blues, gray purples, etc. Not only is that cheaper, I can customize the gray to a color that’s flattering, and I don’t have to worry about all those gray lipsticks going bad. Lip liners seem to last forever, and they can be quite cheap.

Oh forgot to mention, with that extra edge on my bottom lip, and the right lip liner/color, my lips can look HUGE, almost like I botoxed them. I didn’t know it, but I was doing the Kylie lip thing even before Kylie was even born LOL

Your lips sound interesting to see. I’ve got the darker pigmented outer edge going on, but no line beyond that one.

I said it depends on the color/formula…but my lip line is getting less and less distinct, so I probably should do it anytime I’m not wearing a MLBB shade.

I only use it when I apply a dark or bright lip color that doesn’t allow me to draw a sharp edge from the bullet or with a brush.

Go, Kylie clone mama! I have 3 clears that I use frequently: Milani, Sephora and tf. And the there’s big ozone, bite, and an old Paula Dorf, which are really primers, but work as liners. Aside from that, a s..ton of coloreds, Mac, Lauder, Clinique, poppy/lipstick queen, etc. but they don’t see much use. If s.t. Is highly pigmented and feather-prone though, like a gloss, I do the colored on the line and the clear outside. Has to be more moist than audacious, which stays where it lays.

I Never use it although some lipsticks I have would Need a lip liner because of feathering.
I have some clear lip pencils but I Do not use them, too.

In order for me to get clean edges, I have to. My lips are weird! The pigment has somewhat ragged looking edges, the ridge where my actual lip ends is further out than where the pigment stops. So I go out to the ridge and even that all out!

I have *huge* feathering issues + I love dark or red lippies with super crisp edges = lip liner is mandatory for me.
Truth be told, I usually apply Mac’s primer, let it dry/set for a few minutes, and then proceed with the lip liner before finally applying a lipstick. This way, I can be sure that no matter the weather and no matter the feathering issues I have, my lips are going to look crisp and freshly painted for hours and hours.
I can afford skipping primer and lip liner if I wear one of those marvellous liquid lipsticks that practically plastify your lips once they have dried up, but I will still wear at least Mac’s primer (which in my case works 1000x better than any other invisible lip liner, even the priciest fancy ones) under any other kind of lipstick, even under my mlbb.

Hi Katherine! ☺ I use the Prep + Prime, applied just on the outer edge, then I let it set for about 10 minutes while I do my eyes and then I line with a coloured lip liner!

It definitely depends on the color and formula. For pale nudes, I use a slightly deeper colored lip liner to help it look less odd and concealer-like. For some dark colors, I prefer to use a liner just to keep the shape really nice since darker shades are less forgiving.

Depends on the formula.

Darker colours and mattes, yes, I prefer the precision. I also use clear on the outside to prevent feathering if I am on the go and want long lasting results.

Some lighter colours, especially those that are particularly opaque, yes, I prefer liner to finish the edges, otherwise my lip contour seems to get lost.

Sheerer glossier colours, or light shimmery/frosty shades no I think lip liner does not work on me with these finishes and I prefer the more casual look.

Depends on the lipliner – odd but true. I like creamy formulas and almost a glazed pigment. Stila used to make a liner that was a percentage of the full pigment called Glaze liners and I loved those. It had enough color to be a liner, but not enough to make a gloss or more liquid lip look muddy. I am liking the new UD ones quite a bit and the formula of the new TFord duos is exactly what I like – though definitely not shy on pigment.

It undoubtedly depends on the color and formula. For pale nudes, I take advantage of a rather deeper colored lip liner to assist it look less odd and concealer-like. for a few dark colors, I favor to use a liner simply to stay the form very nice since darker shades square measure less forgiving.

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