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


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

I 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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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.

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. 🙂

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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”

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. 🙂

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