Do you wear lip liner? I don't know many who do but I have to with some lip formulas so the color doesn't seep into my lip lines. Don’t you hate that?
This post the other day got me thinking about one of the products I always keep at the ready. It's a clear lip liner. I can't believe I haven't covered this fully before as I discovered these quite a few years ago and I can't even remember the brand that introduced me!
What I like about them is that I don't have to match my lip color to it since they have no color. I really only use colored liner, it’s only for when I'm wearing a red as that shade is not as forgiving and you want a perfect outline of the lips when wearing it, like with any of these.
Since I'm using these colorless ones as a barrier against bleeding, instead of lining lips around the very edge of the lip, I'm lining where my lip line ends and skin starts, so just around the lips themselves.
So what are these made of? Housed as a pencil, most are mainly a soft wax with some silicones/mineral oil for slip.
Here are some I recommend that span the price points:
MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Clear ($7.99 @ walgreens.com, target.com)
URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone ($20 @ sephora.com, ulta.com)
MAKE UP FOR EVER Lip Line Perfector ($20 @ sephora.com)
SEPHORA COLLECTION Beauty Amplifier Universal Lip Liner ($12 @ sephora.com)
ELF COSMETICS Lip Lock Pencil ($3 @ elfcosmetics.com)
MIRABELLA Perfecting Lip Definer ($20 @ dermstore.com)