Lip-liners are the THING this year aren’t they?? Almost every single blogger and YouTuber I’ve come across has raved about at least one, especially since Kylie Jenner’s selfies took the world by storm. Personally I have always loved one lipliner even before the craze began, and today I’m going to share it with you all!
Rimmel have a decent range of lipliners, in both their ‘1000 kisses’ and their ‘exaggerate’ line. I own at least 7, but Spice is my oldest and most loved liner to date. In fact I would go as far as saying it’s a HG *gasps....applause* This is my perfect my-lips-but better with a touch more pink to it if used lightly, but more brown if applied heavily. In other words probably a shade or two darker than my natural lip colour. The formula of the pencil is spot on in my opinion, it is firm enough to properly define the lips, yet creamy/soft enough to fill in your whole lip without a lot of effort involved. You don’t have to drag it on but of course with any pencil exfoliation and balm is recommended before hand.
It lasts a really long time and always prolongs any lipstick wear I choose to pop onto. I urge my fellow olive skinned ladies to pick this up!! You will not be disappointed - but to be honest I’ve seen women of all skin-tones rave about this beauty and at only £2.99 a pop it’s so so affordable!
My favourite thing about this apart from the colour is how versatile it is, like I said before when applied lightly it’s perfect for a pink lipstick/alone, but I can build the colour up for a deeper slightly sophisticated colour too!
Again Rimmel have provided me with quality makeup for an incredible price, this pencil will forever be in my collection and it just so easy to apply and wear without worrying about it moving, smudging or fading quickly. What I appreciate so much about these darker nude shades is how they somehow make you look effortlessly put together in a couple of minutes.
I love pairing my Rimmel lipliner in Spice with:
Rimmel lasting finish lipstick by Kate - 08 (review coming soon!)
and finally for a darker lip this mixed with my NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama looks fabulous!
I was thinking about doing a post of all my favourite lip products as of late, but I’ve kind of already typed it all out above haha. If you would like mini reviews of them let me know (:
Pros: This colour can be worn light or dark, alone, with lipstick or with gloss. It is so flattering on many skintones, especially olive skintones. The pencil is soft enough to use all over the lips, but it can easily define the lips too. Long lasting and good pigmentation. The price is phenomenal!
Cons: A downside is probably the fact that you have to sharpen it, but I really like the pencil format as it feels more sturdy to me than some of those twistable ones. Also it’s a little drying/not nice looking if lips aren’t prepped.
Repurchase? 100% I will! This is my favourite shade, formulation and the kind of lip product I can throw on and not worry about - and those kinds are gems!
Have you been loving lipliners too recently? Which have been your favourites?
Thank-you for reading ♥