I’m not much of a one for lipliner, and I am definitely not much of a one for matching my lipliner to my lipstick, I much prefer to match my liner to my lips, after all, you’re not supposed to see lipliner anyway, are you? My lips are a pale rosy mauve naturally, but I do have a fairly strongly pigmented natural lipline (particularly on the top lip), which is just one of the reasons too pale or too sheer lipsticks aren’t for me:
Plumberry Lip Pencil is, for me, a nude colour, being a slightly greyed pink/plum shade.
The pencil is slightly dry, so it is best to apply after using lip balm, but this does mean it provides a good, slightly grippy surface for applying lipstick over, particularly lipsticks with a very sheer slippery texture – it’s good with YSL Rouge Couture, for example, a lipstick I can’t stand wearing alone, because I swear the only thing that lipstick wants to do is COVER YOUR ENTIRE FACE, but I digress – but this will help with any lipsticks that have ideas above their station.
It does spread easily, and the point doesn’t wear down too quickly, but it gives excellent coverage, and evens out lips beautifully:
I only wear lipliner once or twice a week at most, but regardless of the lip colour I’m wearing, this is the lipliner I reach for. If I’m feeling lazy, I can just throw a bit of sheer gloss over the top, and hey presto, “nude” lips.
Laura Mercier Anti-Feathering Lip Pencil in Plumberry is available nationwide and costs £18.50. It comes complete with a sharpener too.
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