Yes, You Can Wear Lip Liner Without LipstickSeptember 24, 2020
STEP 1: Make Sure Your Lips Are PreppedIf you’re looking to wear only lip liner as your lip color, you want to make sure your lips are prepped and ready for a pencil (as opposed to a creamier formula). “The lips need to be well hydrated,” says Quinn, “and I like to scrub the lips with the Mizzi Cosmetics Lip Luxe Lip Treatment.” After your lips are flake-free and moisturized, the color comes next.
STEP 2: It’s All About the ShapeQuinn notes that the key technique to lining and filling in your lips with liner has to do with mastering your lip shape. ”I make sure to create the desired shape first, for example, really defining the Cupid’s bow,” he says. Next, as far as color goes, multiple shades are going to be essential here. “I usually like to combine two shades to outline and fill the outer edges with a slightly deeper tone and fill with a coordinated lighter tone for the rest.”
One of his favorite shades includes the Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Lip Pencil in #5 for a literal your-lips-but-better finish. We like the NYX Professional Makeup Dazed and Diffused Blurring Lipstick because the crayon format offers the same precision as a lip liner.