How to Combine Lip Liner and Lipstick for the Ultimate DIY Lip KitNovember 15, 2018
The key to a flawless, pigmented lip is a bomb lip liner (go ahead and quote us). Lip liners stop lipsticks from feathering, lock them in place all day and are a great way to make a shade work. Pairing a deeper lip liner with a shade that isn’t quite right will help you refresh and reuse the lippies you haven’t reached for in a while. When it comes to playing matchmaker with your lip products, there’s lots of ways to go about it. You can go for a matched pair of lippies for a bolder finish or choose a deeper liner to complement a lighter lipstick.
Peep our favorite pairings, ahead:
NYX Suede Matte Lippie Duo in Cold Brew
A pre-matched pair, these two lippies are the same shade so you can amplify and lock in your lip color. This true brown shade is great for fall and is a great everyday option. To get the most out of these, start by outlining your lips and filling them before applying the suede matte lipstick. Trust us, it’ll last (almost) all day.
NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Earth Tone & Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm
For a dusty mauve look you’ll love, try this combination. Stockholm, a medium beige pink, pairs well with Earth Tone, a cool brown shade. Together, they make a pretty neutral shade with dimension.
NYX Lip Lingerie Lippie Duo in Teddy & Cappuccino
Another preset pairing, these two lippies have opposing undertones. When mixed together, they balance each other out and create a neutral lip look you can rock everyday.
NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Honey & Suede Matte Lip Liner in Leon
If you’re looking for that instagrammable nude, give this pairing a try. This combination looks great on babes with medium/tan skin and golden undertones — and brings out your naturally glowy complexion.
NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Natural & Soft Matte Lip Cream in London
The iconic pink-nude lip look (popularized by a certain beauty guru known for her lip kits) has become a staple in many beauty junkie’s routines. This combo is perfect for everyday no-makeup makeup looks or paired with a bold, colorful eye.