One makeup item often overlooked in favour of more exciting products (shout-out to limited-edition eyeshadow palettes!) is lip liner.
Yet its miraculous ability to ensure our lip looks last makes lip liner the unsung hero of the beauty world.
Firstly, What Is Lip Liner For?
Usually made with long-wearing waxes, lip liners are applied to the outer edges of the lips to secure the staying power of your other lip products.
Liners can also be used to create heaps of other beauty looks.
If you’re after a more exaggerated pout (à la Kylie Jenner), lip liner can be used to ‘overline’ the lips, giving the mouth a larger look.
And if you’re wondering whether you can use lip liner as lipstick, the answer is yes. That’s why liners are excellent multitaskers to keep on hand.
Simply line and fill your lips with your lip pencil or crayon. Then add a little clear gloss or balm on top for hydration.