How to Apply Lip Liner for Beginners

Need to know Lip liner is back and stronger than ever – if you thought that it had died in the ’90s, then it’s time to think again. ’Lip pencils are essential for perfecting this year’s precision-statement lip look, whether you’re opting for a classic red, a pop of pink, or a vamped-up deep plum,’ says make-up artist Amanda Bell. When applied properly, your lip liner will make your lipstick look neater, your lips look fuller, and the colour will last a whole lot longer. Sold? Here’s how you do it…

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1 PREP IT First, create an even base for your statement lip and keep chapped lips at bay by using a hydrating lip oil – often. Just before you pick up your lipstick, brush your foundation across your lips to give you a blank canvas to work with. Then, apply a clear lip liner (it’s the new kid on the beauty block) around the outside of your natural lip line to prevent lipstick bleeding.

2 GET LIPPY Put your lipstick on we’re going against the usual beauty rules, but bear with us. You may feel like you are doing things the wrong way round but, by using your liner get a much sharper look.

3 LINE IT Apply your lip pencil in a continuous line, from one curve of your mouth to the other. If your lipstick and lip liner colours match perfectly, then you’re all done – it’s worth remembering that when you’re buying a new lipstick and lip liner.

4 LAYER IT Not an exact match? Don’t worry, simply use a lip brush to paint on a thin layer of your lipstick over the top of your liner and across your lips to bring the colours together. perfectly polished lips that are sure to last and turn heads all day.

Your Lipliner Kit

Benefit Eye Bright Instant Eye Brightner, R275

Essence Prettifying Lip Oil in I care for you, honey, R38,95

Smashbox Always Sharp Clear Lip Liner, R275 ck one

Soft Defining Lip Pencil in Punk, R135

Inglot Automatic Makeup Lip Brush, R199



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