What is the point of lip liner?
I've never used lip liners before and honestly can't tell much difference when someone else uses them. Aside from layering colors (which you can do with just good old lipstick and glosses), is there much of a purpose to buying a liner?
I find a lip liner to have two main functions- first, it gives your lips a "polished edge" and by using the lip liner you can correct any lip areas you don't like (one side of the top lip is more "plump" then the other, etc. The second, and most importantly, is that it keeps your lipstick and gloss from feathering outside the outline you've made with the lip pencil. Another reason for using a lip liner is that many of us actually color in our lips with the liner, then add the lipstick and/or gloss over the top. it makes your color stay on longer-- especially if you drink a lot of liquids during the day (like me!). if almost provides your lips with a "stain" that then we you reapply your lipstick and gloss (if you want) brings you back to how good you looked in the a.m.-- it keeps your lips from going back to totally normal and washing you out. Many lipliners will dry your lips out-- but I don't find that with BE- I find it moisturizing (like all their lip products), and I love their colors- I've had total strangers (in cosmetic departments) stop me and ask about my lip colors and how great my lips look-- go figure.... I just thought I had normal lips! Hope this helps!!
4 months ago