What To Look for In a Lip Liner: Our Practical Guide

October 7, 2021

What To Look for In a Lip Liner

 Our Practical Guide

When it comes to choosing a lip liner to go with your lipstick, it can often feel like a challenge. With so much choice, how do you know you are choosing the right shade for you? Luckily, we are on hand to give you some of our best lip liner advice, and with the recent release of our Lip Surrealist Lip Liner range,

We are bursting with advice to give you. Let's talk all things liners...

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COMPLIMENT YOUR SKIN TONE WITH THE PERFECT NUDE

If you are someone who has a growing lipstick collection, then you cannot go wrong with the perfect nude liner. Not only are they versatile, but they are sure to match almost any shade of lipstick. To find the right shade for you, look at the undertones of your lips. Are they pink, brown, purple or red? This is always the basis you should go off. 

Our Lip Surrealist Lip Liner in the shade "Pablo" is a subtle, pink nude that you need in your collection. Modelled by the gorgeous Alexa Chung in our recent ad campaign, this nude liner is certain to enhance your everyday look. Its creamy texture and lightweight feel make it the perfect nude liner.

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STICK TO A LINER IN THE SAME COLOUR RANGE

With so much choice out there, it can be difficult to find a liner to suit your lipstick shade. However, there is one golden rule that we stand by, and that is to always stick to a liner that is in the same colour range as your lipstick. For example, if your lipstick collection is full of gorgeous shades that have a purple undertone, then the chances are you should opt for a liner with a purple undertone too. 

Take our Matte Velour Lipstick in the shade "Lima", for example. The lipstick itself has a pink undertone. So, it will complement our Lip Surrealist Lip Liner in the shade "Pablo" beautifully. They both have the same undertones, so you really cannot go wrong, and before you know it, you have a gorgeous new lip combo to suit any occasion. 

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GO BOLD WITH DARKER SHADES

Are you bold with your lipstick looks? If so, your liner doesn't always need to match your lipstick shade exactly. Instead, try opting for a liner and then go for a lipstick shade that is two shades lighter/darker to help you achieve a dramatic, bold look. Take our Lip Surrealist Lip Liner in the shade "Salvador", for example. Pair this with our Matte Velour Lipstick in the shade "Lost In Translation", and before you know it, you've created a beautiful, bold statement lip that will have heads turning. 




FIND YOUR IDEAL SHADE

When it comes to choosing your lip liner, it isn't always about finding the perfect shade. Instead, consider what shape of lip liner you prefer to use. Do you prefer a classic pencil or maybe a retractable lip liner? Pencil liners are one of the most popular options, and with their ease of use, it's clear to see why. Just don't forget to pack your trusty sharpener!

DRAW ATTENTION

Inspired by the surrealist art movement of the early 20th century, Lip Surrealist is a tribute to the unique vision of artists such as Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo and Pablo Picasso who broke the boundary between the conscious and the subconscious, finding beauty in the unconventional and extraordinary.