Let’s talk Lip Liners

Random thing here, woman in my late 30s going through Instagram and all I see is lips, beautiful large painted lips.

It didn’t affect me before, I understand the celebrity, Photoshopping culture, and I’m a little too old to allow it to get to me mentally…. But don’t those lips look so good?

I’m not a makeup freak- I’m old school. Foundation with the fingers at the bare minimum, eyeliner and lippy and I’m ready to go out 2 minutes later. But I’m noticing how small my lips are. I’ve never thought of them as small. I’ve never thought of them as anything apart from ‘lips’ to be honest.

But instagram is working its way into my soul now ( they do say social media is cancerous).

Back in my teenage years. When the Spice Girls were around, Lip liners were a trend. But not as we see them now. At that time they were used to line the lips, but kept at a different colour, or just line the lips and that’s all, rest stays nude.

I was a big fan of that (Guilty!) ThankGod that went away. (Although I think it’s slowey coming back)

And now in the last 2 years lip liners back, and it looks like they are here to stay thanks to Kylie ‘Lipkit’ Jenner. Have you seen her lips? (Ok it’s fillers. But still) Wooooow!

Kylie “lipkit” Jenner

And compared to her lips, mine are non existent. So I decided to jump onto the bandwagon and see if its worth the extra 1 minute of my make up routine.

The main purpose of lip liner is to stop the lipstick from bleeding, and also it makes the lipstick last longer. But I’ll be using it to outline my lips and hopefully make them look bigger and fuller.


So I got 5 of my favourite lipstick shades that I use daily. And went on a shop to get the matching lipstick liners.

I’m a big fan of Huda Lipstick. It’s my first choice for lipsticks. It’s affordable at £18, it’s long wearing, nicely pigmented, so creamy in texture, lasts for ages and comes in beautiful shades. The lip liners I bought from Primark at £1 each, and the range in colour is huge.

So here’s how my trial went :

Firstly I’m sharing a recent photo of me- with lipstick only. (Say Hello to my little bundle of joy Sabina!)



And this is me bare faced- with clear lips showing. Please excuse my lopsided face. My tooth is still aching 3 weeks on and nothing has been done yet.

So I took photos of my lips – lipstick free, then with just lipstick and then I applied lip liner on outer edge of lips, and then the lipstick- here’s how it went:

I can see a difference. Can you? And here it is again. Sideways

I’m actually quite astounded how much of a difference it has actually made. The lip liner allows me to give my lips some shape- and also they look so much more ‘louder’.

I’m loving it.

Here’s a before and after of full face. Not only do they look bigger- they also look wider.

So is this going into my routine? Hell Ye!!

I’m absolutely loving my lips. I’m actually looking back at old photos and looking at myself in mirror. I’m loving it, and so glad I got all 5 shades in.

Love and Big kisses (that will definitely leave a stain now that the lip liner is on.)

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