I am a beauty addict. As an avid beauty lover, I’m always looking out the newest releases, beauty news, and industry conversations. Despite owning so much makeup, I do make an effort to use what is in my collection. Given the size of my collection, I have had the opportunity to try a ton of cosmetic formulas. Within this Makeup Collection Series, I am showcasing and ranking all the items in my collection, by category.
Please keep reading for my lip liner collection ranking.
Unlike my previous ranking posts, I will only be ranking my lip liners by the brand as opposed to color. If color were taken into account, all of my nude and brown liners would be ranked at the top while the bolder colors would live towards the bottom of my lip liner collection ranking.
Why? I tend to use a nude lip pencil every day. However, it is handy to always have some deeper shades on hand to darken a look or to pair with a more vibrant lip color.
My bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Liner in Electrified might be the oldest in my collection. This vampy plum is my go-to lip liner to pair with my vampy lipsticks. This lip liner has been discontinued for some time.
5 | Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Lip Liner in Rich Brown ($6.99 USD)
Maybelline makes some of the best, affordable lip products at the drugstore. The Color Sensational Creamy Lip Liners are no exception to that rule. The shade Rich Brown is an opaque, easy to apply deep brown color that I use to add depth to certain lipsticks.
4 | Sephora Lip Liners to Go ($2.00 USD – $6.00 USD)
I own three shades of Sephora’s mini Lip Liners to Go. I really like that these are classic lip liner pencils that can be sharpened. The formula is creamy, pigmented, and long-lasting. These lip pencils are ranked lower within my lip liner collection ranking because they are such vibrant colors.
3 | ColourPop Lippie Pencil in the shade Pitch ($5.00 USD)
Unfortunately, ColourPop no longer sells the Pitch Lippie Pencil. Nevertheless, this is a badass deep brown lip pencil that I love to pair with my deep brown lip products.
2 | Il Makiage x Carli Bybel Waterproof Lip Liners
I purchased the Il Makiage x Carli Bybel Waterproof Lip Liners in the shades Luna and Ablaze immediately after the collection launched. Luna is a deep brown-toned nude while Ablaze is a fiery-red. Both colors pair beautifully with their matching Il Makiage x Carli Bybel Lipstick.
While I do enjoy the colors and the formula of these lip liners, they move throughout the day. Unfortunately, these collaboration lip liners are no longer for sale.
1 | Kylie Cosmetics Lip Liners ($12.00 USD, CF)
It should come to no surprise that my Kylie Cosmetics lip liners are at the top of my lip liner collection ranking. These liners have a creamy formula that makes them easy to apply, but still last a long time on the lips. They pair well with other lip products and are comfortable on the lips.
Final Thoughts on My Lip Pencil & Liner Collection
As a whole, I don’t own a ton of lip liners. I don’t feel the need to match my lip liners exactly to my lipstick colors. In fact, I tend to use lip liners to transform my lip looks. My favorite way to transform my lips is to use a darker lip liner with a lighter lipstick or gloss. Not only does this add dimension, but it makes my lips look fuller.
Brown-toned nudes are my favorite lip liner color to wear; however, brighter colors are a necessity for pairing with bold lipsticks.