I go in and out of loving lip liners. Sometimes I love wearing them, and then fall out of my routine somehow and I forget about them. This recent launch from Urban Decay in collaboration with Gwen Stefani was enough to bring them back into circulation for me. Being that it was Gwen Stefani that was behind this collaboration, I knew the shades would be more bold and of course there are a couple red shades in the bunch. But even if you are not a bold lip lover, there is a gorgeous nude lip liner that is a must have!
|From left to right: Firebird, Phone Call, Ex-Girlfriend, 714, Rock Steady and Wonderland.|
To be honest, I have been wearing these lip liners as full lip colors with the exception of the nude shade, Ex-Girlfriend. That has been in rotation regularly as a liner, but the other shades (mainly the 3 red ones) have looked great filled in on the entire lip with a sheer balm or gloss on top. If you are looking for a lip liner formula that glides on effortlessly and is easy to remove, these are not for you. They are slightly dry with some drag to them when applied, but that is simply because of the formula - it is INSANELY long lasting. I am talking 12-15 hours long. Almost no lipstick I have lasts like these. Even the swatches on my arm were extremely difficult to remove. But surprisingly, even though they were intensely pigmented and lasted all day, they feel very comfortable on the lips. Rock Steady is my favorite and most classic out of all the red shades. If you are a lip liner connoisseur, these are a definitely must for your collection. And if you are not, I would advise you to give a second look to Rock Steady and Ex-Girlfriend - they are both classics.
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