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My Favorite Nude Lip Liners

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I used to wear lip liner with almost every lipstick years ago, and then I stopped all together. My lip liners never got any use and I basically forgot about them. However, over the past year or so I have begun wearing them again, and have accumulated quite a collection of neutral shades to wear with all types of lip colors. These shades are my most worn and easily blend with both nude lip colors as well as bold ones. 

The one of the bunch that I wear the most has to be Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk because the formula is so smooth and the color works well with my natural lip shade. After that I wear Urban Decay Ex-Girlfriend a ton (which sadly was limited edition), but am thrilled to use the new Naked shade from the 24/7 liner collection that just launched. Both formulations are creamy and easy to blend. Rodial’s Baby was a surprise because I didn’t anticipate this one to be such a great shade, but with it’s slight sheen, I like it as a lip color or as a liner. 

From top left to right: Urban Decay Ex-Girlfriend, Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Pencil in Naked, Rodial Liner in Baby, Marc Jacobs in Honeybun, Dior Liner in Grege, Marc Jacobs in Primrose and Charlotte Tilbury in Pillow Talk
Marc Jacobs’ Honeybun and Primrose are a bit more fuller coverage with a slightly dry texture so I prefer to use as a liner unless my lips are properly moisturized prior to applying. Dior Grege is one of the best nude shades and looks amazing with neutral lip colors as well as a base to tone down a bold or bright shade. 
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What are some of your favorite nude lip liner shades? Leave me a comment below!

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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lip Liners with Swatches

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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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The Two Most Perfect Neutral Lip Liners

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I never thought I would see the day when I went back to wearing lip liners, but here we are. Almost any and every look I did

Rotating In Some New Lip Colors

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So many lipsticks, only one pair of lips. Amiright???? Either way, I can’t turn down a chance to try a new lip color, even if it may