I've decided to venture over to the liner side of life...

Swatches from left to right
Mac's Brave | Nars Lip Pencil Rikugien | MUA Lip Liner Brooding Plum

I have never really been  lip liner kinda gal. Don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of lip products but I always seem to opt for something that requires minimal effort to apply. I never use a brush and I never use lip liner, I just tend to pop the product directly on to my lips. After reading much of the hype about the 'Kylie Jenna Lip' I felt it was time for me to get experimental and so bought my self a lip liner to play around with.

As I've said, I don't tend to use lip liners so I bought one from MUA for the bargain price of just one pound to try it out. There wasn't a whole lot of choice at my local Superdrug and so I opted for this bright cherry rose shade called Brooding Plum. As most of my lip products are either natural, pink-y or red I thought this would be a happy medium. I love the shade of this pencil and find that it really compliments my skin tone when applied with either my Mac's Brave Lipstick (full review here) or my trusty Nars Lip Pencil in Rikugien (full review here) I have used to the pencil to line my lips just around the edges (which is what you can see in the picture further up) and I have also lined the entire lip with the pencil and just applied a hint of lipstick or pencil as a top coat. I find that you can create two distinct looks with these two variations depending on the effect you wish to make. Either way I have found that it makes my lips more full, more defined and last a lot longer. The lid of the pencil also has a concealed sharpener, ideal for on the go.

I have really enjoyed applying my lip products with my new MUA lip liner of late. I find that it adds a more sophisticated look to my daily make up without going too over board.

Do you use lip liner? Which is your favorite one to use?