Mistakes you do while applying Lip Liners

While applying makeup, one must always remember this cardinal rule to always apply lip liner before wearing lipstick. Lipliner, a major cosmetic product, helps designate the area of lipstick; A Lipliner also helps to ensure the lipstick is non-bleeding with a longer-wear finish. A lipstick can have any formula, be it creamy, matte finish, classic tube, or liquid lipstick. Remember that on an unwielded application, lip liner can render opposite effect and leave you with a worse look.

Pre-conceptions about Incorrect Lipliner Application

In this article, we are going to warn you on the five wrong ways of Lipliner applications:

Worrying About Lipstick-Lipliner Matching

The answer on choosing a lip liner is two-fold, like finding a signature neutral-ish Lipliner: the Lipliner must go with anything. It must not exactly match your skin tone, but you can try to stay in that range. Even on the application of red or pink lipstick, the Lipliner will still do the job. All you have to do is make sure to blend out well as well as cover any lined area with lipstick. This is done to ensure that no neutral is peeking through.

Also, while wearing a particular lipstick shade for any event, you must pick up the matching lip liner shade or something close to get the color than neutral. It is highly recommended if you are wearing a bold shade of any of the following colors:

  • Red
  • Fuchsia
  • Bright Pink


Hesitating in Blending Out

Suppose your outfit renders you to go for a 1990s brown liner look, and you are looking to use a layer with a frosted purple lip gloss. In such cases, blending becomes essential. Here, blending works wonder even using the exact matching lipstick shade. When you complete the initial lip line, you can take the liner to fill in your lips and move towards your pout, until the outer third of your lips is covered lightly with lip liner. After such an application, you can use your finger to buff out the liner towards the lips center, without buffing the outer line to create the Ombré shading inside the lips, along with maintaining a crisp and smooth outer line.

Using a Firm and Rugged Hand for application

Beginning the lines of “light as a feather,” you can come at your lip line at a slant angle, rather than pressing on it directly. With this, you can use continuous small strokes and feather-light pressure to start drawing on the lips with the liner. Repeat this process until the entire lip is finished, and then go back to spots needing a little more pigment. You can begin with small, light strokes, starting with a base of hydrating lip balm. The hydrating balm will help your liner glide on better even after your lipsticks.

Underlining Your Lips

You must not hug too close to your lip line to avoid any overlining. This won’t favor your pouts anyway. In case you accidentally overline a bit, it won’t become much noticeable, but might give a slightly plumper look. You must keep the underline subtle, and as close to your natural lip line as possible. You can also overline on purpose for a more voluptuous lip look but always be cautious with your confidence.

Blunt Application of the Liner

A blunt tip on your lip liner is very complex and sensitive application. It is like using a handful of butter in a homemade biscuit recipe. You can call it for half a stick, which will not be precise enough. Do not sharpen your tips as it will result in a harsh line with too much pressure. You must produce a sharp, focused, and pigmented line that doesn’t look muddled or bleeding outside your lip line.

All about Lip Liners: Where to get the best Liners in Kenya?

What are Lip Liners?

Lip Liner is also known as a lip pencil. Lip Liner is a cosmetic product intended to fill in uneven areas on your lips’ outer edges. You can apply a Lip Liner before applying lipstick to get an even shape. Lip Liner is used to outline the lips by keeping lipstick inside the lip area and thus preventing it from bleeding. You can use Lip Liner for the following purposes:

  • Suggest the illusion of larger lip size
  • Create a sharper demarcation between lips and skin
  • Make your lips stand out more

Lip Liner as a Lip Stick Alternative

You can use a Lip Liner to fill in the entire lip before applying the lipstick, whereas in some cases, you can wear it as a lip color. You will typically find Lip Liners sold in a retractable tube or a pencil form in the market. Lip Liner pencils can be sharpened.  

Shades of Lip Liners

A typical Lip Liner comes in a range of colors the same as lipsticks, such as the following:

  • Reds
  • Pinks
  • Browns
  • Plums

You must match the liner to lipstick so that its effects appear natural.  

Colorless Lip Liners


A Lip liner can also be colorless. A colorless lip liner gives the illusion of smooth lips without affecting lip color. They come in different textures. Each hard pencil can create sharp lines.

Lip Liners

What is a typical Lip Liner made of?

Most Lip Liners are composed of the following materials:

  • Waxes
  • Oils
  • Pigments

A lip liner is of firm consistency and much more deeply pigmented than lipstick. Such property makes them suitable for precision lip drawing. Typically, lip liners have more wax and pigment than oils. Japan wax is the most popular wax used in the making of lip liners.  

Lip Liners at Beauty Bliss

In Kenya, you can avail of the best and the most varied Lip Liners at Beauty Bliss. BB’s Lip Liners enhance the color of your lipstick on application, creating a perfect base for your lipstick. Our Lip Liners make applied lipstick last longer. It can also prevent lipstick from bleeding. We suggest you use a lip liner for uneven and thin lips to make your pout look fuller.

Some of our famed Lip Liner products on display on the Beauty Bliss website are as follows:

  • Flori Roberts Lip Contour Pencil: This is a slim line pencil that outlines and shapes your lip and also assists in preventing lipstick from feathering. The contour pencil contours the shape of your lips.
  • Flori Roberts Waterproof Automatic Lip Pencil: The Waterproof Lip Pencil is a retractable lip liner with intense color in a creamy, hydrating formula. The pencil glides on effortlessly and lasts all day. You can outline the lips, starting at the center of the mouth on both the upper and lower lip lines using the pencil after applying any of the following:
    • Lipstick
    • Creamy Lip Color
    • Lip Glaze

You can also wear this alone with a closed cap after application.

  • LA Colors Automatic Lip Liner Pencil: LA Colors Pencil lines & fills lips beautifully by enriching it with shea butter which nourishes, moisturizes & protects your lip skin. This lip liner does not require a sharpener.
  • LA Girl Endless Auto Lip Liner: The Endless Auto Lip Liner is a semi-permanent formula for extended wear effects. It is a good waterproof and smudge-proof option for all-day wear, lining & defining with long-lasting definition. This unique formula glides on smooth with improved creaminess because of the added vitamin E to condition lips. Even after drying, the Liner’s color can withstand overnight.