The best nude lip liners
While it's recently been all about a bold lip, one of the most classic looks out there is a nude lip - teamed with a barely there eye or a smokey eye of course - better still if it's matched to your eye colour. Not to be underestimated, this look is chic, classic and we are all about it for 2019. In our opinion, no nude lip is complete without a liner to ensure a perfected application - we pick the best for you to experiment with.
While the dark liner on the likes of Pamela Anderson, circa Baywatch days became one of her most iconic looks, fast forward to today and we are seeing a much more muted take on the nude lip. You may have steered clear of a lip liner in the past, but for a perfectly formed nude pout, we believe it's essential. Start by lining your lips to nail the shape of the lip before then filling in your whole lip with the liner - this helps to anchor the colour and create a long-lasting finish. Next, apply your colour, blot with a tissue, before reapplying. Doing these quick hacks should ensure your color remains drink-proof and kiss-proof. Here are five winners in our eyes:
bh loves: Elizabeth Arden Plump Up Lip Liner in Nude, $46; Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Natural, $13.50; Inika Certified Organic Lip Liner Pencil in Buff, $34;
Clinique Quickliner for Lips Intense in Intense Sassafras, $41 and Nude By Nature Defining Lip Pencil in Nude, $22.95
There is a multitude of neutral shades to suit every skin tone when it comes to nude liners - choose one which is as close to your natural lip colour as possible.
Keeping your liner sharpened after each application will ensure a precise line each time - the last thing you want is a smudged finish.
Don't forget to check up on your colour as the day or night goes by - filling in the whole lip will help to avoid an obvious lip line, but even a nude lip needs maintenance (soz).
Do you have any nude lip liner hacks to share?