Are you struggling with how to match your lip liner and lipstick? Join the club! Many beauty lovers, new and experienced wonder “should my lip liner match my lipstick shade?”, “should lip liner be darker or lighter than lipstick?” the list goes on.
Never fear. Here’s our quick guide for all-things liner. We’ll discuss choosing a lip liner color, how to apply lip liner and lipstick, and how to match your lipstick with lip liner. If your liner stocks are lacking, check out LiveGlam’s growing collection, with a shade to match every skin tone and style.
Match Your Lip Liner and Lipstick
First things first, pick a liner that perfectly matches your lips. This will help to give you a blank canvas for nude looks, and to add a base for gloss.
A lip-matching liner can also help to create ombre looks with paler nude lipsticks and glosses, or tone down a brighter shade.
Match your lipstick with your lip liner
Should lip liner be lighter or darker than lipstick? Good question. It depends on what you are going for. If you want a statement ombre look, it’s best for the liner to be darker.
To simply create a long-wear base and sharp edge for your lipstick, find the shade that matches the lipstick color as best you can.
For example, lip liner for red lipstick should match the undertone (i.e. red or orange) and the darkness as much as possible. A liner like Cherry Pie is a classic red that would match perfectly with most true red lipsticks. Whereas Acai Smoothie would be a great match with a deep berry or wine-based red.
When considering questions like “what lip liner goes with red lipstick?” don’t be afraid to think outside the lines. You can mix and match lip liner and lipsticks to create custom shades, make a multi-shade statement lip, or enhance your lip shape and size.
For example, you could match an orange-based red lipstick with a darker, blue-based liner to create an ombre effect that is darker at the corners.
Or, you could draw a deep purple liner all over the lips and tap a lighter mauve lippie in the center for a cyber-chic look. Remember that dark colors in matte formulas can accentuate dryness, so scrub those lips!
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