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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Review | Born Pretty Lip Liner Pencil*

One of the products I was recently sent to try from Born Pretty was a lip liner pencil*; now, I'm not a massive wearer of lip products and didn't previously own a lip liner, so this seemed like a great opportunity to try one out! I went for a fairly safe shade choice with #2, a mid pink which I thought would look nice on its own as well as going well with my most-used lip products - I'm definitely a pink lip kinda gal!
Born Pretty Lip Liner Pencil #2
The crayon-style lip liner has a metal cap which I think is nicer than a plastic one, it certainly makes it feel a littler better quality. My one complaint is that this is a product which you'll need to sharpen regularly, which seems wasteful and, more importantly, is massively inconvenient because I can never find a sharpener when I need one! That aside, how have I been getting on with Born Pretty's Lip Liner Pencil?
Born Pretty Lip Liner Swatch
I've found that the tip is firm enough to draw a nice precise line, although I have to admit that I'm not very good at keeping it even, and the fact that my lips are wonky to start with certainly doesn't help! The liner goes on smoothly without too much tugging at the lips, and the colour pay-off is quite nice. It feels quite nice on the lips although I do find that it dries them out as the day goes on, so I'd definitely suggest pairing this with a good lip-balm. It has a matte finish, which can accentuate any lines or dryness in the lips.
Born pretty Lip Liner Lip Swatch
In terms of wear-time, I've found the colour does start to fade after a couple of hours, although it stains my lips nicely so there's still a pretty tint to them even after 10+ hours of wear. I paired it with my Deborah Milano Shine Creator Lipstick in Shade 8 (see the photo on the right below); I found this to be a good combination, with the liner helping the lipstick to last a little longer and leaving me with a hint of colour even after the lipstick had faded.
FOTD Born Pretty Lip Liner FOTD
I've actually been pleasantly surprised by my first lip liner experience, finding it easier than I anticipated to slot into my routine, and I really like that the liner stains my lips to leave a hint of colour behind. Born Pretty's Lip Liner is available here, priced at £1.36; with five shades available, there's a good chance of finding one you like the look of! Remember you can get 10% off site-wide at Born Pretty with my discount code; just enter 'JESSMK31' at the checkout. Do you use lip liner regularly? Any tips for getting it even, or is it just a matter of practice?

[*Product provided for consideration. Prices correct at time of writing, but may vary with fluctuations in exchange rates.]


  1. ooo this is a nice colour!


  2. Love born pretty - Im thankful for extremely affordable products - I didnt realize they have liners though. Thats awesome.

  3. This is such a pretty shade and it looks great on you x

  4. This looks so pretty shade and so affordable x

    Pink Frenzy


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