How To Apply Lip Liner

Lip liner is the understated makeup bag essential that acts as the secret weapon to fuller looking lips while offering staying power to your lipstick. The key to lip liner application is the perfect colour match, forget the 90's! With the right shade of lip liner, you can create naturally fuller-looking lips that you can wear day or night to complete your makeup look. To perfect your lip look, we’re showing you how to apply lip liner for gorgeous plumper looking lips. Plus, watch our NEW video with 5 new lip liner shades and their matching lipstick.

How to apply lip liner:

  1. Close up on model's moisturised lips after following step one of Charlotte's how to apply lip liner routine

    Step 1: Prep your Lips

    Make sure your lips are moisturised for a smoother surface that will make lip liner application easier. When applying a dry sheet mask, apply over the top of your lips to help create a smoother surface.

  2. Matte Revolution Lipsticks arm swatches on fair skin

    Step 2: Choose Your Shade

    Choose your lip liner shade based on your chosen lipstick. Watch the video below to shade match your favourite lipstick with its perfectly paired lip liner.

  3. Model wearing Pillow Talk Lip Cheat to define the shape of lips

    Step 3: Start To Line Your Lips

    Using short, natural strokes, start from the top corner of your lip and follow just outside your natural lip line. This will create the illusion of fuller, wider looking lips and help to define your pout.

    Continue lining along the bottom of your lips too, matching up with the upper lip line to complete your liner look.

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  4. Model wearing Supersize Me Lip Cheat to fill in the lips

    Step 4: Fill In Your Lips

    For longer lasting colour, you can fill in your lips with the lip liner for added colour intensity to your lip makeup.

  5. Model applying KISSING Lipstick in Bitch Perfect, a peach-toned nude lipstick with a satin finish

    Step 5: Add Lipstick for Extra Colour

    Apply your matching lipstick shade on top, either straight from the bullet or use a Lip Brush for extra precision.

  6. Model applying Lip Lustre in Sweet Stiletto to give the lips a glossy, soft-pink shine

    Step 6: Lip Gloss Finishing Touches

    If you want to create the appearance of fuller looking lips, apply lip gloss over the top of your lipstick for a glamorous, glossy finish.