While most of us may not be regular users of lip liners, there is a reason why this classic and humble makeup product is a must-have for most makeup artists and beauty gurus. A good lip liner can do wonders to extend the wear of your lip product, and enhance the shape of your lips to achieve a more polished look.

Get beautifully defined lips that will last all day by trying some of these lip liners!

1. Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Pencil

Best for overlining and achieving bigger lips – suitable for preventing feathering

Price from SGD35.00

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With amazing staying power and a waterproof formula, this lip liner is an excellent option for those who want to overline their lips and achieve a bolder pout. The pigmented formula goes on creamy but has enough grip to last throughout the day. 

2. Pat Mcgrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil

Best for brown and darker skin tones

Price from SGD41.00

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With a selection of pigmented shades to choose from, these lip pencils will complement warm and deeper skin tones effortlessly. The formula is smooth, long-lasting and transfer-resistant, and it comes with its own sharpener for your convenience. We recommend checking out the shades Supernatural, Major Red and Night Fever.

3. Huda Beauty Lip Contour

Best with liquid lipstick – suitable for thin lips

Price from SGD40.00

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Transfer-proof with a matte finish, these lip liners will complement your favourite liquid lipstick without causing any dryness. Select from a range of nudes, pinks and reds that all give a colour payoff  that is strong enough that you can even use them on their own.

4. Marc Jacobs (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil

Best without lipstick – suitable for a natural look

Price from SGD36.00

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This long-wearing lip liner applies softly to the lips but manages to stay on throughout the day. It acts as a great base for your lipstick, but is also pigmented enough to be applied on its own and will wear nicely without smudging. 

5. Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Lip Liner

Best with lip gloss or clear gloss – suitable for Fenty Gloss Bomb

Price from SGD30.00

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Apart from having a matte and long-wearing formula, this lip liner comes in a wide range of highly pigmented shades that will pair well under a lip gloss. Choose from a selection of nudes and browns for a more natural look, or add a unique undertone to your gloss by pairing it with a blue or green liner. 

6. Sephora Collection Universal Lip Liner

Best for all colors

Price from SGD14.00

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If you want something that will work with any lip shade, try this universal lip liner. The clear gel formula glides on smoothly, preventing smudges and feathering without interfering with your lip colour. It includes hyaluronic acid to help keep your lips moisturized as well.

7. NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lip Liner – London

Best with MAC’s Velvet Teddy

Price from SGD11.00

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A more affordable option of lip liners for MAC’s Velvet Teddy’s iconic warm brown tone is the NYX liner in the shade London. Described as a deep tan shade, it works well with brownish nudes and has a velvety matte formula that is pigmented and long-wearing.

8. MAC Lip Pencil – Ruby Woo

Best with MAC’s Ruby Woo – suitable with red lipsticks

Price from SGD33.00

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The iconic red lip now comes in the form of a lip pencil, and it is definitely the best pairing for the Ruby Woo lipstick. This pairing stays true to the crimson red shade and adds to its longevity with a long-lasting matte formula. It can also be paired with other bold red lipsticks.

9. MAC Lip Pencil – Soar

Best with MAC’s Ruby Woo – suitable with red lipsticks

Price from SGD33.00

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The iconic red lip now comes in the form of a lip pencil, and it is definitely the best pairing for the Ruby Woo lipstick. This pairing stays true to the crimson red shade and adds to its longevity with a long-lasting matte formula. It can also be paired with other bold red lipsticks.

10. MAC Lip Pencil – Spice

Best with MAC’s Taupe

Price from SGD33.00

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This pairing will make for a gorgeous autumn-friendly lip. While Spice comes off as a pigmented brown shade, it has hints of orange and red tones that beautifully complements Taupe’s warm, reddish-brown tones.

11. Mac Lip Pencil – Dervish

Best with MAC’s Angel and Anastasia’s Pure Hollywood – suitable for pink lipsticks

Price from SGD33.00

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Commit to the baby pink tones of the MAC Angel by pairing it with this neutral pink lip pencil. It is a great option for pink lipsticks if you want a bright and wearable look, as the colour enhances pink shades without adding brown tones.

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