Lip liners have to be the most underrated product in the makeup world. But they’re so important and so versatile! Whether you’re trying to lock a color in place or add some killer definition lip liners will have your back.
One of my current faves is the Smashbox Violet Always Sharp Lip Liner. It’s a cool, muted grape with a matte finish that looks great with just about all of my pink and purple lippies. From glosses to lipsticks, Violet plays very well with a variety of formulas. It adds definition to my formless lips while making my lippies last just a little longer and look a little better, too.
Violet isn’t the creamiest lip liner I’ve tried but it’s a smidgen creamier than, say, a regular MAC lip pencil and it doesn’t tug or drag during application. It’s pretty comfortable to wear too. Violet didn’t feel drying during application and my lips weren’t begging for mercy 5-6 hours later after it began to fade.
While I love the color and fuss free formula what makes Violet one of my favorite lip liners is the super convenient packaging. It’s genius! The Always Sharp Lip Liners are literally always sharp and ready to give the most precise, clean application every time thanks to the nifty sharpener built into the cap. You just twist the cap on (as you normally would) and voila! It doesn’t seem to waste any product either as there isn’t buildup in the cap or pieces falling out when I open it. I do think the Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liners are tiny bit pricey ($20) but they’re well worth the money!