It wasn't until my late teens that I fully understood the benefits of using lip liners. My earliest memory of my grandmother was watching her use a red lip liner before applying her lipstick. I never understood what it actually did and why it was so important. Well, many of my friends usually skip lip liners and just go straight for the lipsticks, so I thought it would be nice to explain why lip liners benefit your make-up bag. Firstly, lipsticks bleed - particularly red shades. They have a nasty habit of smudging over your lip line and becoming messy. Using a lip liner won't completely keep your lipstick kiss proof but it will create a more defined lip shade, therefore making your lips look more defined and distinctive. They really shape your lips and create a good base for your lipstick. If you wish your lips were a tiny bit bigger, using a lip liner is the perfect tool for you. When you use the liner, slowly draw outside of your lips, you can gently create a fuller lip line.
I spotted this Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Pound Land - the shade is called 045 Epic. I would say it is quite a warm earthy tone. Pretty much perfect if you use brown lipsticks like I do. I didn't get off to a great start with this lip liner, as I gently went to take a swatch is crumbled slightly so I had to twist it down to make it a smaller tip. After I did this, it worked perfect. It created a smooth, even line and it really looked well underneath my Illamasqua lipstick. The pigmentation of this lip liner is quite impressive, it isn't too creamy like some lip liners can be, but it still creates a matte finish. I definitely think that everyone needs this particular shade in their make-up bag, it will match a good range of lip shades and it creates a lovely base. I'm pretty lucky that I found this in Pound land, if you can't find it in your local shop you can buy it online on Amazon. Have you tried this lip liner before? What goodies have you found in Pound land lately? 8.5/10 ♥