Liner Love: Cork Lip Pencil
February 10, 2012 § 6 Comments
A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for lining the lips or filling them in. They are long-lasting and available in a wide selection of colours that each work well with many different lipstick shades. The colour of Lip Pencils is protected by Vitamin E, which acts as an anti-oxidant, and they contain emollients that moisturize the lips. Lip Pencils can be worn alone, with Lipstick, or Lipglass.
| Cork Lip Pencil | Muted Golden Brown | $14 US, $16.50 CAD | Permanent | 1.45 g
So, let me preface this by saying Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipstick is not the easiest colour for Brown Girls to wear on its own. On NC/NW45 + skin, it’s light, it’s pale, it’s grayish, and simply just not the business. Unless you have lighter skin and lips, I’m just going to say Viva Glam Gaga 2 is not Brown Girl Friendly at all. Quite frankly, it looks like doo-doo. But, you probably already knew that. 🙂
That’s when our buddy Cork Lip Pencil comes to the rescue!
On me, (NW 45/47), Cork is the perfect liner! It’s not too light and not too dark. It brings together the different shades in my lips, which is exactly what I need when going for a nude lip. Yes, it’s an extra step, but I’m willing to take the 5 seconds to get the result I want.
So, this is what scary Viva Glam Gaga 2 looks like on me (yikes….):
And this is how Cork turned this unforgivable lipstick into my new favourite ultra-nude:
Pretty good, no?
Edited to add: lol My coworker said the cork/gaga combo in the last pic looks ashy!!! I can’t believe it!! I sweaaaaar it’s not ashy in person! I wouldn’t do that to you all!