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Top 10 Lip Liners

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Don’t ever worry again about what lip liner is right for you, ’cause we have your comprehensive - and completely unbiased - top ten list of the best and buzziest lipstick feathering wranglers ever. Whether you nudge toward Clinique approved nudes, or insist on a built in brush, you’ve come to the right place. Love a chubby, matte version that doubles as a lipstick? We’ve got you—times two! Scroll through and pick among the assemblage of colors and textures, and stress less knowing they are all the best.
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March 24, 2014

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The Rankings


Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil

Our Score

Made For: Fans of smooth and easy blending

Loved For: being a Dick Page designed brush that gives you makeup artist precision, without the early call times!

Best For: Its smudge-resistant formula


M.A.C. Lip Pencil

Our Score

Made For: Ladies wanting bold color choices

Loved For: Its antioxidant rich vitamen E that keeps your pout moisturized

Best For: Its $15 price tag


Estée Lauder Automatic Lip Pencil Duo

Our Score

Made For: Fans of brown shades

Loved For: Its twist up liner that stays forever sharp

Best For: Its ability to refill the cartridge


Lancôme ’Le Lipstique’ LipColoring Stick with Brush

Our Score

Made For: Anyone wanting a slew of soft, creamy hues

Loved For: Being a waterproof formula that ensures April showers won’t have you smeared all over town

Best For: Its ease of wear, whether under lipsick or alone


Clinique Quickliner for Lips

Our Score

Made For: Those wanting a long wearing lip liner that won’t break the bank

Loved For: Offering a multitude of nude shades for every skin and lip tone

Best For: Non-drying on lips


Chanel Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer

Our Score

Made For: Those seeking a semi-matte, satin finish

Loved For: Being a a one stop liner shop with a comprehensive conglomeration of pinks, berries, reds and nudes

Best For: Its built-in-brush seamless application


NYX COSMETICS Slim Lip Pencil

Our Score

Made For: A woman who wants a mass of colors to choose from

Loved For: Under $4 price tag, seriously!

Best For: Easy blendability


BOBBI BROWN Art Stick

Our Score

Made For: Women on the go who need a 2-in-1 to slip in the bag

Loved For: Its perfect blend of creamy and matte that will last even through that Shake Shack burger

Best For: The fact that it comes with a sharpener


URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

Our Score

Made For: Keeping your lipstick inside the lines

Loved For: The color ’ozone’, a clear version that works with any color...genius!

Best For: Its creamy, easy glide formula that lasts


NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Our Score

Made For: Anyone who doesn’t have time to constantly re-apply

Loved For: Its on trend colors and lasting pigment without giving you the dreaded crusties

Best For: Lining and filling with ease

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