Yes, You Need to Try Lip Liners

Do you use lip liner? I find it to be an essential part of my routine when I'm wearing lipstick. I used to not be that way, but wearing lip liner really, truly does make a difference. It just adds that something that gives a polished look.

I love them for defining my lips and I cannot wear a red lip without lip liner. Nope. No can do. Sometimes I'll completely fill in my lips with them and maybe add a gloss or a lip balm for that just-bitten look. Or other times I'll use a few of them for an ombre effect (Marylin Monroe's makeup artist supposedly used 5 on her red lips). When you check my beauty bag, you will definitely find some lip liners in there. The best part? This beauty must-have doesn't have to break the bank. That's why Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liners can be found in my beauty bag.

I wanted to share these because they now come in 14 shades! I love the range--from the yes-you-need-one clear liner (great for those who have issues with lines around the mouth or lip color bleeding) to nudes, pinks, reds (fave), and darker berry tones.

Above are swatches and the names of the liners. These are twist up liners with a pointed tip. These are self-sharpening and help to give that shape and definition to lips. Check out the super-quick video below of the liners:

In addition to the liners, I was sent some lipsticks as well. Any guesses which ones were my favorite? Check the video clips to see:

A great every day lip right? This is Purely Nude lip liner combined with Born With It lipstick. And y'all already know what I picked as my fave:

Red is my go-to when I need that extra bit of sass and oomph! I'm wearing Brick Red liner and Rich Ruby! I love the creaminess of these liners and the staying power. Find the liners easily at a drugstore bear for you around $7.99.

Do you wear lip liner?
Have you tried the Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liners before?
Which color did you like best?

Extra Elle:
After a brief hiatus, I made a stop a Target. I'm one of those people who's just happy browsing, but I admit a few little things popped in my cart. Oops! They had some of the carts decorated like Mario Kart, so of course I had to try one out. But now I'm on a shopping ban for May!

This post was sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions are my own.


  1. I totally agree with needing lip liner, ESPECIALLY with red lips! For sure. These are gorgeous colors :)

  2. Yup, all you need are lip liners!! ;) these look really amazing! :)

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  3. I'm pretty new to using lip liners but I don't know how I ever went without them!


  4. I'm a really big fan of these! The clear one is such a game changer. Target is one of those stores that I just can't browse and I always end up leaving with something ;p

  5. Love love love that pink color on you!!! It is gorgeous! Of course, you look good in red too. I need to be better about using a liner. My lipsticks always bleed on me and I usually stick to gloss.

  6. haha - I need a shopping ban myself.
    I love lip liner. I used to use it all the time - before it matched really well #hello80s It gives such a good crisp lip.

  7. I definitely need to go on a shopping ban, bought lots of clothes recently too. LOL! The lip liners look really lovely, I've been seeing pretty good reviews on them.

  8. So I'm not really a lip liner girl, but I know that it's essential when I'm wearing a bold lip color so it doesn't bleed!

  9. I love that nude color that was your favorite too. It looks so natural! I don't wear lipstick, so I don't use a liner, but when I went to my junior prom I attempted to wear lipstick. I looked so clownish because I didn't wear a lip liner, and after that I never wore lipstick again!

  10. I love lip liner! I agree with you, I cannot wear lipstick without lip liner, especially red.

  11. I've seen a few recommendations for these lip liners so I'll definitely have to give them a go xx


  12. I have to have a lip liner. For years I've used revolon's nude but I'm always looking to try others. I love these colors.

  13. Those liners look so creamy and pigmented! I need to grab one of the neutral ones.

  14. Lipliners are a must with me. I will have to try these out. Thanks for sharing and I pinned!

  15. I couldn't be without my lip liner now! Love the browns and nude shades!



  16. I do use lip liners, and those look fantastic!

  17. Those look awesome! I'm the worst at using lip liners because I've never even bought one before. I guess they seem like extra work and I'm lazy but I should give them a try.

  18. I never think to try lipliner, but you make it look so easy to add in that quick extra step!

  19. For some reason the videos won't load for me but my computer has been playing up a bit lately.

    I don't use lip liner but these are lovely ones, what a great range!

    I really like that red lipstick on you too :)

    Hope have a wonderful weekend planned :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  20. I don't but I definitely should. Especially now that I"m venturing into wearing more lippy. :)

  21. Lip liner is one product that I never really use but I think I should! These look great and I love your idea of applying it all over and then adding a gloss over the top. I might have to treat myself to some of these and give it a try :) x

  22. I used to always use lip liner and then got lazy. Love all of the nude shades and a great price point too!

    Doused In Pink

  23. I haven't tried these yet, but after reading Rowena's and your review, I'll be trying them out when I go the drugstore:)

  24. I've actually never tried a lip liner, and now I'm super intrigued! So many pretty shades <3
    Green Fashionista

  25. I loved your post and the mini video pics, all the colours suit you so well! Happy friday xx


  26. Lots of great colors! I really need to try some lip liners to help with bleeding. Good to know Maybelline has some good ones!

  27. I never saw the point in lip liners till a few years ago and now I can't live without them. I need to try these especially since Maybelline lipsticks are my favorites. I have an Ulta gift card and that's the only thing I'm allowed to shop with this month.

  28. Thanks for sharing these lip liners. I don't use them very much but might want to try the nude shade. Have a great weekend Elle!


  29. wow your teeth are SO white and u have an amazing smille. I love all the colors, you make them look so good! xO!


  30. I use to be so afraid to trying lipliners! They definitely are a must. I stopped wearing them for a while and now I've started using them again and wondered why I ever stopped! All these from maybelline look so pretty, I love all the nude ones!

  31. I got a Milani lip liner earlier this year to go with some of my reds, but I found it not only altered the colors, it turned the finishes more satin than matte. I think if I were more into cremes, I'd have as many liners as lipsticks, lol. I do love my Urban Decay Ozone, though, and I can't believe no one else has managed to release a clear lip liner.

    Anyway, you always rock the red, but that nude is seriously gorgeous on you.

  32. I agree that it is a must for red lipstick! I love the animated gifs you made for this post, so cute!


  33. Hi Elle! I love the gifs you included :) I think I have the lipstick #235, as well! They all look so pretty. Maybelline does a wonderful job with their formulas and packaging.
    I love wearing lip liners but haven't tried these yet; I'd probably grab Rich Chocolate first!
    And I had no idea about the Mario Karts at Target lol so cool =)

  34. I was so excited when I spotted these Maybelline Lip Liners on a few blogs but then was mega disappointed to see that in the UK, we don't even have half of these shades available to buy! The two shades I did try are so lovely.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  35. Great color range and I love that they're self sharpening!
    Oh and the nude and red are fab on you though I'm intrigued by the blue one too!

  36. I always wear lip liner, those look so good. Thanks for sharing!

  37. I wish I used lip liners more bc they always make your lipstick look amazing! Just gets pricy! I def need to check these out!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  38. I always wear lip liner!! Always!! I so need to check these out, thanks for posting about them. I haven't seen them yet and I love all the colors.


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