The One Lipliner Everyone Needs Forever

It looks so gorgeous alone, but pairs perfectly with seriously every lipstick ever.
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It looks so gorgeous alone, but pairs perfectly with seriously every lipstick ever.

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My love affair with MAC lip liner in Spice started early.

I was in eighth grade when I obtained my first pencil. I’m truly embarrassed to admit that the origins of this pencil are unlawful: I stole it. Sorry I was such a juvenile delinquent, but it’s true. I went through this phase when I was younger where I would steal tons of makeup from practically everywhere, usually the testers. (Ew. And Sorry.)

Now I’m older and I know that no $15 lip liner is worth having shoplifting on your record, and that testers are kind of disgusting. But, through my out-of-control adolescent behavior, I still discovered a staple that I would repurchase again and again because it goes with every look from every day to bold and dramatic. I hope that at least redeems me somehow. Please forgive me.

You know that scene in Clueless where Cher is eating a lollipop and says anything you can do to draw attention to your mouth is good? Well in my opinion, the best way to draw attention to your mouth is by drawing on your mouth with lip liner! And if there’s one lip liner on earth everyone should own, it would have to be MAC lip liner in Spice. For me, it’s the one lip liner I know I’ll keep buying as long as they make it, which I hope is forever.

I don’t ever want to live without this lip liner. There’s just something about it that makes you just look sexier. I love the look of no lipstick, but I still like my lips to look defined. Spice is a lovely mix of brown and pink and it blends effortlessly and would work with any skin tone because it’s a perfect neutral. I love it because you can enhance the shape of your lips so naturally. My favorite way to wear MAC lip liner in Spice is mostly on my top lip, since in art, your top lip is always supposed to be darker than the bottom. That’s one of the most valuable things I learned in college, because when you slightly darken your top lip, your lips will look amazingly full and gorgeous, even from a distance.

I use this lip liner to give my lips shape by tracing the outline of my top lip and lightly outlining the bottom, and then I go over the line with my ring finger lightly to soften the line and fade it into the lip.

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I finish by applying Chapstick or nude lipstick for a fuller look.

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Here, I’m wearing Spice with Rimmel London Kate Moss lipstick in 14, a really pretty nude. And on a side note, can I just mention I am obsessed with how these lipsticks smell?

I use Spice lip liner every day and it wakes up my whole face without looking super made-up, which is great for every occasion and no occasion alike.

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Without lipliner, I feel blah. When I want it to last extra-long, I apply Spice to dry lips and pat the line to blend.

Again, it’s important to focus on your top lip than your bottom; for most people, the bottom lip is naturally fuller than the top lip and doesn’t require as much attention.

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The pencil lasts surprisingly long… for instance, I don’t need to carry it in my bag all day, but I do anyway. I guess I’m just really insecure and think a beauty catastrophe can happen at any moment.

Another great thing about Spice is that it works fabulously under any lipstick as a barrier to prevent the color from bleeding out and smudging. This is probably why I have never needed to buy another lip liner to go with any of my favorite colors. All you need is a light application of lip liner, and fill with lipstick.

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With nude lipstick, Spice compliments it perfectly and it looks like you are wearing no lipliner at all. You don’t want your lipliner to be super-obvious. With red lips, it’s also undetectable and makes for a neater application. I’m still kind of messy with lipstick though. Please bear with me as I try to model in my hallway.

Here I am in red…

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(Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in 01)

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And in Mauve… (Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Berry Haute 660)

Trust me guys, you need this one.