I’ve got a review for a lip liner today and it’s the Glimmersticks Lip Liner from Avon. This shade is called Red Brick. So let us get into the review!
Rs 259 for 0.25 g
Red Brick is a dark, cool toned red. I just LOVE the colour; it’s so vampire-ish and evil! It comes in a retractable pencil and it is really easy to apply. It doesn’t melt or crumble while applying, so you get a smooth line. Plus it has a completely 100% matte finish!
I have two lip swatches for you. In the first one, I have lined my lips with this lip liner and then also used it to fill in my lips.
You can see how dry it is making my lips look! This is probably a result of the matte effect of the lip liner – even though my lips were not overly dry, there seem to be a million fine lines. So I don’t think it can’t really be used on its own unless you have very smooth lips. What about with a lipstick? Let’s find out!
In the next lip swatch, I have used the lip liner to line my lips and then filled in my lips with a red lipstick. Though the colours are not the same (the lipstick is a lighter, warmer shade of red), they are very close and you can see that the liner gives so much definition to my lips! In this close up (which is very close haha!) you can see the difference in shades but it’s not visible from a distance. So I just wanted to show you how this lip liner can be used in conjunction with even a lipstick that’s not the same shade.
What I like?:
- Can be used as a liner for many red and pink toned lipstick shades
- Price is reasonable for the quantity
- Does not crumble or melt
- Increases wear time of any lipstick by 1-2 hours
- Smooth, matte finish
- Can be used as a base for applying other lipsticks
- Retractable and hence hygienic
- No need to sharpen so no product wastage
What I don’t like?
- Can’t be used just by itself as it over-emphasizes fine lines in the lips
- Drying when used on its own
I love the matte finish and the colour and the fact that you don’t have to sharpen it. But not being able to use it on its own is a deal breaker for me.
You can get many other lip liners in the market that are as good as this for the same or lesser price, though maybe not in a matte finish. If you have a chance to get this on discount, you could try it out. I think they are worth a shot, but if you don’t get one, it’s not like you’ll be missing out on a lot.