Despite popular belief, good lip liners don’t necessarily have to be manufactured under the trademark of a reputable brand. As it turns out, drugstore lip liners can be just as good if you know what you’re buying, not to mention how much more affordable they are overall. Good lip liners can not only add to the effects of any lipstick but can very well replace lipstick altogether while defining the lips and retaining their color.
With this in mind, it would make sense to invest in such a relatively inexpensive, yet highly effective product as long as it doesn’t cost much. For your consideration, here are some of the best drugstore lip liners on the market right now.
10Prestige Cocoa Waterproof Lipliner
Seen by many as an essential tool for every make-up artist out there, this modern 100% waterproof lipliner combines a soft application with long lasting wear to create one of the best drugstore lip liners money can buy. Speaking of which, this dermatologically approved lipliners is much more affordable than an equally-capable lipstick, with the notion that such a lipliner will last you a much longer time.
9Revlon ColorStay Lipliner with SoftFlex
The ColorStay Lipliner from Revlon comes available in 10 full-coverage shades, 5 sheer shades, and one clear shade. Its exclusive Colorstay SoftPlex technology provides long-wearing definition while keeping lip color for a much longer time, preventing feathering and lipstick bleeding at the same time. It also defines the outline of your lips with a very smooth color that will easily blend thus extending lip color wear quite a bit.
8Prestige Angora Waterproof Lipliner
Easily applicable, 100% waterproof, and very long lasting by default, the Angora lipliner shade will provide a very clear and sharp outline that is bound to last for a very long time. Similar to the Cocoa lipliner, Prestige’s Angora shade offers a nice neutral color without being too light by any means. What’s interesting about the Angora lipliner is how relatively ‘invisible’ it is, especially when used with a lipstick of a similar color.
7Wet N’ Wild Coloricon Lip Liner Brandy Wine #666
With the no.666 Coloricon from Wet N’ Wild, you get a lovely Brandywine color that is bound to last you a very long time. Easy to apply, it provides a sharp, narrow line, that isn’t likely to get smudged off during the day. We should point out, however, that this particular lipliner is intended for slightly dark-colored lipstick shades, which is why you would do well to use it with a neutral-colored lipstick if your natural lip color is slightly darker.
6Maybelline New York Expert Tools Lip Brush
Designed to provide a precise lip color application quickly and effectively, Maybelline’s New York Expert lipliner has it all. It comes with a convenient retractable case, it uses 100% natural bristles and is unlikely to show any signs of damage even after being used for a very long time. This lip brush will also give tour lips an even, smudge-free cover while keeping your lipstick application intact and well contained.
5Prestige Cosmetics Waterproof Automatic Lipliner
This particular lipliners offers a unique swivel-up color application through a tip that retracts after being applied, saving you the hassle of sharpening it. Prestige is known for making long-lasting formulas that do not smudge and this one is no different. Furthermore, its soft, rounded point will apply color smoothly and evenly with no pulling or tugging whatsoever. Also, it contains a mixture of Vitamins A, C, and E that will hydrate your lips upon being applied.
4L’oreal Colour Riche Gloss Rich Rose
This fragrance-free lipliner features nurturing, hydrating Omega 3 and protective Vitamin E contents that keep the lips soft, smooth, and shiny throughout the day. It is a sheer lip gloss with a hint of shimmer that is best worn alone or in tandem with a brightly colored lip color. We say this because it boasts a light pink-shaded color that will require a much darker nuance to stand out or an equally light-shaded lipstick to blend in.
3Prestige Lipliner Deep Plum
Dermatologically approved and overall safe to use repeatedly over long periods of time, this highly pigmented lip liner is bound to offer a smooth, no-smudge application that doesn’t wear off during the day. For a long-wearing finish, you will need to combine it with either lipstick or lip gloss. When applied properly, this lipliner draws as little attention as possible due to how seemingly inconspicuous it is.
2L’oreal Colour Riche Lip Liner More Chocolate
Color Riche Creamy anti-feathering lip liners offer great definition in 12 different shades, boasting a very rich color at the same time. It has to be said that although it is designed to work best with the Color Riche Lipcolour, you can use it with pretty much any brightly-colored lipstick. It also never smears or feathers for some reason, while being entirely waterproof. We should also point out that it contains a multitude of vitamins that will hydrate your lips throughout the day.
1L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Stars Collection Lipcolour, Beyonce’s Red
This high-quality lipliner uses patented lip-gripping polymers of superior elasticity, designed to provide an even, smudge-free application that is bound to last for a very long time. It also features a sphingolipid complex, marine collagen that makes your lips shine rather smoothly without drawing too much attention to them at the same time. This is because it contains a rich vitamin mixture that hydrates and moisturizes the lips throughout the day.