With a rise in the popularity of lip liners, I thought I would share my top 5 favorite nude lip liners from the drugstore. While the true definition of the color nude is quite subjective, I have included both pinky nudes and peachy nudes, since I love both. My favorite of the bunch is Jordana’s Rock N’ Rose, it is a nude, dusty pink in a very creamy, but long lasting formula. For an easy, yet put together look, I love priming my lips with ChapStick and filling my entire lips in with Rock N’ Rose. It also looks lovely under a multitude of nude lipsticks. I have 3 back ups of this liner because I never want to run out, and at only $2.79, buying in multiples won’t break the bank. Jordana is available at Walgreens, Kmart and www.jordanacosmetics.com
A close second, is the Boots No7 Line and Define Lip Pencil in Nude. This color, created by one of my favorite makeup artists Lisa Eldridge (so, I might be just a bit biased, but she knows her stuff), is a very natural looking peachy nude, a definite your lips but better color. Although, not as creamy as the Jordana, it still applies with ease and has decent staying power. I prefer to wear this color under lipstick or gloss, not on its own. It is the most expensive of my choices at $6.99 and is only available at Target.
Very similar in color and texture to Boots No7 Nude is the NYX Nude retractable lip liner ($4.49). On my lips it pulls a tad more pink than the Boots. The packaging states this lip liner is waterproof, I do not find that to be true, however, it’s staying power is on par with the Jordana. NYX is available at Target, Ulta, CVS, and www.nyxcosmetics.com
Although, Ulta’s Contour Lip Liner in Rose is the driest and most difficult of my favorites to apply, it’s beautiful color payoff makes it worth it. The pink hue makes my lips appear fuller and the drier consistency makes for a very long wearing formula. When wearing this liner, I always prep my lips with a balm of some kind to counteract its dryness and help with smoother application. This pencil is not retractable, so it needs sharpening. Some people may view this as a negative, however, I think this makes for a more precise application. I purchased this pencil on sale for $3.79 (originally $7.00) at Ulta.
Jordana’s Tawny lip liner is a bit deeper in color than all my other choices, and the brownest nude of the bunch. I love wearing this color alone on my lips with a warm-toned smokey eye. Like the Rock N’ Rose, this liner is creamy in consistency and very long wearing. The Jordana Easyliner is by far my favorite drugstore lip liner formulation, excellent value for money.