No one actually admits to loving lip liner. Lip liner is what we grudgingly draw on to hold our much sexier red lipstick in place. It’s what your kooky great aunt uses while she laughs at your mint-flavored millennial balm stain. And like everything else from the nineties, it’s poised to make a major comeback, thanks to Kylie Jenner and her slightly overdrawn rosy-nude lip.
The whole point of a lip liner is to define and shape your lips with pigment that’s waxier (meaning longer-wearing and feather-resistant) than lipstick or gloss. The problem is that they never live up to that perfect, factory-sharp point. Who can be bothered to sharpen a pencil? I dream of being rich enough to just buy a new brow and lip pencil for every application and toss them to the peasants when the point starts to dull.
Enter the Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Pencil, which might actually be magic. Where most “automatic” cosmetic pencils sacrifice a truly sharp point for the convenience of a twist-up product, these pencils are actually, seriously sharp ALL THE TIME.
If it’s not straight up witchcraft, then the R&D department at Smashbox is hiding an actual genius. They put the sharpener inside the top of the cap. Every time you twist the cap shut, it shaves your pencil back into a factory-sharp point. That is next-level brilliance. Someone just one-upped the guy that put a sharpener in the back of the 64 count Crayola box. I have not been this excited about a product innovation since L’Oreal Kids put tangerine shampoo and conditioner in the same fish-shaped bottle. I’M EXCITED ABOUT LIP LINER, is what I’m saying.
I am partial to the true nineties Nude Light shade (further kudos to Smashbox for creating 3 different nudes). Get your Kylie Jenner on with Rosebud, or keep Ruby on deck for your red lip days.
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