Lip liners are the secret weapon of the beauty industry. With ultra-fine formulas and buildable pigmentation, lip pencils are often more comfortable than lipsticks, last longer throughout the day, and offer precise definition with ease. However, given just how many are available to pick from, it can be hard to find the perfect shade – or to know where to start looking.
As someone with fair skin, I’ve found the hunt for flattering nude and neutral lip liners quite challenging. But over the years, I’ve managed to create a small collection that have become fail-safe products in my makeup bag…
02 by Victoria Beckham Beauty
02 instantly became an industry classic upon its launch. With a stunning neutral, almost rosy brown undertone, this now-iconic shade is incredibly flattering for so many skin tones, whether your undertone is warm, cool or neutral. I couldn’t love it more.
WHIRL by MAC Cosmetics
Whirl has to be the closest lip pencil to my own lip colour that I’ve ever found. The cool mauve undertone to this neutral beige allows it to be the ultimate no-makeup makeup product to have in your collection. The formula is buildable, so it’s lovely and subtle. It’s my everyday go-to.
PILLOW TALK by Charlotte Tilbury
The Pillow Talk lip liner is possibly the most iconic product to exist in the beauty sphere, and it’s easy to see why. It’s the perfect everyday, wearable pink: Not too pink, not too warm, not too cool – it’s the perfect balance of all the things we want in a lip liner. Also, Charlotte Tilbury liners do not budge, so not only are you getting a beautiful, flattering tone, but a product which will last all day too.
ICONIC NUDE by Charlotte Tilbury
A neutral taupe with a subtle of mauve undertones, Iconic Nude is a must have if you love to wear rosy tones or true cool tones on your eyes. Perfect for 90s supermodel glam, and it works on so many skin tones too.
03 by Victoria Beckham Beauty
Many people with fair skin have naturally rosy lips, so a pinky rose lip definer is a must-have product. 03 by VBB has a very subtle brown undertone, which allows this rose shade to be more subdue, natural, and easy to wear.