First of all let me start by saying, I've never been a huge fan of lip liners. After way too many failed attempts, and being left with rings around my lips; I gave up. That was until I received this little beauty in the April edition of Glamour magazine.
ModelCo state that their 'Lip Enhancer Illusion Nude Lip Liner, enhances and defines the lips. The unique skin colour & soft wax pencil allows you to create the perfect pout by giving the illusion of natural, fuller lips. The Lip Enhancer has been especially formulated with Bees wax, Carnauba wax, Cocoa butter and Shea butter to keep lips nourished, while the skin-coloured pigments naturally enhance the shape of your pout and suits any lipstick colour.'
Sounds perfect right?
It's always been hard for me to find a liner that doesn't pull at the lips so I was surprised at how good this product is. The liner glides on really well, and leaves my lips feeling soft. I guess this is down to the various wax's but it's a huge plus point and acts like a moisturising sealant. Quite often I've found liners to be drying on the lips, also having the tendency to bleed into the lip product but I didn't find this at all with this liner thanks to the creamy texture. The 'Illusion' aspect of this liner is completely correct, I was shocked at how much fuller my lips looked.
How often do we come across product's that claim to be nude but in fact they end up turning our lips pink or brown? This is now a thing of the past; thanks to the high pigmentation & texture of this product, any change in lip colour is prevented. Although I have a a very pale skin tone, the liner just adapts to my lip colour and manages to remain looking natural.
I was surprised at the staying power of this product, lasting for a good few hours even without adding a lipstick to the top of it. It also wears, and stays evenly so you don't have to worry about that damn ring around the lips!
The only downside is the sharpener: I found the liner too creamy when trying to sharpen, it got caught amongst the blades and I ended up wasting a lot of product, boo. Although, this is handy for touch ups on the move!
You can buy this direct from ModelCo for £16, I personally believe this is excellent value for money & I'll be repurchasing. Until now, I'd never heard of ModelCo so I'll definitely be checking out more of their items!
My first Holy Grail lip liner! WOO!