So, these past months I’m trying to play around lip pencils, which are the Bourjois Lip Pencil in #01 Nude Wave and the Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Aquarius to be exact. To be honest, I’ve never find lip pencil to be necessary in my routine before. My main reason to experiment more with lip pencils is because I want to make the Kylie Liquid Lipstick works, lol.
I hate it when I bought pretty expensive things and it didn’t work, I just have to make it work!!! 😆
I’ve read a few of tips on how to avoid cracking on liquid lipstick, and the one that actually works for me is the one that said that you have to put pore filling makeup primer on your lips. I tried this method with Make Up For Ever’s Smoothing Primer, and it works wonderfully! Although it didn’t lengthen the longevity of the liquid lipstick whatsoever.
Therefore, I’m really curious to try the lip pencil method because, well… originally the Kylie Liquid Lipstick paired with the Lip Pencil in her kit, however,
being the stingy person that I am, I just don’t want to spend extra money for her lip pencil that rumored to have the similar formula with Colourpop Lippie Pencil, lol! 😆
1.Bourjois Lip Pencil in #01 Nude Wave
Well, it’s a pretty basic lip pencil, not ground breaking whatsoever. However, since I have very pigmented lips, I was pleasantly surprised that this lip pencil shows up on my lips with its nude shade. Usually nude shades lip pencils were barely shows up on my lips! Maybe it’s the shade, but this lip pencil is certainly very pigmented!
Formula wise, it’s pretty standard, not very creamy and long lasting, but it does its job — most importantly it’s very pigmented! But the texture is pretty comfortable, although after an hour or two it will dry my lips, but ultimately most of the time it is comfortable.
2. Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Aquarius
Another Kathleen Lights x Colourpop collaboration! In terms of colour, the Aquarius is more in the brown side if we compare it to the Bourjois Nude Wave, the formula is somewhat siliconey…? It glides smoothly on the lips and feels creamy, however I feel like it didn’t shows up on my lips. Maybe the shade is too close to my lip colour, or it’s just plainly not pigmented enough for my lips.
I choose Aquarius because it’s closer to the Kylie Liquid Lipstick shade that I had — Exposed, and I was surprised that whenever I filled my lips with this lip pencil, the Kylie Liquid Lipstick applied sooo much smoother and better! The finish is pretty similar with the smoothing primer method, but I feel like with this lip pencil, it does help to lengthen the longevity.
So, overall, I think both lip pencils does works for different reason, the Bourjois one works because it’s so pigmented and you can use it on its own, and the Colourpop Lippie Pencil works great as lip base before any of your liquid lipstick. Perhaps because the Colourpop one is somewhat siliconey, and most of pore filling primer contains silicon, maybe that’s why they have similar results with liquid lipstick.
But both method definitely work to help you create smooth canvas for your liquid lipstick application, it will reduce the appearance of lines on your lips, and it helps to avoid cracking, which bounds to happened (at least for me) with Kylie Liquid Lipstick or any drying liquid lipstick that you have. If you have the same problem with me, you should try both these methods!