Lost Your Lip Liner AGAIN? Here Are 4 SOS Hacks That Work Wonders


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Theres no worse pain than losing a lip pencil. And not any pencil, but your daily bad b*tch pencil –  if that isnt heartbreak, we dont know what is. RIP to all our strayed MAC chestnut liners and HB Lip Contours gone but not forgotten, and our bank accounts concur.

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Next time your precious lip liner goes MIA (touch wood!), throw that tantrum and get your frustration out cause we feel your pain. Luckily though, your low-key daily glam wont entirely be ruined as our makeup stashes offer *several* lip liner alternatives in the case of an emergency. Keep in mind that these won’t deliver the same precision and pigment as your lip pencil, but they do a good enough job of outlining and shaping your pout.

Hack #1: Eyeshadow 

PRO TIP: As Ofunne Amaka mentions in her caption, not all mattes are created equally.So ensure you pick a brown thats not too muted or too grey to compliment your skins undertone.

Hack #2: Eyeshadow + Micellar Water

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PRO TIP: Bex Campbell demos her updated take on the eyeshadow-as-lipliner hack by adding micellar water to the mix. This will turn your powder eyeshadow into cream for more seamless lip application and intensified color that’ll make your outline *pop*.

Hack #3: Concealer

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PRO TIP: For long-lasting and transfer-proof color that doesnt budge, our new baby #FauxFilter Luminous Matte Liquid Concealer, $29, works exceptionally well for this hack by Kyra Nikole. We tested it out ourselves, and the result was ah-mazing! Apply a richer shade of concealer like Hazelnuton the lip line, then follow this up with a lighter shade on the center of your lips. Blend, blend, blend by rubbing your lips together, then top it off with a coat of Silk Balm Honey Kiss Plumping Lip Balm, $21, for a flawless nude pout.

Hack #4: Maybelline Brow Tattoo Peel Off Tint, $17

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PRO TIP: Okay, first of all, we’re OBSESSED with this hack! And secondly, dont forget to prep your lips before applying. Use our WISHFUL Yo Glow AHA & BHA Facial Enzyme Scrub, $39, to buff away any dead skin for a kissable and smooth lip base.

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Check out more pro hacks for using brow tint as lip liner here.

Would you try any of these hacks? Let us know in the comments below, and check out this post for more amazing TikTok makeup tricks.

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