For professional, formal, or casual occasions, enhancing the beauty of your lips is almost always a must. Especially if the air is harsh, either too dry or too hot, your lips tend to get dry and chapped. That is certainly not a favorable look.
However, once you have applied your favorite lipstick on, comes the second question: Should you wear a lip liner? Is it a must or not always necessary? When should you use a lip liner? In the following article, we will see the comparisons between going with and without a lip liner.
A lip liner is analog to the primer to foundation in nail polishing; it is not always a must, but it can indeed enhance the look of your lipstick. A lip liner functions to add a protective layer on the lipstick, ensuring that the lipstick will not fade, thus you won’t have to re-apply your lipstick for a longer time. A lip liner is especially needed when you use a lipstick that has a moisture-rich formula or shiny finish, as these lipsticks tend to bleed more. A lip liner also helps to pronounce the lip lines.
No Lip Liner
People tend to go without a lip liner if they don’t need the lipstick to remain for an extra-long time. Also, if you have thick and even lips, you may not need to use a lip liner. Matte lipsticks, and the ones that are more on the dry side, also don’t see a lip liner as a must.
Lip Liner vs No Lip Liner
|Lip Liner||No Lip Liner|
|- Needed when you want your lipstick for remain for the whole day||- Feasible when you only need your lipstick for a few hours|
|- Especially suitable for lipsticks that have a moisture-rich formula or shiny finish||- Suitable with matte lipsticks|
|- Perfect for thin and uneven lips||- Great if you have thick and even lips|
See the differences between Lip Liner vs No Lip Liner on pictures :
So, a lip liner is not always a must. A lip liner is necessary if you don’t want to re-apply your lipstick later in the day, or if you need to pronounce your lip lines more. Otherwise, going with no lip liner is fine.