How To Apply Lip Liner

Discover how to apply lip liner for a fuller-looking, picture-perfect pout.

Lip liner is the understated makeup bag essential that acts as the secret weapon to fuller-looking lips while helping your lipstick to boost its staying power. The key to lip liner application is the perfect colour match! With the right shade of lip liner, you can create a pouty, natural-looking lip shape that you can wear day or night.

To perfect your lip look, discover how to apply lip liner using Charlotte's AWARD-WINNING Lip Cheat!

How to apply lip liner:

  1. Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir for glossy, nourished lips

    Step 1: Prep your Lips

    Applying lip liner starts with skincare! Before you apply your Lip Cheat lip liner pencil, make sure your lips are magically moisturised with Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir! The crystal-infused formula rolls across the lips to nourish and condition them with Charlotte's magic matrix of skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, resurrection leaf and alpine rose for hydrated, smoother-looking looks that lip liner can easily glide onto.

    Tilbury Tip: When applying Charlotte's Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, apply over the top of your lips for further hydration.

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    Step 2: Choose Your Shade

    Choose your Lip Cheat shade based on your chosen lipstick. Watch Charlotte's How To Apply Lip Liner video to find your perfect shade that magically matches your go-to Charlotte Tilbury Beauty lipstick.

    Discover AWARD-WINNING Pillow Talk, a nude-pink lip liner that SUITS EVERYONE, Walk of No Shame, a rose-toned berry red, Love Trap, a brown-toned pink, and SO MUCH MORE darlings!

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  3. Model wearing Pillow Talk Lip Cheat to define the shape of lips

    Step 3: Start To Line Your Lips

    Using short, natural strokes, glide your Lip Cheat from the top corner of your lip and follow just outside your natural lip line. This will create the illusion of fuller, wider-looking lips and help to define your pout.

    Continue lining along the bottom of your lips, matching up with the upper lip line to complete your liner look.

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  4. Model wearing Supersize Me Lip Cheat to fill in the lips

    Step 4: Fill In Your Lips

    For longer lasting colour, you can fill in your lips with the lip liner for added colour intensity to your lip makeup.

  5. Model applying KISSING Lipstick in Bitch Perfect, a peach-toned nude lipstick with a satin finish

    Step 5: Add Lipstick for Extra Colour

    Apply your matching lipstick shade over the top of your lip liner for a more dimensional lipstick look. Choose your perfect colour and apply straight from the bullet or using the Lip Brush for extra precision.

    Since you've already lined your lips, you have a neat, defined shape to fill in. When applying your lipstick, the goal is to fuse the colour seamlessly with your lip liner while staying inside the lines for the most flawless, pout-perfected look.

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  6. Model applying Lip Lustre in Sweet Stiletto to give the lips a glossy, soft-pink shine

    Step 6: Lip Gloss Finishing Touches

    If you want to create the appearance of fuller looking lips, apply lip gloss over the top of your lipstick for a glamorous, glossy finish. Collagen Lip Bath is a high-shine, mirror-like gloss with a soft, plumping effect that helps lips to look more voluptuous, and Lip Lustre is a shimmering lip gloss that delivers a perfect coat of kissable colour. Choose your favourite and get the glowiest, glossiest lip look!

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