Lip liners are makeup’s true unsung heroes. They keep lip color in place and prevent it from fading and feathering, but they don’t get the credit. And just like their lipstick counterparts, these pencils come in a multitude of shades with a variety of benefits. In honor of one of our most prized (and least acknowledged) beauty essentials, we’ve compiled a roundup guaranteed to keep your lips looking amazing all day.
The Best Lip Liners We Can't Stop Buying
This super-creamy formula is pigmented without being too drying. The color range is full of nudes and pinks, so it's perfect for every day.
This drugstore mainstay holds its own against pricier alternatives thanks to its long-wear formula. Even better, there's a built-in sharpener in the lid, so it's great for on-the-go application.
Revlon Colorstay Lip Liner
This cult favorite will slide on easily and stay put all day long. It's got a massive shade range so you're guaranteed to find the right hue.
NYX Slide On Lip Pencil
This wonder product is a multi-tasker. Use it as a primer for pesky pimples or on the waterline to brighten. Its clear shade acts as an invisible fence to protect even the brightest pigment from feathering or budging an inch.