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Having just gotten into make up, I wanted some good stuff that would last but without the expensive price tag. I headed down into my local Boots, and having knowing nothing about make up at all and wanting to start with foundation, I heard that No7 did a match making service with the perfect foundation. This lead me onto using most of their products.
When it came to lip colours, I wanted a natural yet pretty shade and one that would last. I asked the assistant for a consultation and she advised me with this lip liner product. No7s lipliner is very simple to use and comes in a variety of shades, which is perfect as there is such a vast range of colours out there. In my opinion, the lip liner you buy should match the same product of lipstick you buy as the same company will produce similar colours in their products.
The lipliner I ended up buying was the "nude" shade, so it is very neutral and compliments my tone. I also bought the No7 Stay Perfect Modesty lipstick which go really wel together. The lipliner is very simple to use and comes in the form of a twisty pencil so there is no need for the old fashioned pencil sharpenr as the stick also has a little sharpener at the end of the stick to help you keep a precise point which makes it easier to apply. The lipliner feels quite soft to apply and goes on very easily and stays on quite well.
The price I paid was £6.75 which I didnt think was too bad considering that there are other products out there which charge more for a similar thing.
I absolutely love lip liners, they are a must for me. I am steadily growing quite a collection! Lip liners always tend to be quite harsh and I am constantly on the search for one that provides a natural coverage. I use lip liners to fill in the whole lip as I prefer a matte look and hate shimmery lipsticks.
I have never used the no7 perfect lips pencil before but as there was a 3 for 2 offer on I thought why not. The lip pencil colours available are nude, melon, plum and caramel. I eagerly purchased nude and melon. I tested these pencils on the back of my hand whilst in store and I was impressed by the strength of colour. I am quite wary of lip liners as certain brands provide a weaker pigmentation than others, so it is always best to try some on the back of your hand.
The lip pencils cost £7.50 from Boots who do the no7 range, as I'm sure you all know. What's innovative and different about this lip pencil is that it does not sharpening.YAY! I hate it when I cannot for the life of me find my sharpener and my lip pencil is completely blunt. All you do is twist the pencil so the lead emerges or twist to retract the lead back inside its case.
I use these colours on top of foundation to achieve an accurate colour. I find that melon especially becomes deep red if I use without foundation. I have naturally red lips and therefore any colour becomes darker on lips once applied. The lip pencil feels surprisingly creamy on lips. Beware if you have cracks in your lips as the lip pencil will disappear in these areas after an hour and you will have to re apply. It is ok if you use lipstick on top, as this will fill in the cracks. The lip pencil also tends to create a layer upon the lips, so after approx 5 hours you will need to re apply as it won't look very pretty any more.
I have to use foundation on my lips before using nude as it just won't show. This causes my lips to dry out a little and doesn't quite allow me to achieve flake free nude lips. I like the colour and it will probably work on other peoples lips, but as mentioned I have red lips and so I cannot avoid foundation.
Overall I love the colours available and the quality of the pigment. They are however not transfer proof and will transfer as soon as your lips touch something. I may buy the lip pencil again in melon, however I find the nude a little harder to pull off so may opt for darker colours in future.
No 7 perfect lips liner is £7.25 ($11) Lip liner isn't worn by a lot of people as most people find it difficult to line the lips without making a mess by applying either too much or not doing a neat job of it.
The packaging of the lip liner is much more attractive than most lip liners I have seen. It is accumulated in a plastic tube with a lid. You twist the tube in order to get the pencil to come out of the hole at the top. The colour of the packaging is similar to the colour of the actual lip liner so it's much easier to find the colour you want to use if you have a few of the No7 perfect lips lip liner. I purchased the shade "nude" so I could lip liner my lips with something natural rather than something that stood out seen as I'm only a beginner at the lip liner malarkey. The writing on the lip liner is the trademark no 7 gold writing with the no 7 logo and a description of the lip liner under the name of the lip liner and shade. The lip liner states that it is a soft and smooth moisturising pencil for ultimate lip definition and contains a sharpener.
The sharpener is at the bottom of the pencil, hidden well away. If you do not read the actual description you probably would be unaware of the fact it has a sharpener. The sharpener is white, you place the pencil into the hole of the sharpener and rotate it in the hole until it is sharp again, and it completely reshapes the pencil after only a small amount of rotating. It makes the pencil look brand new again.
The shade of the lip liner is perfect for my lip colour, I can wear this without applying lipstick or lip gloss on top because it's a very natural shade hence the name "nude" I suppose.
The lip liner however does look great with lipstick or lip gloss, I apply this first to define my lips more and make my top lip look bigger as its much thinner than my bottom lip and then apply lipstick. My lips look instantly bigger, it gives me a great pout!
The texture of the lip liner is fantastic; most lip liners feel quite dry especially if there crayon pencils, this one however are moisturising and soft so it doesn't feel a chore to apply.
The lasting power of the lip pencil is fantastic and lasts even when drinking and eating, it rarely needs touching up but does remove using a makeup removal and doesn't stain which you can find with some lip liners.
Overall, I really liked the lip liner I was pleasantly surprised by the colour matching so well with my lips and giving great definition to them. I would give this product 5/5 as its made lip lining so much easier by its initiative design.
This is the first lip liner I ever bought, to go with a red lip laquer from No 7 as well, as advised by the sale assistant: not a tremendous match.
The combination unfortunately did not work at all: the lip liner had a lighter texture (and was not semi permanent like the lip laquer) which meant that it lasted less than the lipstick. When i put the lip laquer after the pencil, it removed it wherever it touched it! I thought it was because the formula of the lip laquer was particularly strong, but the same happened with other regular lipsticks... This lack of hold worsens as the day goes by and you end up with no lip liner at all left by lunchtime! Even after leaving to dry out for a while, the slightest touch of anything dissolves it completely. So not for those who want a resistant lipliner.
For the positives, the soft colours it comes in means that they will adapt to your lip colours and skintone easily and also to different shades of lipstick quite subtly (no tarty effect of having a lip liner three shades darker than the lipstick!). Secondly, the texture is agreeable, soft and souple, which also helps putting it on evenly.
I am not too sure about the moisturising claims (how can you measure the level of moistures of your lip borders when you never had dry lips?!) but it certainly did not dry them out. The soft texture meant it was easy to apply precisely, and only on your lip contours (I needed an idiot-proof one, as it was my first time using that type of product, and this one is).
Overall not too bad an introduction to lipliners for me. I will finish the stick as I am fairly satisfied of it, but maybe try something else next time, just to compare. However, I'll definitely will have to buy another for those strong hold lipsticks!
Lip liner is something that I dont tend to wear, due to the difficulty of getting it right! If you get it right, you can very quite easily look like a drag queen or like a child has just drawn on you... both are not good looks nor ones I desire.
I was in my friend´s house one night and she was going through her make-up box and said that this certain eyeliner, which she had in nude would be perfect for me as it was too dark for her. I hadnt really ever thought about ever using lipliner until then. Im a lover of trying new things, so I told her I would try it if she helped me apply it.
The lip liner, comes in a thin pencil crayon like shape, one that you twist so you dont even need a sharpner to re-use it, which sure comes in handy. The actual texture of the lip liner is soft and the particular shade in nude is a light chocolately brown colour.
My friend helped me apply this which she seemed to do with alot of ease actually. Not too much pulling on my face and it went on my lips. With this particular lip liner on I found that my negative thoughts of lip liner had gone. It didnt look like a child had drawn on me nor did I look like a drag queen. The colour wasnt too harsh and neither too subtle either. It gave a nice natural look to my lips. She applied a shade of lip gloss to my lips, one near enough similar to the liner and my lips actually looked OK.
I found that the lip liner lasted well on my lips and made the gloss stay in its place too. The liner was easy to apply and even when I applied it myself, when at home I found that I didnt need professional help to do so and didnt look like a clown. After trying this, I found that I am no longer afraid of lip liners and I can actually wear them. This lip liner is a really good liner to start with as a beginner and is one I will continue using for those moments when I want to define my lips.
I think something good about this was that as it wasnt a product that you sharpen, the line is always the same thickness, so not too thin nor thick. Something that made it easy to get the right look.
A good lip liner, even for the lip liner phoebs like I was.
Overall I am glad my friend gave me this and I got to try it. I was really happy with the results and would certainly buy this brand of lipliner again, if they had a wider range and another colour that would suit my lips.
No7 Perfect Lips Pencil is a lip liner that can be purchased in Boots the product states that it is Hypo-allergenic and also Fragrance Free.
There are three shades to choose from these are - Plum, Nude and Melon, I bought the Nude shade as I thought I would go for a more natural looking one. The pencil's cost £6.75, which will get you 24 advantage points. Although I suggest holding out for a £5 off No7 Voucher, then you get a real bargain for £1.75.
The pencil is the same colour as the shade you have chosen, it is made of plastic but is a little bit smaller and a bit thinner than a pen. As you apply the colour you immediately notice that the nib is very soft and glides along the lip very easily and smoothly, which is great. Some pencils aren't so soft which makes it more difficult to apply. There is also a sharpener attached to the top of the pencil, this can be just pulled off and used to sharpen the pencil as and when needed.
I found that the colour actually lasted quite a while, don't get me wrong if I ate anything then the colour would fade. The pencil adds good definition to the lips, whilst also giving quite a good illusion of plumper and fuller lips.
There were three shades to choose from and they were all really nice but in the end I decided to buy the nude shade as it matches most of my lipsticks and was a natural colour. It still looks good even if you just add a bit of lip gloss to your lips. With the shade being nude it actually offers quite a natural looking finish to my lips. The pencil is moisturising so there is no dryness after using the lip liner, which again is another good point.
In conclusion I really liked this lip liner and was impressed with it's staying power. I have to admit that i've found it to be one of the best lip pencil's that I have tried. So when I am next in Boots or maybe when there is a £5 off No7 Voucher, I may try the Plum shade as I have a few lipsticks that would match that perfectly.
Another No7 review by me! Bet your all getting bored of me singing their praises by now hehe! Well I think my mom gave me this product a few months ago, as she doesnt wear make-up that often she thought it would be perfect for me! Now I have never really used lip liner before, we have all seen those women who have the huge lip liner marks around their mouth and everyone is just thinking what the hell?!!! And I did not want to look like I had a trout pout! But this liner has changed my whole perception of lip liners and taught me they can make you actually look very nice and give your lips some more definition.
This product is exactly like a little pencil you just draw a line around the natural line of your lips maing them appear more defined and fabulous. Now I then fill in the lips with a lipgloss, the exact (or near as to) the colour of the lipliner, that way you wont end up with the trout pout we are so desperate to avoid!
Now after a quick peek around the Boots website Ive found out that they now only stock 3 shades of this liner (not like in the product picture where there is a large range of shades!
Plum (A darkish purple)
Nude (A warm brown tone)
Melon (A slightly lighter colour than the Nude shade)
So they havent got a huge choice anymore, as last time I went to buy one there was around 10 different shades! I personally use the Nude shade which does have a slight pink tone to the brown I think.
But once you have applied your lipgloss you will just be left with fabulous looking lips, but do try and match your lipliner to the gloss as closely as possible otherwise you could end up looking silly!
I thought it was just another hit for No7. After some initial hesitation of using the product I am now very glad I did. Now I am not going to claim that I use this everyday because I dont I like to chop and change my make-up. BUT I do use it a lot, I find it gives my lips a nice outline which makes me look as if Ive spent ages doing my make-up when in fact Ive spent about 2 minutes. It lasts all day long and you only need to apply a really small amount so Im guessing this product will last me about a year, even if I used it everyday.The application is very simple and can be done in minutes so very good if your in a rush in the morning or getting ready for a night out. Highly recommended from me.
You can get this product from any Boots store or online at boots.com for £6.75 and should you have an advantage card you can collect 24 points when buying this. Unfortunatley as this is a product from the No7 range it is only available from Boots.
I got loads of makeup sets bought me for Christmas and a few on them were No7 which is cool as it is a really good quality brand name and I've been using makeup for a few years now...
One of the presents I got was a lip liner which I though up until recently I would never use.
The product is a 'Perfect Lip Pencil' in 20 Nude colour which is just like a very matte brown colour, no shine at all. At first I didn't like that but find it works well with colour glosses as it is very faint rather than bold so doesn't take over the outline of the mouth...
It is described by Boots the maker as: 'Soft and smooth moisturising pencil for ultimate lip definition.'
At first I couldn't see the point of painting something around my lips that you could hardly see until I filled the lips in wit a rich gloss and then they looked great!
The liner itself is in a plastic slender tube with a click on lid with little sharpeners built in each side to keep the point of the soft pencil sharp for neater coverage. The length of the pencil is about four inches so easy to pop in a bag or carry around in a pocket?
Boots makeup is really good quality and isn't tested on animals which are both important, plus on of the main things to now about a cosmetic like this is does it stay on and does it comes off ok.
Yes it comes off easily with makeup wipes and it goes on really smoothly, it is quite soft so doesn't drag the skin at all and you can just remove any mistakes with a bit of facial cleanser on a cotton bud.
It just needs a bit of practice until you can outline the lips neatly but it doesn't take long once you've got the hang of it and it looks really effective!
I really like lip pencils now I've tried one and can definitely say that this brand is a really good liner so five stars from me :)
I tend to buy quite a lot of No7 makeup especially when there is a gift with purchase. I was running low on my lipliner and needed to spend some extra to get the free gift so I opted for their lipliner. No7 products are available in most Boots stores although the range will vary on store size.
The lip pencil is presented in a long thin plastic tube(about 5 inches) including the cap. The body and cap are all the same colour and are a pretty identical match to the colour of the lip pencil. This is really helpful when selecting a colour, I am quite fair and I opted for "nude". There is gold lettering telling me that this is No7 Perfect Lip Pencil and gives the Boots address. It also states thst it is soft,smooth and moisturising and includes a shapener.
The product is in a twist up slim pencil format and when I opened it I was pleased to see it had a sharp point. The color was nice and I found it lined my lips easily and smoothly and then I applied lipstick. I am unfortunately of that certain age when a little "bleeding" of lipstick may occur if I am not careful. I found this worked really well to stop this during the morning but by lunchtime I really needed to re-apply it as it seemed to have disappeared! I usually find lip pencils last well when I am at work as I don't get to do much eating or drinking. I wondered if it would work better all over my lips but this was a disaster. My lips looked flat and strange even with a translucent type lipstick over it. I also found that it was not terribly moisturising although it was soft and smooth. After a few days use I thought it was getting a bit blunt and thought it was self sharpening but then I found the hidden weapon!!
I must be really thick but it took me several days to work out that if I pulled the end of the body of the pencil REALLY hard it came off to reveal a neat little shapener that gave me a perfectly sharp pencil again. I really feel that it would be better if this was a little clearer as I am sure I can't be the only person to have nearly missed this helpful gadget!
This product cost me about £6.50. It is OK and have nearly finished using it and it has lasted me nearly a couple of months. I must admit I have been a bit penny-pinching in the current climate so after I got to the end of the pencil I took it apart and found about half an inch more lipliner inside the body which I am currently using, doesn't look very elegant but still works! I probably wont buy this again as I think there are bettter equivalent products on the market.
A quick dab of lipstick and away I went in the old days, but as I've got older I take more time and care with putting on make up and now always use a lip pencil before applying lipstick.
What can Lip Pencil be used for?
* Boost your lip colour by applying lip liner that matches your lipstick all over lips before you add your lipstick.
* Keep lipstick from bleeding
There is nothing worse than your lipstick smearing everywhere, especially after you've just kissed someone! Again apply matching lip liner to your lipstick along the edges of your lips before putting on lipstick.
* Create a fuller mouth. May be your lips aren't as full as you would like, so apply lip pencil to the outside line of your lips.
* Make your lips appear smaller
Apply foundation over the edges of your lips and carefully draw lip shape with a liner just inside your lip line. Then apply lipstick.
Why Boots No7 Perfect Lips Liner
I have always used Boots products on and off over the years, and have used their lip pencil for quite a long time. Their lip pencil doesn't look like a crayon as many lip pencils do, more like a pen, as it has a cover, and you feel the difference immediately you apply to your lips. Hard pancils drag, and hurt your lips as you apply, in fact they seem to dig in as you try to get some colour. Boots No 7 pencil is soft and smooth, quite like a lipstick but much finer. It applys easily without too much pressure and if you make a mistake, will wipe off with a tissue. But once blotted it will stay put! It says it is moisturised too.
It is hypo-allergenic and fragrance free and comes in at least 4 colours, but I usually buy Caramel. There is also Plum, nude and melon.
What is it like?
My pencil or to be exact the casing is 12.5 cm in length and about 0.75cm in width, it is very small and with fit into even tiny bags! The lid is about a third of the length and oulls off, quite stiff to begin with! When you have pulled off the cap, this end is narrower, then the creamy coloured lip pencil is in view, and you can lengthen it as it is used by twisting the other end of the pencil. I don't know how but it is self-sharpening as you twist the pencil dow. I find it does get slightly thicker at the end but still useable. This means no wastage which I approve off, and you don't need to carry a sharpener around with you, in case your point breaks! It does last a long time even though I use it at least once if not several times a day. The outer casing varies in colour to match the pencil.
It is now down to £6.61 since the change of VAT!
Do I like it?
I think you already know that I love it!
I have odd shaped lips! I possess a full, pouty bottom lip and then a squidge of a top lip with no bow to it what so ever! The solution? Lip pencil, of course!
Yep with the right pencil I can draw the lips I've always dreamt of and fill in with them in with a colour. However there is a drawback to this. Use the wrong lip liner and if it's not a good one you can end up with some wearing off and the game is given away. So this is one area that yet again I spend a few extra pennies on to get something I can rely upon in times of need.
I tend not to like the one's I have to sharpen very much. Biggest issue? I never have a fully functional pencil sharpener around when I need one! It's hard to get them not too sharp cos if you do that the look can look very severe. If it's too blunt then you can't get the fight definition.
Also these types of pencils can dry out and at worst you get a crumbly look on the lip mixed with bits of wooden sharpenings! So these I tend to say away from where ever possible.
I first got one of these in a kit and have since got a couple of others when I've had £5.00 off coupons so I haven't spent to much on things I really don't need as I own loads of No7 makeup already and I am a fan!
Long plastic looking pencil which is the same colour on the outside as the colour you have purchased with a very long matching lid. In gold writing on the side I'm told it is indeed No7, Perfect Lips Pencil and then the number of the shade is printed as well, in my case number 20 and the colour again, in my case Nude. Then I am told in small writing 'Soft and smooth moisturising pencil for ultimate lip definition. Sharpener incuded to help maintain a perfect point'. Hypo allergenic and then I'm told its a Boot's own product and given the website address (www.boots.com).
Well to use the product the whole of the bottom section gently twists till you get some of the hard, thin stick out and then you shape the outside of your lips with it.
Now as I just stated this product says it sharpens itself. I can't see how and I do disagree that it does as mine never has (none of them). The tip is fairly blunt but this isn't a complaint it's just not sharp or pointy and you have to make do with a bit of a bluntness but it doesn't stop it working or anything.
Now applying it is easy. The 'stick' is slightly moist. It glides on, is none dragging and none fragranced with no taste to it at all. I find it really easy to apply however...
Once on it stays put for about 2 hours till it wears off. It does prevent 'bleeding' of lipstick and glosses therefore not making any little lines around your mouth more prominent but I find it really annoying.
Yes it's quick drying with little tranfer (it does a little) but I find it too dry and too heavy on the outline of my lips for some reason. I can tell it's there and I don't like how it feels at all, simply it's too dry and I don't find it moisturising or particulay pleasant. Don't get me wrong it does the job ok, and is none crumbly or flaky but I just feel slightly uncomfortable with it on.
It doesn't stay on as long as I would like but you can put on as much as you like without a problem in application but the more you apply the heavier your lips get but it does look nice but it goes on quite thickly.
I have tried to use this as a lipstick as I liked the shade so much and then put lip gloss over but it looked really caked on and far too thick so if your going to use this only use this as it's meant for, a lip liner!
It's ok and it's nicely packaged. It's not awful or anything and not that expensive and there is loads of product which lasts months on a daily basis ad it never dries out. On the upside this product fades completely and not patchy and is simple to apply but I would't say it's the best out there and unless on offer in Boot's I wouldn't deliberetly repurchase this.
On a negative there are only 4 colours available however if you find a favourite colour you can keep repurchasing it as the colours are rarely changed! I've been using the same colour past 3 years now!
£6.75 each only in Boot's.
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