Throughout last weekend’s Chanel Master Class, the teachers kept referring to Nude lip liner ($28) like it was the mother of all lip products. I must have heard the words “universally flattering” and “best-selling Chanel liner” half a dozen times.
When it came time in the class to apply my lip color, one of the makeup artists ceremoniously presented me with a Nude lip liner dual-ended pencil, gazing intensely into my eyes with the seriousness of an initiate in a cult.
The Cult of the Nude Lip Liner!
I reached for it with trembling fingers… and girded my loins.
Chanel Nude Lip Definer Pencil
Use: To define lips and to enhance their natural color
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On one end there’s a lip brush; the other is the liner, which glides across my lips oh-so-smoothly and without any tugging at all. The brush is helpful for smoothing out harsh lines and feathering out the edges.
On my lips, Nude is a light reddish-brown with just a flash of golden shimmer. It’s hawt, like Angelina Jolie-luscious-lips HOT, LOL! I finally understand why all the Chanel peeps bow down to this liner.
How to Wear It
Here’s a picture of my lips wearing nothing but liner. I followed the shape of my lips using John Fussell’s (Chanel National Artist) four points method. Since harshly lined lips can look a lil’ dated IMHO (think 90s plaid shirts), I really like having the brush on one end of the pencil to diffuse lines.
Easy and Natural
If you’d like an easy, natural lip look, you can actually cover your entire lip with Nude and then pop a gloss on top.
I wore Nude today and was in a sparkle motion mood, so I added a peach shimmer gloss on top (Chanel Muscat Glossimer). Other lip products would work well, too — maybe Rosebud Salve, a MAC Tendertone pot (paired with Tread Gently, a soft green lime with yellow pearl) or even regular old Chapstick.
Like most Chanel products, Nude lip liner will cost you; however, it’s one of those shades that you could literally wear every day and for all occasions. It’s a workhorse. If you could only have a single luxury lip liner, let this be the one.
Wow, today flew by! I broke in my new bargain basement yellow heels, did hours of number crunching at work (thank gawd for Excel is all I have to say) and listened to old Public Enemy songs all day long.
LOL, was Flavor Flav always scary?
I wanted to stop by the Benefit freestanding store after work, but I had to hustle home to do some writing. Tomorrow, hopefully I’ll be able to pop by and play.
What was the highlight of your day?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,