You love red lips? Then listen up! You know that annoying thing that red lipstick or gloss does after a few hours of wear when it develops a mind of its own and starts migrating from your lips onto your face? Well upon my latest shopping trip to Sephora, I came across a product that claims to prevent that from happening (I know!).
Appropriately named No Bleeding Lips, the “secret lip liner” claims to stop lipstick and lip gloss from bleeding or feathering, and create a sheer defined lip shape. I admit that I hesitated a little before buying it. There are so many gimmicks out there and I am so not a gimmicky person. But when I stepped up to the cash and asked the girl if it worked, her “OMG yes!” convinced me to give it a try.
So what is this secret lip pencil exactly? It’s a clear wax-based lip liner that creates an invisible lip around the lips to prevent bleeding of bright shades. The texture is super soft and applies easily to the skin. Plus it’s virtually undetectable (I mean, you really have to look to see it). The liner also acts as a filler for those who want to temporarily minimize the appearance of furrows in corners of the mouth. Although I can’t test that out, I can tell you how well it whips lipgloss into submission.
After a day of wearing my favourite Chanel Rouge Coco (in shade 21 Rivoli) for 11 hours, the verdict is in. No Bleeding Lips definitely stands up to its promise. I had to reapply my lipstick twice throughout the day, but there was no bleeding or feathering of my lipstick. The line was crisp and clean as when I first applied my lipcolour. Plus, I didn’t even need to apply a lipliner. Seriously impressive!
No Bleeding Lips is available at Sephora at a suggested retail price of $15 CAD.
[All photos are my own and not to be used without permission]