The Best Lip Liners For Fuller Lips & An Enviable Pout!

Aayushi PareekAayushi Pareek  |  Aug 14, 2020
The Best Lip Liners For Fuller Lips & An Enviable Pout!


Ever since Kylie Jenner got her lips done, having fuller lips has become a worldwide trend. People are going under the knife to get a fuller pout but not everyone wants to make such a permanent change to their appearance. And let’s not forget that plastic surgery is expensive!

Overlining your lips using the best lip liners is the easiest way to make your lips look fuller. Using a lip liner, a brown lip liner to be precise was a huge trend back in the 90s! All of our favourite stars were sporting the ‘lip liner + lipstick’ look back in the day, be it Aishwarya Rai, Paris Hilton, and even Beyonce! 

Thankfully, lip liners are back and I think we owe this one to Kylie too. When she launched her lip kits back in 2015, she launched her line of liquid lipsticks with a matching lip liner and suddenly, everyone was overlining their lips to get a #KylieApproved pout within seconds. In fact, even lip contouring has become a thing now, and again, all you need is a lip liner for it. 

If you too love to use a lip liner before applying lipstick shades, you’re going to love our selection of both affordable and expensive lip liners.

Affordable Lip Liners

A lip liner can make all the difference in the world. Here are some affordable lip liners you need to try.

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Liner – Pink Coral

Summertime calls for peppy shades that’ll make your smile look even more gorgeous and this shade, in particular, checks all the boxes. A bright shade that looks almost neon– we can bet that you’re gonna love this one.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Lipliner Pencil – Fab Fuchsia

Looking for a dark, pigmented lip liner that is super affordable? Well, we’ve got you. This deep lip liner looks so bomb on the lips and just one swipe will bring flashbacks from the 90s!

Colorbar All-Rounder Pencil – Floral Frills

One liner, many purposes!

Thinking of doing a fun, monochromatic makeup look today? Then you might wanna get your hands on this liner, STAT! Use it to brighten up your eyelids, outline your lips, and slay away to perfection.

NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lip Liner – Soft-Spoken

Did I hear you love chocolates? Then you need this sweet lip liner that’ll give you a JLo approved pout in no time. To add a beautiful gradient on your lips, outline your lips using this and fill in your lips with a nude lipstick. Use a lip brush or your finger to dab it and oh, so pout-ful!

SUGAR Lipping On The Edge Lip Liner With Free Sharpener – 06 Tangerine Queen

If you love applying bright shades, all you need is a tinge of this tangerine lip liner that’ll put all the focus on your lips. It is really beautiful and probably one of the best lip liners in India in terms of quality and price.

High-End Luxury Lip Liners

Ready to find out our best picks for luxe lip liners you can find online? Keep reading!

Lip + Cheek Pencil – Sin

This jumbo multi-use lip pencil is a must in your makeup arsenal if you love dabbling in products that can be used in more ways than one. It can be used as a lip liner, a lipstick, on your eyes, and even to add a flush of colour to your cheeks!

Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lip Pencil – Toffee

A nice terracotta shade that will suit all skin tones and yet look subtle? This one, right here! Use the pencil bit to outline/overline your lips and the brush to create a gradient on your lips and blend it well with the lip colour of your choice.

Huda Beauty Lip Contour – Video Star

Have you tried lip contouring? Well, you should. When Huda Kattan launched her version of lip kits, post-Kylie’s launch, she promoted the lip liners as a perfect tool to contour your lips to make them fuller. If that sounds exactly what you’d be interested in, you have to try her line of utterly smooth lip liners.

Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil – Red

Did you really think that your fave red colour won’t make an appearance in a list where we’re talking about lip products?! This red lip liner is a cult favourite and quite a stunning shade to own. 

Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil – Coral

The light coral shade of this one will look so pretty on everyone and you do not even have to worry about it not matching with your lipstick… You can just blend it with a gloss and look effortlessly sassy!

Guerlain Le Stylo Levres Lip Pencil – Rouge Dahlia

This ruby-hued lip liner is a stunner. Just swipe it across your lips a few times and you’ll have a beautiful pout in no time. And the best part, it’s a long-lasting lip liner.


Should a lip liner match the lips or the lipstick?

In simple terms, most people use a lip liner to define their lips. So, if that’s your only goal, you should definitely go for a lip liner that matches your lipstick. But if you wish to create a gradient on your lips, or an ombre effect, go for a contrasting lip liner shade.

Should my lip liner be lighter or darker than the lipstick?

Again, it depends on the look you’re going for. If you wish to add more depth or gradient to your lips, use a slightly darker shade to outline your lips. If doing an ombre lip is on your mind, then use a darker, but a similar shade to outline your lips and fill in the centre of your lips with a lighter shade. Use your fingers to dab it all.

What goes first- lip liner or lipstick?

Use a lip liner first to outline or overline your lips. You can even completely fill in your lips with a lip liner and finish with a lipstick or just gloss. 

Can I use a lip liner as a lipstick?

Yes, you most definitely can! A lip liner is made in such a way that it glides beautifully on your lips. So yes, you can make full use of your expensive lip liners and use them as lipsticks too.

Will a lip liner make my lips look fuller?

Absolutely yes! If there’s anything we’ve learned from watching our fave beauty gurus is that makeup can make so many things possible! To have a fuller pout, just overline your lips, usually the invisible line where your lip is starting from, and then shade it to the middle. Make sure you overline your lips nicely at cupid’s bow to where your upper lips end to give the illusion of a fuller pout every time.

Time to draw a line…on our lips!

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