Lip Liner as Lipstick


Lilly Pulitzer Top c/o // J.Crew Denim // Crazy Little Silks Earrings // Larsson & Jennings Watch // NYX Lipliner “Orange County”

The Oldest Trick in the Book!

By FAR my most frequently asked question is “what color lipstick is that?” Which entertains me to no end. I love that question because it’s my favorite question to answer.

If you couldn’t tell by now, I LOVE lipstick. It’s hands down my most loved beauty product and the one that can change your mood in an instant.

Whether it’s bold or subtle, I believe you’re never fully dressed without your lipstick! 😉

But, what if all you need is a pop of color that complements your look?

I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes a full coverage lipstick is a bit over-kill. In those scenarios, I turn to lip liner! I’ll line AND FILL my lips in with a NYX lip liner, top off with a clear lip balm, and call it a day! It gives my lips the color I need, but in a more subtle way. Plus, it’s a great gateway into wearing bolder colors.

I swear by NYX lip liners and have been using them for years. They’re under $5 and just so darn good. I have them in TONS of colors, Tea and Cookies and Orange County being two of personal favorites.

It really is the easiest way to expand your “lipstick drawer” and branch out into new colors!

Try it and let me know what you think… I honestly think you’ll love it!



  1. Jane H.
    August 15, 2019 / 3:32 pm

    Love this idea! What a great way to get comfortable with new shades.

    • August 15, 2019 / 3:43 pm

      It really is!! You’ll have to let me know if you try it out!

      xo – AB

  2. Sue W
    August 15, 2019 / 11:11 pm

    Great idea! Your lip color is always on point. Pretty girl 🙂

  3. Ashley Brown
    August 15, 2019 / 11:13 pm

    I love this idea! Can’t wait to try it out ♡

    • August 16, 2019 / 8:51 am

      Ashley, you’ll have to let me know how it goes!!

  4. August 15, 2019 / 11:52 pm

    Oh my goodness. So genius!! I bet it stays on for a bit longer too!! I am definitely trying this the next time I want to do a fun lip, but am not feeling completely courageous for a COLOR!! Love this so much, Ashley!

    xx Libby

    • August 16, 2019 / 8:51 am

      Libby!! Actually it really does! I can’t recommend it enough!

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