Sometimes you find you have a real love for a product and others are like ships in the night and simply pass through your kit without a care or second thought (or re-purchase). This next product falls into the former, a product that I use again and again, will always recommend to others and is well and truly a mainstay of my pro kit…
An easy to use pencil with a lovely, creamy texture that doesn’t make the lips feel unpleasantly dry or caked and doesnt drag or scratch the lip on application. Thanks to both the colour payoff and the wearability, this is type of liner that you can wear or use without feeling the need to apply another product on top such as a lipstick or gloss.
One of the best things about this liner is its staying power, it lasts an extraordinary length of time – even on a serial lip-chewer like me! INIKA have achieved this durability by blending cold pressed plant waxes and oils to natural mineral pigments; making the liners perfect for those days when you need lip colour to last, for example on a bridal make-up or when you simply aren’t able to get on set frequently to do touch ups.
The liner is available in four rich, flattering shades; Morroccan Rose (a pink toned rose), Sugar Plum (a light yet soft plum) , Nude Delight (light frosted brown with caramel undertones) and Safari (earthy, warm brown). There is a very slight frostiness to the pencils, however this is understated and doesn’t cause bounce-back, just a slight, soft sheen.
As a fun little extra, INIKA have added a pencil sharpener to the lid, which if you are like me and can never find a sharpener when you need one, comes in very handy!
Priced at around £12.00 each, the liners may not be the cheapest on the market, but they are worth the spend if budgets allow – and remember, you do get the pencil sharpener too!
Australian Cosmetics company INIKA (meaning truth) produce a range of mineral products, many of which are certified organic by the OFC (Organic Food Chain) and all of which are vegan friendly and cruelty free. Awarded one of the highest safety ratings in the world by the EWG (Environmental Working Group) the products are free from petrochemicals and other synthetic substances, talc, fragrances, SLS’S and Parabens. INIKA guarantee their products are safe, natural, ethical and environmentally conscious.
(*denotes certified organic ingredient)
Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Olus Oil, Mica, Hydrogenated Palm Kernal Glycerides, Prunus Amygdalus,Dulcis Oil, Silica, Hydorgenated Vegetable Oul, Ceramic Carnaube, Candelilla Cera, Sesamum Indicum Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbic Acid.
May contain (+/-) C.I. 77891; C.I. 77491
Allergys: Contains almond oil