When life gives you a head of retro curls… You do an FOTD with classic red lips! I’ve been meaning to talk about my first lip liner, Too Faced Perfect Red Perfect Lips for a while now, and there you go!
Before I really got into red, I never felt the need for a lip liner. My impression for lip liners was stuck in my childhood, where ladies really lined their lips and it has always seemed awkward to me. After I started exploring red lipsticks, I found out that some work well enough on their own, but others could do with a little help. I remembered reading about the new Too Faced Perfect Lips, so I decided to give Perfect Red a try!
Too Faced Perfect Lips have twist-up tops, so it saves the trouble and waste of having to sharpen a pencil. Part of the surface is slightly rubberized for an easy grip. I have twisted the pencil way up several times, and the mechanism works well enough to twist it back down again.
Too Faced Perfect Lips are designed to work with a wide range of colors, and Perfect Red is really neutral. It’s not too bright, not too dark, not too blue, and not too yellow. I have used it with a lot of my red lipsticks, and it blends in like nothing. The texture is pretty smooth and soft. Of course it can’t be as creamy as a lipstick, but it is neither sharp and pointy, nor does it tug and drag on the lips. It blends easily, sets fast, and lasts practically forever.
I have used Too Faced Perfect Red in two ways. I put the first layer of lipstick on, use the liner to line my lips, and then a second layer of lipstick. You have seen this here. It gives lips a crisp line and helps lipstick stay in place. The second way is as a lipstick, which is what I’m showing you today:
This outlasts regular lipsticks, though it could be slightly drying (this comes with the lasting power, though it is very mildly so). If you want some glossiness and a bit more moisturization, why not layer a lip gloss on top?
Here I’m pairing Dior Ceremony Red with Perfect Red:
Bottom line: Too Faced Perfect Red Perfect Lips is my first lip liner, so I don’t have a lot to compare this with. However, my experience with it is more than positive. It doesn’t tug, blends easily, and the color is pretty versatile. If you like red lipsticks, look into this one!
What are your favorite lip liners? Have you tried anything from Too Faced? What would you recommend?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
PS: The retro curls come from my L’Oreal Professionnel Steampod experience. It is supposed to work like a steam iron, so the steam can push the nourishing cream and serum that go with the device into the hair. It looks like a bigger flat iron, and from what I could see it is used in the same way. My curls are a bit more relaxed after one day, but they’re still very much there!