I recently purchased Ruby Woo from MAC. This is a matt red that is cool toned (has blue / pink undertones). I need a lip liner to go with it.
MAC Cherry lip liner is the perfect match, but I'm loath to shell out 1000 bucks for a liner.
Yesterday I went to Kryolan (Andheri W - close to 5 Spice), but the SA there informed me that they don't have a red lip liner in their range.
I always thought that a red lipliner would be ubiquitous. Every makeup brand would have one.
I clarified with her, was it out of stock? or did she mean they just don't make red liners? She says "No, we don't make red liners. We have one that is fuchsia pink and one that is orange veering towards red. But not a cool toned, or pure red." (I still don't believe her, but well, we'll move on)
I went to the small beauty store (next to it. They stock only a few brands like Lakme, Colorbar, L'oreal & Maybelline. I asked for a red lip liner there and all I got was maroon liners from Maybelline and L'oreal.
(That store is a bit weird, instead of stocking products brand - wise, they stock it product - wise. So all the lipsticks are at one counter, nail paints all at one. It sounds nice in theory, but actually it is not practical. The lady manning the particular brand counter generally has half - baked knowledge, she is an SA for a particular brand and has been asked to sell other brands also. Plus it's called Beauty Palace - but it is so tiny and cramped, I think they should actually call it a Beauty Tent, or Beauty Hut)
The lady manning lip liners section told me that there are no red lip liners in either Colorbar or Lakme.
So I left the store empty-handed (No, I didn't buy anything else either).
I'm a bit confused, admittedly I have never shopped for a red lip liner before, and I find it hard to believe that non of the drug store brands make red lip liners! They make red lipsticks, right?
I know that a lot of you fellow bloggers are very fond of and wear red lipsticks regularly.
Can you please be so nice as to let me know which lip liners do you use?