It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain review and swatches.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Perfect Red, Blushing Nude and Spicy Nude.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Spicy Nude, Perfect Red, and Blushing Nude.

I was always of the strong belief a quality lip liner could make or break any lip look.  Lip Liners are wondrous creations, intended to define lips, keep emollient lipsticks from feathering and provide color depth and dimension to any lip look.  It Cosmetics Your Lip But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain ($20 USD/.50 g/.017 oz.) performs all these tasks and more.  If I had to have one lip liner brand in my makeup arsenal, It Cosmetics YLBB Waterproof Lip Liner Stain would be “it” 🙂

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Spicy Nude.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Spicy Nude.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Perfect Red.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Perfect Red.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Blushing Nude.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Blushing Nude.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Spicy Nude, Perfect Red and Blushing Nude.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Spicy Nude, Perfect Red and Blushing Nude.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain sharpener.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain sharpener.

The Pros to It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain:

  1. Smooth application without tugging on the lips.
  2. Non-drying formula.
  3. Amazing longevity when worn alone (without eating).
  4. Once the color “sets,” it does not budge…hence the waterproof claim.
  5. Extends the longevity of lipsticks and lip glosses.
  6. Will prevent lipstick/lip glosses from feathering into fine lines around the lips.
  7. Can be layered (5 seconds between layers) without feeling heavy or uncomfortable.
  8. Twist-up mechanism eliminates the annoyance of having to sharpen the pencil (casing is really plastic not wood).
  9. Built-in tip “sharpener” located at the base of the pencil.
  10. Base of the packaging is color coated to match the shade inside the pencil.
  11. Spicy Nude (most universal shade) can be worn with a variety of colors ranging from lightest to darkest.
  12. Contains Collagen, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter, Argan, Jojoba and Avocado Oil.
  13. Lips never feel dry even after color has faded or been removed.
  14. Paraben-free and no animal testing.

The Cons to It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain:

  1. These beauties are loaded with silicones, Cyclopentasiloxane being the first ingredient.
  2. Seventh ingredient, Polyethylene is a plastic used to make plastic grocery bags, shampoo bottles and bullet-proof vests…Always a good idea to remove any lip color before eating.
  3. Limited color selection..only seven shades available.
  4. Lighter colors must be layered to show-up on pigmented lips; you could run-out of product faster with these shades.
  5. Staining claim is a bit ambiguous, on my pigmented lips there was no staining effect.
  6. If too much time lapses between layers, an additional layer can drag on the lips.
  7. Not impervious to greasy foods…skip the fried chicken, salad dressing, spaghetti and meatballs, etc..
  8. Limited physical retail locations…only sold in-person at Ulta.
It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner in Blushing Nude.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner in Blushing Nude (2 layers).

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner in Blushing Nude topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner in Blushing Nude topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige.

Blushing Nude is a rosy tinged neutral color.  This color looks particularly lovely when paired with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige (reviewed here).  This pairing lasted over four hours, it would have lasted longer if I didn’t remove it to eat my coconut crusted chicken cutlets 🙂

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Spicy Nude.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Spicy Nude (2 layers).

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Spicy Nude with Dior Addict Fluid stick in 893 Trompe L'Oeil.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Spicy Nude with Dior Addict Fluid stick in 893 Trompe L’Oeil.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Spicy Nude with Dior Addict Fluid stick in 893 Trompe L'Oeil almost 4 hours later.

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Spicy Nude with Dior Addict Fluid stick in 893 Trompe L’Oeil 4 hours later.

My favorite color out of the trio, Spicy Nude is a soft brown based neutral color.  Oddly enough this color appears to have a mauve undertone when applied to my lips.  Additionally, this color is a bit tackier in feel than the others; however, it fuses brilliantly with all lipstick/lip glosses I have tested.  In my eyes, Spicy Nude is the most universal shade It Cosmetics offers.  I absolutely love the effect of Spicy Nude when paired with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil (reviewed here).

t Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Perfect Red.

t Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Perfect Red (1 layer).

It Cosmetics Your Lips Butter Better Lip Liner Stain in Perfect Red topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit.

It Cosmetics Your Lips Butter Better Lip Liner Stain in Perfect Red topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit.

Perfect Red is a lovely warm tone red.  This color is rather pigmented, therefore, multiple layers are not really required.  When one layer was applied, the resilience was not as impressive as when 2-3 layers were used.  For the above photo, I paired one layer of Perfect Red with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit (reviewed here).  Even though the this combo lasted 4 hours, I did experience slight feathering around the upper lip region.

Ingredient List for It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Lip Liner Stain:

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SILICA , MICA, CERESIN, CYCLOMETHICONE, POLYETHYLENE, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA(CANDELILLA) WAX, ISODODECANE, SYNTHETIC WAX, METHICONE, POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER , PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-12, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, PRUNUS AVIUM (SWEET CHERRY) SEED OIL, PRUNUS DOMESTICA SEED OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, CHOLESTEROL, COLLAGEN, HYALURONIC ACID, HYDROLYZED SILK, RETINYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHEROL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, OLEA EURPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT, PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT. MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), D&C RED NO.6 BA LAKE(CI 15850), ULTRAMARINE BLUE (CI 77007).

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liners can be found at Beauty.com, Ulta, and itcosmetics.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stains are wonderful.  I prefer these over my MAC Pro Longwear Lip Liners, Dior Lip Liners and Chanel Lip Liners.  If you have issues with lipstick feathering/bleeding, just like moi, then these beauties will become essential in your makeup wardrobe.  Just make certain to remove any lip product before eating.  Longevity in our lip products is great, but always be aware it is not a natural state and must be treated with caution.  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria 

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