Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Too Faced Borderline Clear Lip Pencil


When I first heard about this clear, wax lip pencil I thought, as someone who has trouble with lipstick staying neatly on their lips, that I would love it.. but I just don't love it.


The Borderline pencil claims to stop your lipstick from 'feathering' which I have to be honest, wasn't the issue I bought this for, so maybe I set my hopes too high but in my mind it made sense to me that if it stops feathering it would also keep my lipstick from moving off my lip line.. which it kind of does but at the same time my lipstick just seemed to sit on the line which I had drawn on with this and left a visible line along my lip of a slightly different shade to my lipstick due to, I assume, the two products mixing together.

I like that it's clear - you don't have to worry about getting the outline of your mouth perfectly shaped right or having the right shade to match your lipstick but it does make it tricky to see exactly where you have applied it. I also find that it wears down incredibly quickly (which is something I have heard said about this product before) so I'm not sure how long this would last and at the whopping price of $18 which I paid from the States (it was on the Boots website but I no longer see it on there) I'm not sure if this is good value for money and is a product I regret buying.

Have you used the Too Faced Borderline pencil? Did you like it?
Rimmel offer a clear liner too if you'd like to try out a more affordable option first!

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21 comments:

  1. I haven't tried this, but I am looking to buy a clear liner, so I will give this a miss, thank you for the honest review!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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    1. Maybe you could try the Rimmel version first? I haven't tried that one so I can't comment on it but it's much cheaper!

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  2. Never tried a clear lip pencil before but I understand their practicality. Thanks for sharing. Such a useful post.
    Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog -Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Style

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    1. I've never used coloured lip pencils before so this one seemed perfect!

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    1. I'd be interested to hear what you think about it if you do!

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  4. wow i've never seen this product before but it looks awesome!! I'm adding it to my beauty shopping list! xx

    Lotsa love from Abbigayle at stealstylist.com

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    1. Well I hope you like it more than I do..

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  5. Aww I was hoping to read a good review of this as I too have the same problem with my lipstick! I'm going to keep a look out for other clear lip liners and may give one of them a try instead. A good honest review here :) xo

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    1. Rimmel do one! I kind of wish I tried that one first :(

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  6. Elf makes one as well, it's chubbier though so it's not very easy to work with.. This packaging of this is so cute and so is the idea, too bad it wasn't amazing! Xx
    Neenersmakeup.blogspot.com

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  7. I haven't tried any product like this, it sound a bit disappointing - you could try applying concealer around the lips and blending x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. That will probably work better than this thing did! Thanks for the suggestion :)

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  8. I really like your blog! I don't really wear lip products a lot, but that's due to this very reason- the product seems to stray from the lines of my lips. Maybe I'll have to look into a product like this! I didn't even know things like this existed :)

    Laura
    lerreve.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you & I feel you since I have the same problem!

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  9. I'm not really one for lip liner but I probably would have tried this one. I'm glad I read your review because I'll steer clear now! I hate it when you have high hopes for a disappointing product
    xxx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't use the coloured lip liners either so I thought this was perfect for me but it turned out to be a disappointment... Made even worse by the fact it cost 18 dollars!

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  10. This seems like a really good idea so it's disappointing to hear it didn't work for you! I would like to try something similar though so maybe I will give the Rimmel one a shot!

    Alice from aliceinthelookingglass.wordpress.com xx

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    1. Definitely give it a go, I wish I tried that one first too!

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  11. The idea behind this is actually really good. It's just a shame it's not as good as you wanted it to be!
    Bea x
    www.beasbeautyblog.com

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    1. DEFINITELY a good idea behind it.. Someone needs to come alone and perfect it!

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