9 Nude Lip Liners That Make Your Lips Look Plumper, Smoother and More Youthful

Whether it’s worn as a subdued complement to a smoky eye or it’s your signature barely there hue, nude lips are the little black dress of beauty: always in style and always safe to fall back on. And for as much as lip liners have been great staple to keep in any beauty arsenal, but especially those who call nude lips a regular look, new formulations that do more than "keep lipstick in the lines" have been catching our attention thanks to their multitasking talents and ability to make nude lips look even better (who knew it was possible?). Here, nine your-lips-but-better options that won’t disappoint.

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butter LONDON Plush Rush Lip Liner in Sensual Nude ($18)

The velvety, long-wearing formula houses filling spheres to help minimize wrinkles and increase the appearance of volume in your pout for a plumping effect while you wear it. 


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Catrice Cosmetics Lip Glow Lip Pencil ($4)

Specifically formulated to react with the pH of your lips to create a unique-to-you shade of pink, you can rest assured no one else will be wearing the exact same shade. 


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Jouer Long-Wear Crème Lip Liner in Rose Shimmer ($16)

Pigmented enough to act as a lip color and water-resistant enough to keep it in place for hours, this dermatologist-tested liner is also packed with vitamin E to nourish lips and keep dryness at bay, unlike many other formulas. 


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Maybelline New York Color Sensational Highlighting Lip Liner ($8)

Yes, you read that right. This shimmery liner offers a metallic finish in three different hues to highlight the contours of your lips to create the look of a bolder, plumper pout (just like you contour your face). To use, define your Cupid’s bow, line slightly outside your natural lip line and the center of your lip curves. Then fill in with your go-to shade from the center of your lips outward. 


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BUXOM PlumpLine Lip Liner in Incognito ($17)

Exfoliating lactic and citric acids combine with soothing jojoba, aloe and soybean oils to deliver a smoothed-out, plumped up pout in one swipe of this smooth, matte-finish liner. 


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Pat McGrath Labs Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Buff ($25)

If you favor a soft smudge around your pout instead of a perfectly crisp line, this pencil is for you. It’s designed to allow you a little bit of wiggle room after its applied in order to smudge, diffuse or blur the lines. Once it sets, the transfer-resistant formula binds to lips for long-lasting wear. 


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Stila Stay All Day Lip Liner in Pink Moscato ($20) 

Vitamin E locks in moisture while vitamin C delivers antioxidant protection in this vibrant, budge-proof liner that can be worn on its own or paired with your favorite lipstick or gloss. 


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Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in Bow N Arrow ($18)

Like the brand’s cult-classic Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, these offerings deliver bold color that feels comfortable all day without any slipping in sight. Even better, because all 30 shades were hand-picked by Kat herself, there’s a perfectly matching Liquid Lipstick or Studded Kiss Lipstick to layer on top if you wish. 


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Marc Jacobs Beauty (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Primrose ($24)

Infused with collagen to keep lips looking and feeling kissably smooth, this gel lip pencil glides on without ever feeling dry and stays on until you take it off. 


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