One makeup product that’s not given much attention is lip liner. To be honest, it is only recently I’ve been into it as well. I used to just add lip liner in my makeup routine for special occasions until I realized its benefits– lip color lasts longer, prevents lipstick smearing, and hides lip lines. I recently tried an affordable lip liner. Here is my in-depth Fashion 21 Defining Lip Liner Review:


I love Fashion 21 Defining Lip Liner because…

  • it’s retractable. No need to sharpen, making it travel-friendly too.


  • it glides easily on the lips due to its creamy texture.
  • it can hide lip lines.
  • it can be used alone like a lipstick or if you want your lip color to last longer, layer a lipstick on top.
  • it’s easy to remove – just gentle soap and water!
  • all 4 shades are highly-pigmented.
  • it doesn’t dry out the lips.
  • it’s very affordable – PHP 100 each.

I wish Fashion 21 Defining Lip Liner…

  • is longer lasting. When worn alone, it starts to fade after 3 hours or when I eat or drink.
  • comes in more shades. Currently, they only have 4 shades with 1 natural-looking shade. I would love to see more natural shade options!


Tips on Fashion 21 Defining Lip Liner

  • Prep lips for healthy-looking lips. Exfoliate and soak lips with lip balm/moisturizer for a few minutes.
  • Before applying lip liner, make super to pat lips with facial tissue to remove any oil residue. This is to ensure that lip color won’t slide of.
  • Apply lip liner. I prefer outlining my lips, starting from the center of the lips. Then, fill in entire lips.
  • If you’re layering a lipstick and you want its true shade to come out, use the nude shade of lip liner.
  • To make the lip color last longer, layer your lipstick on top of the lip liner.

Fashion 21 Defining Lip Liner Verdict

I like using Fashion 21 Defining Lip Liner alone since it doesn’t make my lips look dry, unlike other lip liners. It glides smoothly on the lips, without tugging, and sets to demi matte. Although it’s not very long lasting, for the price, it is definitely a good lip liner.


from left to right: shade 1, shade 2, shade 3, and shade 4

Fashion 21 is available in Watsons, SM Stores, Landmark, Trinoma, Robinsons, Gaisano.

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