I love a good lipliner, but I have a special place in my heart for ones that say waterproof because I know that they will last longer on my lips. Rae Cosmetics is a mineral makeup line created to stand up to harsh heat and active lifestyles that often leave your makeup in puddles and you running for a touch-up. While I would love to check out the entire line, today I am focusing on the waterproof lipliners. They look pretty promising, and since I am an avid coffee drinker living in Austin, TX….longwear lip products are essential.
If you have never tried a waterproof lipliner before, they are a must have for any lipstick lover regardless of if you live in the Arctic or Tropics. I always carry waterproof lip pencils in my makeup kit because it’s important for my clients to not have to retouch their lips every fifteen minutes, especially if it’s their wedding day. I always base the entire lip with the liner and then go over it with lipstick or gloss.
Rae Cosmetics was created by makeup artist Rochelle Rae, who studied makeup in L.A and then began her makeup career here in Austin, TX. She quickly realized that the cosmetics she used on the west coast weren’t going to make it in Texas due to the extreme heat conditions so she decided to create a makeup product that would. After several years developing and testing her products, she founded Rae Cosmetics, a mineral makeup line that lasts through heat and humidity.
Today I am reviewing the Rae Cosmetics waterproof lipliners in Nude, Raspberry, and Maraschino. At first glance, all of these colors look gorgeous, summery, and like something I would want to rock on a daily basis (hello Maraschino). They are also formulated without parabens, oil, and talc, plus are hypoallergenic for those of you with skin sensitivities. Found HERE
Price Tag: $17.00
Raspberry Waterproof Lipliner: cool berry
Naked Waterproof Lipliner: neutral nude
Maraschino Waterproof Lipliner: red and bright pink mix
For my nude lip ladies, the Rae Cosmetics Naked lip liner is perfection. It truly is the perfect neutral lip shade that can be worn alone, or with your favorite nude lipstick. It reminds me a whole lot of the Makeup Forever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner pencil in Nude Beige but with a tad bit more pink.
If you love a bright lip, you must check out the Rasberry waterproof lipliner, especially since summer is coming. This lip pencil looks great on it’s own, but would also pair well with the Gerard Cosmetics lipstick in All Dolled Up and Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Indiscreet if you have those on hand.
Of all three of these waterproof lip pencils, Maraschino is my favorite. It’s a beautiful red shade that is bold, flirty, and extremely kissable. I don’t have anything that is like this red shade in my makeup kit, so I am obsessed with it and have worn it a ton already. If you are unsure of how to apply red lips, check out this easy red lip tutorial that walks you through how to get the perfect red lips.
How Did These Waterproof Lipliners Perform? You are aware that I think the colors are fabulous, but at the end of the day, that doesn’t matter if the product doesn’t perform well. So, here are the details and my honest opinion. First off, they applied very easily, like cream and then after a few seconds they adhered to my lips and seemed to be pretty dry. They do appear very matte, and made my lips feel a tad dry, but I always expect that when I try anything that is longwear for the lips. If you have dry, peely lips, I would suggest using a lip scrub prior to application so that your lips look smooth. You can easily make a DIY lip scrub with this recipe, or you can buy one; I would recommend checking out the Sara Happ line of lip scrubs.
As far as longevity and a true waterproof formula, the Rae Cosmetics waterproof lipliners worked really well. I based my lips with each lip pencil shade and still had excellent color after 6 hours of no touch ups, several coffee drinks, and maybe even a few kisses. Now I just need to try the rest of Texas heat resistant mineral makeup!
If you are looking for waterproof lipliners, definitely make sure to check out the Rae cosmetics collection! Which liner color is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.
Note* These products were given to me for review! There are affiliate links within this post, please see disclosure page for details. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.