Definition of lip liner in English:

lip liner

noun

  • [mass noun] A cosmetic applied to the outline of the lips, mainly to prevent the unwanted spreading of lipstick or lip gloss.

    • ‘Almost as bad as the time I cornered a possible future Prime Minister for an interview and delved into my bag for a pen and the only thing I could pull out was a lipliner.’
    • ‘In a fit of desperate inspiration Angela reached into the small white purse hanging from her shoulder and pulled out her shiny pink lipgloss and plum lipliner.’
    • ‘Lipstick is painted thickly and then outlined with a lipliner for polished perfection.’
    • ‘I always line my lips with a dark brownish lipliner and fill in the center with a pale pink lipstick.’
    • ‘Apply a matching lipliner first to avoid color bleeding.’
    eyeliner, eye pencil, kohl pencil, kohl, eyeshadow, eyebrow pencil, lip liner
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Pronunciation:

lip liner

/ˈlɪp lʌɪnə/