Cork Lip Liner

  1. Cork Lip Liner Morphe
  2. Cork Lip Liner Mac
  3. Dupe For Mac Cork Lip Liner
  4. Cork Lip Liner Combo
  5. Mac Cork Lip Liner On Dark Skin
A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for lining the lips or filling them in. They are long-lasting and available in a wide selection of colours that each work well with many different lipstick shades. The colour of Lip Pencils is protected by Vitamin E, which acts as an anti-oxidant, and they contain emollients that moisturize the lips. Lip Pencils can be worn alone, with Lipstick, or Lipglass.

Here are our dupes for MAC Cork, which is a permanent lip liner that retails for $17.50 and contains 0.05 oz. For reference, here's some images of Cork: (middle swatch as the 'O') For a rich brown liner, try Smashbox's Always Sharp Lip Liner in Nude Dark: It's swatch 7 in the above image. The packaging is a twist on/off cap which keeps the pencil at a sharp point for a precise liner application every time. Cork is and always be the standard I hold my other brown liners to. It's golden and perfect and as a woman of color a great brown lip liner is key. For those saying they're dry, I find that their reds and Pinks are super hot or miss. But the minimize the scratchy risk, I.

| Cork Lip Pencil | Muted Golden Brown | $14 US, $16.50 CAD | Permanent | 1.45 g

So, let me preface this by saying Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipstick is not the easiest colour for Brown Girls to wear on its own. On NC/NW45 + skin, it’s light, it’s pale, it’s grayish, and simply just not the business. Unless you have lighter skin and lips, I’m just going to say Viva Glam Gaga 2 is not Brown Girl Friendly at all. Quite frankly, it looks like doo-doo. But, you probably already knew that. 🙂

Cork Lip Liner Morphe

That’s when our buddy Cork Lip Pencil comes to the rescue!

On me, (NW 45/47), Cork is the perfect liner! It’s not too light and not too dark. It brings together the different shades in my lips, which is exactly what I need when going for a nude lip. Yes, it’s an extra step, but I’m willing to take the 5 seconds to get the result I want.

Cork Lip Liner Mac

So, this is what scary Viva Glam Gaga 2 looks like on me (yikes….):

Dupe For Mac Cork Lip Liner

Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

And this is how Cork turned this unforgivable lipstick into my new favourite ultra-nude:


Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick dabbed over Cork Lip Pencil

Cork lip liner mac undertone

Cork Lip Liner Combo

Pretty good, no?

Mac Cork Lip Liner On Dark Skin

Cork Lip Liner

Edited to add: lol My coworker said the cork/gaga combo in the last pic looks ashy!!! I can’t believe it!! I sweaaaaar it’s not ashy in person! I wouldn’t do that to you all!

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  • my go to liners are stripdown or hodgepodge when i need to fill in my lips to help lipsticks not look so ghastly. But for some reason i cant really make gaga 2 work on me the way i want it to. And im highly upset mac is getting rid of hodgepodge -_-

    • omg me too I had no idea it was discontinued. MAC really has no love for black girls.. we can’t all wear cork 😦