Collection Lip Liner in 5: Damson


I’ve been meaning to write this post for a veeeeeeerrrrry long time, as I’ve been wearing this Collection Lip Definer all winter – well since October time seeing as we haven’t really had much cold weather yet though I hear it is making an appearance this weekend…

If I’m being honest with you all, I never used to see the point in a lip liner. But ever since coming across the Urban Decay liners and realising how much better lipstick looks with them I’ve been sold – the Mia Wallace was my first and it’s a staple that i use often now. However at £13.50 they aren’t always something that you can splash out on.


The Collection Lip Definers come in at a super cheap £2.79 which is absolutely perfect when it may be a colour you are testing out or something you might not wear very often.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m still in the process of recovering financially after buying a house – if I’m honest I don’t think that ever really happens but Urban Decay is certainly on the ‘win the lottery’ list for now. So I picked up Damson from Boots one day and couldn’t wait to give it a go to compare the results.

First off I would say that the twist up mechanism makes life super easy, you never run out as you just need to twist up more so it’s great for on the go. The only downside I can foresee is when you have one of those really precise lines to be drawn which may need the help of a sharpener which this one can’t use, but you can create a sharper edge by drawing at an angle, you just may need some practice.



After this I couldn’t see too much difference in the pigmentation between UD and this offering from Collection, I was really impressed by how the colour turned out and you could definitely layer it for a more dramatic look.

See the results for yourself below:



In fact, the only downside I could see to the lip definer at all was the longevity. It lasted very well, impressively actually considering its tiny price but it did start to look a little patchy and dried my lips out faster than the UD ones. To me though this isn’t really a downside because I tend to use the lip liners to line my lips and give a better shape before applying lipstick, which I would no doubt reapply anyway, and could replace with lip balm if necessary once my lips were stained.

I would definitely recommend these to anyone who asked! After looking into the range a bit further so I can pick up more of them I’d have to say I’m disappointed purely because there only seems to be 3 of them… what?! Collection! What on earth are you doing?!
Everyone needs more than three lip liners….tut tut!

I think they need to get a move on and make more, I can’t say I wouldn’t buy the Urban Decay 24/7 liner as a treat for myself but I would certainly pick up these without a second thought!

What do you think of the Collection Lip Definers? Have you tried the other shades? Do you wish they also had a few more shades to add?

I imagine with the Kylie Jenner trend for super size lips they’d make a small fortune if they had more!

L xxx

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