Primark Makeup Best Buys | Primark Lip Liner Review & Swatches

When I first started looking into Primark makeup reviews a few years ago, I found out that some of the best products were the ones in the Primark Lip Liner range. I’m a huge makeup enthusiast, and I knew the Primark make up was bound to be affordable.

What could I really lose if the Primark beauty products were not of the greatest quality? Luckily for me, the first Primark lipliner I ever used (Rosewood Mauve, one of the first colors in the lip liner Primark collection) was so astonishing that I bought six or seven.

I can’t remember today, but I do remember that I thought those lipliners were the best Primark makeup ever. That’s why I’ve bought so many lip liner shades, isn’t it? Today, I want to show you Primark lip liner swatches for all 20 shades I’ve managed to gather.

When I first wrote this makeup review about Primark in 2019, the packaging was still that black one with colorful tips. In just two years, the Primark Cosmetics products appearance has dramatically changed. The evolution of the makeup is great, since the packaging of the Primark products really looks high-end quality now, at least for most of the Primark lip kits, lipsticks, and lip liners.

Primark PS... Makeup | Matte Lipliners - Lip Pencils Swatches & Review - Avis Crayons à lèvres - Biscuit, Nude, Brown, Desert Sand, Red Velvet, Cupcake, Candy Pink, Bonbon, Nectar, Scarlett, Darling, Pompous, Wicked, Rosewood Mauve, Hot Gossip, Night Tide, Midnight, Bordeaux, Vamp - Foundation - Eyeshadow Palette - Highlighter

That was one of the hardest blog posts I’ve ever had to make becausethe Primark lip liner collection is part of the best Primark makeup. That’s also what I’m most excited about in my whole makeup collection.

 
I’ve been collecting the Primark Lipliners for the longest time – three years, about the time my love story with makeup started. I used to go to Primark stores all the time to check out if new lip liner colors had been released. Even though Primark was very far from where I lived (I took two hours on the train and subway to get there) and online shopping in Primark is not available, it was a pleasure finding new lipliner shades to add to my collection.
 
Even when I went to London with my sister, my very first destination was the Primark beauty department – she went in for the clothes, I went in for the makeup. Oh, such great memories.
 

Primark PS... Makeup | Matte Lipliners - Lip Pencils Swatches & Review - Avis Crayons à lèvres - Biscuit, Nude, Brown, Desert Sand, Red Velvet, Cupcake, Candy Pink, Bonbon, Nectar, Scarlett, Darling, Pompous, Wicked, Rosewood Mauve, Hot Gossip, Night Tide, Midnight, Bordeaux, Vamp - Foundation - Eyeshadow Palette - Highlighter

Now that I work in a makeup store, I don’t take as much time to go makeup shopping anymore. I do it online but I still don’t like to go all the way to a shop to buy makeup. Especially when I’m at one almost every day.
 
Still, when I go to a Primark store near me, I will still check out the makeup department first. Although I don’t go makeup shopping there often anymore, I’m as in love with the Primark lipliners as I’ve ever been.

Primark Makeup | Matte Lip Liners Review & Swatches

What first attracted me to these three years ago is the price – in France, one Primark lipliner costs €1.50 and when I go to London, I’ll get one for £1. Those are such a bargain. You come for the price, you stay for the quality of the product.
 
They’re pretty good, really creamy for the price point and what I like is that the formula of the Primark lip liners is the tiniest bit sticky (a bit like the M.A.C. Cosmetics Lip Prep & Prime). That makes it easy for a Primark lipstick – or any other lipstick brand – to stay on, especially since about every shade of these lipliners has a matching creamy lipstick (or Lustre, as they call them now).
 
I remember using the Rosewood Mauve Primark lipliner (of which I bought TEN) with the Rosewood Mauve Lustre lipstick a lot. I was so afraid I’d run out of my baby Rosewood Mauve at that time and I should really start wearing it again.
 
The thing is I’m in my orange lipgloss phase so…! I’ve just got to say, when you wear the Primark lipliners with the lipsticks on top, the finish is laquered, the color is full AF, and you’ve just got amazing, amazing creamy lips that stay on for the longest time. That’s just a tip for you guys, and since a Primark lipstick is about €1.50, a combo really is beautiful and affordable…
 
Primark PS... Makeup | Matte Lipliners - Lip Pencils Swatches & Review - Avis Crayons à lèvres - Biscuit, Nude, Brown, Desert Sand, Red Velvet, Cupcake, Candy Pink, Bonbon, Nectar, Scarlett, Darling, Pompous, Wicked, Rosewood Mauve, Hot Gossip, Night Tide, Midnight, Bordeaux, Vamp - Foundation - Eyeshadow Palette - Highlighter
 
I like the packaging, black and golden with the colorful cap and bottom that makes the Primark lipliner products easy to pick up in my collection. They’re cute and lightweight and easy to take anywhere with me.
 
One Primark lip liner can be kept for 24 months and is 1.6 g net weight (M.A.C.’s classic lipliners are 1.45 g for comparison and there are some MAC lipliner dupes at Primark.
 
Some of the colors, like the Primark Toffee lip liner, or the Toast lip liner, you can wear under some M.A.C. lipsticks like Honeylove, Paramount, Whirl or Soar lipsticks. You can find the name on a sticker at the top of the liner cap. Each shade’s name is also printed on the lipliner along with the color’s number (for instance, 19 Hot Gossip or 20 Pompous).
 
There was a time when the lipliners only had numbers and once you threw away the sticker with the name on it, you wouldn’t know what it was anymore. I’m happy that Primark makeup is stepping up with every new beauty products collection.
 
On my Primark lip liner swatches, from the left to the right, you can find :
– Nudes : Biscuit, Nude, Brown, Desert Sand and Red Velvet
– Pinks & Oranges : Cupcake, Candy Pink, Bonbon, Nectar (17), Nectar (21) and Scarlett
– Purples & Darks : Darling, Pompous, Wicked, Rosewood Mauve, Hot Gossip, Night Tide, Midnight, Bordeaux and Vamp.
 
Primark PS... Makeup | Matte Lipliners - Lip Pencils Swatches & Review - Avis Crayons à lèvres - Biscuit, Nude, Brown, Desert Sand, Red Velvet, Cupcake, Candy Pink, Bonbon, Nectar, Scarlett, Darling, Pompous, Wicked, Rosewood Mauve, Hot Gossip, Night Tide, Midnight, Bordeaux, Vamp - Foundation - Eyeshadow Palette - Highlighter

Primark Makeup | Primark Lip Liners Final Thoughts

The lip liner Primark range is simply amazing. I don’t think I’ve used them often on models since I try to use high-end brands as often as possible on photoshoots. Still, I’ll be using them more often since I love them so much on myself!
 
The Primark lipliners are completely matte, creamy, pigmented and very longlasting without being too drying on the lips. For that price point, it’s a double and triple win!
 
Careful though, be sure to use a good pencil sharpener if you don\’t want these lipliner products to break – sometimes you think the pencil is shitty when it’s really just the sharpener that is old. It happened to me, just passing the tip along.
 
Just writing about this Primark makeup lip liner collection makes me want to run to the Eurostar and get to the Tottenham Court Road Primark store (my favorite in London). I would then buy all the Primark makeup I want – you can tell those are very good memories of mine.
 
Primark PS... Makeup | Matte Lipliners - Lip Pencils Swatches & Review - Avis Crayons à lèvres - Biscuit, Nude, Brown, Desert Sand, Red Velvet, Cupcake, Candy Pink, Bonbon, Nectar, Scarlett, Darling, Pompous, Wicked, Rosewood Mauve, Hot Gossip, Night Tide, Midnight, Bordeaux, Vamp - Foundation - Eyeshadow Palette - Highlighter
 
I have many, many more of these lipliners but the problem is, with Primark makeup, they release the same color twice or three times under different names.
 
For instance, Desert Sand was the exact same color of another lipliner also called Nude (but different from the Nude one swatched), Scarlett is also called Red, Rosewood Mauve is also called Dark Pink and also called Vintage Rose. That’s confusing and I’ve wasted a lot of money because of that, thinking I was getting brand new Primark cosmetics.
 
Sometimes even the number is different and the color is exactly the same. Now, when I go to a Primark store, I almost never buy new lipliners (or their Velvet Matte Lip Crayons because of that either, for that matter) even though I love them dearly.
 
As a makeup artist, you can imagine I’ve got more than enough lipliners in my stash. When I buy a new lip liner or any makeup product from Primark or another brand, I want it to be unique and unprecedented.
 
Still, the quality of these lipliners make them one of the Primark best buys in terms of makeup and beauty products. Makes me want to get more of the Primark lip products now!
 
Edited 26-10-2021
 

Primark Makeup Best Buys | Primark Lip Liners 

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