From Rimmel, I picked up two Exaggerate Full Color Lip Liners: East End Snob and Addiction. The Exaggerate Full Color Lip Liners are retractable and do not require sharpening. East End Snob is a light neutral pink, and Addiction is a medium cool brown. They are decently creamy, although not as much as some others I've tried, and I think the swatches below show that a little. East End Snob is a great go-with-everything shade (and I've heard it's a close dupe for Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk color-wise).
|from left: Addiction, East End Snob|
From NYX, I bought two Slim Lip Pencils in Nude Pink and Citrine, and one Retractable Lip Liner in Nude Pink. One of the lip liners I already owned and like is the Slim Lip Pencil in Nectar, so I thought I would give a couple of other shades in the range a go.
NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Citrine is a pretty pearly light mauve pink. NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Nude Pink is a slightly peachy nude. The Slim Lip Pencils are not particularly creamy, but Citrine is softer than Nude Pink. I'm okay with them being slightly stiff. I think they sharpen more easily and stay sharper longer.
|You can see I've used Citrine more than Nude Pink.|
|from left: Citrine, Nude Pink|
NYX Retractable Full Color Lip Liner in Nude Pink is a deep neutral pink that is almost reddish with a hint of sparkle. It is NOT the same shade as the Slim Lip Pencil in Nude Pink. I really, really like this lip liner. It is smooth and creamy, and applies beautifully. The shade is dark enough to accentuate the shape of the lips when used truly as just a liner.
|Nude Pink (the retractable one)|
I bought the Clinique Quickliner for Lips in Sky Violet after binge watching Tarababyz videos. She uses it quite frequently and raves about it, so I decided I had to have it. It is a beautiful cool mauve pink color with a tiny bit of sparkle that goes with any cool-toned lipstick. The formula is nice and creamy, and wears wonderfully. One thing to note, though: even though this is a twist up pencil, you cannot twist it back down to retract it into the pencil, so once it's up, it's up.
Lastly, I most recently bought the Laura Geller Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner in Cabernet. I swatched this in Ulta weeks ago and couldn't stop thinking about it, so I decided to splurge and purchase it. This is just as creamy as my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil and it wears just as well. The color is a beautiful pink with a hint of mauve and a tiny bit of shimmer. Gorgeous.
Here they are all together:
|from left: Rimmel Addiction and East End Snob Exaggerate Lip Liners; NYX Citrine and Nude Pink Slim Lip Pencils; NYX Nude Pink Retractable Lip Liner; Clinique Sky Violet Quickliner for Lips; Laura Geller Cabernet Pout Perfection Lip Liner|
I've really been enjoying using these, and incorporate a lip liner into my makeup routine everyday now (I would only use them once in a while in the past).
I have to say, if you are looking for a new budget-friendly lip liner, try one of the NYX Retractable Lip Liners. They come in 19 shades ranging from bubblegum pink to black.