My Favorite Ulta Product of All Time Costs $4

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Back in September, our fabulous senior beauty editor Jenny Jin wrote a story about the resurgence of lip liner.

As a child of the ‘90s, I was hesitant. Then…I tried it.

Since I wasn’t sure about the whole thing, I opted for an affordable liner that I wouldn’t mind tossing in the event of a total faux pas.

I wiggled over to Ulta and settled on the NYX Slim Lip Pencil in fuchsia. The cost? A whole $3.99.

You guys. I’m obsessed.

I don’t just use it for the perimeter of my lips; I use it in place of lipstick. First, I follow my lip line all the way around, then fill everything in with a light-ish layer of the same pencil. Then, I smear some Vaseline on top of the whole situation before going back in with the pencil to even it all out.

Considering how affordable it is, I was expecting the quality to be less than ideal. Au contraire: It lasts for hours and hours and goes on really smoothly. The combination of the liner and the balm looks slightly more undone (in a good way) than a liner-lipstick combo would, and it costs maybe $8.

If you’re searching for a way to switch up your look without spending a ton of money, look no further.

The only problem is choosing between the 32 colors Ulta currently has in stock.

Why You Should Bring Back This ‘90s Beauty Staple (Plus, 3 Ways to Use It Now)

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Sarah Stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...
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