Are Lip Primers Necessary? 5 Cult Favorite Lip Primers

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It’s not uncommon for me to hear about face and eyelid primers but lip primers are definitely not something that is talked about as much as the others. As a matter of fact, I rarely ever hear it mentioned in makeup tutorials.

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How important are lip primers? Are they even necessary or is it just another way for cosmetic companies to deplete you of your hard earn coins?


I know that face primers increase the longevity of your foundation and helps to minimize pores as I do use face primers regularly in makeup routine, but is it the same with lipstick?

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Well, apparently for some of us, lip primers are an integral part of our makeup routine and these top five lip primers were favorited my many so that means that they must be doing something

M.A.C. Prep + Prime Lip

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Source: M.A.C. Cosmetics

This helps to sooth your lips and keep your lipstick looking fresh for hours. No budge here.

Price – $17

Get it at M.A.C. Cosmetics

e.l.f. Lip Primer + Plumper


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Source – e.l.f. Cosmetics

We all know that e.l.f. is on our list for one of the most affordable brands with competitive products. This primer and plumper prevents your lipstick from bleeding and smudging while the cinnamon scented plumper helps you to achieve fuller looking lips.

Price – $3.00

Get it at e.l.f. Cosmetics


Bite Beauty Line & Define Lip Primer

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Source – Bite Beauty

Bit Beauty is no stranger to amazing makeup, especially their lip products. I do love their Agave Lip Mask which is an essential part of my lip care routine. This lip pencil also aids in prepping the lips before lipstick application to prevent bleeding and feathering.

Price – $22

Get it at Bite Beauty

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer

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Source Clinique

What’s awesome about tClinique’s Lip Colour and PrimerĀ  is that it’s a primer and lipstick in one and is available in 20 different shades. This one boasts a hydrating, buttery formula and a primer that keeps your lipstick from bleeding.

Price – $19.50

Get it here at Clinique

NYX Lip Primer

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Source NYX

Cost – $7

Get it here at NYX

This primer is another budget friendly one that helps to keep your pout in place by creating a nice foundation/base that will help to set your lipstick and keeping it from smudging.

It’s also recommended that you use a lip scrub to prep your lips and remove any dead skin followed by balm and lip liner before any lipstick application. So is a lip primer really necessary if you do all those steps in order to increase the longevity of your lipstick?

What is your take on lip primers?





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I'm here to give you the scoop on my latest searches of great lipsticks, lip glosses, lip stains and lip care tools that will make your lips pop.

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2 thoughts on “Are Lip Primers Necessary? 5 Cult Favorite Lip Primers

    1. Likewise; I wear lipstick everyday and have never felt the need to apply a primer but I guess it depends on your technique, like with you, using concealer and foundation. There are def other tricks to use than a lip liner.

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