The Subtly Enhanced Lip with MAC & Clarins

Don't you just love when you find a favorite combination of products? One day when I had applied the MAC Lip Pencil in Soar all over my lips and it was feeling a little dry, I reached for my Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 01 Rose to add a little moisture and shine. The result - a new favorite duo.

I haven't spoken too much about MAC Soar, but it's quickly become my go-to lipliner for every day. I previously wore Whirl all the time, but Soar is just a little more pink/mauve and more flattering on me. Using a lip liner all over, even when I don't overdraw my lips, helps to make them look plumper because any inconsistencies in my natural lip line is evened out, and the color is uniform all over the lips, rather than fading a little at the edges. The sheer pink color of the Clarins Lip Perfector compliments the lip pencil perfectly, and the slight glossy finish really draws light to the lips and makes them look a little more plump. The lip pencil has the tendency to settle into fine lines if your lips aren't moisturized properly, but with the super moisturizing balmy gloss on top this is never an issue.

What's your favorite lip combo?