There’s no doubt about it—lip liner is having a major moment. I’m personally a big fan of what lip liner is able to do to my lips, but I also find many formulas difficult to use. Lip liner is a tricky formula to nail. If it’s too soft, it can smear and look imprecise. If it’s too hard, it will drag and look patchy. It can also be really drying.
Kosas’s newest product is essentially the ideal lip liner. These retractable pencils, coined Hotliners, glide easily onto lips, but they stay on for hours. The six starting shades are all subtle enough for just about everyone to wear. Perhaps the best part of these liners is that they’re blended with ingredients that won’t dry your lips out. Each liner is jam-packed with hyaluronic acid for hydration, konjac root to protect lips, and jojoba oil to soften. Use them to outline lips or to fill them in completely for a monochromatic vibe.