Somewhere along the line of filling our make-up bags with setting sprays and highlighters, we seem to have forgotten how great the humble lip liner really is.
A quick scrawl is enough to almost triple the wear of your all-time-favourite lipstick and to plump up your pout without the need for needles, and whether you go nude or opt for something with a little more clout, a perfectly lined lip has the knack of pulling together and polishing every single beauty look.
So, take a leaf out of the 90s supermodel's books and check out LouisvuittonShop's round-up of the very best lip liners and pencils out there right now.
When matte lipsticks can be drying, the last thing you need is a lip liner that makes everything worse. NARS' velvet liner has a creamy formula that keeps everything in the lines without leaving you with a chapped pout.
Equipped with a genius brush to help define your lips and keep everything under control, this chunky lip liner can be used underneath your lipstick or all over for a matte finish.
You know what we love? A lip liner that comes with its own seriously chic pencil sharpener. Add to that a non-feather formula that applies without crumbling and we're on board.
Rodial's XXL liner is essentially a souped up matte lipstick - the difference being it won't make your lips thirsty and it doesn't require constant touch ups throughout the day. Added Hyaluronic Acid expertly smooths out lines, lending lips a plump and pillowy effect.
Just when we thought nothing could rival Marc Jacobs' Highliner Gel Eye Crayon, along came (P)outliner. The almost waxy consistency will act like velcro to hold down your chosen lipstick colour, but a quick scribble on its own is just as striking and long-lasting.
This super long wear lip liner is crazy affordable and won't bleed even after a few post-work Proseccos.
Perfect for those with an unsteady hand, Chanel's crayon-come-pencil basically does all of the hard work for you. The tip very cleverly hugs the lip contour while the colour glides on. It is smudge-able enough to blend using your fingers but the added brush on the end makes it feel just that little bit more professional.
With a non-scratchy, velvety texture, MAC's Lip Pencil always comes up trumps and the shade spectrum (41, to be exact) blows every other beauty brand out of the water. No matter how many times you sharpen the pencil, it never seems to run down to the bottom. Worth every penny!
The staying power of Charlotte Tilbury's Instagram-famous Lip Cheat is on par with a henna tattoo. OK, maybe not exactly, but you get what we're trying to say about the impressively rich pigment, right? Pillow Talk is our favourite shade - think your lips, but better.
Silk-like comfort and vivid colours make all of Lancôme's lip pencils total make-up bag must-haves. Packed with jojoba oil and vitamin E, they are hydrating enough to wear on their own and the smudge brush makes for ultimate precision.
Favoured by A-list make-up artists as well as the LouisvuittonShop beauty team, one layer lends lips a sheer wash of colour, while two really dials up the intensity so you can skip the lipstick altogether. After a heavy night out, ours was still intact, which makes it well worth the price-tag!
Make Up For Ever's Aqua Liner is gym-proof, sleep-proof and dance floor-proof - trust us, we know. It is creamy and smooth thanks to the added vitamin E which makes application completely effortless. Stockpile in every shade, guys.
'Each pencil in the collection co-ordinates with a shade in the liquid lipstick range,' says NYX professional make-up artist Dean Smith, 'and application is so smooth and seamless. A quick trace lasts for hours so you don't have to risk losing it by popping it into your clutch bag on a night out!'