Lip lining is a mystery to some of us. Why do it? Because as we age we loose that natural line that defines the lips from the rest of the face. The natural pigmentation in the skin of our lips fades; ever felt like your mouth just disappeared? The less-creamy texture of a pencil also acts like a stop barrier disallowing your lipstick to creep outward keeping it precisely where you want it.
The quick video above shows the method of lining. Because of the way the muscles are formed around the mouth, pencil glides on easier if you line from the corner of the mouth to the center angling your pencil by resting your hand on your chin. Pencil applied straight on gives a hard line while pencil swooped on using the side of the pencil gives a more feathered look.
There are many colors of lip pencils to choose from. Favoring a brownish skin tone is best for correcting shape while using a color enhances the shade of your lipstick. Using a cool tone with a warm lipstick adds volume while using the opposite can help graduate down the size of fuller lips.