New! ‘No Bleeding Lips Secret Lip Liner’ (trial & review)


No Bleeding Lips. No, it’s not something for your upcoming Halloween look or theatrical makeup use, but possibly one of the most brilliant cosmetics inventions to come along since, well … EVER. I admit that when I first heard of this product, there may have been some incidental eye-rolling at what it claimed to do – which I take all back now. Finally, I don’t have to fear all those red and/or vampy lipsticks I’ve been hoarding; bring them on – my lips are so ready!

simple, to the point packaging

full ingredients list on the box

No Bleeding Lips

No Bleeding Lips


‘No Bleeding Lips’ – is a wax-based pencil designed to be worn just outside your natural lip line and prior to any lipstick application, which will then help prevent any colour migration, feathering or bleeding into the surrounding skin. The texture is soft and literally glides along the skin, leaving an almost invisible layer of wax in its path. I detected absolutely no scent, and according to the company, the formula is:

“dermatologically approved, waterproof, long-lasting (5 hours and more), non-feathering, non-transferable, and smudge-proof. It is also free of preservatives, mineral oil, paraffin, and animal-derived ingredients”

Deciding to pull out the big guns for my testing, I enlisted CHANEL’s Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in #38 La Fascinante – a highly pigment-rich and long-wearing deep red hue. In order to really see this product’s effectiveness, I omitted a matching liner and began with a layer of ‘No Bleeding Lips’ along the outer perimeter of my lips, then proceeded to apply – blot – and reapply my chosen shade (fig. 1). Imagine my totally delighted shock when 10 hours later – and with the exception of some slight wear at the center, my lipstick looked almost exactly the same as when it was first applied (fig. 2). That’s 10 HOURS LATER, my beauties!

macro view of the actual pencil

instructional insert

fig. 1 – trial using CHANEL’s Rouge Allure Velvet in ‘La Fascinante’

fig. 2 – results 10 hours later: no bleeding!

pencil after 4 uses


Final thoughts: Wearing lipstick has its downside, namely its ability to not want to stay in place, but rather move outside the lines – picture a toddler with a crayon & colouring book, and you’ll get the idea. ‘No Bleeding Lips Secret Lip Liner’ is a lipstick saviour; clear & lightweight, it still manages to keep any lipstick you wear in place with an iron grip – truly impressive. The product itself applies quite softly; you don’t need to apply multiple layers in order for it to be effective, so resist the urge to line over and over again. I do wish that the pencil was in a retractible format as I feel it would protect the product better, but that’s a minor glitch, in my opinion. The 2nd best part? (the first being its effectiveness) This beauty miracle worker is only CAD $14.99! A total steal and a product I’m already planning to stockpile … I’m not kidding!

Launched this month and available exclusively in Canada through all Shopper’s Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores, feel free to also check the company’s website at or follow on twitter for all their latest updates.




*Disclaimer: Product sample provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

18 Responses to New! ‘No Bleeding Lips Secret Lip Liner’ (trial & review)

  1. Shelley says:

    I actually got this product recently in a beauty sub box. I normally avoid lip glosses and lipsticks and stick to stains and liners as I find the gloss and sticks give me annoying little pimples around my lips the day after I use any type of lip color that is not a “stain” format. This actually seems to have stopped whatever was causing the pimples, maybe it is keeping the oil from the lip products out of my pores, but either way, I am able to use lipstick and gloss for the first time EVER!! And, I’m not constantly pulling out a mirror to make sure my lipstick isn’t up under my nose..:) Great product, can’t believe no one thought of this earlier.

    • Eugenia says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more, Shelley; how has this not been invented before? I’m finally able to wear dark & red lip shades, without worrying that the colour will start creeping away from my lips and into any lip lines! Love it!

  2. Ana says:

    I can’t wait for a product like this to come to our market 😀 .

  3. I haven’t had any bleeding issues yet, but good to know this is available if I do! :)

    • Eugenia says:

      Count yourself blessed, my friend! I never had bleeding or feathering issues at your age either…wasn’t until later on that pesky little problems like that started cropping up :( This pencil has given my lipsticks a new lease on life, and I love it!

  4. Linda says:

    Is it too much to hope for that this product would work as well for glosses and coloured lip balms? I’m afraid to wear those shades of lipstick for fear that with my darker hair and fair skin I will look like Frasier Crane’s wife “Lillith” on Cheers! Or someone from the ‘Twilight’ movies…lol

    • Eugenia says:

      Even though I haven’t tried this pencil with either glosses or coloured balms, something tells me that if it’s effective on super-dark lipstick shades, then it should also work in this case — but to be sure, I’ll test it out this week & let you know.

      LOL to the “Cheers” reference!! And now I’m picturing you looking like Snow White……!!

  5. Sandi says:

    Aw only in Canada?! Even more of a reason for me to move there lol. I have this problem all the time, and I love my bold lipsticks. I usually use concealer around my lips to keep it in place but this looks so much easier to use that I want it.

    • Eugenia says:

      Sadly, it does look like it’s only available in Canada as far as North America is concerned….for now, I’m hoping! As I’ve gotten older, my lipsticks have begun seeping into fine lines and that’s the main reason I’ve basically avoided them..especially the darker shades, but this baby has finally solved that. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you’ll have access to this little wonder soon too! :)

  6. NATALiJA (: says:

    super ^.^

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  7. Cynthia says:

    I definitely need something like this for the OCC Lip Tars that I am planning on purchasing.

What are your thoughts, beautiful?