I was using MAC Whirl and thought for 2 years that nothing can get to more natural lip liner color as this. Then I have read that Jenifer Aniston has been using Estee Lauder Fig for 10 years so I decieded to try! Well those two are almost similar. Estee Lauder is just little little more intense. so I am thinking to get those two to give the most natural lip look! And yeah, you can use this with any lipliner and any lip color! It is a MUST have product to have in your cosmetic bag!
This is my go to shade for lip lining and I love that it lasts. I can use
this alone with lip gloss and it looks great.
Fig may be too dark for NC15 or NW15. I am NC20 in winter and
NC25 in summer and this matches my skin tone perfectly.
Being a warm tone it matches me beautifully.
My daughter is cool toned NW10/15 and this does not work for her.
She needs something more pink.
Fig is almost brown. A warm soft brown color.
The lasting power is pretty good. It outlasts the lipstick which can
look silly if you are not aware. The pencil or actual crayon type
texture goes on smooth, no tugging and is easy to use. I am in
my 40s so wrinkly around my lips a bit but this product helps
make a smooth line that does not run. Thank heavens it stays
I love that EL does not cheap out. My liner has lasted easily 6
months and I use this one color three times a week. Does not
dry out and still feels brand new.
I have used Rev, L'Oreal and Sephora lipliners but these dry out or
the tips break or even worse the companies only provide a
tiny miniscule amount and it is used up before a month has
passed. Such a large package for a small amount. EL does
not do this, you get a full 4 months or longers worth.
The other part that EL does, and I love this, is that you can just
get refills. A great way to save a little but trust me for the money
it is worth it.
I would rather buy one EL lip liner than 10 ds brands that don't
last, run or break.
This is the perfect, natural reddish brown shade I have found in a lip liner. I use this liner with light and dark shades. It is so versatile because it is a perfect match to my natural lip shade...just a tad darker to give some definition. I can't tell you how many times I have repurchased this one. The refills are only 12 bucks...not outrageous. No sharpening either. My HG liner...
I have used this liner for several years. It is refillable and the case is very sturdy. The color is neutral, so it goes with every color of lipstick, gloss, you name it. It does have a pink touch to it, but my lips are naturally pigmented, so it is a winner! Perfect for traveling because this one is really all you need. Have refilled it plenty of times and will continue to do so.
This liner is so creamy! It's an automatic pencil, so it never needs sharpening. The color is the perfect neutral, IMO. I have other neutral liners, but this one has a little more pink in it. Most of my other neutral liners are too brown. This liner is a little expensive, if I remember correctly. However, I bought it a long time ago and I haven't had to replace it yet. It's definitely worth the price. I love how the automatic pencil is refillable, and it's so high end looking. The pencil itself looks high end, and the product does not disappoint!! So creamy, and I love the Fig color.
The consistency is creamy and non-drying. Very easy to wear, good quality product and stays put (this colour anyway). However, I found the colour, though again easy to wear, not the best, but that is hugely subjective obviously. It didn't give me any oomph, any anything really.I put a gloss on top just to see, and no one thought it stood out - more of an "ok". So, while not for me, the consistency and quality is excellent.
There's a reason that I have been using this for over 10 years-it's really that good. Great neutral shade that goes on super smooth. Not cheap, but worth every penny and it lasts for forever.
After searching for years for a lip liner that is just right, I found Fig when I went into Macy's & asked the lady at the Estee Lauder counter what they had in a natural colored liner. Fig was the first one she showed me and I immediately bought it. I'm not one of those people who likes buying expensive things, and this was a bit high for a pencil, but worht it, considering I had already bought at least 35 other colors trying to find the right one.
So far this one is the best of all the ones I've tried, however, I do wish the color was just ever so slightly more red. I mean just a tiny little tinge more red. It's perfect for my top lip but barely adds anything at all to the bottom for some reason, so I personally need to add a tiny bit of a brow/red to the bottom under this one and blend.
Overall though, this is an excellent lip liner, and perfect alone, or with just about any nude, pink, or natural gloss or lip color. I like that there is a lip brush at the other end, although it's a tad too large, soft, and wide.
I have, however, found a lip liner that is almost an exact match for EL Fig, which costs way less. NYX has 2 colors that are similar, Natural - which is possibly an exact match, and Mauve - which is very close, but better for me, because it's a little more pink and a little more pigmented. I actually think I might like NYX's Mauve a little better than EL Fig, and NYX only costs 99 cents at the beauty supply store. So, if you're on a budget, that's one to consider. continued >>
Long, long ago, I lived in the belief that I had to have a lip liner to match every lipstick I owned. Needless to say, I owned a drawerful of lip liners. Then, I decided to whittle down the massive collection and stay with a neutral lip liner that would work with everything. In the quest for the right one, I bought almost as many neutral lip liners as I owned in my multi-color collection. Mac, Chanel, Dior, Stila, drustore brands- you name them, I've tried them. Some were too dark, or too orange on me(I'm talking about you, Spice!) some had shimmer (Wet and Wild 666) others were too dry, too greasy, tugged, broke, or didn't sharpen well. Finally, I hit on Fig, and I've been using it for more than 10 years. It's the perfect neutral for me and probably for anyone else who has predominantly cooler skin tones, as it's slightly on the mauvey side. As others have mentioned, it looks good when worn as a liner with a lippie, or when used to fill in lips and worn with gloss. It has good staying power, and lines smoothly without tugging or skipping. I use it for everything but my red lippies. The pencil is expensive, but the refills are about $12.00 each, and a bargain in that I'm no longer buying a lot of lip pencils only to find that they just don't work for me. I love that the case is refillable, and the other end can either be used with the accompanying lip brush, or you can purchase a different colored lip liner refill to have 2 shades in one pencil, or do as I do, and buy an eye pencil refill. Just be warned that the eye liners are soft, so they may smudge if you have oily lids (I don't) or if you intend to line the lower lashes (I never use pencils on lower lashline, only powder) I like the softness because I can line eyes simply by closing the eye and following the lashline. With a firmer, drier liner I have to stretch the eyelid to get a smooth line, and pulling, tugging, stretching that delicate eye area is a big no-no for me. I could live without the eyeliner in the Duo Pencil, but Fig is irreplaceable. I was upset with Estee Lauder when they discontinued my beloved Minute Makeup Stick Foundation, but if they ever shut down Fig, I'd be harboring a serious grudge.
I use this liner since ever, I never found anything similar. It is so neutral that I can use it with almost every lipstick and gloss I have, Wheter it's rather mauve, pink or rose it the perfect liner (see my pic, combined with BB sandwash pink lipstick).
Very smooth and stays longtime. I like that it comes with a refill. I can highly recommend this!