I used to associate lip liners with that look that thankfully went out of fashion a long time ago where you wore a darker liner with a lighter coloured lipstick. Utterly ridiculous but I just put them in the 'retro' bracket until it came to me getting onto my search for the perfect red lip. Of course you can use a lip brush and lipstick but I also wanted to make it last. Previously I had loved MAC lip liner in 'Cherry' but since that was out of stock I was forced to look for an alternative.
Cue the purchase of MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Kiss Me Quick because the sales assistant told me it was the nearest alternative and to be fair, I'm always up for trying new product lines (Cherry isn't a Pro Longwear Lip Pencil) The colour of Kiss Me Quick is pretty similar to Cherry, it's possibly slightly more red as opposed to the slight pink tone that Cherry has.
I have worn this lip liner on it's own to completely fill in my lips and also with a red lipstick over it and I can tell you that the last power is fantastic. I have eaten and drank things and be shocked that the majority, if not all of it is still on. As you can expect, if you were having a full meal the corners will often wear away but the longevity of it gives me the confidence to wear it and not feel the need to reapply at the first available opportunity.
The bottom line is that I love this lip liner. It glides on without too much dragging like some can do. It wears really well and it extremely pigmented so that you can wear it alone, with a lip gloss over or a lipstick. I think I actually prefer it to Cherry now as well!