Subtle Two-Tone Lips (Times Two)

June 10, 2015

Don’t be intimidating by the ombré lip trend. After all, makeup is supposed to be fun! And layering colours can also really add dimension to the lips. I put together a couple of options to show you how wearable two-toned lips can be.

Subtle Purple/Pink Ombré Lips:

The Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Fig is a very interesting purple/mauve shade unlike any other lipstick I’ve seen. With it’s dark tone, I knew it would be the perfect choice to begin an ombré look. I applied it on the outer corners of my lips, making sure it was even on both sides. I then used the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Showy and concentrated this colour directly in the centre of my lips. To accentuate the fade from dark to light I chose to use the Annabelle Stay Sharp Waterproof Lipliner in Berry and filled in the absolute corners.

This is definitely my favourite combination. I love how the cool-toned pink turns a dark ‘fall colour’ into something suitable for summer too.

Subtle Fushcia/Orange Ombré Lips:

For this second look, I combined two of the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipsticks in Vivid Rose and Vibrant Mandarin. Using the same technique described above, I used the hot pink colour to fill in the outer corners of my lips, and filled the centre park using the vibrant orange.

My camera didn’t quite pick up the difference in colours as I had hoped, but the final outcome is still quite wearable. These lipsticks also had a pretty sheen to them which created the illusion of fuller lips.

The possibilities are endless, you just have to experiment and discover which colours work best for you.


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