Trending in Beauty...Two-Toned Lips

As far as makeup looks go, I'll admit this one's out there. And while I can't see myself wearing two-toned lips very often, I also haven't been able to shake the feeling that I really want to wear two-toned lips ever since I saw this tutorial on Makeup.com. So I needed to give it a try, and with the help of my li'l sis, who offered up her jealousy-inducing lips as my guinea pig, and a quick trip to the drugstore, here's what we came up with...  

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So while I didn't get the exact look from the tutorial (I would have preferred a more matte look), I do have to say, I think the two-toned lips look awesome! There are generally two looks to achieve here: the first option, like the look above, uses the hard contrast of the two colors and requires some iron will in order to not rub the colors together until they are fully set, and the second option is to allow the colors to set a little and then purse your lips together, letting the colors blend some and leaving you with a great ombre look. And as much as I'm loving the reddish-orange and bright fuchsia above, my favorite thing about this makeup trend are the endless color combinations. Pink and purple, pink and red, red and purple...anything could work!

And if you prefer a more subtle look than this, don't write it off just yet. Simply working with different shades of the same color- light pink with bright pink, for example- can give you the same on-trend edge without leaving you feeling like a clown. And while I don't think anyone should be taking this look to the office anytime soon (unless you work in the coolest office on Earth, I guess), I think it would work great for a night out with the girls or on vacay with some of the tropical looks I'll be showing you tomorrow!

Thinking of trying out a two-toned color combo yourself? Post the pics on my StyleOnHigh facebook page and wear it loud and proud!

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