Two-Tone Lips

Isn’t this kinda quirky? Yes. But isn’t it pretty? Hell yes! 

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog! Today I wanted to do something a bit fun and outside the box with my makeup so I decided to try out the two-tone lip look that’s become popular enough recently. Usually you’d see people using the ombré method (typically where a darker colour is used on the outside of the lips gradually fading into a lighter colour towards the middle). But I did my own take on it this morning and I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. I basically went for two block colours on my upper and lower lip (I know, radical right?) So if you want to see how I did the look above and what products I used, just keep on reading. 

The first step to getting this look is to make sure your lips are ready for the colours you’re about to use. That means using a gentle lip scrub to take away any dead skin (yuck!) or skin tags that might ruin the makeup you’re going for. You don’t need to splash out money on these scrubs by the way, just do what I do and make your own at home! They work out just as well and at least then you know for sure what exactly is going on your lips. 

DIY LIP SCRUB RECIPE

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Looks good enough to eat!

To make this bad boy takes all of two minutes. All you need to do is grab some brown sugar (1 tablespoon), a dash of honey (just enough to make sure the sugar sticks together) and some olive oil (literally a drop to moisturise). Mix it all together et voilà. It’s ready.

I then just take a dab of this on my middle finger and gently rub it in using circular motions. It’s especially good to exfoliate during the winter time because you’d be surprised at just how dry and chapped your lips can become without it. Before we go any further with this, you just wipe off the excess with a soft towel, apply some lip balm to make sure your lips are hydrated and then you can begin with the makeup. 

As a good base, you can spread some foundation across your lips before you put on any sort of lipstick or lipgloss. It’s not really necessary to follow this step but I’ve started doing it lately and I find it does help the product to stay on a bit longer.

THE LIPSTICKS I USED

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YSL Rouge Pur Couture

And these are the two lipsticks that I decided to work with today. They are both by Yves Saint Laurent and are part of the Rouge Pur Couture range, which you can check out at this link right here. They both retail at €33.00 the last time I checked in Brown Thomas and there’s a tonne of different shades, all in the “fruit salad” family. The two I purchased recently are…

27 Fuchsia Innocent (on the left)

52 Rosy Coral/ Rouge Rose (on the right)

They’re both gorgeous shades and of course you can wear these as one block colour on their own but I just think together they’re both so playful and fun. They glide on like butter and the coverage with them is impeccable. So for today I decided to use the pink on the top and went with the orange on bottom. I didn’t have to use a lip liner or anything because the application with these was so simple. Maybe next time I’ll try it the other way around and see which works best but I really think you can’t go wrong with this colour combination. It is a great Spring/ Summer look but I think you can get away with wearing this in the Winter too, if even just to brighten up your own day.

Anyway, what do you guys think? Is it a bit too OTT or is it just the right amount of crazy? Let me know in the comments below!

-RTG

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